Archive for June, 2008

Update: New youtube downloader for firefox

June 9, 2008 Leave a comment

In one of my previous posts I mentioned how to download flash videos, for instance from youtube, via plugin.

My standard Plugin for Flash downloading with Firefox 2.x, which wasn’t compatible with 3.x, has been released now in an updated , Firefox 3.x compatible version.

More info about the Plugin:

Download helper Website

Categories: Good to know, Ubuntu

How to convert a directory containing videos to .mp4 for mobile phones with one click

June 8, 2008 1 comment

Recently I described how to convert videos to .mp4 for your mobile phone using the avidemux2 gui.

But there is a faster, easier and more comfortable way to do this. With the following solution, you are able to convert a whole directory containing video files automatically to a phone-readable .mp4 format with just one click.

As in the previous Post, we still are using avidemux but now are invoking a job script to avidemux, so that we don’t need to configure the different settings manually. Along with a bash script, the conversion is done just with one double-click.

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Categories: Handy/Mobile, Ubuntu

Firefox3 Beta and flash video downloader

June 7, 2008 1 comment

UPDATE: a better plugin for flash downloading has been released. Read more about it here.

As the recently released Ubuntu stable version Hardy Heron 8.04 comes with Firefox 3 (beta), my previous used plugins to download videos from Youtube aren’t currently supported, as they are mainly written for Firefox 2.x.

Therefore I had to use the Flash Video Resources downloader to be able to download those videos, which works flawlessly.

Clicking this blue symbol in the bottom right corner enables you to download the video you currently loaded via youtube:

Symbol Flash Downloader

A new page will popup after clicking the symbol, which is self explaining. Just hit the “Get Video” button, right click on the appearing “Get Flv” Field and hit “Save as” in the menu popup of firefox.

It is important, that you rename the video according to the desired name, following the type .flv.

That’s it.

Categories: Good to know, Ubuntu

How to convert movies to mp4 using avidemux2

June 7, 2008 7 comments

I recently bought a Sony Ericsson K770 mobile, which is a pretty neat piece of phone.

The phone supports playback of videos in different formats, including .mp4 or .3gp. As I would like to be able to convert videos from different sources to .mp4 using Ubuntu, I found a nice and easy method to convert dozens of Source formats to mp4.

All you need is a decent version of avidemux2, which can be installed in Ubuntu using the following command:

(or your preferred apt gui)

sudo apt-get install avidemux

First look at avidemux:

Avidemux first start

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Categories: Handy/Mobile, Ubuntu