Friday is Free Day – 4K Video Downloader

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4K Video Downloader is another free video downloader available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms. One cool feature that separates it from other video downloaders is that it gives you an option to download subtitles if they’re available.

4K-Video-Downloader“Simple yet effective” – that’s what users usually comment on the application. Just copy the video URL and click the Paste Link button. You’ll be given options on the quality of video you want to download and if it has subtitles, it also gives you the option to download them in SRT format. The video formats vary from MP4, MKV, M4A, and FLV. You can download videos from Youtube, DailyMotion, Facebook, and Vimeo. Playlists can also be downloaded but if it’s more than 25 clips, you’ll have to get a license key. Still, not bad.

Other applications offered by 4K Download are MP3 extraction apps, slideshow maker, and Instagram image grabber.

Friday is Free Day – Hamster Video Converter




There are lots of video converters around the web. Most offer a specific format of converted videos. Those that offer multi-formats either have certain limitations or would put watermarks on the output videos. Hamster Video Converter, on the other hand, is a video converter that supports multi-formats, easy to use, and free.

Hamster Video converter supports  40+ formats like 3GP, FLV, MPG, MP4, MP3, DivX, XviD, AVI, etc. It also supports 200+ devices/players for your converted videos. Your output may be played on PSP, PS3, iPod, iPhone, HTC, Nokia, DVD players, etc. All these can be done easily. Just select the file to be converted, select which device you intend the output to play on, and start the conversion.

You may try out and download Hamster Video Converter from the HamsterSoft website.

Download Streaming Videos Using Mac OSX


Streaming videos may be considered as good instruction materials. They may be

Streaming Videos

Streaming Videos

used during presentations, lectures in classes, or even when you just wanted to know about or how to do something. This type of media requires you to be online since the location of the videos is from a remote machine. This would also mean that you have to stream the media every time you’re going to use it and streaming rate would depend on your bandwidth. Downloading the video would definitely answer this problem. You should also have an FLV player to play the downloaded video. VLC supports FLV files.

There are many applications and download sites available to download videos from streaming services like YouTube. For Mac OSX users, here are two ways to perform this task.

1. Using Safari’s Activity feature – This may be done on any streaming media services like YouTube or Google Videos.

1a. Fire up Safari and open the page with the movie to be downloaded. Let the video finish loading. On the Safari menu, click Window>Activity or press Command+Option+A. This will bring up the Activity window.

Open Activity Window

Open Activity Window

1b. In the Activity window, look for the entry/file that has the largest file size (usually more than 1 MB).Notice that almost all other entries have kilobyte (KB) file sizes. If you don’t see a list of files, click the arrow beside the page title.

Activity Window

Activity Window

1c. Double click the file to start downloading. This will be saved in your Downloads folder. Rename the file to any filename and append the “.flv” for its extension name.

2. Using MacTubes – This applies to YouTube video searches. Download MacTubes first then install the app.

2a. Run MacTubes. A blank window similar to iTunes will appear. On the search pane (upper right corner), type in your keyword related to the video(s) you want to download and press Enter/Return. Results will appear afterwards. Other results may be viewed by clicking the arrow buttons at the bottom of the window.

MacTubes Search

MacTubes Search

2b. Right click on your selected video and you’ll be given options on what to do with your selection. You may play the video, add to a created playlist, do a filtered search, and download the file – as an MP4, FLV, or high definition.

Download Video

Download Video

2c. After selecting the download format, MacTubes will start downloading. During the process you may still look for other videos and download using the same process. Shown below are two videos being downloaded simultaneously.

Downloading Process

Downloading Process

The files are saved on your desktop but you may change this location on MacTubes preferences. You may download MacTubes for free from the Version Tracker website.

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