|How Do I Download a Web Video|
Web videos are everywhere. Some of them are garbage, but some of them are useful. When you find a good one, there doesn't seem to be a way to download it to use in your class. Luckily, there are a few handy and free web sites that make that process easy. |
You will need
Get the Video
Go to a Conversion Web site
Settings for a Video in a PowerPoint on Windows PC
Settings for a PowerPoint on a Mac
Downloading the Video
Convert Video Already on Your Computer
DownsidesThere are a few downsides: Conversion times can very...anywhere from instant to hours. And you don't have any control of the quality of the conversion. You're stuck with the default settings.
Extra TipNeed to convert a video that's not on Youtube. Zamzar works with many other video sharing sites, including MySpace, TeacherTube and Revver.
The Center for University Teaching and Learning has been using both ZamZar and Youconvertit without noticeable increases in spam. As with all Web-based applications, be sure to review the Terms of Service for each application before proceeding.