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Geek Tip: Saving YouTube Videos In Many Formats

With so many extraordinary videos on TeamSugar and YouTube, I often wish I could watch certain ones on my iPod. Thanks to a service called vConvert, I can now take any video off the net and quickly convert it to popular formats like wmv, mov, mp4, mp3, 3gp etc. Just type in the URL and choose which application you would like to convert the video for from the user-friendly menu. Once converted you can download the file to your desktop. The techies at lifehacker also note that vConvert can just convert the audio to an mp3 as well...hello new songs on YouTube!

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I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky
  2. Click "Create and Share!" on the left hand side
  3. Choose "Blog"
  4. Give your photo a Title
  5. Leave the category as "general"
  6. Change the channel to "technology and gadgets"
  7. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Geek tip")
  8. Click on the "Add Image" link below the "body" box
  9. A popup window will happen - click on "Browse" to find your image on your computer
  10. Once you have the image chosen, click "Submit"
  11. The popup will show you your image, choose size: "normal" - if you want, you can give it a title (which will show up as a caption)
  12. Click "Insert" and the popup will go away
  13. Your "body" box will now have some text in it. Leave it as is. If you want to add some text before the picture telling me why you think this person is geeky, do it before the code that has appeared.
  14. Click Submit

So join the 'How To' Help - Guide To All Things Geeky and start sharing your favorite tips! Your tricks just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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steen steen 9 years
I bookmarked this! What a great find!
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
thanks :D
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i'll have to try this out! thanks for the tip!
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 9 years
I use the veoh player and it's accompanying firefox plugin (it has an IE version too)- I don't even have to leave a website to download the videos from it.
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 9 years
I've been using Zamzar for a month. They do the same thing and they email the converted file to you. It's super easy and a great application.
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I can't seem to outsmart it, but I'll keep trying. Funny, because it's incredibly simple.
xmeghanx xmeghanx 9 years
Thanks i'm going to try this
Kaori Kaori 9 years
Waaah~ You're my hero! I really needed something like this~
mh84 mh84 9 years
I use a firefox addon but i think that this one will be more useful! Thanks!
lvgrooves lvgrooves 9 years
awesome! Thankss ^_^
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