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No More YouTube Blues for the China ESL Teacher…

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Via a great new find, EFL GEEK, I have solved the problem of being able to show YouTube or other Videos generally blocked in my clasroom for a multitude of reasons. The IT staff here, running the computers on bootleg software, doesn’t want “anything installed that could corrupt the system.” So, I am sans Flash and other malware (insert sarcasm here) and can really use this tool.

Anyway, EFL Geek linked me to Media Converter which will “convert anything you upload to them into almost any format. If you register with the web site you will even be able to provide links to youtube videos and the site will convert them automatically without you having to download the youtube first. Depending on the queue the files will arrive instantly or several minutes later.”

Enjoy!

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8 Responses to “No More YouTube Blues for the China ESL Teacher…”

  1. Youtube » Youtube March 25, 2007 1:42 amon Mar 25th 2007 at 6:59 am

    […] No More YouTube Blues for the China ESL Teacher? Via a great new find, EFL GEEK, I have solved the problem of being able to show YouTube or toher Videos generally blocked in my clasroom for a multitude of reasons.The IT staff here, running the computers on bootleg software, … […]

  2. daveon Mar 25th 2007 at 6:30 pm

    An easy solution.

    View the video (youtube or google video) in your browser.

    After the video is completed open up your temporary Internet files and sort by date/time. The file should be listed at the top and big a few megabytes in size.

    Drag that file to your desktop and rename with a .flv extention.

    Play the file using rivavx player.

    http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?id=422&L=3

    I use this solution and it works wonderfully.

  3. daveon Mar 25th 2007 at 6:31 pm

    damn typos

    big=be

  4. adminon Mar 26th 2007 at 1:55 am

    Thanks Dave..I will give it a try…

  5. Pandapassporton Mar 26th 2007 at 6:16 am

    I find vixy.net to be the best and most convenient converter I’ve found.

    Give it a try.

  6. Lonnieon Mar 26th 2007 at 8:04 am

    Panda:

    Fantastic! And so easy for we techno’ challenged types….

    Thanks….

    L

  7. daveon Mar 26th 2007 at 11:41 am

    Nice catch Panda. That website makes the process much easier than my workaround solution.

  8. EFL Geekon Mar 30th 2007 at 7:06 am

    Came here via my stats page. Glad you found the link useful. the link Pandapassport gave looks promising as well.

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