Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Incredible Roger Federer shooting bottle film on Gillette ad: Real or Fake?

Roger Federer, the legend of tennis, is not only good at tennis, but also good at 'shooting bottle':)

Believe or not, he twice shot a metal bottle off a guy's head with a powerful serve during filming for a Gillette ad. Just as shown in the below YouTube video. (You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download it to your computer)

The above video by now has been hit 3,056,874 times on YouTube, therefore is becoming a YouTube sensation.

The tennis genius has not confirmed whether it's real. He told the Associated Press that "Yeah. Well, there's a lot of debate at the moment, you know," Federer said after his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday. "You know how it is with magicians. They don't tell how their tricks work, you know."

What do you think? Is it Real or just the result of advanced Computer-generated imagery (CGI)?

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

iPhone users having problems signing into YouTube application

Yesterday, we learned that some iPhone and iPod users can not sign in their YouTube Application. A "YouTube not available" error message popped up once clicked the "sign in" button. Just as shown in the below picture:

YouTube not available on iPhone

Soon afterwards in the Apple forums, users posted at least one thread in discussion of this problem. The user writes:

"When I try to log in to the YouTube app on my iPad I get a message telling me the YouTube app is unavailable and then logs back out. I have the correct user and pass so I’m not sure why it's doing it. All other apps are ok and I am connected to the Internet."

Anyone else having the same problem?

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Upcoming Windows Phone 7 applications to include YouTube and Yelp

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Windows Phone 7
does not support online video, because it doesn't support Flash or HTML5 video, but now it seems that you can view YouTube video with some sort of YouTube application.

Earlier this week, a former Microsoft programmer posted a tweet with a picture shown as collage of "Windows Phone 7 Marketplace testing applications icons and names." The photo reveals that the upcoming Microsoft Phone 7 will offer different game and productivity applications, and one of these applications is labeled 'YouTube', one is labeled 'Yelp'. Just as the below picture shown:

Upcoming Windows Phone 7 applications to include YouTube

However, the 'YouTube' labeled application is also labeled 'Music Hub Add-On', which may mean that it's not an independent application, but rather an addon of the Windows Phone 7 Music hub, so you can add YouTube content to the existing Music hub.

Other testing applications in the collage photo include a few games, weather tool, RSS reader, stock tool, shopping list, etc.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Download and embed YouTube video to PowerPoint slideshow

We all want to make our PowerPoint slideshow attracive. A good way to do that is to add video to the PPT slideshow, so the slideshow becomes much more lively and interesting.

It’s rather easy to add video like AVI, WMV or SWF to PowerPoint. But for YouTube video, you cannot directly add them to PowerPoint, because PowerPoint doesn’t recognizes FLV (Flash video).

The tutorial below will show you how to embed YouTube video to PowerPoint slideshow, so that you can play YouTube video on PPT without Internet connection. This tutorial will be very straightforward. Before start, you will need to download and install two tools on your computer, one is Leawo Free YouTube Downloader, and the other one is Leawo Free FLV Converter. The former one is a good YouTube downloader, while the latter one can convert FLV to other video formats.

Step 1. Download video from YouTube to your computer and Convert the downloaded YouTube video to AVI

Launch Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. Before starting to download YouTube videos, there is something needed to be configued: click settings icon, choose "Show hover window on program startup" in "General" tab from the pop-up window.
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Browse YouTube videos in IE or any browser, choose the one you want to download, and then drag the selected video thumbnail to the hover window of Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to start downloading YouTube video.
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When the downloading completes, indicated by a yellow smiley, click "Download" button to save the downloaded Google video to the appointed folder on your PC. A green tick will appear when the saving process is finished.
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Click "Convert" button to convert the downloaded YouTube video to AVI.
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Leawo Free FLV Converter will be invoked now. Select AVI as the target video format and click the green button to convert Google video to AVI immediately.
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Step 2. Add the converted YouTube video to PPT slideshow

Once the YouTube video is converted to AVI file on your computer, open your PowerPoint, go to Insert -> Movie -> Movie from file to put the YouTube video in the current slide.

Click "Slide Show" in the menu bar, and then click "View Show". You can also click the F5 on keyboard to view the effect, when the video is selected.

This method doesn't limit you on YouTube, you can also add video hosted on other video sharing sites, such as metacafe, dailymotion, vimeo, etc to PowerPoint.

More tutorials relevant to YouTube

Monday, August 2, 2010

YouTube increases video upload limit to 15 minutes

YouTube is upping its game - and video time limits - for non-partner customers.

YouTube is giving everyone a chance to have their 15 minutes of online video fame. Actually, YouTube has been enabling ordinary folks to become online video stars for years - but only for 10 minutes or less.

Today, the company announced that its upload limit for video content has been increased by 5 minutes, now at 15 minutes.

The company said it has spent "significant resources" on enhancing its Content ID system and other tools for copyright owners such as movie studios, music labels and more than 1,000 other partners who use Content ID. Because of the upgrades for those partners, the technology is now powerful enough to support longer clips for non-partners.

That's a nice beef-up of the infrastructure and it could open the doors to more types of online programming. After all, in the early days of TV, the first sitcoms to build followings were 15 minutes long.

So what is the company doing to celebrate this new milestone? It's encouraging users to create a "15 minutes of fame" video and tag it with "yt15minutes" by August 4. Some of those clips will be featured on the YouTube home page in the future.

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