Sunday, October 31, 2010

Turkey Lifts Two-Year Ban on YouTube to Enable Access to the Site

YouTube users in Turkey should be happy because they are no longer banned from YouTube and can visit and watch videos on the site again from now on. Previously, Turkish people who visited YouTube, the most popular video sharing website in the world, mainly used proxy software or change their computer settings to watch online YouTube videos.

The ban was brought into force two and a half years ago on May, 5, 2008, as videos that insulted Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkey's founder, or "Turkishness" were posted on YouTube. The video in question was allegedly posted by Greeks and dubbed "Ataturk and Turks homosexuals," reports the BBC. Ankara 1st Penal Court of Peace charged these videos of breaking the Law on Crimes Against Atatürk and banned YouTube soon in Turkey.

Sources said that a German-based international licensing service bought the right to remove those controversial videos. They removed those videos and announced on Friday that they (those videos) are no longer viewable on YouTube. This licensing service is owned by a Turkish people. Upon receiving this information, the Chief Public Prosecutor's Office of Ankara ruled that the ban should be lifted and asked the Telecommunication Transmission Directorate, or TİB, to enable access to YouTube. The court in Ankara acted immediately to allow access to YouTube.

Transportation Minister Binali Yıldırım, who is in charge of Internet relevant issues, spoke on Turkish television announced the ban was ended after "common sense prevailed" and then said:
"But we didn’t get here easily – we have been through a lot in the process.

I hope that they (YouTube) have also learned from this experience and the same thing will not happen again. YouTube will hopefully carry out its operations in Turkey within the limits of law in the future."

Turkish laws allow courts to block websites it deems offensive to its culture and religion. Except for the ban of YouTube, there are about 4000 websites are still blocked in Turkey.

Off-topic: YouTube users can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download videos from YouTube and other websites. This software is free and safe to your computer. You can use it to download, convert and view online videos. This is its user guide.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Participate in Moyea Halloween Promotion Activity to Win Two Flagship Products at Deep Discount Prices


Just click the Like button on Moyea's Facebook Page and Share it to get Moyea PPT to Video Converter with 70% discount off, and even win Moyea SWF to Video Converter Standard gratuitously.

Shenzhen, China P.R. (October 27, 2010) – Moyea Soft has unveiled its Halloween Giveaway Promotion Activity recently, everyone has the chance to get Moyea PPT to Video Converter at rock-bottom price and Moyea SWF to Video Converter Standard totally for free.

Compared with past promotion means, the Facebook marketing strategy is first introduced by Moyea Soft who believes that an active and ever-accelerated social networking platform will generate to enhance business-customer interactivity by means of constantly benefiting its large-scale consumers.

Moyea Halloween Promotion Activity lasts two days, from 00:00 AM PT on October 31 (03:00 AM ET on October 31) to 12:00 PM PT on November 1 (03:00 AM ET on November 2). In the meantime, what all the users have to do to get Moyea SWF to Video Converter Standard without charge, and buy Moyea PPT to Video Converter at a relatively low price is go to the Moyea Halloween Giveaway Promotion Activity Page on Facebook to apply for the giveaway permission. Click the Like button on the top of the page, and type in personal information including full name and a valid email address, which is used to receive free registration code of Moyea SWF to Video Converter Standard. Click the Submit button and the Share button to tell your friends, and then download the software and activate it with the registration code. Moreover, every fan can outright purchase Moyea PPT to Video Converter at $14.95 at the scheduled time.

Meanwhile, you can download various elaborate FREE horror flash and PowerPoint templates designed for the coming Halloween festival.

It is indeed a once-in-a-blue-moon chance that cannot be missed. Any suggestions or questions will be appreciated and submitted via giveaway@moyeamedia.com or the Discussion Panel on Moyea Facebook Page.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

54% of H.264 Online Videos Are Available for HTML5 Playback

A new report of online video from MeFeedia said that by this October, the rate of HTML5 compatible video in all online video has reached 54%, double in the past 5 months. This is a good news for iOS users, as they can directly view more online videos in their iPad or iPhone.

In this report, MeFeedia discovers that mobile is the main driving force of the HTML5 video adoption rate. In mobiles such as iPhone, iPad and Android, HTML5 compatible (mostly H.264) video is the most common format.
What's more, a lot of publishers and platforms have offered iframe embed method, instead of the traditional object embed method for their videos, which can dynamically display Flash or HTML5 video content to users depending on the client devices.
Here are some examples. In January 2010, YouTube launched HTML5 Beta, an experimental version of its site, and only browsers that support HTML5 video can play the videos in this HTML5 Beta version of YouTube. In July this year, YouTube announced that they began to support the iframe embed. In addition, notable video sites including Vimeo, Dailymotion and Blip.tv, they all begin to support HTML5 standard and provide iframe embeds for their videos.
However, Adobe Flash remains the dominant video playback method within desktop environments.

The trend is that access to the Internet using mobile is growing rapidly, and will keep the growth rate within the next 5 to 10 years. So we can expect that most video sites will follow this trend, and ad services, advanced player features will be combined with HTML5 video.

Off-topic: To download online video to computer hard drive, Leawo Free YouTube Downloader is a good choice. It is a free video downloader that can download Flash video from most websites. This is its user guide.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Download Bed Intruder Song by Antoine Dodson and Gregory Brothers on YouTube’s Auto-Tune the News

"He's climbin in your windows
he's snatchin your people
tryna rape em so y'all need to
hide your kids, hide your wife
hide your kids, hide your wife
hide your kids, hide your wife
and hide your husband
cuz they're rapin errbody out here..."

I'm sure you have been well versed of this song. Exactly! This is 'Bed Intruder Song' – a very popular song video on YouTube and the Internet recently. Antoine Dodson, who was talking to a news reporter in the video about the alleged attempted rape of his sister Kelly, rises to fame in YouTube with this song.

Now, here goes the background of this song. One night Antoine Dodson's sister Kelly Dodson was sleeping in her bedroom. Suddenly a stranger broke into Kelly's bedroom and wanted to rape her. The stranger threatened her that if she were making a sound he would kill her. After hearing Kelly's screams, Antoine rushed into her sister's bedroom and saved her from the attack. But the suspect had fled. After this attack, local reporter had an interview with Antoine Dodson. "Well, obviously, we have a rapist in Lincoln Park," Antoine tells his community. "He's climbing in your windows, he's snatching your people up, trying to rape them, so you need to hide your kids, hide your wife and hide your husband, because they're raping everybody out here."

This news report was made into video and uploaded to the WAFF-48 website on July 29, 2010, and then copied and uploaded to YouTube on the same day. Two days later a song version of this video was released by the Gregory Brothers on YouTube Auto-Tune the News. Up to now this video on YouTube has received 35,746,699 views and 96,582 comments. The song peaked at number 89 in the Billboard Hot 100, the only song that week to enter the chart on iTunes downloads only.

Below is the song and you can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download it to your computer hard drive for off-line viewing for free.

Monday, October 25, 2010

How to Download YouTube Video and Burn it to DVD Disc for Free

Currently, most YouTube videos are FLV files. FLV format is mainly used for web video streaming. But many desk-top media players and devices can't play FLV files. Moreover, you find your favorite music video on YouTube, but the next day it disappear as it has been taken down by YouTube. What a shame!

If you have the above situation, I suggest you download YouTube video and burn it to a DVD disc, so that you can view YouTube video in DVD disc via DVD player or computer disk drive. To do this, you don't need to be technique savvy. You just need two free software and a few clicks. These two software are Leawo Free YouTube Downloader and Leawo DVD Creator.

Leawo Free YouTube Downloader is a free video downloader that can download videos from most websites including YouTube. It only works for Windows PC. Leawo DVD Creator is actually a DVD burner. Its free version will leave a watermark on your target file. They are both virus-free. You need to use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download YouTube video to your PC first, and then use Leawo DVD Creator to burn the downloaded YouTube video to DVD disc.

There are two ways to download YouTube video with Leawo Free YouTube Downlaoder.

Method 1:
Open the program and type www.youtube.com in the address bar.
Drag the video thumbnail to the hover window of the program.

Method 2:
Open the program and type www.youtube.com in the address bar.
Choose a video to play and click 'Video' tab to watch and check the downloading progress at the same time.
Click 'Download' button to download YouTube video to your PC when the downloading progress completes.
Check How to download YouTube video for more details using the above two methods.

When the downloading completes in Leawo Free YouTube Downloader, indicated by a yellow smiley, click 'Download' button to save the downloaded YouTube video to the appointed folder on your PC. A green tick will appear when the saving process is finished.

Then click 'Burn' button, Leawo DVD Creator will be invoked immediately.


Click the big Burn button, the 'Burn Setting' panel will be invoked. If your PC has a DVD writer and is detected by Leawo DVD Creator, you can insert a blank DVD disc to the DVD writer, and choose the 'Burn to Disc' option in the 'Burn Setting' panel, this will directly burn the YouTube video to DVD disc. Click 'OK' to start the burning process. The process may be longer if your file is larger.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Lady Gaga Becomes the First Person to Hit 1 Billion YouTube Video Views Milestone

Lady Gaga now becomes the most popular artist on YouTube. As her videos on YouTube have reached the 1 BILLION views milestone.

"We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters! If we stick together we can do anything. I dub u kings and queens of youtube! Unite!", tweeted Lady Gaga on her Twitter this morning. The super star is the first person to receive 1 billion videos views on YouTube; and Justin Bieber will be the second one to reach this milestone with 962,726,797 total views currently.

Sources said that during September, Gaga's videos averages about 1.8 million views per day. Nontherless, Justin Bieber is still the King of YouTube, as during September, his YouTube videos received 3.7 million times per day, what's more, his music video 'Baby', the most viewed video all the time on YouTube has 365,840,791 views. The King of Pop – Michael Jackson with total 600 million views on YouTube is in the third place.

Below are Lady Gaga's 7 incredibly popular videos on YouTube (Want to download Lady Gaga's videos from YouTube? You can just use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. It can download most videos from YouTube and other sites.):

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The First and the Second Video on YouTube

Brief information of YouTube
YouTube history, events, statisctics

Five years ago in 2005, a site with the domain name www.youtube.com was activated on February 14. At that time, no one can image that this site will become the largest video site and the second biggest site in the world.

However, the first video on YouTube was not posted on Februarty 14, 2005. It was posted on April 23, 2005, at 8:27 PM on Saturday, with the title 'Me at the zoo' showing one of the YouTube founder Jawed Karim at San Diego zoo. The video was shot by Yakov Lapitsky and is only 19 seconds long. This video still can be viewed on YouTube. UP to now, this video has been viewed 3,715,026 times and has 23,050 comments. Here is the video -



This video looks common, but it opens a new era to online video. By July 2006, this site had 100 million video views and 65,000 video uploads per day. In October the same year, Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion – what fast-moving things they are in the Internet age!

Now you know the first video on YouTube is 'Me at the zoo', by the way, where the second YouTube video ever is?

The second video ever on YouTube is far less famous compare with the first one. It is titled 'My Snowboarding Skillz', also posted on April 23, 2005, and has only 26, 363 views and 314 comments. You can view it below -



Tip
: You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download the above two YouTube videos to your computer hard drive for off-line viewing. Leawo Free YouTube Downloader is a free YouTube video downloader that can download and convert videos from YouTube and other websites. This is its user guide.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Record, Extract, or Rip Audio / MP3 from YouTube Video

Looking for a song, but can't find it on the Internet, but it is on YouTube, but you don't know how to get it in MP3 format? Want to get a song from YouTube video as a ringtone for your cell phone? Want movie dialogues in MP3 format? No problem, a lot of YouTube downloading and converting websites offer us the service for extracting audio from YouTube video, such as vixy. But these sites often cause some problems. A lot of them are not working, what's worse, they will bring virus to your computer.

I will recommend desktop-based software. My favorite is Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. It's not only a YouTube video downloader, it's also a web browser, a FLV player, a video accelerator that can accelerate the loading speed of online video, and supports Flash video conversion. What's more, it can get MP3 audio file from YouTube video. Not only YouTube, but it can also download videos from other websites. I have it on my laptop and I use it frequently.

In my older post, I introduced how to use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download online videos. In this post, I'm going to guide you how to use it to extract audio from online YouTube video. No need to copy any URL, all process are automatic.
Note: This program only works on Windows OS.

The frist thing is to install Leawo Free YouTube Downloader in your computer. Launch it, open YouTube.com in the browser in this program, go to the video that contains your desired audio content and play the video. The program will automatically begins to download the YouTube video.

You can switch to the 'Video' tab to check the downloading progress, when the downloading progress completes, indicated by a yellow smiling face icon, click the 'Convert' button, a 'Convert Settings' window will pop up, in this small window, choose MP3 as target file format and click 'OK'.

Leawo FLV Converter will be invoked immediately, select MP3 as the target audio format, click the big Convert button to start the conversion, a moment later the MP3 audio file will be saved in your computer desired folder.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Download and Import YouTube video to iMovie

Just image that if you have no other tool, how do you get a video from youtube and add it to iMovie on Mac? It's impossible. Because YouTube doesn't tell us a way to download video from its own site. What's more, YouTube video is usually FLV format, which is not an iMovie friendly format. Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4 and H.264 formats. So you can't open YouTube video in iMovie.

It becomes very easy to do that if you have Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. As you can use this software to download and convert YouTube video for iMovie. The below tutorial is going to show you how to do that with Leawo Free YouTube Downloader.
Note: Leawo Free YouTube Downloader can only be used on Windows OS.

There are two aspects for this tutorial:
A. Download and convert YouTube video to MP4 for iMovie.
B. Import the converted YouTube video to iMovie.

Now let's begin.

A. Download and convert YouTube video to MP4 for iMovie.

On Windows computer, there are two ways to download YouTube video with Leawo Free YouTube Downloader.

The 1st way:
Open the program and type www.youtube.com in the address bar.
Drag the video thumbnail to the hover window of the program.

The 2nd way:
Open the program and type www.youtube.com in the address bar.
Choose a video to play and click 'Video' tab to watch and check the downloading progress at the same time.
Click 'Download' button to download YouTube video to your PC when the downloading progress completes.
Check How to download YouTube video for more details using the above two ways.

When the downloading completes, indicated by a yellow face icon, click 'Download' button to save the downloaded YouTube video to your computer hard drive. A green tick icon will appear when the saving process is finished.

Click 'Convert' button, a small window will pop up, here select MP4 as target format, click 'OK' to convert the downloaded YouTube video to MP4 for iMovie.

Leawo Free FLV Converter will be invoked now. Select MP4 as the target video format and click the green button to convert YouTube video to MP4 immediately.

B. Import the converted YouTube video to iMovie.

On Mac, launch iMovie, click the 'File' menu, choose the 'Import' submenu from the drop download list, then click 'Movies…' to navigate the program to import the converted YouTube video to iMovie, now you can enjoy the fun of making your own movie.

Related tutorial: How to Download and Import YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker

Monday, October 18, 2010

How to Download YouTube Video and Import It to Windows Movie Maker

I want to download a video from YouTube to Windows Movie Maker to add some visual effects to the YouTube video. So I download YouTube video to my computer hard drive first, and then drag it to Windows Movie Maker. But it doesn't work. Windows Movie Maker can't open the video file.

If you experience this, you should read this post as it shows how to do this correctly step by step.

Before tutorial started, there is something you need to know.

Accepted media formats for import in Windows Movie Maker:
Video files: .asf, .avi, .wmv, MPEG1, .mpeg, .mpg, .mlv, .mp2, .wm
Audio files: .mp3, .wav, .wma, .snd, .au, .aif, .aifc, .aiff

Importing of other container formats such as MP4/3GP, FLV and MOV, MIDI, AIFF, AAC and SWF are not supported even if the necessary DirectShow decoders are installed. The downloaded YouTube video file is FLV or MP4 format. That's the reason why you can't directly put YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker.

You should download and convert YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker accepted format and then import the converted YouTube video to Windos Movie Maker.

Below tutorial shows you how to do this in two steps.

Step 1. Download and convert video from YouTube for Windows Movie Maker.

Generally speaking, you need a YouTube video downloader and a video converter. You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. It can download and convert YouTube video in one software.
There are two ways to download YouTube video with Leawo Free YouTube Downlaoder.

Method 1:
Open the program and type www.youtube.com in the address bar.
Drag the video thumbnail to the hover window of the program.

Method 2:
Open the program and type www.youtube.com in the address bar.
Choose a video to play and click 'Video' tab to watch and check the downloading progress at the same time.
Click 'Download' button to download YouTube video to your PC when the downloading progress completes.
Check How to download YouTube video for more details using the above two methods.

When the downloading completes in Leawo Free YouTube Downloader, indicated by a yellow smiley, click 'Download' button to save the downloaded YouTube video to the appointed folder on your PC. A green tick will appear when the saving process is finished.


Then click 'Convert' button to convert the downloaded YouTube video to AVI for Windows Movie Maker.


Leawo Free FLV Converter will be invoked now. Select AVI as the target video format and click the green button to convert YouTube video to AVI immediately.


Step 2. Import the converted YouTube video to Windows Movie Maker.

Now you get the converted YouTube video supported by Windows Movie Maker, you can import the converted YouTube video to movie maker.
Click the 'File' menu, then choose 'Import into collections' from the dropdown list, a window will pop up, in this window, navigate to the converted YouTube video in your hard drive, then double click on the file. Now you can see the YouTube video is in the Windows Movie Maker 'Collections'. Done!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

How to Optimize YouTube Video Ranking - Factors and Optimization Methods


Part Two – Video Ranking Optimization Methods


In my last post about video ranking optimization, I listed the factors that influence the video ranking in YouTube and Google organic search results. This post is going to tell you the things you need to do to get high ranking for your video.

1. Analyze and Identify Keywords
It is very important to compare different keywords before picking up your own keywords. Free tools you can use are Google Trends and Google Insights for Search; both of them are helpful to provide you the world's hot searches. Note that it is very difficult to get high ranking for some very popular searches terms which are highly competitive, you'd better to find a niche and the more complex keywords that go with long tail campaigns. After that you need to add you keywords to your text, such as title and description, but don't stuff too many keywords in the text.

2. Views, Ratings and Comments
The more of these your video has, the better for your videos ranking.

3. Backlinks building
Backlinks, also called incoming links, are the links that link back to your video page. Backlinks building is very important in SEO, and also very important for your video ranking. The more backlinks your video page has, the better for its ranking.
There are a lot of ways to get backlinks, such as link exchange, article submission, forum posting, blog comments, social websites links, etc. Revelant niche backlinks are highly recommended. Be careful not to spam, and use your keywords in the anchor text of the backlinks.

4. More exposure
Submit your video to as many free resources sites as possible, provided they link back to the YouTube page. The embed button also allows you to have your video shared on websites. The more exposure and the more websites share your video, the video is on the higher it will rank.

5. YouTube Interaction
Once your video is out there, interact on YouTube by watching other videos, commenting, subscribing, creating channels, and making friends. Interaction helps with the viral marketing, where one person tells another person about the video.

6. Transcripts
Include a transcript of the video as this will give the search engines information about your video. This will give your video text for the search engines to analyze and interpret. It also helps for accessibility issues.

7. RSS Feeds
Search engines' spiders like to crawl and index RSS feed. So it's good to create an RSS feed for your video page from RSS services websites such as FeedBurner.
You can then use services to ping your videos RSS feed, giving the video exposure across a variety of social networking and bookmarking sites within minutes.


(Off topic: You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to legally download YouTube videos to your computer. It is free. It also can accelerate the loading speed of online video so that you can view online video smoothly. This is its user guide.)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

How to Become a YouTube Partner (Part Three) - Qualifications & FAQ

How to Become a YouTube Partner (Part One) - Benefits of YouTube Partner
How to Become a YouTube Partner Part Two - YouTube Rental Beta


(Off topic:

Leawo Free YouTube Downloader is an all-in-one YouTube downloader and is free. It can perfectly download all YouTube videos and web videos from other video sharing website, it also can convert the downloaded videos to other video formats.

Besides, it can rip audio from the downloaded video so that you can download music from videos - http://www.leawo.com/flash/download-flv-youtube-mp3.html

It is one of the best and safest YouTube downloader I have ever used. This is tutorial - http://www.leawo.com/youtube-download/user-guide.html )

Qualifications

To become a YouTube partner, you need to meet the following requirement:
  • You're able to create original video suitable for online video broadcasting and streaming.
  • You own the right or have express permission to use and broadcast all the music or video you upload. Exceptions are not allowed.
  • You regualarly upload videos that are viewed by thousands of YouTube users, or publish popular or commercially successful videos in other ways (such as DVDs sold online).

Meet the above requirements? If yes, Apply Now!

Note: all uploaded videos to YouTube are subject to the YouTube Community Guidelines and Terms of Use.

FAQ

What are the benefits to become a YouTube partner?
You can go to this post to learn more.

How long does it take for the partner application?
Due to the large volume of applications YouTube receives which requires screening, it's unable to offer a time estimate on when your application will be processed.
You will need either an approved AdSense account (for ad-supported content) or a Google Checkout business account (for rental content). If you know which type of content you would like to offer, you can set those accounts up in advance of your partnership approval.

Does a cover song classify as an original music video?
YouTube currently does not allow videos of artists singing cover songs into their partner program unless the artist has obtained full synchronization and performance rights. Cover songs are performances of songs that were previously recorded or commercially released by someone else.

Do YouTube accept audio as part of the program?
No, at this time YouTube accepts music video submissions only.

What type of ads will run on my content?
If you choose ad-supported videos, the ads are chosen automatically by YouTube's system, based on a number of contextual factors such as video category. If you choose streaming rentals, no ads will be shown.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Optimize YouTube Video Ranking - Factors and Optimization Methods

Part One - Factors

If you have uploaded video to YouTube, I'm sure you want your video get more view count. The question is: How to get more views? Is there any trick to push up my video on YouTube?

A good way to get more views for your video is to improve your video ranking on YouTube. Moreover, Google search engine indexes YouTube video pages, this means your video is possible to show in Google's organic search results.

(Off topic: You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to legally download YouTube videos to your computer. It is free. It also can accelerate the loading speed of online video so that you can view online video smoothly. This is its user guide.)

Currently, there are two good ways to improve your video popularity. The first one is to optimize the video ranking in within YouTube; and the second way is to get a high ranking in Google's organic search results for your video page.

It is not an easy task, and will not be accomplished overnight. To do that, there are certain rules and basic approaches you need to know and keep in mind.

Factors that influence video ranking in YouTube

To improve ranking, we need to make clear that what influence the video ranking. We all know that there are 4 ways to sort the the video results on YouTube while we're searching video; these 4 ways are Relevance, Date Added, View Count, and Rating, which is a part of factors that influence video ranking in YouTube. In addition, according to YouTube guidelines there are more factors that influence video ranking. In general, the factors that influence the video ranking are listed below, you ought to be clear each of them.

  • Video title
  • Description
  • Tags
  • Incoming links
  • Comments
  • Subscribers
  • Ratings
  • Playlist additions
  • Flagging
  • Embeds
  • Shares
  • Age of video
  • Views
  • Channel views

Just like when optimizing a web page ranking, you need to focus on the text surrounding your video to make sure that it contains your most important keywords with the right keyword density. It also needs a certain amount of quality web pages that embed or link back to your video.

Part Two – Video Ranking Optimization Methods

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Leawo MP4 Converter Giveaway on Facebook


Leawo MP4 Converter is now for free as long as you become a fan of Leawo Software on Facebook! The address of Leawo Software on Facebook is http://www.facebook.com/pages/LeawoSoft/133545973323280?v=app_7146470109

Leawo MP4 Converter can convert video to MP4 rapidly for portable media players. Merge or join multiple videos and convert into one MP4 file.

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How to be a fan?

1. Click the 'Like' button on Facebook.

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To learn more information, you can go to these pages -

Note:
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2. You can't get free upgrade or technical support for this giveaway version of Leawo MP4 Converter.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Optimize Video for YouTube

If you have video to be uploaded to YouTube, it's very important to optimize the video before uploading. A well-optimized and high definition video can bring viewers better visual experiences, and may drive more viewers to your video.

(Want to download videos and movies from YouTube for free? You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. It is a free YouTube video downloader that can download and convert videos from YouTube and other websites. You can learn more features of it from its user guide.)

Before start, you can learn more information about Supported video / audio formats for uploading to YouTube.

In general, for best upload results, ensure your video and audio lengths are the same. If you're using an editing package, make sure that the file you upload to YouTube does not have edit lists. You can go to YouTube Uploading Tips for Video Editing Tools on Apple to learn more details.

Now let's begin to learn how to optimize widescreen video for YouTube uploads.

* Video needs to be original!

Original here means video with no decoding or encoding process. As each re-encoding can generally degrade the quality of your video and create some specific problems too, which we'll address below. So the less a video is re-encoded prior to uploading, the better the resulting YouTube video quality.

* Aspect ratio & no letterboxing or pillar-boxing bars

The aspect ratio of the original source video should always be maintained when it's uploaded: Uploaded videos should never include letterboxing or pillarboxing bars.

The YouTube player automatically adds black bars so that videos are displayed correctly without cropping or stretching, whatever the size of the video or the player. For example, the player will automatically add vertical bars (pillarboxing) to 4:3 videos in the new 16:9 widescreen player size. If the player is re-sized (when embedded on another website for example) the same process takes place, so that 16:9 videos are letterboxed (black bars top and bottom) when the player is sized to 4:3, for example. Similarly, anamorphic videos will be automatically letterboxed when shown in either 16:9 or 4:3 sized players. The player can only do this if the native aspect ratio of the video is maintained.

If letterboxing is added to a video before it is uploaded (to create a 4:3 video from a 16:9 master for example), the widescreen player will add pillarbox bars too, resulting in black bars all around the video (windowboxing) and a bad viewing experience (see the diagram below).

How to do it (Click to enlarge the picture)


How not to do it (Click to enlarge the picture)

* High definition is recommend

With new video formats developed and HD supports, YouTube offers the option to view video in high definition, such as 1080p, as long as the video you uploaded to YouTube is in high definition. HD video is the preferred format which results YouTube videos of the highest quality currently available.


* Frame Rate

The video frame rate should be the same as the original where possible - up-sampling from a 24fps original can cause judder artifacts for example. For film sources a 24 fps or 25 fps progressive master yields the best results while videos that have had a re-sampling transfer process applied - such as Telecine pulldown - often result in a lower quality video.

* Testing

Since there is no facility to re-upload videos, it's important to test your audio and video quality are satisfactory before you release your video publicly onto YouTube. Once a video becomes popular, the number of views, user ratings, user comments and other community data, cannot be transferred if another, higher quality version of the same video is uploaded. Make sure you get it right!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

YouTube Uploading Tips for Video Editing Tools on Apple

If your video uploaded to YouTube is in high definition, YouTube will offers the option to view the video in high definition, such as 1080p resolution. Online video in high definition is good for both uploader and YouTube, and will be more and more popular in the future.

*You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download normal YouTube videos to your computer. The paid version of Leawo YouTube Downloader can download high definition videos from YouTube.*

Some of the users may have these questions: How to upload videos in high definition to YouTube? How to use video editing tools to optimize the video for uploading to YouTube?

Below tips are for the Apple users as they use the video editing tools for YouTube uploads.

If you're a Quicktime Pro, Finalcut Pro, or iMovies user, check out the following tips on how to export your video files and get the best results out of uploading to YouTube and the transcoding of your files.

* iMovie:
File -> Export -> Compress movie for: Expert Settings -> Share -> Export: Movie to QuickTime Movie -> Options
* Finalcut Pro:
File -> Export -> Using Quicktime Conversion -> Options
* QuickTime Pro:
File -> Export -> Export: Movie to QuickTime Movie -> Options

In the Options box:

1. In the Video section set the following parameters:
* Compression Type: H.264
* Frame Rate: 30
* Data Rate: Automatic
(if you choose to restrict the Data Rate, make sure to choose the highest value acceptable to you - more bits = better quality)
* Key Frames: Automatic
* Frame Reording: Unchecked

2. In the Video section click "Size":
Dimensions: Set this to the original size of your video (Note: HD resolutions preferred- 1280x720 or 1920x1080)

3. In the "Prepare for internet Streaming" section:
Select the "Prepare for internet Streaming" and choose "Fast Start" from the drop-down menu.


4. In the Audio section, make sure that the audio codec is AAC. Always use AAC as the preferred audio codec.

5. Once you've made all of these selections, click the "OK" button to save your preferences.

6. Add a title to the video file and click the "Save" button to save your edited version of your movie. Your project will then be exported and be ready to upload to YouTube.

Note:
The tips in green are important. Please make sure you format your files accordingly.

Friday, October 8, 2010

How to Download Google Videos and Convert to AVI

This question actually involves two aspects: download Google videos from video.google.com first and then convert them to AVI format.

The tutorial below will take Leawo Free YouTube Downloader and Leawo Free FLV Converter for example to show you how to download Google videos and convert downloaded Google videos to AVI. Leawo Free YouTube Downloader can download Google Videos, videos from YouTube, and other video sharing websites. And Leawo Free FLV Converter can convert those downloaded Google videos to other video formats like AVI and many other more.

Step 1: Launch Leawo Free YouTube Downlaoder, type video.google.com in the address bar.

Step 2: Search and choose one Google video to play. A monitor message prompt from the right bottom corner of screen will remind users that a specific video has been found, ignore it or choose "Don't Ask Me Again" to close this prompt dialog.

Tips: you can also enter the video key words in the searching bar, and choose the target video site where the searching engine is going to perform the video search.

Step 3: Click "Video" tab to check the downloading process of the selected Google video and watch it in the built-in FLV player at the same time.

Step 4: 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.

Step 5: Click "Convert" button to convert the downloaded Google video to AVI if you want the format conversion.

Step 6: 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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Thursday, October 7, 2010

YouTube Rentals Beta - How to Become a YouTube Partner (Part Two)

How to Become a YouTube Partner Part One - Benefits of YouTube Partner


The YouTube Rentals Beta I'm going to introduce is a pay-to-view model on YouTube. It provides content owners a new way to generate revenue from their home-made videos on the site. YouTube Rentals allows partners the flexibility to benefit from a variety of videos, complete control over their video content and pioneering use of the world's largest online video community.

(Want to download videos from YouTube and all other video sites? Just use
Leawo Free YouTube Downloader.)

Currently, the YouTube Rentals Beta service is available only to the content owners in the US.

Want your content on YouTube be available for people to rent? You can
Apply Now.

Create the best rental experience

From the YouTube Rentals service, partners can get unprecedented flexibility and control over monetization, marketing, and distribution for online video.

  • Full control of your rights, dissemination of time, rental prices and lease.
  • You can choose to provide some content via the ad-supported model or make some free content for promotional purposes, to maximize your control over profit, marketing and distribution strategies.
  • Try using different prices, service time and the lease to improve the attractiveness of a specific video.
  • You can grow your audience on YouTube, learn what they like to watch, and tailor your content offering by tracking view trends.

Expand your audience and profit

If you are a YouTube partner, you will be able to benefit from this new revenue opportunities, and expand your influence via the world's largest online video community.

  • Learn a new way to distribute and earn profit from your online content. Create a new revenue stream by making video archived, offline video, or new videos available for rent online.
  • To communicate directly with your audience, announce new uploaded content or offline published content.
  • Exposure to a large audience. YouTube is the largest online video site and the third largest site in the world. (comScore,2009)

If you are already a YouTube partner and still have a question, you can go to the
YouTube Rental Support page.

How to Become a YouTube Partner (Part Three) - Qualifications & FAQ