(If you’re wondering why screen-sharing with Skype seems it doesn’t work for free anymore, it’s because Skype counts your webcam and your screen-share as two different videos and you can only have one. So you have to turn your webcam off if you want to use screen-share. Under Call, choose Video and Stop Video.)
Between my cousin, Sam, and my other Cuz I’ve pretty much got a full-time job here.
They’ve both got themselves set up with Skype so we can spend a lot of time screen-sharing. … [continued]
Moving on to lighter matters. Preservation of your digital files.
If you think because your files are backed up to extra hard-drives and disks you’re good to go for the next hundred years, or even five, think again. … [continued]
I made some notes about this awhile back because I’ve seen people asking about it. What does start sniffer mean? This is an adjunct to the post Orbit Downloader. … [continued]
It was interesting to read the tweets coming back from the Southern California Genealogical Society’s 2010 Jamboree a few days ago. … [continued]
Today’s subject is how to download videos from the Internet.
So far, I don’t recall much need to download videos while searching for ancestors but you never know. It could become a raging concern.
As with Susan Boyle, probably very few people on the planet have missed this. It’s beyond words. Of course. It’s pictures.
I’ll admit it. Video language scares me. And the phrase ‘video encoder’ is only one of many. Bit-rates, frames-rates, DivX, HD, DV, MPEG1, 2, 3, 4 …
I’ve been waylaid learning about video encoders. Video what? Yep, that’s what I said.
If you, too, are not part of the YouTube generation, this might have gone right over your head.
If you are using Internet Explorer and notice large gaps on some pages of this website and wonder what they are, they’re videos. If you’d like to see them, install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player. It’s free and it will take only a few seconds. Otherwise, switch to Firefox. Firefox will tell you when you need a plug-in instead of leaving you in a hole.
I don’t know what you’ll use this for but I bet you’ll think of something.
Jing is a combination screen capture and computer video-making program. After installation you’ll see a small sun image at the top of your screen. When you hold your cursor to it out pop three smaller suns. This image is the entire main program interface.