Most freeware YouTube downloaders share the ability to download and save YouTube videos so that you can play them back whenever you like. Some are little more than a button and bar; others load up on the bells and whistles. Winish YouTube Downloader falls somewhere in the middle, with an emphasis on convenience. It downloads multiple videos simultaneously and saves files in a variety of formats. It includes a simple but effective video converter, too, but it doesn't try to be an FTP client or split files or tweak your Internet connection. It just grabs videos from YouTube and … Read more
Links from Friday's episode of Loaded:
Facebook plans an announcement for Monday in which it may announce a "Gmail killer"
Viacom is selling off Harmonix, maker of Rock Band
Apple teams up with Twitter to promote its music social network, Ping
YouTube claims to have 35 hours of video uploaded to the site every minute
Walmart.com will ship for free this holiday season with no minimum purchase
Microsoft receives a patent for foot computing
Hustler releases an app for Android
For the second time in as many months, Google has split one of its applications off from the Android platform. Following last September's updated Gmail client, Google has released YouTube as a standalone application.
Available for Android 2.2 handsets and above, the app adds new features such as in-page playback, which allows users to read comments while watching videos. Other options include rotate to full screen, personalized home screen, and shooting videos and uploading them directly from the application rather than opening a separate camera client.
As with pulling Maps and Gmail out of Android and releasing them … Read more
Links from Monday's episode of Loaded:
Facebook is apparently caught sharing user names and user friend names with advertisers and tracking companies, in violation of its own terms of service
Yahoo is said to be launching Y Connect, a universal log-in system much like Facebook Connect
YouTube Leanback becomes a part of Google TV
Sony's Google TV sets are hitting stores early
The Nintendo Wii no longer requires a disc to stream Netflix
The FCC moves to open up the cable box and DVR marketMike Tyson returns to an iPhone version of Punch Out
Today on Buzz Out Loud, the deadly dashboard of patent pendencies, YouTube's new live-streaming test (which we hope will eventually include CNET!), and Halo: Reach launching at midnight. Plus, could Apple launch an iPad with camera in time for the holidays? Rafe's money is on the line. And a Stanford student gets the best tweet ever.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
We've been expecting this for a long time, but now YouTube is really and truly ready to give live video streaming a try in a test Monday and Tuesday with four partner sites.
Next New Networks, a producer of series programming for the Internet, said Monday that it is among four alpha testers of the new YouTube live-streaming platform, with three of its series joining the live stream over the two-day period.
Web entertainment company Young Hollywood said Monday it will present live celebrity interviews, starting with skateboarder Tony Hawk. YouTube's other partners on the project are Rocketboom … Read more
On today's show, a rousing discussion of scandal, sex, and giving cover to wrongdoers. And that's just Oracle hiring Mark Hurd. In other tech news, Craigslist gets rid of its adult services section in the most passive-aggressive manner possible. Google Buzz costs the Goog $8.5 million, the Nokia N8 costs roughly the same, and we decide to eat the bear.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
YouTube has done an extensive amount of work tweaking its "Leanback" experience for users who want to watch videos on their couch, or several feet away from their computer. This interface works well with a mouse, or just by letting videos auto-advance. But if you're interested in ditching the mouse or game controller, or would like a more social experience than what YouTube currently offers, Tubemote is worth checking out.
This simple service does one thing, and does it well. On one machine with a Web browser you log in to your Tubemote account, and on any … Read more