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YouTube videos minus the hodgepodge

YouTube is a great source of videos for learning. That is why many teachers clamor for schools not to block the site in campus. Because of this, schools are beginning to ease network restrictions for YouTube. When using a YouTube video in class, teachers do not like all the other clutter around the main frame in the YouTube site. The related videos, the ads, the comments and other things may distract students.

Other than downloading or embedding a video, there are other ways of clearing up the clutter. ViewPure is one tool to do just that. Just copy the YouTube URL of a particular video and paste it on to the ViewPure site. After clicking the Create button, the video is displayed on screen without the hodgepodge. You are given the option to choose a white or black background, get its short link or share on Twitter. Try ViewPure now.

This is great to use with Krunchd when you have multiple videos you want students to watch.

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Prezi now supports all common video file…

Prezi now supports all common video file formats. Where before, it was just FLV/F4V, now it’s FLV, F4V, AVI, MOV, WMV, F4V, MPG, MPEG, MP4, M4V, 3GP


Convert Files Easy, Fast and Free

This free online file converter lets you convert media easy and fast from one format to another. It supports a lot of different source and destination formats. Since it is online, no software installation is necessary. online-ConVert.com allows conversion of the following media files: Audio, Video, Image, Document, Ebook and includes a hash generator. It handles most audio, video and image files created on different platforms. This free web application automatically downloads your new converted file to your default downloads folder/location.

What’s more, when you are converting large-sized files, it offers to send you an email notification if and when the conversion process is done. This way, you can leave the application running on the background while you do other work on your computer. An added feature of the web app is automatically generating a QRcode shown on the site after a successful conversion and download. The QRcode may then be captured with your camera-phone and a direct download link is generated. This allows you to download the converted file(Audio/Video) to your mobile phone. Go checkout the site from here.

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