This morning my 8 year daughter wants to share her International Cooking Show video on baking banana bread with her music class, which has been having a low key “talent show” this week as school wraps up.
Since virtually all blogs, social media sites and video sharing sites are blocked on her school network, the safest bet for sharing the video is to bring a copy on DVD. (I did email links to the video on EduBlogs as well as on our family learning blog to her music teacher just in case those sites are accessible from school, however.) Sarah created the video on a different computer than the one I’m using this morning, so we needed to download the compressed web-version and burn it to DVD. We only had about 10 minutes to do this before she had to leave for school this morning.
I used TubeTV software (free but Mac-only) to download the flash-based video from Edublogs.tv and then convert it automatically to QuickTime format. I then used iDVD (free on all Apple computers, included as part of the iLife software suite) to convert and burn the short QuickTime video which TubeTV created to a DVD.
Fast, simple, and effective. That’s a big reason I love my Mac. 🙂 If there is a comparably simple and affordable / free way to do this on a WindowsXP / WindowsVista computer, I’d love to know what software to use and the procedures to follow. Remember, we did this in 10 minutes, and it JUST WORKED.
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