Resources for Using Online Video
Free Video Archives
Archive.org – including Prelinger collection
Unitedstreaming.com – Discovery education
Creative Commons - provides links to many more sites
Open Source Tools for Video Conversion and Compression
Tube TV – FLV converter. This is a free application you can download from the internet that allows you to paste in a YouTube url and download the video to your hard drive. You then need to convert the file to quicktime or Mpeg 4 using a conversion tool such as Quicktime Pro or Mpeg Streamclip
Audio Hijack – Free online downloadable application. Can record audio from any source on your computer including internet browser, iTunes, DVDs, CDs etc.
Mpeg Streamclip – a free application that converts Flash and Mp4 files to avi, mov, etc. and also takes your finished movies and compresses them for high resolution streaming on the internet.
Vixy – (http://vixy.net/) FLV converter. Doesn’t work with everything but the quickest and easiest way to take a YouTube video and get it to your computer. Simply paste in the url of the Youtube video and it will go retrieve it and place it on your desktop
Zamzar – another FLV converter that gives you the option to store files on their system and retrieve whenever you want (for a cost). So instead of the file going to your computer, it goes to their server and you retrieve it from them. This is a good system if you are downloading lots and lots of big files.
There are lots of other tools out there – these are just a few reliable ones that I have used.
Online Remix Tools
Kaltura is an online editing tool that can be embedded (for a fee) into your website. See Kaltura in action at Remix America (remixamerica.com)