Videos

Watching & Streaming Videos

Watching movies has moved from the movie theatre to the living room. There are now several options for streaming videos to your computer or TV. There are also easy ways to rent DVDs.

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Netflix Doesn't Care About Customers

Netflix has more than 23 million subscribers who rent DVDs and stream instant movies. I really enjoyed watching movies from Netflix, but their recent price increase made me mad. Here's the story of why I am no longer a Netflix subscriber.

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Formatting Videos for Portable Devices

 

reel videos.jpgIf you have a video camera or a smartphone that takes videos, you may wonder how you can play that video on different devices. Well, unfortunately, it has to be correctly formatted for the device you want to play it on. Fortunately, there is a free program that will do this for you automatically. So you can now surprise those children and grandchildren by sending them a video that you took that they can play on their smart phone. What fun!

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Free Video Editing Software

moveiprojector.jpgIf you haven't yet been bitten by the video bug, you may be soon. Everyone seems to be posting videos on YouTube. Small, handheld video cameras are easy to carry and easy to use. But if you want to have videos that look good, you may want to do a little editing. Here is a nifty free software for editing your videos.

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HandBrake - Free Video Converter

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Often in order to make your video playable on a certain device, you have to convert the video file from one format to another. This free program that will handle the conversion for you quickly and easily.

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Kid-friendly Videos

 

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I recently tried to find kid-appropriate videos for my grandchildren on YouTube and found it to be quite a chore. Then I discovered a website that does all the filtering work for you. If you want to show the kids or grandkids fun videos without any worry, this website is for you. We had a ball with it.

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Grab a Frame from a Video

filmstrip.jpgIf you have a video camera, there will come a time when you would like to grab a frame from the video to use as a picture. While this can be a complicated endeavor, this program makes it easy.... and it is free.

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