[cc-community] The big problem with the Spoon video and CC
claude.almansi at bluewin.ch
Fri Aug 24 14:30:13 EDT 2007
Re downloading videos from YouTube: you can do that with Miro, free
software downloadable from http://www.getmiro.com/ . I did it when it
was called Democracy TV and if I correctly remember, the YouTube
movies downloaded as what they had been uploaded as - unless maybe I
converted them using Switch 4 Mac, I'm not quite sure. Anyway, I was
able to edit them with iMovie.
On 8/24/07, Kat Walsh <kat at mindspillage.org> wrote:
> Agreed, and there are few things more frustrating than something that
> is 90% great and 10% miserable. I think it's a "fake-sharing" site,
> myself, since they are actively trying to prohibit you from
> downloading videos from them.
Fred Benenson wrote: "OTOH, YouTube does say that you "can't download
videos to watch
- *can't*, not *may not* . The YouTube person who wrote this FAQ may
not have been aware of technical possibilities like Miro and others
already mentioned to do so.
> So -- what *real* sharing sites are there for video? Bonus points for
> ones that encourage (or at least allow the use of) free licenses and
> free formats.
- blip.tv (already mentioned by others), which also allows
simultaneous posting to
- the Internet Archive www.archive.org , where you can also post
videos (and audio and pic and text files) directly, and which
allows/encourages/facilitates the use of Creative Commons (CC)
licenses and/or dedication to the public domain.
- Sevenload http://de.sevenload.com/ allows you to indicate a CC
license, but downloading seems as complicated as on YouTube, and
besides the site is in German. Not a real problem as all these video
hosting sites all work in the same way, more or less.
Lastly, a small request: could we perhaps try to refrain from "chat
acronyms"? Some of us - me included - are not native English and/or
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