Downloading and saving the Videos

Now, one of the problems which occurs when you use video websites is that they are "Here today and Gone tomorrow." Therefore, you need to save the files and here is where you get the program to do this. This way, you do not have to worry about a good internet connection, a firewall blocking access to the site, and the inappropriate suggestions given by YouTube.

You may find videos which are different formats than what your computer system will run, this usually means they need to be converted to some form of Windows. Therefore you need to download the Windows Media Encoder here. This allows the file to be converted and read by a Windows Media player, Microsoft Office tools as well as be streamed on a server if you school uses that technology.

idesktoptv is a site for digital creation and in-class video use. Any video (YouTube, Teacher Tube, music videos, TV and movie show clips) exists here. The site allows you to download videos in any format for you to use in your own video.

Here is a page with another way to download YouTube videos.

Here is a really good discussion of the ins and outs of downloading videos from YouTube. This blog is one I follow, and his advise is sound.

Here is a really good discussion of the ins and outs of downloading videos from anywhere on the Internet. This is another blog or information service which gives me great ideas and sites to use in a weekly email.

Instructions on how to use any video converter here

You might try or or for downloading videos for Copyright Laws on use of Media in the Classroom

Legal use of material on YouTube
Here is the YouTube policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use only and may not be downloaded, copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, broadcast, displayed, sold, licensed, or otherwise exploited for any other purposes whatsoever without the prior written consent of the respective owners.

However, use of audio-visual material is permitted in an educational institution so long as certain conditions are met. Section 110 (1) of the Copyright Act of 1976 specifies that the following is permitted:

"Performance or display of a work by instructors or pupils in the course of
face-to- face teaching activities of a nonprofit educational institution, in a classroom or similar place devoted to instruction, unless, in the case of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, the performance, or the display of individual images is given by means of a copy that was not lawfully made...and that the person responsible for the performance knew or had reason to believe was not lawfully made."

Additional text of the Copyright Act and portions of the House Report
(94-1476) have led to the following understandings - note these are not in the actual law:

1. Must be shown as part of the instructional program - not entertainment.
2. Must be shown by students, instructors, or guest lecturers.
3. Must be shown either in a classroom or other school location devoted to instruction such as a studio, workshop, library, gymnasium, or auditorium if it is used for instruction.
4. Must be shown either in a face-to-face setting or where students and
teacher(s) are in the same building or general area.
5. Must be shown only to students and educators.
6. Must be shown using a legitimate (that is, not illegally reproduced) copy with the copyright notice included.