Tutorials to give you a practical understanding of Working with Video

Click on the links below to view the video tutorials. Press F11 on the video pages for best viewing. Press F11 to return video pages to normal size. Most of the Video Tutorials in this bundle are about 1 to 2 minutes in length.

Would you like to use video footage from a wide range of sources in your project work? The issues associated with using video can be complex but these tutorials aim to take you 'step by step' and give you confidence to 'grab those video files' and use them for your creative purposes. Please note - practical tutorials begin after a few introductory issues are considered. Please try and not skip these early tutorials!


The moving Picture - Video

          Part 1-What is Video

          Part 2- What is Video

Video file formats

          Part 1-Video file format

          Part 2-Video file format

Video file extensions and how to view the extensions

          Video file extensions

Video compression

          Part 1-Video compression

          Part 2-Video compression

Compression schemes

          Part 1-Compression schemes

          Part 2-Compression schemes

Using the free utility Avicodec to view codec information

          Part 1-Find and install avicodec

          Part 2-Using avicodec to view codec information

          Part 3-Using avicodec to view codec information

          Part 4-Using avicodec to view codec information

Transfer video from phone to computer

          Transfer a video from a phone to a computer

Download a free Flv player              

          Part 1-Download free flv player


          Part 2-Install and test the free flv palyer

Trim an flv video using the free Moyea flv Editor Lite. At the time of making this tutorial there was a sound problem on the edited Flv file. The issue was reported and it should be fixed in the curreent version.

          Part 1-Find Moyea FLV Editor Lite

          Part 2-Install Moyea FLV Editor Lite

          Part 3-Trim an Flv file using the Editor

         Part 4-Trim an Flv file using the Editor

          Part 5-Trim an Flv file using the Editor

Using Flv editor lite to view codec information

          Part 1-Using an flv editor to view codec information

          Part 2-Using an flv editor to view codec information

Download the free VLC player  - fantastic video player to play those video files that Media Player cannot play.

          Part 1-Introduction to the need for VLC player

          Part 2-Download VLC Player

Using VLC player and media player to play videos

          Part 1-Using vlc player to play videos

          Part 2-Using media player to play videos


          Part 3-Using vlc player and media player to play videos

Download video from YouTube using Kiss. Great web utility to help you use the vast collection of videos on the web.

          Part 1-Introduction to Kiss

          Part 2-Download video from youtube using kiss

          Part 3-Download video from youtube using kiss

          Part 4-Using Kiss in a YouTube web page

Download the fantastic Mpeg Streamclip (free utility) and use it capture an Internet video.

          Part 1-Finding Mpeg Streamclip

          Part 2-Download Mpeg Streamclip

          Part 3-Giving Mpeg Streamclip a location

          Part 4-Introduction to Mpeg Streamclip

          Part 5-Using Mpeg Streamclip to capture an Internet video

Trimming video in Mpeg Streamclip - you can even edit a video in Streamclip

          Part 1-Introduction to trimming a video in Mpeg Streamclip

          Part 2-Trimming a video in Mpeg Streamclip

          Part 3-Trimming a video to 30 seconds using Mpeg Streamclip

Freecorder - another free utility that will also download video's on the web.

Find Freecorder and install

          Find Freecorder and install

Using Freecorder to grab YouTube video

          Part 1-Using freecorder to grab youtube video

          Part 2-Setup storage directory

          Part 3-Freecorder video recording issue

          Part 4-Limiting freecorders video grabbing ability

Convert mp4 to various formats using Freecorder - a great feature of Freecorder that you will use often.

          Part 1-Setup Freecorder to convert mp4 video file to various formats

          Part 2-Start converting mp4 files to various formats

          Part 3-Convert mp4 files to various formats

Issues with Freecorder.

Freecorder recording issues - Internet Speed and Privacy.

          Part 1-The problem

          Part 2-Remove the Freecorder toolbar

          Part 3-Go into Task Manager

          Part 4-Testing after removing process in Task manager

Another solution

          Go into msconfig

          After restarting system to remove the flv service file

          Kick start Freecorder into action

Privacy issue

          Privacy issue in Freecorder Free to view
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