November 3rd, 2015 by Michael Sauers

TEncoder is a open-source multithreaded GUI for FFMpeg, MEncoder and MPlayer.

  • Run up to 16 simultaneous processes and/or make FFMpeg and Mencoder to do internal multithreaded encoding.
  • Rip unprotected DVDs
  • Hard-code subtitles with same name as video using Mencoder
  • Hard-code subtitles tracks (soft-coded subtitles) with MEncoder
  • Download video/audio from YouTube etc
  • 840 device presets
  • Do two passes to improve quality
  • Pass custom options to encoders
  • Extract audio or video
  • Extract parts from file
  • Convert audio files (mp3 to aac etc)
  • Select audio track from files with multiple audio tracks
  • Extract jobs to .bat file so they can be run later
  • Preview files with all options applied
  • Edit/create presets
  • Works under Wine
  • 64bit and 32bit versions available

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March 17th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

His most recent example involves the video for a tune called “Kingdom of the Persians,” from his soundtrack for the Seven Kingdoms video game.

According to Lynne, Universal at some point licensed the music to use in the background of an audiobook, which is all fine and good.

Unfortunately, it looks like UMG took the step of putting that audiobook recording into the YouTube Content-ID system. When the copyright bots matched up Lynne’s recording to the background music of the audiobook (because the two are identical), he received an automated copyright notice saying that ads would be placed on his video and that Universal would get the money.

Lynne says he can understand the confusion arising from the automated system. However, when he filed a written dispute with YouTube about the claim, he was ultimately told that UMG had determined they were the rightful holders of the copyright and that the ads will stay.

Read the full story @

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January 16th, 2015 by Michael Sauers

If Everything Worked Like YouTubers Think It DoesSource: Dorkly

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September 8th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

The other night I was experiencing issues with playing a YouTube video (terminal buffering) and a link appeared beneath the video offering me an “explaination” for why I was having trouble. That link took me to the Google Video Quality Report.

I’m guessing it’s been around for a while but this is the first I’ve run into it. Basically you’re told how well your ISP handles the various quality levels of YouTube videos along with info on traffic levels throughout the day.


Google Video Quality Report - NE DAS

Clicking the “Compare Providers in Your Area” tab gets you a listing of other local ISPs for which you can see their data. In my case I’m trying to “compare” the state’s network to my home ISP and Google points that out to me with a warning that it’s a bit unrealistic.)

Google Video Quality Report - Windstream

It looks like YouTube watching by Nebraska state employees peaks about 2pm, where residents of Lincoln peak about 9pm. Makes sense to me.

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September 2nd, 2014 by Michael Sauers

wordpress logoThose of you that know me, know I’m a big fan of WordPress. All of my personal sites run on WordPress, both the Greece Historical Society and Friends of the Aurora Public Library sites which I manage run on WordPress, and Nebraska Libraries on the Web which I’m in charge of runs on WordPress. Ok, I live and breathe WordPress. So, if you do too, you probably know that you can easily embed external content from sites like YouTube and Flickr just by pasting the item’s URL on its own line. But did you know that you can also do this with sites like Instagram, Twitter, SlideShare and TED? No? Well now you do. And, if you’re interested in a complete list you can find it on the Embeds page in the WordPress Codex.

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August 14th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Head on over to YouTube and search for doge meme. Here’s a screenshot for those that can’t access YouTube at the office. (SFW)

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March 4th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

YouTube logoYou’ve got two options:

If you stumble upon a YouTube video that, for one reason or another has been set as “age restricted,” you can still watch the video without signing in or confirming your age. Just use this little URL trick.

If you remove the watch? and replace the = with a /,you’ll get a link that goes directly to the video without the rest of the YouTube site, and it’ll play full-width in your browser.


Add nsfw before the portion of the link.

Via Lifehacker.

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January 17th, 2014 by Michael Sauers

Well there are many but this one is very pointed and accurate.



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October 1st, 2013 by Michael Sauers
  • YouTube logoSpacebar = Play/Pause
  • Left/Right = Rewind/Fast Forward
  • Up/Down = Volume up/down
  • Home/End = Go to beginning/end

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July 19th, 2013 by Michael Sauers

Elizabeth Warren and Leader PelosiA viral clip of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ripping into the hosts of CNBC’s “Squawk Box” has been removed from the senator’s YouTube channel.

According to a message on YouTube, NBC Universal requested that the video be taken down on copyright grounds.

A CNBC spokesperson did not immediately return a request for comment.

Read the full article and find links to the video where it’s still available @ The Huffington Post.

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