Movies and Videos

Need to find movies and videos for your Smart Board Lessons? visit http://ResourceGarden.wikispaces.com
Want to make your own videos with the Smart Video Recorder and play them with the Smart Video Player? Check out information just about the Smart Recorder and Smart PlayerWant to just record actions that take place on the workspace in Smart Notebook? Try the Page Recording found in the Properties Tab

SMART Notebook supports the .flv video format (flash video) whether or not your computer is connected to a SMART product.
1.http://www.real.com/realplayer a free media player, capture videos from the Web to your PC with one click and convert video to many different formats, create a library of videos, music, and pictures You can capture a YouTubeor other videos on the web while you are watching them and then convert the video to a .flv or .wmv format.
http://www.real.com/realplayer a free media player, capture videos from the Web to your PC with one click and convert video to many different formats, create a library of videos, music, and pictures You can capture a YouTube or other videos on the web while you are watching them and then convert the video to a .flv or .wmv format.
Need to edit your videos?
1. Try Jaycut (http://jaycut.com) edit videos online for free or use Movie Maker (if they are in .wmv or.avi format)
Want more information on the Smart Video Player? Smart Video Player
2. Smart board can use movie files in .flv format, but use .wmv files for PowerPoint and movie maker.
3. When in Smart Notebook, you can link to (not insert) a movie in .wmv format as long as you have Windows Media Player installed.
4. When putting documents, movies, sounds, etc. into Smart pages remember to attach the items in the attachments tab as well. This will allow you to always find your items!


You can attach Adobe Flash video files to any object on a page. To attach an Adobe Flash video file to an object on a page
  1. Select an object.
  2. Press Insert > Flash Video File. The Insert Video File dialog box appears.
  3. Browse to and select the video file that you want to insert on the page.
  4. Press Open.
NOTES
Alternatively, you can insert an Adobe Flash video file from the Gallery.
There are several places on the web where you can convert files from one format to another. Some of them include:
  1. www.mediaconverter.org Freesoftware to convert YouTube videos to .wmv files (You can convert 5 videos per day using this free software)
  2. www.zamzar.comFree software to convert a movie to a .wmv file (you'll have to wait to get an email before you can finish downloading your video so it may take longer). You can have zamzar convert a .flv movie to a .wmv file!
  3. http://keepvid.com Free software converter to .flv files (good for SmartBoard? ) but you'll have to convert these files to .wmv files for use in a Power Point presentation.
  4. Rip your DVD's with a program found at www.ImTOO.com You can try it and then probably buy it!
  5. Another program to investigate is RipTiger: Rip Tiger will let you capture videos you watch on the web automatically. You can download a YouTube or other videos on the web while you are watching them and then convert the video to a .wmv format. The web site is http://www.riptiger.com/. It does cost about $35.00 but you can try the trial version before buying it.
  6. A freeware program to convert videos is available at: http://www.any-video-converter.com/download-avc-free.php. This program needs to be downloaded to your computer Any Video Converter Free version is an All-in-One video converting tool with easy-to-use graphical interface, fast converting speed and excellent video quality. It allows you to effortlessly convert video files between every format! This free version supports DVD NTSC, DVD PAL, MPEG-I, MPEG-II, MPEG-4 and Flash FLV video profiles.
  7. http://www.online-convert.com/ is another site that will convert files to .flv files so that you can easily use them in your SMART Notebook files.






  1. YouTUBE videos: Add kiss to the front of the link (see below) to convert a youtube video to .flv files (good for SmartBoard )
  2. Whenever you are watching video on YouTube , goto the address bar at the top of your browser.
    Notice the URL is something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= **VKMm4XBsqhk**
  3. Just in front of the youtube.com domain name, insert the word 'kiss'.
    Eg. http://www.kissyoutube.com/watch?v= VKMm4XBsqhk
    //?//
  4. Press the 'Enter' key and it will bring you to this website. Click on the download link provided to save the video to your computer.
NOTE: Remember to save your video with ".flv" extension. Eg. some_video_filename.flv . Then download the free flv player we recommend to play the video.




SMART Notebook supports the .flv video format. If you want SMART Notebook to support other formats, you can install the following encoder. If you install additional encoders, SMART Notebook automatically detects them and supports their video formats. You can use this with Windows 98 or later.
Looking for free software to dowload YouTube videos, to convert video from one file format to another, to convert audio from one file format to another, or to burn CDs or DVDs? Try FreeStudio at http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/index.htm
http://jaycut.com/
This site is so easy to use for video editing. It is free, but you need to create a user account. They even have a brief tutorial on how to use the online editor. Sometimes, depending on the traffic, you may have to wait a little while before receiving the e-mail with the link to your video. As they say on the site, "Patience is a virtue."


I took lots of Flip videos last year and then couldn't post them to the web for students and families to view because of a "problem" between Microsoft and Flip. But today I used the Any Video Converter free download (http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/) and converted my Flip video to a format that will allow me to post to the web. Very cool!! b