We got off to a good start, but we’ve been quiet of late. I’ve got lots of ideas for posts that are coming, but c’est la vie, I haven’t written them yet.

However, I have recently done a couple of screencasts having to do with downloading YouTube videos. On my personal blog I wrote about the paradox of YouTube’s terms of service as it relates to the technology of “progressive downloads”.

The conclusion is basically that there are legitimate reasons to download videos from sites like YouTube and Vimeo. You just need to follow copyright and “Fair Use” guidelines. However there is no way NOT to download a video to your computer from these sites, because that’s how the technology works.

So here is my screencast recommendation for the best way to obtain media from sites like YouTube.

Until next time (which I hope to be soon).