links for 2010-05-06

  • Aleesoft Free iPad Video Converter is a wonderful simple and easy iPad video converter. It can convert almost all video formats to iPad which lets you enjoy watching any video on your iPad anywhere and anytime.
  • (tags: windows7)
  • MPEG Streamclip is a powerful free video converter, player, editor for Mac and Windows. It can play many movie files, not only MPEGs; it can convert MPEG files between muxed/demuxed formats for authoring; it can encode movies to many formats, including iPod; it can cut, trim and join movies. MPEG Streamclip can also download videos from YouTube and Google by entering the page URL.

    You can use MPEG Streamclip to open and play most movie formats including MPEG files or transport streams; edit them with Cut, Copy, Paste, and Trim; set In/Out points and convert them into muxed or demuxed files, or export them to QuickTime, AVI, DV and MPEG-4 files with more than professional quality, so you can easily import them in a DVD authoring tool, and use them with many other applications or devices.

    Supported input formats: MPEG, VOB, PS, M2P, MOD, VRO, DAT, MOV, DV, AVI, MP4, TS, M2T, MMV, REC, VID, AVR, M2V, M1V, MPV, AIFF, M1A, MP2, MPA, AC3, …

  • Now that the iPad is out, video producers are wanting to know the best
    way to compress video for the device. I've been testing this like
    crazy. There are many ways to do it, but I like one particular method because:

    1) It uses free software to do the compression.
    2) It works on both PC's and Macs.

    I just posted a video tutorial that shows the process, and it's free
    for everyone.

  • This unique, free online resource uses a combination of atlas, encyclopedia and timeline to cover the entire history of the world in an authoritative and engaging way. Navigate to any civilization or period in history for either a broad overview or an in-depth look at the people, places and events.

    The TimeMap currently spans the period from the first civilization in 3500 BC up to the beginning of the Middle Ages in AD 500, with more content being added on a daily basis.

  • The website’s main purpose is to help educators and schools around the world effectively integrate technology, including the wonderful tools on the vast World Wide Web, into the classroom. eduTecher offers links to hundreds of web tools and sites and provides concise information on how the tools may be useful in the classroom setting. The site’s goal is simple: contribute to the academic world, without charging membership fees for the users or promoting specific software and hardware products through commercial advertising. Includes features to contribute sites, share tools, and has a free iphone app.
  • Upload a picture and add a sentence to define vocabulary words.
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