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Download Tricky Flash Videos

Many embedded videos are tricky to download. For example, news sites and Hulu do all they can to hide video files so that you can’t easily find them. If the standard browser plug-ins for downloading aren’t working, try StreamTransport, a free Windows program. I found that it is the only solution for many sites.


2011 Mac Mini Hard Drive Upgrade Video

We just upgraded a 2011 Apple Mac Mini to have an SSD, a second hard drive, and new RAM.

Video Also available on YouTube in High Definition or Standard Definition.

Parts List

OCZ 120 GB Vertex 3 SATA III 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive VTX3-25SAT3-120G Western Digital 1TB Blue WD10JPVT 5400RPM, 8 MB cache, […]

Download Flash Videos

If you want to download Flash videos, such as from YouTube, there are many options. My favorite way is to use the Firefox plug-in called Download Flash and Video. It actually can download anything that’s Flash including Flash games.

Install it like any Firefox Add-on by going to Tools – Add-ons – Get Add-ons. Once […]

Wireless Video Sent to a Second Room

It is common for a household to have their DVR in their living room. But how can you watch your recorded shows in another room? If you’ve got Tivo, you can transfer some allowed shows between tivos but that requires paying for a second tivo and hence a second monthly fee. A cheaper alternative is […]

DVD Regions & Formats

An Annandale, VA client is moving to France for a year assignment with his family. He wants to be able to play his kids’ favorite DVDs for them on a French TV when he is there. Will this work?

Not easily, for two reasons:

NTSC/PAL: The video on DVDs from the US & Canada is […]