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July 19 2012 5 19 /07 /July /2012 05:27

With more Macs shipping with SSD drives, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.

1. Delete Apps

We're constantly downloading and installing apps from the rapidly expanding Mac App Store, and we bet you are too. If you download a lot of games, or apps that take up a lot of megabytes, you can regain a lot of space by dusting the virtual shelves of your Application folder.

If you downloaded apps from the Mac App Store, you can easily delete them from inside the Launchpad application in Lion. Simply click and hold on the application you wish to delete, and then select the small “x” in the corner of the app icon. Don't worry if you change your mind later -- you can always redownload the app from the store's Purchased tab...if you have space for it.

If you installed an application from a location other than the Mac App Store, you can delete it by using an application such as App Zapper. This will ensure that all of the app support files are removed in addition to the application itself.

2. Delete Old Documents and iChat Logs

If you have iChat (or Adium) chat logging turned on, then you are collecting multiple text files each time you initiate a conversation with anyone in your buddy list. While these logs are great for archiving past conversations, if you are a constant instant-messenger, you can accumulate a lot of log files very quickly. Pruning the old files can keep your disk clean. You can see and remove your old log files by opening your Home folder > Documents > iChats in the Finder.

3. Get Rid of Mail Downloads

Just like iChat logs, the Mail app in OS X will stow away Mail attachments without any worries whenever you double-click on an attachment in an email to view it or use QuickLook on it.

You may find these files accumulating in large quantities in your Home folder > Library > Mail Downloads in the Finder. You can generally delete any files here without issue. As long as you have the original message, the attachment will be stored with it. However, you can still move any file from this location if you don’t have the original message.

4. Remove Old Log Files

Log files are a way that your Mac archives important system events. Unfortunately, these log files can become a bit unwieldy quickly. Fortunately, you can delete old log files in the Console app (located in /Applications/Utilities).

You can manually delete the log files from within the Console application by right-clicking on any of the files and selecting “Move to Trash,” or you can use an application like Onyx to automate the process.

5. Find iTunes Duplicates

Duplicate iTunes movies, TV shows, and music can lead to more than usual disk usage on your Mac. Luckily, iTunes can help you easily get rid of these dupes. Just open iTunes and select the sidebar item you wish to find duplicates in (Music, Movies, TV Shows, Books, Apps, Tones, etc.).

Next, navigate to File > Display Duplicates. Here, all duplicates for that category will be displayed. If nothing is displayed, the no duplicates have been found. You can remove duplicates that are displayed by selecting the duplicate and pressing Command-Delete, or right-clicking and selecting Delete. When you’re done removing duplicates, click the “Display All” button to go back to the normal iTunes view.

6. Reset Your Browser

Your browser contains many disk-hogging features, including web page caching. Resetting your browser every now and again will free space on your Mac.

You can do this in Safari by clicking Safari > Reset Safari.

You can also do the same thing in Firefox by selecting Tools > Clear Recent History. 

(Source: http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/6_ways_regain_disk_space_your_mac)



Six Ways to Download YouTube Videos

Three Ways to Record Video on Mac

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Video Recorder Software for Mac

Since video tutorials are good presentations to show others a project, there must be many times when you want to record screen activities on your Mac. And if you search the Internet, you will find that there are plenty of video recording and screen capturing tools out there, but vary in functionalities.

If you are just looking for a screen recorder but don't know which to choose, you can simply refer to the following top 3 tools, including QuickTime Player, Any Video Converter Ultimate and Camtasia, to record screen on your Mac OS.

quick time playerWay 1 Record Video with QuickTime Player


Many users didn't know that Apple has added the screen recording feature to QuickTime Player in Snow Leopard. It lets you create easy screen activities and share with others. Let's follow the steps below to record video with QuickTime Player.


Step 1. Launch QuickTime Player, select File > New Screen Recording.


Step 2. A screen recording window will open. Before you begin to record the screen, you can click the small triangle button on the right to set a few settings.

screen recorder

Step 3. Hit the red "Record" button to start capturing your screen, you will get a hint to ask whether capture the entire screen or only a portion of the screen.


Step 4. Click "Stop" button once you finish the screen recording. Then you can preview and export the recorded video to save.


Tips: QuickTime Player also allows you to record the audio and movie.


Way 2 Record Screen with Any Video Converter Ultimate


Another video recording software we are going to introduce is Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which is able to record screen and video, including streaming videos, online videos, live sports, etc in fast speed with excellent audio & video quality.


Step 1. Open Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac and click "Start Record Screen" button.


Step 2. A record setting window will pop up to let you set the FPS, output directory and name for the video ready to be recorded.

record screen settings

Step 3. Hit "Capture" button to begin recording the screen.


Step 4. To stop the recording, you have three options: Either press Command-Shift-1, or click the Stop icon.


Tips: Any Video Converter Ultimate also allows you to convert the recorded video files into other formats, such as WMV, MPG, MP4, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, FLV, SWF, MP3, WMA, etc on Mac.


camtasia mac-video recorder and editorWay 3 Record Video with Camtasia Mac


The last screen recorder in our list is Camtasia from TechSmith company. This video capture is a best combination of screen recording and video editing. It's more than a simple screen recorder, but gives you the tools you need to truly customize and edit your videos. This is the most professional and the best of these three screen recorders, but also costs the most, about 100 US dollars.


Step 1. Load Camtasia Mac 2 and you will get the setting window:




Step 2. Choose the preset region of your video recording and hit the red button on the right to view and preset the recording region.


Step 3. Begin to capture the screen activity by clicking "Rec" button.


Tips: After the recording is finished, Camtasia will lead you to a video editing window. You can then edit the video by adding some special effects, trimming, cutting, annotations, etc to make it more vivid.


So which way do you prefer?



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--How to Convert Video to Google Nexus 7 Free on Mac

Google Nexus 7

The Nexus 7, unveiled at Google I/O on June 27, 2012, is shaking up the tablet market with its great tech specs and incredible price of $199 for 8GB, $249 for 16GB. Running Android 4.1 OS, Jelly Bean and quad-core Tegra 3 processor, the Nexus 7 is co-developed by Google and Asus to be the first tablet of Nexus series. With 7-inch screen and 1280x800 pixel display, the Nexus 7 is bright enough and making you wonder if the screen could have been larger or the tablet smaller.

Versatile, well-built, fast and fun. Yes, this is Google Nexus 7. But you may wonder how about comparing Nexus 7 against the current king of tablets--the New iPad? Don't worry. Here let's give a look at it.

Reviews of Nexus 7 and New iPad


google nexus 7 vs iPad 3

Screen: The first real difference between Nexus 7 and iPad 3rd generation is their screens. The New iPad’s 9.7-inch Retina display has 2048 x 1536 pixels of resolution, which works out to a density of 264ppi and is currently the best screen on a currently-available tablet among the market. The Nexus 7 doesn’t quite have the resolution of the iPad 3rd, but its 1280 x 800 panel has a respectable pixel density in the 215ppi range, which is still among the best of the rest.


Dimensions: These two tablets are also quite different in size and weight. The Nexus 7 is smaller at 120 x 199mm compared to 186 x 241mm; however it is thicker at 10.5mm against 9.4mm. Since the Nexus 7 is smaller than the New iPad, it is unsurprisingly lighter. It weighs in at 340g and the iPad at 652g for the more featherweight Wi-Fi-only model.


Processor: As we know the processor is an very important part of a tablet. The iPad 3 has an Apple A5X dual-core processor which is based on the ARM Cortex A9 architecture and has quad-core graphics. Google has opted for an nVidia Tegra 3, a quad-core chip along with a 12-core GPU.


Storage: Obviously the Nexus 7 loses out against the iPad 3’s storage options. It only has an 8GB and 16GB version, compared to the iPad 3’s 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models.


Connectivity: The New iPad has it in terms of connectivity. The Nexus 7 won't be available in a 3G version just yet, so the iPad is unchallenged in non-Wi-Fi terms.


Price: Although Nexus 7 seems to lose out on most aspects, its $199 to $249 price makes it win when compared to New iPad's at $499.


Above all, the price of Nexus 7 is an attractive factor with its impressive power. However, since it's a 7-inch tablet, it should aim to compete with other 7-inch tablets, like Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, Galaxy Tab 2, etc. But not with 9.75-inch New iPad. The report goes that Apple will also release a 7-inch iPad mini in this October. We won't know which will finally win until then. Anyhow, currently, the New iPad is still remaining the king of the hill. But if you're looking for a tablet that is very portable and won't break the bank, the Nexus 7 is a good option.


How to Convert Video to Nexus 7 on Mac


Some reviewers say that Nexus 7 is all about experience. So do you wonder how it will be when watching movies on? It must be great! Here we are going to talk about how to convert video files to Nexus 7 for play back on Mac OS X.


Any Video Converter Freeware for Mac is a free Nexus 7 video converter for Mac users which helps you to convert between popular video formats, like mpeg4, avi, fly, mov, 3gp, wmv to your Nexus 7 for free. With this free video converter, you are able to enjoy your favorite movies anytime you like with only 3 steps.


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Step 1. After launching Any Video Converter Free for Mac, simply click "Add Video" button to load your video files to the program.


add video to any video converter freeware for mac

Step 2. Click Profile menu to choose the output format as Gphone or Common Used Video Format>Customized MP4 Video.


choose google phone as output format

Step 3. Start to convert your video to Nexus 7 by hitting "Convert Now" button.


Wait for the all things to be done. Once it's completed, you can import the converted videos to your Nexus 7 to watch.


More Tips for You


1. Any Video Converter Free for Mac can also convert video to New iPad and other portable devices, such as iPhone, iPod, PSP, etc.


2. If you are not satisfied with the functions of Any Video Converter Free for Mac, you are suggested to try the upgrade version of the freeware, called Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which owns more functions like ripping DVD, managing iPod, recording screen, converting video to more output formats, etc.


What Reviewers Say About Nexus 7


"Google Nexus 7 is fast, well-built and worth the money."--PCMag


"It has very limited storage and no HDMI or MHL to connect the tablet to HDTVs."--PCMag


"Nexus 7 has great look and feel with high display and solid performance, but with limited storage."--Engadget



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Facebook Video Downloader for Mac


If you are using Facebook a lot, you may have encountered this situation many times:

There are some video clips, including music video, movies, videos made by your friends, etc. that you love very much, but you cannot download them to your computer to enjoy anytime you want.

In this case, if you thought there is no way to forward, you are totally wrong. In fact, there are ways, even several, to download Facebook videos to your computer. Here we are going to introduce two of them to help you to download Facebook videos on your Mac OS easily.

Way One: Download Facebook Videos with Desktop App


One of the easy ways to download Facebook videos is using some desktop programs, like the one called Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. It is a powerful Facebook video downloader which is able to download videos from Facebook.com and even convert the downloaded Facebook videos to any other popular formats or devices. Let's follow the steps below to see how to convert Facebook videos with this Facebook video downloader for Mac.



Step1. Open Facebook.com in your browser to find the URL of the video that you want to download.


Step 2. Launch Facebook Video Downloader and add the Facebook video URL to the program.


add facebook video url to any video converter ultimate

Click "Online Video" tab>"Add" button, you will see a pop-up window to ask you to enter the Facebook video URL. Paste the URL to the box and hit "Ok" button.


Step 3. Start to download Facebook video.


Once the Facebook video URL is parsed successfully, simply click "Start" button on the bottom right to download the Facebook video.


Step 4. Find the downloaded Facebook video to play or manage.


After the Facebook video is downloaded completely, you can find it by clicking the "Download" on left side bar.


Tips: You might like to watch the downloaded Facebook video on some portable devices, like iPod, iPad and so on. In that case, you are likely to convert the downloaded Facebook video into those devices with Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. So you just need to find the downloaded Facebook video and click "Add to Convert List" to convert it to any formats you like. You can refer to: User guide of video conversion.


Way Two: Download Facebook Videos with Online App


Another simple way to download Facebook videos is to use some online video downloader website, though it fails sometimes because of the slow network speed. Here you can try the one called FacebookVideoDown.com, which is a site that helps you to download the Facebook videos automatically and free.


Step 1. Open the website www.FacebookVideoDown.com with your browser.


Step 2. Enter the Facebook video URL that you want to download like below:


facebook video online downloader


Step 3. Click "Download" button to begin downloading the Facebook video.


That's it! Isn't it simple enough? Which way do you prefer the most? Or do you know some other ways to download Facebook videos?



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Music of the Movie Have you ever met the situation: You loved the music in some movie, and desperately wanted to have it in the iPod? For me, the time when I watch "Inglourious Basterds", the French girl who owns the cinema been killed by the German soldier who is madly in love with her a few seconds ago. When the moment she has been shot and her blood splattered, the music sounded, I was shot too. The music is so beautiful and the scene is so desperate. The song named "Un Amico", composed by Ennio Morricone, and has been recorded in the Soundtrack. However, I never found some music from "Velvet Goldmine". When Jonathan was wearing long hair, dressed in purple velvet skirt and high heels, and intonating "Sebastian". It's stunning. But the song is not in the soundtrack, or not even exists as music.

That's movie, which may or may not have a soundtrack; and may or may not being recorded into a soundtrack. Then how can we have a song from DVD movie, and put it into iPod?

6 Steps to Convert DVD Movie Soundtrack to iPod

Step 1: A video converter or video editor is needed, such as Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Download and install the program in first step.

Step 2: Add DVD

Insert DVD to your computer, then launch the program, and click Add Video/DVD button to select the movie.

Add DVD to the convert window

Step 3: Choose iPod Compatible Format

After the movie being process to the converting window, click Profile Setting button (the left icon on the artwork).

The left icon is Profile Setting Button

Since iPod Shuffle Supported Video Formats are:

AAC (M4A, M4B, and M4P up to 320 Kbps); MP3 (up to 320 Kbps); MP3 Variable Bit Rate (VBR); WAV; AA (Audible spoken word, formats 2, 3, and 4)

Then click Profile, it will popup a drop-down list; click Common Used Audio Formats, and choose an audio format.

The audio format for iPod Shuffle

Other category of iPod, you can click Profile -> Apple iPod

The audio format for other iPod

Step 4: Clip Audio

Movies are around 2 hours long, if you just want a song from it, then we need to clip it. Under the General Button, there are "Start Time" and "Stop Time". We could enter the time to get the audio. But one thing need to remember, after changing the time, please press "Return" on keyboard to make the area blue like the picture below shows.

customize the time to clip a segment of audio from DVD

Step 5: Convert

Click the Convert Now button to get the DVD being ripped and the audio being converted.

Step 6: Import audio into your iPod

You can import the music into iTunes, and sync iTunes with iPod to get the music into your iPod.

Or you can do it through Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. Connecting iPod to Mac, and the program will detect your iPod device automatically. Then click the Mobile Devices button on the tab bar, and then click the button Mac To Device, select the audio to import.

Note: Given that an iPod is only corresponding to one iTunes, so if you don't want to erase any music and movie in your iPod, please open the iTunes before you plug in your iPod, go to iTunes on the menu bar > Preferences > Devices, under Device tab, check on the option Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.

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Final Cut Pro Logo


About Final Cut Pro


Final Cut Pro is professional editing software developed by Macromedia Inc. and then Apple Inc. Final Cut Pro first swept the independent production sector in Western. And then some mainstream professionals noticed it, such as Steve Soderbergh who filmed “Ascension” and had won an Oscar for Best Director; the splicing master Walter Murch who has spliced “Apocalypse Now”, ”Godfather Ⅱ, Ⅲ”, “Cold Mountain”, used Final Cut Pro to edit works. By then, the Final Cut Pro era has been officially announced. Now, in many colleges, there has set courses for Final Cut Pro.


Final Cut Pro uses QuickTime technology; almost any QuickTime-compatible file format can be imported and exported. This allows you to import files created in video editing, motion graphics, and photo editing applications.

QuickTime compatible file formats include AIFF, MP3, MPEG, WAVE, JPEG, and TIFF, just to name a few. A QuickTime movie file uses a .mov file extension. And it is also compatible with MP4, M4V, and QT formats.

And as we can see, Final Cut Pro does not support the video formats mentioned in the title, which are AVI, AVI, WMV, RM, MKV, and MPG. Then how to edit those videos in Final Cut Pro? We could use Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to convert the files to compatible formats.

4 Steps to Convert AVI, WMV, RM, MKV, MPG files to Final Cut Pro

Step 1: Add Videos

Add Videos to Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac by clicking the button Add Video/DVD

Add AVI Files

Step 2: Convert to a compatible video format

We could convert the videos to MP4 format; click Profile -> Common Used Video Formats -> Customized MP4 Movie. With this format, you can set Video Size (resolution) as “original”.

Customized MP4 Movie Format

Also we could convert the videos to the format that specially designed for Final Cut Pro. Click Profile -> Apple Software Specific Formats -> Apple Software Final Cut Pro

Apple Software Final Cut Pro Format

Note: Now you can start the conversion, but if you like, you can set parameters to get a better picture.

To set parameters, please click “Profile Setting” icon (the left one on the artwork), and it will popup a window, there you can customize Video Codec, Video size, Video Bitrate, Video Framerate, etc.

Advanced Settings

Note: Also you can save all the parameters by clicking Customize for next time's use, and Apply to all to have all videos be set in the same configurations in microsecond.

Step 3: Encoding Process

Click the button Convert Now to start the encoding process.

Step 4: Import into Final Cut Pro

After conversion, we could to import converted files into Final Cut Pro for a further editing.

You can click the “Import Files” button:

Import Files to Final Cut Pro

Or click the File on menu bar -> Import -> Files

Import Files to Final Cut Pro

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YouTube Downloader

YouTube is the largest video-sharing website on the Internet. People love to post clips of their life, videos they have making or funny scenes they have shot; also they love to watch tidbits, high-definition MV, listen to music there. It’s been part of the life.

Here is an article of downloading videos from such a website. In the article, 6 methods are provided, and most of the methods could be extend to other video sharing websites.



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Directly from Internet:

1.With a "Kiss"

This method is the only one just for YouTube, of all the methods mentioned here. To download videos, just need to add a “kiss” before the “youtube” in your URL, turn it into “kissyoutube”. For example, the URL of www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRxHs29gRsQ, now add a “kiss”, the URL changed to www.kissyoutube.com/watch?v=eRxHs29gRsQ. Then the browser will parse the URL and skip to a window like below:

Download Video with a Kiss

Use your Browser:

2. With Safari

After opening the URL, puase the video when it starts to play for seconds, and wait for the video to fill the grey progress bar. Then click Window on the menu bar -> Activity, and find the line that represents your video, double click it and the download will begin.

Download Videos via Safari

With this method, you do not need any downloader or software, but have to wait for the videos being complete processed.

3. With Firefox

Add-ons are needed. Click Tools on the menu bar -> Add-ons, and search and install plugin DownloadHelper or NetVideoHunter, then restart your Firefox. Every time you play a video or listen to music, the icon of DownloadHelper spins, while the icon of NetVideoHunter flickers.

Download Videos via firefox

The add-ons do not need to wait for the video processing, however, time is limited for each downloaded video to around 8 minutes. In other words, a 16-minute video needs to click the add-on twice.

4. With Chrome

A plugin from Chrome Web Store is needed. Click Window on the menu bar -> Chrome Web Store, and search for Ultimate YouTube Downloader.

After downloading it, the video downloading experience would be very easy. You could download YouTube and other video sites with the single click of the Download button under the video. You can even choose to download the MP4 version or the FLV version. Additionally, you can choose the video quality (720p HD, 480p, 360p, 240p).

Download Videos via Chrome

Media Player:

5. With RealPlayer Download Videos via Chrome

When you downloaded RealPlayer, then you have the RealPlayer downloader. Almost every time you watch a video, the RealPlayer would automatically show up, and you could download the video on its window or Clear the List.

Download Software:

6. With Any Video Converters

Any Video Converters contain three products: Any Video Converter Free, Any Video Converter Pro, and Any Video Converter Ultimate. Free could download videos from 4 websites, while Pro and Ultimate could download videos from 20 websites.

Supported websites may limited; however, advantages are attracting, with the software, do not need to wait for the gray progress bar being complete any more, and don't have a time restriction. Moreover, you can incidentally have a further editing and conversions of the downloaded videos to other device compatible formats.

Routine to download:

Step 1: Download and install the program;

Step 2: Launch the program; click Online Video to get to the download interface;

Step 3: Click Add button, there will prompt a window to “input your watch url”;

Step 4: Copy and paste the URL in the window, hit OK;

Step 5: After short-time parsing URL process, click “Start Button” to download videos.

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WMV Files



WMV – Windows Media Video, as its name indicated, it is a compressed video compression format developed by Microsoft. Compare with other formats, in the same video quality, the volume of WMV is small, so this format is very suitable for Internet streaming application. Since Microsoft develops it, then do the products from Apple support the format? Let’s take the newest generation of iPhone – iPhone 4S for example.

Iphone 4S supports the video formats:

  • H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

  • MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

  • Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Obviously, iPhone is not compatible with WMV. Then how should we put WMV files into iPhone? We could use video conversion tool -- Any Video Converter Free for Mac for help.

3 Steps to Convert WMV files to iPhone 4S Format

Step 1: Add Videos

After launching the program, click Add Video/DVD button to select WMV file to convert.

Add WMV Files to the program

Step 2: Choose format

After the videos being processed, click Profile button to select a format. The program has even settled a submenu for iPhone.

Choose a Defaulted Format

Note: The predefined setting – Profile is specially designed for novice users. According to the supported video formats, more advanced users can customize video and audio encoding parameters used by encoder such as Video Codec, Video Size, Video Bitrate, Audio Codec, Audio Bitrate, by clicking Profile Setting (the left icon on the artwork).

Advanced Settings

Note: Also you can save all the parameters by clicking Customize for next time's use, and Apply to all to have all videos be set in the same configurations in microsecond.

Note: Also, you can edit the videos, such as change the Aspect Ratio, Zoom Type, Margin, Brightness, add effects or watermarks. Click Edit icon (the right one on the artwork), and it will popup a window as below.

Edit Video

Step 3: Start Conversion

After all been settled, click Convert Now to encode WMV to iPhone 4S format.

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Free Video Converter for Mac--Any Video Converter Freeware

Q: "I own many interesting YouTube videos and have tried to import them into iMovie for editing but unfortunately they are all grayed out. Anyone who knows any way to import YouTube videos to iMovie? Could you be so kind to let me know? I just want to edit those YouTube videos with iMovie for sharing with my friends. I have iMovie 11. Thanks in advance."

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Ever met this problem before? Importing YouTube video into iMovie but without success? Actually that's because most YouTube videos are normally in FLV format, which are not supported by Apple's iMovie. But that doesn't mean there is no way to import YouTube videos to iMovie to edit. Here the following article will introduce you two easy ways to import and download YouTube videos to iMovie 11 for editing.

One Simple Way: Convert YouTube Videos to iMovie


As a professional video resolution for Mac, Any Video Converter Ultimate is a fast Mac YouTube to iMovie converter software which is able to help Mac users to convert any YouTube videos to iMovie 11 on Mac.


So if you've already downloaded the YouTube videos on your hard drive, you can use Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to convert those YouTube videos to iMovie compatible video formats, so that you can import the YouTube video to iMovie for editing.



How-to: Convert YouTube Video to iMovie 11 with Any Video Converter


Step 1. Add YouTube videos to the application.


You can import YouTube videos to Any Video Converter Ultimate by clicking "Add Video/DVD" button or simply dragging & dropping them into the program.


Step 2. Set output format as iMovie video.

imovie output format

Browsing the Profile drop-down list, you can see Apple Software Specific Formats. Click it and choose Apple iMovie MPEG-4 Video as output format.


Step 3. Start converting YouTube video to iMovie.


You can begin to convert YouTube videos to iMovie by hitting "Convert Now" button on the right bottom of the program.


Step 4. Import YouTube video into iMovie 11.

Launch iMovie, from the File menu, choose Import > movies, navigate to the folder where the output YouTube videos are saved. Select the files and click "Import".


The Other Way: Download and Convert YouTube Video to iMovie


If you haven't downloaded YouTube video yet but want to download it and convert to iMovie, you can also refer to Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.


But if you only need to download YouTube video, you are suggested to use Free Video Converter for Mac.


How-to: Download and Convert YouTube Video to iMovie 11


Step 1. Add the URL of YouTube video.

add youtube video url

Open your browser and find the URL of YouTube video you want to download. Click Add button to copy & paste the URL into the window.


Step 2. Download the YouTube video.

download youtube video

Hit Start button to start to download the video from YouTube.


Step 3. Convert the downloaded YouTube video to iMovie.

add youtube video to convert list

After the downloading is completed, you can add the video to Any Video Converter Ultimate to convert by clicking "Add to Convert List" button.


Step 4. Now you can simply refer to the tutorial above to convert YouTube video to iMovie 11 format.


Tips: Or you can simply watch the video tutorial of How to Download and Convert YouTube to iPad for your reference.

imovie 11

So you see, it's easy to get your YouTube videos to iMovie for editing. What you are waiting for? Just download Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac to make your own masterpiece!


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Nokia Lumia 900

If you are looking for the best video converter for Mac OS, you are recommended to use Any Video Converter Ultimate, which can help Mac users to convert any of your video and DVD collection to mobile devices, such as Nokia Lumia 900, iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3, HTC One X, etc.

Besides, Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is also a professional web video downloader that can download video from more than 10 websites, screen recorder and iPod transfer.

We are going to show you how to convert video files to Nokia Lumia 900 with Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac. But firstly let's take a look at Nokia Lumia 900 and then compare it with the hot Apple iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S III.

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Introducing Nokia Lumia 900

nokia lumia 900

Unveiled by Nokia on January 9, 2012 at Consumer Electronics Show, Nokia Lumia 900 4G LTE was released in April, 2012. This smartphone is powered by Windows Phone 7.5 OS with 4.3-inch display and 800x480 touchscreen. If you are looking for a smartphone but don't prefer iOS or Android, you are suggested to look at the Lumia 900.


If you still want to know more about Nokia Lumia 900, you can follow the reviews below to compare it with iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3. Which will win? Here we go.

Reviews of Nokia Lumia 900 vs iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S III


Some people call Nokia Lumia 900 iPhone 4S killer. Is it really better than the best selling smartphone? Here is a detailed comparison list of Nokia Lumia 900, iPhone 4S and Samsung Galaxy S3, which will help you to know better about those hot smartphones on the market.


How to Convert Video to Nokia Lumia 900 with Any Video Converter Ultimate?


As you can see from the reviews above, the Nokia Lumia 900 isn't really an iPhone killer. But one great feature of Nokia Lumia 900 is that it has high resolution display. It must be amazing to play movies on this great smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 900 supports video formats including WMV 9, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, 3GPP formats, (H.263), AVI, VC-1, ASF. What if you own some video files with formats that are incompatible with Lumia 900? Don't worry. You can switch to Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, which will help you to convert any video to your Nokia Lumia 900 on Mac.

The following will show you three simple steps to convert video to your Nokia Lumia 900 with AVC Ultimate.


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Step 1: Launch AVC and click Add Video/DVD button to import video to program.


Step 2: Open Profile drop-down list and choose output format for Nokia Lumia 900 as "Customized MP4 Format".


profile drop down list customzied mp4 format

Step 3. Hit Convert Now! button to start converting video to Nokia Lumia 900.

Once the conversion is completed, you can simply sync the converted video files to import them into your Nokia Lumia 900 to enjoy in no time!





Nokia Lumia 900 apple iphone 4s samsung galaxy s3
Product Nokia Lumia 900 Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S3
Price $500 $199-$399 $799
OS Windows ​Phone ​7.​5 iOS 5 Android 4.0
Display 800x480 960x640 1280x720
Network 3G (HSPDA/CDMA) 4G (LTE/HSPA+) 3G 4G LTE
Weight 160 grams 140 grams 133 grams
Storage 16 GB, 512 MB RAM 16/32/64GB, 512MB RAM 16/32/62GB, 1GB RAM
Front Camera Yes Yes Yes
Rear Camera 8 ​megapixels with LED flash 8 megapixels with LED flash 8 megapixels, LED Flash
Battery 7 ​hours talk time 8 hours on 3G, 14 hours on 2G 6 hours talk time
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