Sample Video Jukeboxes:
A few really useful websites for downloading many types of media and/or converting them into JPG, PNG, GIF and MP4 etc.
Click images for links
For all types of image download and conversion.
Mainly for YouTube & Facebook videos but also works for some other websites.
Download videos from almost any website.
Any questions let me know….
Sometimes it’s not possible to embed a video because the owner has disabled this process – usually for copyright reasons.
You may get an error message like this on your website post:
A way around this is to get a screen-cap of the video and then save that as an image.
It can take some patience to get the exact frame that you want..!
Then put the image onto your post instead of the embed code.
Just link the image to the URL of the video or the page it is from.
Be sure to ‘Open link in a new tab’ and resize the image to a suitable size.
640×480 pixels is usually enough.
More info on this ’embedded’ video and in the links below that.
After the huge Windows Update last week and finally thinking the laptop was okay….
Yesterday got another ‘important’ update to be downloaded.
Thinking it was essential, said yes, but realised it was M~soft Edge trying to install itself.
Had to let it go on for a while – too critical to stop it halfway. Serious update.
Don’t want it AT ALL – it tracks everywhere you go. So before it could install, stopped it on the ‘accept and install’ and used a very ‘special’ uninstall program to clean it off. That worked fine even though many websites said M~E was impossible to get rid of.
After checking the system with several scans it seems to have gone. Won’t be coming back again hopefully.
What was that ‘special‘ program that got rid of it?
Ah, that would be telling now, wouldn’t it…!
No, nothing to do with fixing broken glass windows…
A fantastic program for repairing Windows 7/8/10 is:
Download the installer or the portable which are about 36 MB.
It really can reset the operating system to its most effective levels.
Some important things to consider first:
When it’s finally done all the repairs your computer should be running at its most efficient.
You can also stop services such as Windows Search and Superfetch to speed up your computer even more.
More info here:
Loads of info on YouTube about Windows Repair:
Sparkie takes no responsibility if you mess it up by not following the instructions above.
He’s a cat anyway so good luck with that…
As mentioned to my students back in March, many of the online tutorials and resources on this website are now password-protected.
A new website is being worked on at the moment which will include live online classes using Zoom (or similar).
Anyone interested needs to ‘Follow Sparkie‘. If you do already, you are covered.
There is one course in particular which will be interesting to some of you – more details later.
If you want the password for any of the existing posts or pages for now, please email or contact me below…
It’s my Birthday…! I am 7 years old now.
So is my sister Toyah, she is half-hour younger than me.
That makes me her Big Brother…!
She loves me.
Found this website which you might find useful:
I would never wander that far myself.
Plus the Gardaí wouldn’t bother me anyway.
Because I am a Cat….!