In recent posts I’ve spent some time talking about getting videos off youtube, or old tapes etc…but not mention the best way to get them to your students.
There are dozens of video converters out there, but my preference lies with Xilisoft. (I pronounce it “zilly-soft”, but that’s a guess)
This software just works. It’s $35 (don’t get confused by the Platinum and Ultimate additions – the standard does everything you need). Just drag your video into the software, set your type of video output (it has dozens of optimised presets – everythign from iPad and Android phones, to general web video – even has MS Zune !!?)
Like I’ve said, there are plenty of video converters out there, some for free, but Xilisoft works and works well. It especially good at keeping audio and video from YouTube synchronised.