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Downloading Google Video

I’m passing on this article on “How to Download Google Video”. I’m sure some of you already know about this.
This is just for whoever don’t know yet and wanna try out.

It’s very useful for me since I cannot watch movies online with my low speed internet and must take time to download. My example is on “Nge Chit Oo” movie from Khayanpyar Einmet.

The site is right-click disabled but that’s nothing to worry about if you’re use firefox with webdeveloper extention.

Go to the video page and click the icon at the bottom to browse to actual google video page as shown in the following screen shot.
go google video

It will direct you to actual google video page like this link.

Follow the steps below to download google video.

  1. View the page source code and search for the keyword “googleplayer”
  2. Copy and paste the videoUrl parameter (all of the characters after the keyword “videoUrl=”)
  3. Press Ctrl-L to go to URL location bar. Type Javascript:unescape(“videoUrl”)
  4. where videoUrl should be the last parameter you have copied into the clipboard.

  5. It should output the actual URL on the broswer, copy and paste that URL onto your browser location bar again to download the FLV movie.
  6. Play it with a FLV Player.

Via: How to Download Google Video

Notes:
#1. Ctrl-F on view source page to enable search feature, type in the search keyword.
search googleplayer

#2. Some cases have to start after id/parameter as well. ie) in my example: everything after “videoUrl\u003d”,
start from “http” part till “%3Den” in the end.
Leave out “&autoPlay\u003dtrue\”
#5. I use this FLV player. The file (ngalchitoo) size is ~143MB by the way.

The easier way of getting video link is using “Adblock” firefox extension.

adblock

Read more about using “Adblock” extention to get google video link here.

You can also use some sites to generate url directly for you too (read the article for more), but this javascript method is just fine for me.

The same concept applies for YouTube videos too. Feel free to test around and enjoy downloading. ;)

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Gtalk – Voice Mailing

I’m so loving the new gtalk features.
I got the new features a few days back and just today I got time to check them out properly.

We’ve been working hard to add your top-requested features to Google Talk, such as fast and reliable file transfer, and the ability to send and receive voicemail messages for free. We’ve even created a fun little feature for you music lovers.

So today, we’re excited to be releasing these features to a small percentage of Google Talk users. We’ll be rolling these features out to all Google Talk users on the U.S.-English interface in the coming weeks.

Via: Googletalk Blog

My favorite one is voice mailing. You can send voice mail to the followings:

  • Online contacts
  • Offline gtalk contacts
  • Old Gtalk Version Users
  • Other email (yahoo, hotmail, etc) contacts

Oh when you send voice mail, the message goes like this.

The person you trying to reach is not available.
Please leave your message after “Me”.
Meee!

The last “Me” part is funny hehe.

Online Contact with New Gtalk Version
voice2
Offline Contact
offlinevoice
Old version user
voice1
Non-Gmail Contact
othermailvoice

I’m not a fan of direct file sending but still it’s good to have it since other messenger services got it.

Direct File Sending
file

The music playing status is cool too. I just love the music icon.

Music Status
music
Receiving Voice Mail
receiving voicemail

Anyway I just sent about 20 voice mails to my online, offline and other email friends now. hehehe :d I hope they appreciate my most sensational voice LOL.

Oh yah do drop me some voice mails too so I can check out your fantastic voices.

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Pride and Prejudice

Starting from this week, FijiOne is showing Pride and Prejudice premire on every Mondays.

Mr. Darcy and Miss BennetWell it is a classic drama and my parents offered quite a good opinion of it so I watched the Keira Knightley movie and also following these series. I read the book when I was young, I think while I was 6th std, and I didn’t understand much. I kinda thought it’s a boring story with lots of long sentences which after reaching the end, you forgot what said in the beginning and lost the whole idea about that line. Of course my understanding of english language at that time was at the level of basic primary and I preferred reading Burmese cartoon than these long complicated English classics.

Now that my understanding improved, I’m reading the story again and cross checking with the movie and the tv series.

Mr. Darcy - Pride and Prejudice
Austen’s perfect comedy of manners–one of the most popular novels of all time–features splendidly civilized sparring between the proud Mr. Darcy and the prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet as they play out their spirited courtship in a series of eighteenth-century drawing-room intrigues.

I watched the first episode and was disappointed with the followings:

  • the gals are ugly, especially Jane who is suppose to be the prettiest, turns out to be the ugliest of all,
  • Mary looks like an Indian gal, look silly with glasses. She looks sick. Play piano pretty well for the supposively bad pianoist.
  • the mother, Mrs Bennet, talks too loud and so fast. I can’t stand her, very annoying character. Plz! I thought the gangs from Gilmores Girls are fast but they are nothing compare to this classic motor mouth.
  • the dresses are awful! talk about bad designer/fashion, too tight around chest and the gowns are just so ugly.
    bright coloring on top and all white at the bottom!!! What are they thinking!
  • the hair-dos, awwaugghh!! Can’t they do better hair style than those curls stick up on your forehead. Look so bad on Jane since she got thin face and fat neck, so the sticky hair make her head thinner and the neck fatter.
  • Mr. Bingley’s sister, Miss Bingley, she looks like some gay freak! I think she’s even taller than her brother Mr. Bingley.

mrshurst_missbingleyWell this is only from the first episode, may be too early to judge the whole series bad, so I’ll follow the nexts and see how it go. Oh yah I do like Mr. Darcy though, he looks much better than Mr. Darcy from the actual movie.

Some quotes I got confused with:

“She is tolerable, but not handsome enough to tempt ME; I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men.”

What’s it mean by “I am in no humour at present to give consequence to young ladies who are slighted by other men”?Give consequence to? Slighted by?

“Then the two third he danced with Miss King, and the two fourth with Maria Lucas, and the two fifth with Jane again, and the two sixth with Lizzy, and the BOULANGER–”

The two third/forth/fifth?????

“If you are not so compassionate as to dine to-day with Louisa and me, we shall be in danger of hating each other for the rest of our lives, for a whole day’s tete-a-tete between two women can never end without a quarrel.

What the heck is tete-a-tete?

I’m still reading the book half way. This time going slow and reading line by line so I understand all.

Mr. Darcy and Miss Bennet
Pride and Prejudice TV Series
Keira Knightley as Miss Elizabeth Bennet
Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice
Bennet Girls
Bennet Girls
Pride and Prejudice
Pride and Prejudice Scene
Pride and Prejudice Book Covers
Pride and Prejudice Book Cover1 Pride and Prejudice Book Cover2

Read about Pride and Prejudice TV Series here: Pride and Prejudice
Read the book review: Google Book – Pride and Prejudice

Shoot me an email (use contact form), if you want to have ebook of this novel. Zatlite got some good classic ebook collections.

Believe it or not, I’ve never been to any funeral back in Burma and been to only one funeral in Fiji which was my classmate’s mother funeral.

I came across this website and was surprised to see some video of Burmese Monk Funeral and a post about it. This one was at Shan State – “Inle”, I don’t know exactly the monk name. Seem to be happening at some rural area more like a small town or a quarter.

The movies on this page were taken when I accidently ran into a funeral of a high ranked Buddhist monk. I rented a bike and was cycling along the shoreline of lake Inle when all of a sudden a saw a large fair and many people partying on both sides of the road.

The funerals always been a noisy event, I’ve seen some famous monks funerals on TV back in Myanmar and they were more crowded and noisier than this one. I’m not sure it’s always been like this but quite an eventful display all those funerals are. Ok I can’t really tell you more about it since I have no experience of my own to share with you and it’s abit out of my knowledge.

The movies can be found here. You can read more about his experience on the event here.

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