Skype for Linux with video support

Skype for Linux

Recently I installed the latest Skype for Linux ( on my both systems: Fedora 8 and Kubuntu 7.04. I was surprised because the video calls really work. We talked with one of my friends about 40 minutes (he uses Windows). The quality of sound and picture is good (we both have DSL Internet connection). Not sure how it’ll be for dial-up.

Currently I cannot test Skype with video on Nokia Internet Tablet. Because my N810 isn’t shipped yet from UK. Also I’m not sure that Skype development team built that version for Maemo.

YouTube video downloader and converter


Sometimes low bandwidth Internet connection hampers to enjoy videos from YouTube. offers a simple way not only download video from YuoTube but convert it into appropriate format: .wmv, .mov, .mp4, .3gp, .mp3, and .flv to allows watch it later on your PC, PSP, iPod or mobile phone.

You may be interested to know about another ways to download YouTube Videos.

[via Mashable!]

YouTube-mania is continuing

LG KU990

Right after Samsung’s SGH-L760 LG announced its YuoTube-enable mobile phone KU990. Integration with YouTube allows not only watch video but submit videos to the site straight from the phone as well. Thanks to the 5-megapixel camera you may do good clips. The KU990 also sports 3-inch touchscreen, a built-in FM radio, MP3 player and microSD card slot. Sure, the HSDPA connectivity is nice but WiFi for communication with YouTube would be better choice.

There are no word on pricing or availability yet.

[via Engadget]

Broadcast yourself with new Casio cameras

Casio EX-S880 and EX-S77

It seems YouTube is standard de-facto for video hosting. A new digital cameras from Casio can be visual proofs of that thesis. The EX-S880 and EX-S77 feature 8.1- and 7.1-megapixels respectively and include special YouTube capture mode. That mode allows to store your videos at 640 x 480 resolution and H.264 format. So, you shouldn’t adjust your video and convert it to proper format.

Both cameras will be out in August for $300 and $230, respectively.

[via Gearlog]

Free online video converter

Video Converter

Yesterday Movavi launched Movavi Online – a web-based service that enables users to convert video from one format to another for sharing, podcasting, cellphones, iPods, and more. The service is free but with some limits such no DVD ripping, no merging many video files to one, no possibility to improve uploaded video by apply special filters and tools. But you may get those features and more just setup paid account.

The service supports a range of popular video formats, including AVI, MP4, MPEG 2 (PAL and NTSC), MPEG 4, iPod at 320×240, iPod 5G at 640×480, PSP, 3gp and 3gp2 for cellphones, MOV for podcasting, and FLV Flash video.

From companion sites Movavi also offers at no charge six different widgets with which bloggers, designers, developers, individuals and companies may embed a line of code in order to offer video conversion services from their own Web sites, blogs and social networking pages.

Recently I spend some time to find video converter to convert my video from one format to another. Finally I found some shareware tool for Windows but it was not perfect. Let’s image you’re Mac OS or Linux user (I don’t speak about MPlayer :)). So, era online services and tools is coming quickly!

Eyejot: web based video email: web based video email

video email
Here is a new player in the web services battle – Eyejot. Eyejot is a web based email client which allows to create, send and receive video emails. It’s very easy to create the video email using your webcam.
Other features include: private delivery, permission-based address book, integrates with mobile devices, integrates with iTunes/RSS, connects to any camera. And finally, Eyejot team said that it supports Windows, Mac and Linux! so, try it and enjoy!

Quick Capture with YouTube

YouTube has introduced a new service on their website called “Quick Capture” which allows the user to record video directly to the YouTube website:

The new service utilizes Adobe’s Flash Player API to connect to the video capture device. Everytime you go to the Quick Capture page, you’ll have to give permission to the Flash Player to access your video capture device and your microphone. Once permission is granted, all you need to do is fill out the information on the left hand side which includes the title, description, tags, video category, and language of the video. Then press record and watch the video get automatically saved to the website. There’s no encoding converion performed on your PC – everything is passed straight onto YouTube.