Apr 27 2009
Google is catching up with its promises on coming Mac versions of its free products. Google Earth, and now Google Video are out in native Aqua. The application is slick, and has a very intuitive thumbnail scrubber.
Now, the only feat left is to find something interesting on Google Video. Mac users won’t be disappointed in the application nearly as much as the variety of videos, but we’ll hope that improves.
Maybe more interesting than the Mac video player, you can now download Google videos in an iPod friendly format. Even if you are pod-less, this is a handy way to save these videos on your drive with good compression and small file sizes.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was a download to iPod on YouTube? Who knows when their financing might dry up, so download your favorites. How? Find out in this O’Reilly tutorial.
ReelBeen Video Player and Converter
If you are looking for a slicker way to convert video (including streaming content) to iPod format, then ReelBean might be your answer. Provided you are running Tiger, ReelBean will convert and playback all kinds of video (and DVD) in a polished interface. Get it now while its free. Once this bean sprouts, it will put you back $10.
SightSpeed Video VoIP for Mac
The free VoIP arena is pretty crowded, but there’s room for SightSpeed. This VoIP app includes video as well as audio and sports built-in conferencing and call out. The quality is better than I expected. Its worth the download just to watch the fishbowl.
As always, thanks for joining me. Tune in next week for more fresh freeware.