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Friday, July 31, 2009

How to create a YouTube video from an image file or PDF file

First you will need DeVeDe. DeVeDe is available for windows and linux. If you wish to create a video from a PDF file, than you will need to save each page as an image by right clicking on the PDF document and saving image as.

If right clicking does not give you the option to save image as, than you are going to have to manually copy and paste the page into an image editor.

Note: all images must be in PNG format.

devede3.12.2-setup.msi (30.9 MB) - Download for free (torrent) When possible please use this torrent.

devede3.12.2-setup.msi (30.9 MB) - Download for free (direct, averages over 100 downloads a day)

Click here to download DeVeDe 3.14.0 in TAR.BZ2 format (1614 Kbytes).

Click here to download DeVeDe 3.14.0 in DEB format (1550 Kbytes) for Debian, Ubuntu...

Click here to download the package with the old versions (0.99rc8) of Mplayer/Mencoder (6 Mbytes).

Click here to download the package with the old versions (0.99rc8) of Mplayer/Mencoder for 64bit (6 Mbytes).

Friday, July 17, 2009

Get a free small domain - How to setup web host redirect on blogger and google sites

No-ip has a free host redirect and ftp url feature. If you want to serve your blog via FTP, no-ip is a great option. Then you can choose that domain name you always wanted, but couldn't because it was already taken. Tonight I finally got around to successfully setting up no-ip so that I could have the domain name http://moneyblog.serveblog.net, and this is how I did it.

  1. Go to No-IP and if you already do not have one, setup a free account.
  2. Once you are setup and verified, go to manage your account and click on Hosts/Redirects in the upper left corner.
  3. Now you want click on Add Host
  4. Click on Web Redirect and enter you blog URL
  5. Now put in your page title, you will need to add your meta tag in the meta keywords box, but you cannot do this yet until you add your new domain to webmaster tools so for right now click save.
  6. Keep the tab open and open a new tab and in the new tab go to webmaster tools and you want to add your new no-ip domain name.
  7. Next you need to verify the host redirect name from no-ip, you need to use the meta tag option. Copy your meta tag that google gives you.
  8. Go back to the No-IP tab and click on modify and paste the meta tag in keywords. NOTE: You need to take out everything except for the V1 and the numbers. If you don't it will not work. So in the meta keywords in the modify section of no-ip has to be exactly like this verify-v1 t2E4QMC9V1MhVKbQWrCGdUiKImG4cmj/7s+7SGkvCD4
  9. Next you need to open a new tab and go to your blog.
  10. Click on layout, and then select EDIT HTML
  11. Copy and paste the Meta Tag after the head tag. Since you did not copy and paste anything else it should paste just fine, leave that meta tag as is this time.
  12. Now go back to Webmaster Tools and click verify. You may have to wait a few minutes.
  13. Now try your new domain.
NOTE: This also works for google sites, follow the rules above, but when you reach step 11, you need to go to your google site, click on more actions, go to other on the left, and paste the meta tag over your old meta tag, then verify in webmaster tools. On google sites you can then click on the domain names, and add your no-ip domain name once everything is verified.

Try mine: MoneyBlog and MoneyBlog
These link back to my blog
Google site Online Money Information

How to submit Website URL to Bing using Bing Webmasters Tools

Lately there has been ads running, as you may have noticed, in your Google ads for bing. Microsoft owns bing's search engine and recently it dawned on me that maybe it is a good idea to submit my blog to bing as well.

  1. To submit a site to bing, if you already do not have one, you will need to login using your Windows LiveID or signup for one.
  2. Next you need to go to Bing Webmaster Tools page to add your site.
  3. When submitting your site, all you really need to do is add your url than click the submit site button
  4. Now since you are submitting a blog, it is easier to add just the meta tag, copy and paste the meta tag right below your head tab and than save your template.
  5. Once you click submit, you will see your blog in a list, click on the blog url and bing will than verify your URL.
Here is a post I did about getting a shorter URL using no-ip. This makes it easier so if you ever decide to change your blog's URL, you always have the no-ip URL pointing to whichever new blog name you might choose.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

What is feedburner

If you do not already know what feedburner is, then here is the scoop. Feedburner is a way to burn your feeds and then have people subscribe via RSS. If you ever wondered what Adsense for Domains was, well that is where they run, is in feedburner, and possibly some others. Once a person subscribes to your blog via RSS, they can add it to their google reader account, then just scroll through the blogs. This is another nice way of earning with your google adsense ads, and you can view several blogs just by looking at them in your RSS. When you go to the feedburner website, burning a feed has very simple walk through.

You can also signup for twitterfeed, and tweet your posts using feedburner.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cannot upload an image to my blog on Google Blogspot

There have been known issues with uploading images to blogger on blogspot recently. Here is a way that I add images to my blog posts. This way is a little better because you can resize the images after you add them to your post.

Using these three easy steps enables you move them around to where you want them in the actual blog post.


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