How to save a YouTube video as an MP3

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Have you ever been watching a video on Youtube of a concert or some other music performance and thought, “Gee golly, I wish I could put this song on my iPod…”?  No?  Well, humor me for a minute.

Video2mp3 is a free service that lets you enter the URL of any Youtube video, and they turn it into an mp3 for you to download and do with as you wish.  Here is how it works:

First, you enter the web address for the video of which you want the mp3:

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If you want a higher-quality mp3, make sure you have that option selected.

Once you click “convert”, it will start to convert the video to an mp3:

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Once it is done, you will be able to download it:

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That’s it!  You’re done!

Now, go grab all of my YouTube videos and save them to your iPod 🙂

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Download my music for FREE :)

Back in 2001, I taught myself how to record multiple audio tracks on my computer and then mix them together.  As a musician, what this meant was that I could record a cd all on my computer in my college dorm room.  So, I did just that.  A year later, after learning more and more about how to do it, I recorded a second one.  Since then, I have recorded music on and off, never quite finishing another full cd of music.

Now that you have the backstory, feel free to download all of the music I have ever recorded.  Here are the different cd’s:

Heart in Hand (2001)

This was the first cd I ever recorded.  I couldn’t sing too well back then, but darn it, I had fun making this cd since no one else was doing it back then.  So please give me some slack on the vocal quality.  ALl of these songs are covers of worship tunes that were popular back in the day.

Here I Am (2002)

For this cd, I learned a little more about recording and mixing, so the quality is better than the first.  Also, on this cd, I wrote an handful of the songs.

Misc. Demos (2003-2009)

Once I made the switch to a Mac, recording became much easier.  Plus, I started getting better at singing, so these songs sound a lot better than any of the ones on the actual cd’s I put out.

I used to sell these cd’s for $10 each at a summer camp I worked at during college.  Now, they are freeeeeeeeee!

BigRigg Challenge week 11 weigh-in

No video this week, but at least I remembered to make a post, right?

To give you a recap… I weighed myself last week and had lost .6 pounds.  Today, I weighted myself again, and I am down another 1.8!  Woo hoo!

I have decided to get back to kicking major A on the treadmill rather than just 15 minutes at a time.  I had changed things up for the last several weeks, but the changes resulted in me not losing weight, so it is time to go back to what I know works for me.  My legs are sore, but that will soon pass and I will be back in running mode.

Stats:

  • Initial Weight: 241.4 lbs
  • Weight after this week’s weigh-in: 248.8 lbs
  • Last 2 week’s +/- :  -2.4 lbs
  • Total lost:  GAINED 10.8 lbs

Snap Bird : Who tweeted that thing that one time?

Have you ever wanted to search for something someone said on Twitter, but what you were looking for was more than 10 days old?  Well, let me introduce you to Snap Bird.  Snap Bird is a free service that lets you search a specific person’s tweets for a certain keyword.  For example, let’s just say I wanted to find the very first thing my girlfriend Melanie ever said to me on Twitter (or ever, for that matter).  Snap Bird will let me do that if I can remember a keyword in the Tweet.

I know that Melanie said something about Bass shoes.

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So there you go.  The first-ever communication between us.  It takes a few seconds to search through everything, but it will display any results that exist. You have the option of searching tweets, DM’s, favorites, or all-of-the-above.

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Stop Google Buzz from showing your contacts to everyone and their mother

A few days ago, Google released “Google Buzz“, their latest offering into the Social Media circle.  It seems like a pretty cool little service so far, but one thing that has a lot of people up in arms is how, by default, everyone that you frequently email and chat with are on display for the world to see within your Google Profile.  As for me, I don’t really care, but if you don’t want the world knowing everyone you contact AND having access to their Google profile, follow these easy steps.

1.  Log on to your Google Profile here

2.  Click on the “edit profile” link:

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3.  Uncheck the box that says “Display the list of people I’m following and people following me“:

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4.  Click on “Save Changes” at the bottom of the page, and you are set.

For all of you a little concerned about lack of privacy these days, hopefully this will help a little.

ScoutMob : For Anyone in Atlanta Who Likes to Save Money

I recently had the opportunity to try out and really use a great service called ScoutMob.  Essentially, ScoutMob partners with restaurants and stores in the Atlanta area to offer incredible deals.  They have an iPhone app (iTunes link) that beautifully compliments the website, but you do not need an iPhone to take advantage of the offers.  Here’s how it works (directly taken from their website):

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If you have an iPhone, you can do all of that straight from your iPhone using the ScoutMob app.  In fact, you can view past deals and use them too:

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Click on one to see the details:

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Once you click “Get the Deal”, it displays on your phone for you to show the employee at the store/restaurant.

Here is how I used it:

This past Saturday, my lovely girlfriend and I decided that we wanted to try out ScoutMob.  It would be a great way to find some new restaurants and save money at the same time.  We launched the ScoutMob app on my iPhone, found a deal for a place called Murphy’s here in Atlanta.  I pressed the “Get the Deal” button in the app, and this showed up on my screen:

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When we got there, I asked our server what I needed to do regarding the coupon I now had on my iPhone.  She said we just needed to show her the aforementioned coupon and that was it.  50% off of our ENTIRE order.  That translated to about $23 saved.  The best part?  It was completely free to use it.  We ended up going to another place for dinner using ScoutMob, so we saved another 50% then.  That’s right, folks.  I have a girlfriend that appreciates a good coupon.

So, if you live in the Atlanta area, enjoy saving money and eating food, then this is the service for you.  You do NOT have to have an iPhone to use it.  If you do have an iPhone, make sure you get the app.

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