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Incredible Roger Federer shooting bottle film on Gillette ad: Real or Fake?

Roger Federer, the legend of tennis, is not only good at tennis, but also good at 'shooting bottle':)

Believe or not, he twice shot a metal bottle off a guy's head with a powerful serve during filming for a Gillette ad. Just as shown in the below YouTube video. (You can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to download it to your computer)



The above video by now has been hit 3,056,874 times on YouTube, therefore is becoming a YouTube sensation.

The tennis genius has not confirmed whether it's real. He told the Associated Press that "Yeah. Well, there's a lot of debate at the moment, you know," Federer said after his opening match at the Cincinnati Masters on Wednesday. "You know how it is with magicians. They don't tell how their tricks work, you know."

What do you think? Is it Real or just the result of advanced Computer-generated imagery (CGI)?

iPhone users having problems signing into YouTube application

Yesterday, we learned that some iPhone and iPod users can not sign in their YouTube Application. A "YouTube not available" error message popped up once clicked the "sign in" button. Just as shown in the below picture:

YouTube not available on iPhone

Soon afterwards in the Apple forums, users posted at least one thread in discussion of this problem. The user writes:

"When I try to log in to the YouTube app on my iPad I get a message telling me the YouTube app is unavailable and then logs back out. I have the correct user and pass so I’m not sure why it's doing it. All other apps are ok and I am connected to the Internet."

Anyone else having the same problem?

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Upcoming Windows Phone 7 applications to include YouTube and Yelp

Windows Phone 7 does not support online video, because it doesn't support Flash or HTML5 video, but now it seems that you can view YouTube video with some sort of YouTube application.

Earlier this week, a former Microsoft programmer posted a tweet with a picture shown as collage of "Windows Phone 7 Marketplace testing applications icons and names." The photo reveals that the upcoming Microsoft Phone 7 will offer different game and productivity applications, and one of these applications is labeled 'YouTube', one is labeled 'Yelp'. Just as the below picture shown:
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Upcoming Windows Phone 7 applications to include YouTube

However, the 'YouTube' labeled application is also labeled 'Music Hub Add-On', which may mean that it's not an independent application, but rather an addon of the Windows Phone 7 Music hub, so you can add YouTube content to the existing Music hub.

Other testing applications in the collage photo include a few games, weather tool, RSS reader, stock tool, shopping list, etc.

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Download and embed YouTube video to PowerPoint slideshow

We all want to make our PowerPoint slideshow attracive. A good way to do that is to add video to the PPT slideshow, so the slideshow becomes much more lively and interesting.

It’s rather easy to add video like AVI, WMV or SWF to PowerPoint. But for YouTube video, you cannot directly add them to PowerPoint, because PowerPoint doesn’t recognizes FLV (Flash video).

The tutorial below will show you how to embed YouTube video to PowerPoint slideshow, so that you can play YouTube video on PPT without Internet connection. This tutorial will be very straightforward. Before start, you will need to download and install two tools on your computer, one is Leawo Free YouTube Downloader, and the other one is Leawo Free FLV Converter. The former one is a good YouTube downloader, while the latter one can convert FLV to other video formats.

Step 1. Download video from YouTube to your computer and Convert the downloaded YouTube video to AVI

Launch Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. Before starting to download YouTube videos, there is something needed to be configued: click settings icon, choose "Show hover window on program startup" in "General" tab from the pop-up window.
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Browse YouTube videos in IE or any browser, choose the one you want to download, and then drag the selected video thumbnail to the hover window of Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to start downloading YouTube video.
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When the downloading completes, indicated by a yellow smiley, click "Download" button to save the downloaded Google video to the appointed folder on your PC. A green tick will appear when the saving process is finished.
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Click "Convert" button to convert the downloaded YouTube video to AVI.
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Leawo Free FLV Converter will be invoked now. Select AVI as the target video format and click the green button to convert Google video to AVI immediately.
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Step 2. Add the converted YouTube video to PPT slideshow

Once the YouTube video is converted to AVI file on your computer, open your PowerPoint, go to Insert -> Movie -> Movie from file to put the YouTube video in the current slide.

Click "Slide Show" in the menu bar, and then click "View Show". You can also click the F5 on keyboard to view the effect, when the video is selected.

This method doesn't limit you on YouTube, you can also add video hosted on other video sharing sites, such as metacafe, dailymotion, vimeo, etc to PowerPoint.

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Download YouTube videos to your computer

It is an old topic though, I want to sharing my own experience. I have used a lot of YouTube downloader software and websites and like Leawo Free YouTube Downloader the best.


Leawo Free YouTube Downloader is a free YouTube Downloader to download YouTube videos. It provides two easy ways to download YouTube videos: drag video thumbnail to the hover window or type the URL in the address bar of the program.


Leawo Free YouTube Downloader can download FLV videos not only from YouTube, but also from many other video sharing websites like Google Video, Dailymotion and so on. What's more? With its built-in accelerator and FLV player, users can be assured a pleasant and smooth YouTube video watching experience.


The tutorial below will show you exactly how to download YouTube videos within just few mouse-clicks with Leawo Free YouTube Downloader.


Step 1: Launch Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. Before starting to download YouTube videos, there is something needed to be configued: click settings icon, choose "Show hover window on program startup" in "General" tab from the pop-up window.
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Step 2: Browse YouTube videos in IE or any browser, choose the one you want to download, and then drag the selected video thumbnail to the hover window of Leawo Free YouTube Downloader to start downloading YouTube video.
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Step 3: (Optional) Type youtube.com in the address bar and select the video you want to watch and download.
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Step 4: Click "Video" tab to check the video downloading progress. When the downloading completes, click "Download" button to save the video to your PC. If want to view the downloaded YouTube videos, you could double click the downloaded video and play it with the built-in flash video player which has full-screen capability.
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Embed YouTube vidoes to blog or website with iframe - supports Flash and HTML5

YouTube users may often embed YouTube videos on their blogs or websites. And the embed code they use offered by YouTube is just for Adobe Flash Technology. Just as the code shown below:
<object width="480" height="295">
<param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/whu-7wVg4W8&hl=en_US&fs=1">
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="true">
<param ame="allowscriptaccess" value="always">
<embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/whu-7wVg4W8&hl=en_US&fs=1" width="480" height="295" allowscriptaccess="never" allowfullscreen="true" wmode="transparent" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"></embed>
</object>
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Flash is a great technology. Most of our browsers on computers have installed Adobe Flash Player so that we can easily view embedded Flash video on computer via Flash player without any problems.

Things are changed when we are using a mobile phone. The browsers in our mobile phone do not know Flash video and Flash technology. Besides, Flash technology is being replaced by HTML5. Furthermore, more and more new mobile phones begin to support HTML5, not Flash.

Under this situation, YouTube brings out iframe for video embedding, which means that we can now use iframe code to embed HTML5 video to our blogs or websites. So that we can view YouTube videos in both computer and mobile web browsers. The below code is examples using iframe code for YouTube video embedding, which supports both Adobe Flash technology and HTML5:

Example 1:
<iframe class="youtube-player" type="text/html" width="640" height="385" src=http://www.youtube.com/embed/YVKCjM4TF6c frameborder="0">
</iframe>


Example 2:
<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID" width="329" height="190"></iframe>


Example 3:
<iframe type="text/html" width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VIDEO_ID" frameborder="0">
</iframe>
Note:
1. These iframe code can automatically analyze what browser you’re using, and display Flash video or HTML5 video to you. For example, if you are using the brower that supports Flash technology, the code will display Flash; if not, the code will display HTML5 video.
2. Currently on YouTube, the new iframe embed code is during testing phase, so it needs to be written by you manually.
3. All the above iframe code work. You can feel free to choose one of them to embed YouTube videos to web page.

In the near future the iframe embed code will be the default code for video embedding for YouTube. By then we shall be able to conveniently view videos on iPad, iPhone and other mobile devices.

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