My internet connection here in Borneo is not the best; it can take forever to log on, and once you're on, it repeatedly kicks you off. Not good for a 50 minute presentation highly dependent on online videos and tools. I've been frantically trying to "internet proof" the workshop the last few nights: I downloaded the Prezi, took screenshots of the apps (Animoto and Myna) in case they're not working, and downloaded the Animoto videos. That's where I hit the troublespot: Two of my examples were from my last school, and since they're not in my account, I can't download them (though, fortunately, I had links, so could still access them!)
I tried using Video Download Helper (a Firefox add-on) to download the booktrailer, but that doesn't work on Animoto anymore. After trying a couple other tools, I finally found Real Player SP for Mac. It's a quick download, then
- Open the program, go to File>Open Location, add the URL and wait for RP to load the page.
- In the meantime, go to Window>Open RealPlayer Downloader.
- Back in the RealPlayer window, click play for the video, which will open it in Downloader, with a download button. Click that, and you're good to go!