Facebook Added HD Video Uploads For Android, Floating Windows Are Being Tested Too

Uploading High Definition videos on Facebook is nothing new, the web version and the iOS app has been supporting it for nearly two years, However, even though Android Phones have been supporting HD and 4K video captures for a long time, users were not able to upload them using the app.

Facebook adds support for HD Video Upload in Android

Better late then never, Android Police reported that Facebook has finally added support for uploading high defination videos today.

You can find it under app’s settings menu, where you can see a toggle to enable or disable HD Video upload. Also, you can see from the screen that the app also has added support for adding High Definition photos as well.

If you are not that much into uploading Videos on Facebook, there is one under testing feature that you may like. Facebook is testing Floating Windows for Video Playback (A bit like FloatingTube that is for Chrome’s desktop versions). Also, the company is testing support for offline video download and letting users select specific video quality.

You will be able to select video resolution for in-app playback
You will be able to select video resolution for in-app playback

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How To Download 3D Videos From YouTube

Lets take a look at some of the easiest ways to download 3D Videos from YouTube to your Windows/Mac computers.

Last Saturday, I received a mail from Getting Geek reader Naina asking me how she can download 3D videos from YouTube.

Hello Getting Geek team,
I have a pair of 3D glasses dusting in my cupboard and I also have a 3D TV in my home. The problem is, there is no way I can connect my TV with my Laptop (the HDMI Port seems to have broken, I don’t want to spend too much in getting it repaired)
I was wondering if there is an easy way to download 3D videos from YouTube  so that I can later copy them to my flash drive and them watch them on my TV.

Ask your questions here.

Sure, Naina has a good question, but before discussing how she can download 3D videos from YouTube, I want to clear one thing : YouTube policies don’t seem to be liking Downloading videos from their website. You should only consider downloading anything from YouTube if you understand these legal problems.
Now that I have given you proper disclaimer, let’s dig into the problem

Searching 3D videos on YouTube

Of course, not all videos on YouTube are available in 3D (creating 3D video is a lot of hassle and computer work, BTW)

download 3d videos from youtube
To search for 3D videos, open YouTube and in the search box, enter the video that you want to download. On the next screen, you will be seeing a list of found videos. To filter out non-3D videos, simply click on Filters and then select 3D from the list.

Now that only 3D videos are shown, you can download 3D videos from YouTube .

Downloading 3D Videos from YouTube

Using KeepVid

If you don’t want to install any application on your computer to download videos, KeepVid is a great website. Simply navigate to the site and paste video URL in the text box. then hit the Download button.

You will soon see a list of available resolutions and their file sizes, simply pick any of your choices and you will be good to go.


Using Desktop Applications

If you are using a PC running Windows XP or newer, you should try installing the free version of 4K Video downloader. it is a bit restrictive on features for the free version, but if you are looking for downloading less than 25 videos at once, you don’t really need to purchase the full license.

4k downloader downloading 3d videos
Simply copy the URL of the video in YouTube and add it on 4K video Downloader. Next, you will be seeing a dialog box asking you about the resolution of the video to be downloaded.
Simply select any version that is labeled as 3D and click on Download button at the bottom.

The app is available for both Windows and Mac. In case you are running Linux, there is a version available for Ubuntu too.

The another application designed to download 3d videos from YouTube is called 3D YouTube Downloader. The app is free and it is available for Windows Only.

In comparison to 4K downloader, the 3D YouTube downloader may be a bit confusing at first for some users, in this situation click on Tools > Advance Mode to view some additional options.

3d youtube downloader

Playing 3D Videos on your computer

Windows Media Player or iTunes don’t have support for playing 3D videos. But you can download and use VLC Media Player to play your 3D videos.
After installing VLC, open your media file on the player and click on Tools > Effect and Filters
On the next dialog, click on Video Effects and then select the last tab labeled Advanced
Here make sure that Anaglyph 3D is checked.

play 3d videos on youtube

Do you know any other way to Download 3D Videos from YouTube ? if yes, share with others in the comments below.
If you have any questions like this, you can drop it here, I will try my best in answering it.

How To Download Any Video From Internet (Easily)

Here are some of the easiest ways of downloading videos from internet.

Videos have become important parts of our life. Saving most of the stuff from the internet is quite easy, Images and Webpages can be saved just with some key-strokes and most documents, and other files are downloaded automatically from the website.

The same is not the case with videos. Downloading video from the internet can be easy, and it can also sometimes become a bit complicated. It depends on the Video format and also the process varies from a website to website. In this post, we will discuss some of the best ways to download any video from Internet.

Please note that some videos may be copyright protected, and you should take care of this before downloading and using any video from the internet.

Using a Dedicated Video Downloader Application

The Internet is full of software that has options for this. YouTube By Click is a simple tool that lets you download videos for Free; you can also convert videos to MP3 or other file formats. Just copy the video URL and Paste it into the App; the Video is then downloaded automatically.

YouTube By Click
YouTube By Click also supports downloading videos from Facebook, Vimeo, etc.

Apart from this, you can also take a look at 4K Video Downloader; it is simple to use and provides a similar feature set.

4k video downloader
4K Video Downloader

Downloading Flash Videos

Flash is ridiculously old technology, but it is still employed in tons of websites. While all Flash videos are played using Adobe Flash plugin, it does not provide any direct option to download the video from the site. To download any flash video from a website, it is much easy to install an Extension for a web browser.

For Google Chrome, you should try Flash Video Downloader. For Mozilla Firefox check-out this.

If you are using Microsoft Edge, you are out-of-luck for now as it does not have support for any browser extension.

Downloading HTML5 Videos

If you are using, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Downloading HTML5 videos can be easy (in rare cases, I should add). If you are using a website that uses HTML5 videos, you can try to save a video by simply right-clicking the video and choosing “Save As” option from the context menu.

It does not work on all websites, but it is worth a try as it takes much less time.

Downloading Videos using a Download Manager

Most download managers have support for downloading videos from the internet. Some work by simply let you paste the URL of the web page and some download managers (such as IDM) support directly downloading videos whenever such page is opened.

Once you have installed a download manager, just look for the appropriate option on the App.

Related: Best Download Managers For Windows and Android

Best download managers- free download manager

Downloading Videos using Web-Sites

Websites such as YouTube and Facebook, don’t provide any option to download videos. To download videos from these sites, you can use a website such as Savefrom.net.

To download any videos from a supported website, simply paste the URL of the video and choose the resolution that suits you.

Saving Videos for Offline Use

It is not exactly same as downloading the video, but in many cases, you are better off by saving the video into your device temporarily. YouTube’s Android and iOS app have options to save videos to watch them offline.

Simply, look for a download icon below the video.

Apart from YouTube, You can also save video for offline viewing if you are using Amazon Instant Video. Sadly, Netflix does not have any way of saving video for offline viewing, but we may see it in the near future.

How Do you Download Videos from Internet?

In above paragraphs, we discussed some ways of downloading internet videos, if you know about any other way of doing it, share with others in the comments below.

Google’s Star Wars Easter Eggs Are Simply Awsome

World is getting more and more crazy about the upcoming Star Wars movie.When the complete internet is following latest adventure of Nerdy franchise, how can Google ignore the craze.

World is getting more and more crazy about the upcoming Star Wars movie. Tons of publishers are covering the movie and market is flooded with Star Wars gear. When the complete internet is following latest adventure of Nerdy franchise, how can Google ignore the craze.

Google+Star Wars

To celebrate the Star Wars release ( and make it sure that Google cares about its fanatic users) Google has created some stuff just related to Star Wars. From the basic credits style easter eggs to a customized UI for each side, you can enjoy all right now.

The first one is a simple search result easter egg showing the iconic Star Wars opening crawl, To see that just type A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far Far Away  on Google Search and see for yourself.

star wars google

Google has also added a pause and stop button if you want to open any link from the search results.

The most interesting addition is a site launched by Google that is able to change UI of Google Apps according to which side in the Star Wars you choose.

Just head to google.com/starwars and from here, you can choose which side you are with. Both sides differ in customization and you will need to sign-in using your Google Account to apply these changes.

Google's Star Wars Easter Eggs Are Simply Awsome

The site changes tons of aspects on Google web Apps such as theme of Gmail and Google Chrome. Changes according to the side you choose.

These changes will be removed on 1st February of 2016. If you want you can revert back to default theme or change side from the site.

Google has promised that it will continue to create these easter eggs and sites in future.

Bonus: Star Wars Honest teaser.

Nothing else can be better on creating a parody trailer of Star Wars than Screen Junkies.

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