Sunday, March 15, 2009

Save Flash-videos in KDE 4.2

Save Flash-videos you just have seen or are watching on internet in a super-easy way:

In KDE 4.2 with folder-view POWER.

  • Watch (tip: remember to tick off watch in high quality if it is possible on youtube) or let the whole flash-video download (let the progress bar reach the end) in the browser using Flash-player. Don't close the tab in the browser if you want to save it.
  • Drag the video from the folder-view-directory to another folder-view-directory on your desktop or a directory in dolphin and select; copy here.
  • Right-click the video in your destination-directory and rename it with a .flv extension (like somename.flv).

The video will remain in the folder-view-directory as long as it is open in the browser. Close the tab, select another video or close the browser; and it will disappear after a wile.

How to set this up
(this is also super-easy and can be done without need for a keyboard)
Do this only once:

(You have to have Adobe-Flash-player working in the browser and have a KDE4.2 desktop)

  1. Find the "cashew" in the upper right corner of your screen and click unlock screen-elements if it is locked and then add screen-element.
  2. Find the Folder-view in the list and drag one into the desktop (tip: drag one more witch you can use as a destination-directory for the videos).
  3. Move your mouse over the newly created directory-view to select the setup-tool.
  4. In setup; 1. select directory 2. click here to bring up directory-chooser 3. click on Root 4. choose the tmp-directory and click OK.
  5. Still in setup; 1. select Filter 2. select hide files 3. click select all 4. uncheck the Flash-video in the list 5. click OK.

  • Use setup on the additional folder-view if you created one in step 2. select a directory of your choice to store the videos in.
  • Click the cashew and click lock screen-elements again if you done personalizing your desktop (see step 1).

After seeing tips on how to save online videos in linux again, I remembered the first time I saw this tip. I thought it was brilliant and tested it back then once. Since then; I know I had the power to save flash-videos, but didn't because it was to many step to do and that interfered with what I was doing; browsing the web. Since I newly discovered the power of folder-views and saw the tip again yesterday, I thought this could be more comforting to use wile doing the casual browsing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Drawings for Kalzium update

Long time since the last blogg. I don't use Inkscape so much during summer. When using it again in the autumn I do some playing/experimentation and some off-topic illustrations first.

After Christmas I was ready to get on track again and finished up the drawings I left half-done last spring, to warm up. After some productive weeks I'm now getting closer to reach my first goal of have a complete set of illustrations for the iconic-view of Kalzium. It's only missing nine illustrations (elements; 63-71) in the Kalzium I use to for testing. This is the first half of what done lately, contributed in January and February, second part will follow soon and the rest (9) will hopefully be completed within a couple of month (or sooner).

Google summer Code for Kalzium: There is a Kalzium beautification idea on the; Summer of Code/2009/Ideas I really hope this can be realized as it can make Kalzium appeal to a broader group of users.

I was thinking to also replace salt with stable soap because reacting fat with NaOH will make it solid and reacting fat with KOH will make soft or liquid soap.

This is a Parker 51 ink-pen even if its tip looks like a roller-pen. Palladium is one of the metals inside the catalytic converter.

Mercury in many of these energy-saving light bulbs, so don't throw them in ordinary garbage and "run" away if they crush.

Argon gas between the glasses in energy efficient windows.

Osmium needle on 78-rpm record-player; the phonograph.

After my last blog-post about graphics for plasmoids/widgets; I ended up getting a SVN account (this is at first very scary for a non-developer). Blackboard, whiteboard, projector-screen and window -SVGs is available in: trunk/playground/artwork/Oxygen/jarle/ for anyone interested.