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Download and convert YouTube video to FLV, AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, 3GP with Firefox DownloadHelper

There are many ways to download YouTube video and enjoy offline. Using YouTube downloader software could download video from YouTube with high speed. If you don’t want to install downloader program in your computer, online video converter websites are also available to download YouTube video easily. For Firefox user, the plug-in DownloadHelper extension is very convenient to download video from YouTube.

First, you need to install Mozilla Firefox browser in your computer. Visit Mozilla Firefox website and download Firefox, if you have Firefox browser and skip this step.

Then run the Firefox browser and download and install DownloadHelper plug-in to Firefox. From the page, you can add DownloadHelper plug-in to Firefox with ease. Open the webpage and click the “Install” button of below picture.

When finishing installing DownloadHelper into Firefox, you will see DownloadHelper icon in the toolbar on top left corner of Firefox.

Let’s begin to download video from YouTube using DownloadHelper. Visit YouTube website and open the video you want to download. The DownloadHelper icon is running, click the drop-down list of icon, select the corresponding resolution and format of the video, waiting a while; DownloadHelper will download YouTube video to your computer folder.







Note: Comparing to Firefox plug-in, SnowFox YouTube downloader HD perfectly freely download video from YouTube as MP4 format with excellent quality. It is very easy-to-use and you don’t need to install Firefox browser.

Usually, DownloadHelper download the YouTube video as flv format. If you want to convert the YouTube video to AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, 3GP, WMV formats, the ConvertHelper complements Video DownloadHelper to convert your downloads to popular formats. You can visit the ConvertHelper help tutorial page. Or total media converter is optional tool to convert video to various formats including mp4, avi, 3gp, flv, m4v, mkv, mov, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, wmv, Xivd, Divx, flv, mkv, HD AVI Video (*.avi), HD WMV Video (*.wmv), HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), HD MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg), HD H.264/AVC Video (*.mp4), AVI – H.264 Video, etc. What’s more, total media converter combines DVD ripper function. It can easily rip DVD to other format and enjoy on iPhone5, iPad 4, Samsung Galaxy S4, Windows Phone, PSP, etc.

How to design a sweet Valentine’s Day gift card easily?

Let me guess, what Valentine’s Day gift are ready for your lover? Chocolate, follower, romantic dinner, jewelry… No matter what gifts you have chosen, gift card is necessary that show your thoughtful romance. Especially for guys, on Valentine’s Day morning, first of all, send her a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting Card, she must be good mood at the beginning of the day.

With SnowFox Greeting Card Maker, easily to create a sweet Valentine’s Day greeting card and gift card for your honey.

Firstly, download Windows version or Mac version of SnowFox Greeting Card Maker and install in your computer.

Look at the Valentine’s Day greeting card I made with SnowFox Greeting Card Maker, how to design?

The fastest way to make a beautiful Valentine’s Day gift card

Step1. Open SnowFox Greeting Card Maker and it offers all kinds of festival theme templates. Just choose a Valentine’s Day template you like. Here I have been select my favorite template and click the “ok” button.

Step2. Drag your meaningful photo to frame, you can zoom and rotate photo to adjust best.

That is it, Valentine’s Day gift card had been finished; only a few clicks!

Enjoy more powerful functions with SnowFox Greeting Card Maker

SnowFox Greeting Card Maker is very easy to use, it also offers powerful functions to decorate Valentine’s Day gift card with beautiful frames, plentiful cliparts and fantastic masks. What’s more, you can add, delete, zoom, rotate, move all the elements randomly; you must design satisfied Valentine’s greeting card with it.

Besides Frame, Cliparts and Masks elements, there is also text function. Write down your lovers’ prattle for your honey.

After Valentine’s Day greeting card is ok, export and save the Valentine’s Day greeting card, print out as paper to send or email to your lover!

How to upload video from iPhone to YouTube?

It is popular to share video on YouTube, if you record an interesting video with your iPhone, you want to upload your video to YouTube share with all people. How to upload video from iPhone to YouTube? Firstly, you need YouTube account, if you don’t have one, just sign up your own YouTube account.

There are two ways to upload video from iPhone to YouTube.

Method 1:

If the video you record is short and you just want to upload to YouTube directly, there is an easy way, open the video in the photo gallery on your iPhone. Tap on the box with the arrow coming out of it on the lower left corner. And you will see you can send video to YouTube. You need to sign in your YouTube account and you can enter a title, description, tags, and categorize your video. Then tap on “Publish” on the top right and wait a second, the video will be uploaded to YouTube directly.

This is easy and fast way to share video from iPhone to YouTube, but if your video is large or you want to edit your video before you upload to YouTube, the second method is advised.

Method 2:

Copy video from iPhone to computer, iPhone record video is MOV format, if you need to convert video to avi, mp4, flv, mkv, wmv, etc format; SnowFox Total Media Converter is all-in-one video converter which supports various formats and portable devices.

For many window users, window movie maker is a useful video editor to edit homemade video. Window movie maker support avi, mp4 and wmv format, if you want to edit iPhone record video on window movie maker, you can convert MOV to AVI/MP4/WMA with SnowFox Total Media Coverter.

After you edit your video perfectly, open YouTube and sign in your account then upload and publish your video on YouTube. Now you can share your iPhone video on YouTube!


The best video format for iPad Mini, enjoy video and DVD on iPad mini

7.9 inches iPad Mini is lighter and thinner, it is really easy to carry and we can watch video long time with its 10-hour battery life. For movie fans, iPad Mini is very suitable to enjoy video on the way. As we know, iPad mini is like other Apple product, it only supports MP4, M4V and MOV formats, so when the video format isn’t the supported formats, you need iPad video converter to convert video to the right format.

Here, with SnowFox iPad Video Converter Pro, step by step to show how to convert the best video format to iPad Mini and how to rip DVD to iPad Mini.

How to convert avi, mkv, flv, m2ts, tod, mod format video to iPad Mini?

Always, the movies we download and the videos made by camera, mobile phone, etc, these videos formats are different and they can’t be imported to iPad Mini directly. If you want to convert any other iPad unsupported format video to iPad Mini, SnowFox iPad Video Converter Pro is the converter you want to find! Three steps to convert any format video to iPad Mini.

How to play HD video on iPad Mini?

Watching HD video on iPad Mini must be wonderful, but how to convert 1080p or 720p HD video to iPad Mini? SnowFox iPad Video Converter Pro supports HD video conversion.

Step1. Import video.
Step2. Choose “iPad – H.264 HD Video” as output format.
Step3. Click “START” to begin conversion.

How to rip DVD to iPad Mini?

Maybe you have lots of Hollywood movies DVDs; maybe you have many concert DVDs; maybe you have some memorial classic DVDs; do you want to enjoy them on your iPad Mini? Here four steps to rip DVD to iPad Mini. SnowFox iPad Video Converter Pro also can rip protected DVD with enhanced DVD analysis technology.

Top 5 popular online video converters

Sometime we want to convert video files without download video converter software; online converter can offer free conversion. Online converter website gives convenient services, at the same time, you should pay attention to some questions, such as advertises, viruses, file size limit, conversion speed, conversion quality, etc. So if you need a better conversion service, professional Total Media Converter is better choice.

Now I introduce top 5 popular online video converters and its advantage and disadvantage.

Top 1 Zamzar – free online file conversion

1. Support audio, video, image, document, ebook files conversion.
2. It has “manage files” service.

1. significant drawback of Zamzar is their 100MB limit for source files.
2.  Zamzar’s conversion time a bit long.

Top 2 N°1 Free online Video Converter

1. Audio converter and video converter.
2. Directly download converted file, needn’t to email.
3. Conversion speed is fast.
4. You can paste url of video or upload file from your PC

1. Compare with zamzar, it just support audio and video conversion
2. Upload file speed is slow
3. Regional division

Top 3 Online converter

1 Support audio, video, image, document, ebook, archive converter and hash generator.
2. It offers optional settings, you can set up parameters, such as resolution, bitrate, frame rat, trim, etc.
3. You can paste url of video or upload file from your PC.

1. the file size limits 100 MB, if your file exceeds 100 MB, you need to choose premium service. According to file size, the charge is different, 1GB file conversion fee up to $49.
2. Free conversion service is much slower than fee service.

Top 4 You convert it

Advantage: 300MB file size limited is better than zamzar and online converter website.

1. The wait time to upload and receive your email file is too long.
2. File size limits 300MB.
3. Now youtube download no longer supported.
4. Only support upload file, if you want to convert online video, you need to download video file then upload to the website, at last email to yourself after conversion. So bother!

Top 5 Youtube to mp3 converter

Advantage: simple interface

Disadvantage: It only can convert youtube video to mp3 format.

Professional video converter – SnowFox Total Media Converter

No advertise, no virus, no file size limit, fast conversion speed, perfect conversion quality, HD video conversion, if you looking for such a professional video converter, SnowFox Total Media Converter is worth recommend. Free download and have a try SnowFox Total Media Converter (Win version and Mac version)

Make your own Christmas cards for unique Christmas greeting cards

2012 Christmas is coming for soon, Christmas gift, Christmas tree, Christmas card, Christmas sock, Christmas hat and Christmas dinner all these traditions make us exciting and desired. As a big festival, we will be busy on making your own Christmas cards, decorating for Christmas and picking up gifts for families. There are so many friends we want to send Christmas cards to share Christmas happiness, it often take too much time to choose special and unique Christmas greeting cards.

Do you still go to buy ordinary Christmas cards for friends? Don’t you want to create special Christmas greeting cards for distant relatives and friends. Personalized Christmas greeting cards are more and more popular recent years. Design a funny or interesting Christmas card for the people we care about is really a good and special idea. It won’t take too much money but a meaningful way to express our feelings.

But how to make your own Christmas cards? Is it complex and expensive? SnowFox Greeting Card Maker is wonderful and easy-to-use software for making your own Christmas cards. With SnowFox Greeting Card Maker, you can create funny Christmas cards for long time no see friends, you can make a loving Christmas card for the person you love, you also can design interesting Christmas cards for colleagues or classmates, etc.

Here is step by step tutorial teaching you how to use SnowFox Greeting Card Maker for Windows to design unique Christmas cards. Follow the guide, you will find it is quite easy to make your own Christmas cards. Within short time, Christmas card ideas come true.

Step1. Install SnowFox Greeting Card Maker before make your own Christmas cards, it has Windows and Mac version for different requirements.

Step2. Choose a favorite template to begin unique Christmas greeting card.

SnowFox Greeting Card Maker embeds more than 70 greeting card templates. The themes and event includes Christmas, Halloween, Easter, Valentine’s Day, New Year, Birthday, Graduation, Wedding. Under each catalogue, many lovely and beautiful templates are premade.

Step3. Import photos to make your own Christmas cards.

Open a folder, then drag and drop to import photos directly from your own files. Once you add the image folder to the list, it will be automatically shown next time you run the app.

Step4. Unique Christmas greeting card with vivid decorations.

To make unique and special printable Christmas cards is never limited. You can totally control your christmas greeting card. Following the tips, unique Christmas greeting cards will be finished.

a)       Cute frames make your photo more beautiful.

b)       Decorate Christmas greeting card with all kinds of interesting elements.

c)       Add mast effect on photos to make dreamlike shape.

d)       Write your special and warm wish on your own Christmas cards.

Step5. Print out your Christmas greeting card.

When you complete your own Christmas greeting cards, just print out and send to family and friends.




How to convert video to 3GP on Win?

Nowadays, enjoying video on mobile phone is more and more popular, such as on the way to work, the long journey, waiting time, boring time, etc, we can enjoy video anytime and anywhere with mobile phone. If you have smart phone based GSM supports 3GP format and want to put video into mobile phone. How to convert video to 3gp on Win?

3GP is a streaming media video encoding formats based MPEG-4, It is developed to be used mostly in mobile phones through the 3G network with high-speed transmission, so it is the most common video formats in mobile phone based GSM.

Usually, we have many dvds and often download video from YouTube, Myspace, Facebook, Twitter or shot by our own camera, these video formats like avi, wmv, flv, mp4, mov, rmvb, mpg, mpeg, rm, mod, tod, mts, m2ts, ts, asf, avchd, m4v, divx, xvid etc, how to put so many different format videos into your mobile phone and enjoy your favorite video or movie on your portable device. As we know, 3gp is a super popular video format in many mobile phones. Such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, BlackBerry, Sony, HTC etc. All you need is to convert video to 3gp with a professional video converter for Win.

Here SnowFox DVD & Video Converter is a good choice for converting video to 3gp on Win, which is compatible with most of welcomed mobile phone.

Convert Video to 3GP on Win with Video to 3GP Converter for Win

A good converter should have highest output quality, fastest conversion speed and easy to use, SnowFox DVD & Video Converter has these three excellent advantages. Not only a professional converter for converting video to 3gp, but also converting video to any other format for most popular portable devices like iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android Phone etc.

Follow this step by step guide shows you how to convert video to 3gp on Win. But before conversion, make sure you have downloaded video to 3gp converter for win version.

Step1: Launch video to 3gp converter for win then add video files.

Click “Add Video(s)” button to select video you want to convert, “Add DVD” button to import dvd you want to rip. It supports to import videos in a batch and convert at a time.

Step2: Set up profile, select Common Video>>3GP-Mobile Phone 3GP Movie.

Choose 3GP-Mobile Phone 3GP Movie as output video format from the drop-down list.

Tips: You can set resolution, video codes, frame rate, bit rate according to your needs, but it’s recommended to use default setting.

Step3: Start converting video to 3gp on win.

Just click button to start converting video to 3gp format.

Tips: To trim videos to clips, you could set up “Start Time” and “End Time”.

After successfully converted video to 3gp on Win, the converted video shall be stored in the folder you have previously selected. You could find it by clicking “Open” button on the bottom.

Ok, simple three steps, we have finished the whole process of converting video to 3gp on Win.

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How to Rip DVD to Android Phone?

Why Convert DVD movies to Android?

If you have some DVDs which contain astonishing, romantic scenes, you must want to rip those classic scenes and turn them into suitable format you can enjoy with your android devices. Now, don’t worry that would be a tough task, with SnowFox DVD to Android Converter, you only need several clicks and you will get a astonishing Movie which be easily viewed on your android application including android 1.5, android 1.6, android 2.0, android 2.1, android 2.2, android 2.3.


Free Download DVD to Android Converter Here:


Guides on How to Rip DVD to Android with DVD to Android Converter

To easily play DVD movie on most android mobiles, you need to download a professional DVD to android converter, such as SnowFox DVD Ripper which could convert any DVD movies to android phone. Here let me take SnowFox DVD Riper as an example.


Part I: Convert DVD to Android phone supported video format

Android phone could supports playing MP4 video or WMV video. Therefore, firstly, you need to convert DVD to Android phone compatible video first. Our SnowFox DVD Ripper is the best choice which can convert DVDs to almost all kinds of videos for Android phone whether you are T-mobile myTouch 3G, HTC Hero, Motorola or some other Android phone users.

Step 1: Download and launch DVD to Android Converter.

Step 2: Add DVD movies files that you want to convert to Android Phone. It support importing the latest protected dvd movies into this dvd to android converter program.

Step 3: Set suitable video format such as Common Android H.264 Video, MOTO Droid Series- H.264 Video, MOTO CLIQ Series- H.264, HTC Android Phone- H.264 Video, Samsung galaxy s phone -h.264 video, google nexus one/s -h.264, samsung galaxy tab-h.264 video, motorola xoom-h.264 video, MP4- H.264/MPEG-4 Video, MP4- MPEG-4 Video, mp3, etc, as the output formats and specify the path.

DVD to Android Converter - Chooose right Android Phone Output Formats

Step 4: Click “Start” button to begin dvd to android conversion, then done!


Part II: Transfer converted video to your smart phone

After conversion, you can connect your Android phone with PC, and transfer the converted videos to it.


With this easy guide, you can take your Android phone’s big screen with you every minute and anywhere to enjoy your favorite video in the most vivid way.



1. Trim the DVD

Before click convert button to convert DVD to Android, it’s available to convert DVD by title, trim DVD to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

2. Benefits of this DVD to Android Converter

This DVD to Android converter is also compatible with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, Andriod Phone, PMP, BlackBerry, Zune, Snoy PSP, Sony PS3, etc. You can choose the suitable format as your own needs.

3. Convert DVD to Other Video Format

What’s more, you can also convert your DVD movie to avi, 3gp, flv, m4v, mkv, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, wmv, mov, Xivd, Divx, flv, mkv, even HD AVI Video (*.avi), HD WMV Video (*.wmv), HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), HD MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg), HD H.264/AVC Video (*.mp4), etc.

4. Edit dvd files for Android

Select the dvd movies files you want to edit and right click to choose “Video Edit” from right menu and then you could edit video for android such as trim video, video effect, crop video.


How to play Matroska Video on windows computer (Media Player)?

Why Play MKV on Media Player?

Windows computers are commonly used media player such as Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, VLC Media Player, GOM Player, RealPlayer, iTunes or QuickTime. If you own a total video converter, you can play Matroska Video(.mkv) on Windows Computer or Mac Computer or Portable Devices, etc. The professinal snowfox total video converter is a good video converter for convert various video files including Matroska Video File(.mkv) to AVI, MP4, WMV, MPEG/MPG, MOV, MKV, FLV, 3GP for playback on Windows computer such as s Windows Media Player, Windows Movie Maker, VLC Media Player, GOM Player, RealPlayer, iTunes or QuickTime.

Free Download MKV to Media Player Converter Here:

Easy Steps on How to Convert MKV to Media Player

To easily play Matroska Video File on windows computer such as Media Player, you need to download a professional mkv video converter, such as SnowFox DVD & Video Converter which could convert any video including HD video – MKV to wmv for media player. Take Windows Media Player as an example.

Run MKV Vide Converter and Import Matroska Video File(.mkv)

Install and Launch MKV Video Converter . Then click the “Add Video(s)” to add Matroska Video File(.mkv) you want to play on computer such as Media Player.

add mkv to mkv to media player converter

Set output video format for Media Player

The key point to convert mkv to WMV for playing Media Player is choose the suitable output format as your need. Here you could select “WMV – Windows Media Video ” as the output format from the drop-down list. Before you start MKV to WMV for Media Player coversion, click “Browse…” button to choose the output path to save the output video playing on computer (Media Player).

MKV video Converter - Choose WMV as the output format

(Tips: If you want to add the converted mkv files to iTunes automatically, just click “Options” button on the interface, then tick”Add output files to iTunes library automatically”)

sync mkv to itunes


Start Converting mkv

Once everything has been selected, the last step to convert mkv to wmv for playing Media Player is just to click “Start” button to begin the mkv to wmv conversion, then done! During the mkv to wmv converison you could just have a coffee or take a nap, and the conversion may have been finished when you come back. so you can play the converted video on windows media player. If want to play mkv video on other player such as Windows Movie Maker, VLC Media Player, GOM Player, RealPlayer, iTunes or QuickTime, you need to convert mkv to these player supported video format on the step 2. So that you could play Matroska Videos on computer and enjoy them.


1. Trim the mkv Video

Before click convert button to convert mkv to wmv for Media Player, it’s available to trim video to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

2. Set the profile for Media Player video

When you convert mkv to Media Player, you can customize the profile for your output video by setting resolution, bitrate, Frame rate, video codes, Sample rate etc.

3. Batch import and convert mkv to Media Player

SnowFox Total Video Converter allows you to import and convert mkv to Media Player in a batch. It will make you save a lot of time and more convenient .

4. Benefits of this mkv to Media Player Converter

This mkv to Media Player converter is also compatible with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Media Player, Andriod Phone, PMP, BlackBerry, Zune, Snoy PSP, Sony PS3, etc. You can choose the suitable format as your own needs.


How to Convert MKV to AVI with AVI Converter?

What is AVI File?

AVI Stands for Audio Video Interleaved, storing sound and moving pictures in RIFF format developed by Microsoft. An AVI file can use different codes and formats so there is no set format for an AVI file unlike for example standard VCD video which sets a standard for resolution, bitrates, and codes used.

What is MKV File?

The Matroska Multimedia Container is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. Matroska is similar in concept to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .MKA for audio-only files and .MKS for subtitles only.

Converting MKV to AVI

It is quite easy to convert .mkv file to .avi file. All that is required is a mkv to avi conversion software. The good news is that there are plenty of converter available. For bothe Novice and Professional Users, in my personal opinion, SnowFoxMKV to AVI Converter could be the best choice.

First, launch the mkv to AVI converter, and then import .mkv files via click “Add Video(s)” button.

Second, you can choose “AVI-Audio-Video Interleaved (.avi)” as output of conversion and set output folder of the new converted file.

Last, once all the output parameters are been prepared, just hit “Start” button to begin this conversion and wait for the conversion to take place.

Easy enough, only three steps, you will convert .mkv to .avi files.


1. Trim the Video

Before click convert button to convert mkv to avi, it’s also possible to extract the specific part out of them. Just select the video which you need to trim, go to “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save.

2. Set the profile

Before start the conversion, you can customize the profile for your output video by setting resolution, bitrate, Frame rate, video codes, Sample rate etc.

3. Batch import and convert mkv to avi

SnowFox MKV to AVI Converter allows you to import and convert a batch of .mkv separately.