We need to preserve videos, even though there is no good way to do it. I have previously discussed using YouTube to preserve Technology Center Videos from Creative Memories. I have now taken video preservation one step further, using ClipConverter to download these and other videos from YouTube. ClipConverter lets you select the resolution of the video and gives you a choice of download formats. I selected mp4 as the best format to preserve my videos, since it is relatively widely used. Some of the videos that I wanted to preserve, including Forever Live 2015, were not on allaboutimages, and consequently, YouTube would not let me download them directly.
Once I had my videos downloaded into mp4 format, I copied them to my DropBox account providing an additional backup. Remember, “Lots of Copies Keeps Stuff Safe.” Unfortunately, Forever does not yet accept video for long-term preservation, but I am hoping that will change soon.
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