More About Video Preservation


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.

About Mark Mizen

At Creative Memories, I evaluate photographic products and related materials so that today's memories are not lost to the future and then communicate this information to Creative Memories Consultants and their customers. My interests extend from preservation of traditional photographs to the production of photo books to the expected longevity of electronic image files. My long-term objective is to direct the development of technology that meets consumers needs for high-quality products.
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