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Google now allows original quality YouTube video downloads

Google now allows original quality YouTube video downloads

If you've got a collection of videos up on YouTube right this minute that you'd just love to have in a folder in your secure harddrive back home in their original format, Google has just answered your prayers today. In another lovely update to their Takeout menu, the Data Liberation Front has added the ability for users to download the videos they've uploaded to YouTube back down in their original format: "your videos in. your videos out".

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening, everyone. This afternoon, RIM delivered its quarterly report, and even though it didn't look too good, it was still better than quarterly reports of the past. Samsung is teasing a new Galaxy Note II event for October 24, while Google turned 14 years old today and celebrated with a brand new doodle. Qualcomm introduced a pair of new processors for mobile devices today, and a series of new iPhone patents deals with things like disappearing buttons, 3D displays, and invisible speakers.

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YouTube enhances caption translation for video creators

YouTube enhances caption translation for video creators

In an effort to accommodate video creators and viewers using YouTube from outside the United States, the Google-owned company today implemented a new set of caption translation tools. These new tools see the Google Translator Toolkit integrated with the YouTube Video Manager, and the process of getting translated captions on your videos seems to be pretty straightforward, if not a little labor-intensive.

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YouTube overhauls app for Xbox 360 viewers

YouTube overhauls app for Xbox 360 viewers

I really don't like it when companies update apps for smartphones, game consoles, or any other platform and brag about the update, yet offer only mild details of what the update brings. YouTube has done just that with an overhaul of its Xbox 360 app announced yesterday. The overhaul has more to do with ads than anything else.

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Google Glass aimed patent grabs auto-recognition of everyday objects

Google Glass aimed patent grabs auto-recognition of everyday objects

Google has been granted a new patent that could potentially be pretty huge for the company. The patent is for automatic object recognition, which is usually quite difficult to pull off due to the need for human input. With Google's patent, humans don't need to do anything, as the system would make use of "feature vectors" to aid in the recognition of the objects in a video or still image.

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Google brings TrueView in-stream video ads to mobile devices

Google brings TrueView in-stream video ads to mobile devices

With more and more Internet users streaming video on their smartphones and tablets, Google is constantly looking for ways to monetize all of that. One of the ways the company is doing that is by bringing TrueView in-steam ads to YouTube videos on mobile devices. YouTube product group manager Phil Farhi announced these new mobile ads on the Google Mobile Ads Blog, and told TrueView users what they can expect now that mobile devices have been tossed into the mix.

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