Real Estate Tech Gadget - Using ClipNabber to Download Videos from the Internet

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Real Estate Agent with PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com

PREA Signature Realty - Tech Toolbox - ClipNabber

On occasion, it may be permissible to download videos from the internet for use under the "fair use" doctrine.  There are several tools available to capture and download videos from the internet.  However, none is easier to use then www.ClipNabber.com.  ClipNabber makes it easy to download videos from the internet in three simple steps.

PREA Signature Realty - Tech Toolbox - ClipNabber

  • Step 1 - Go to the video source.  Copy the URL for the video source.  Note:  For YouTube.com files, videos designated as "private" or "embed disabled" cannot be copied or downloaded using ClipNabber.com.  Also, if the video is embedded, go to the hosting source to obtain the URL.
  • Step 2 - Open www.ClipNabber.com in your web brower.  Paste the URL for the video in the input box.  Click on the box "Nab Clip.'
  • Step 3 -  ClipNabber then downloads of the video.  You will see a "loading" message while the ClipNabber is processing the video.  Save the processed video file either as an MP4 file or Flv file.

Currently, ClipNabber supports the downloading of internet videos from over 100 video hosting websites.  In addition to YouTube.com, here is a list of video hosting sites supported by ClipNabber:

PREA Signature Realty - Tech Toolbox - ClipNabber

Before downloading videos from the internet, it is important to understand your rights and responsibilities regarding the downloading and/or use of the internet videos.  First, review the copyright information and/or creative commons license for the video.  Second, review the terms of service of the site to determine whether downloading or video capture is expressly prohibited.  Third, if permission or a license to use is not expressly granted, the limited use of the video may still be permitted under the "fair use" doctrine.  Before downloading and using internet videos, I strongly suggest that you consult with an attorney to discuss the complicated contours of the fair use doctrine to avoid a claim of copyright infringement by the owner of the video.  As a starting point, you may want to visit American University's Center for Social Media and review the Code of Best Practices of Use of Internet Video.

Interested in learning more about how PREA Signature Realty uses internet video for sales training instruction and for marketing and selling homes?  Contact Ryan Shaughnessy at PREA Signature Realty at 314-971-4381 or send an e-mail to Ryan@PREASignatureRealty.com.

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Rainer
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Stephanie Jarman
Realty Executives - Paola, KS
Realtor Kansas City Homes and Land for Sale

Thanks so much, very timely!

Nov 24, 2009 04:35 AM #28
Rainmaker
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Toronto, ON

Ryan - Thanks for pointing me to this great video grabbing program.

Nov 24, 2009 08:00 AM #29
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Very nice, Ryan.  TYVM.  

 

Do you have any thoughts on the Firefox Add-on known as "Ant Toolbar"?  Thanks again.

Nov 24, 2009 09:27 AM #30
Rainer
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Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Terrie - I absolutely agree about the "know what you are doing" part of the post.  Other than clips clearly in the public domain and not subject to copyright protection, I use it mainly to download videos that others have already given me permission to use.

Stephanie - Thanks for reading.

Marc - It is an interesting tool - but one that should be carefully used.

Zeke - I don't have any thoughts because I don't regularly use Firefox.  You might try taking a look at MakeUseOf.com to find a recent review.

Nov 24, 2009 09:36 AM #31
Rainer
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Tim D. Wilson - The Horseman's Agent ™
HomeSalesLexington.com @ Rector-Hayden: Lexington, Kentucky - Lexington, KY

Ryan,

 I definitely have to give you credit for consistently coming up with some very useful tips!  This is another site that I hadn't heard of... cool!

 The murky waters of fair use notwithstanding, I would assume there is a lot of copyright infringement happening around that site-- and any others that deal in capturing media-- but I can also see a great use in making personal copies of family videos, etc. that family and friends upload...

Great site, great tip.   Thanks!

Nov 24, 2009 12:15 PM #32
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Wayne B. Pruner
Oregon First - Tigard, OR
Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI

Thanks for the post Ryan. I will look into this.

Nov 24, 2009 01:52 PM #33
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Ryan, ditto Debe and Jon. You are a cool-tech products magnet! And you find them when you are giving to someone else - perfect! Thanks for sharing with us. Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 24, 2009 02:00 PM #34
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

PS I wish I had known about this a few years ago when I had to help my son with his project on Pele and we were trying to download videos!

Nov 24, 2009 02:01 PM #35
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Ryan - I heat the attorney coming out in you.

Seriously - why is this better than just going and getting embed code from Youtube if it's permissible?

Nov 24, 2009 02:56 PM #36
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Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Ryan, thank you for the information. i had not heard of this but your instructions are clear and I think even I can figure it out.

Nov 24, 2009 03:38 PM #37
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Ryna - looks like an easy application to use. Glad to see you have pointed out the issues with downloading video. I suspect, as with photos, there are lots of violations. And the TOS for many sites are rather hard to find (hmmm) and open to interpretation.

Jeff

Nov 24, 2009 03:40 PM #38
Rainer
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Megan Izdebska & Hanna Manoufar Chandler, Scottsdale Real Estate Agent
United Brokers Group - Chandler, AZ
Double Commitment. Double Results.

Ryan - Thank you for the info. We are going to tested over the weekend. Thank you for sharing.

Nov 24, 2009 04:30 PM #39
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Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Tim - I am guessing you are right.  It is that reason that I put the cautionary info at the bottom of the post.  I believe it has legitimate uses.  I am using it primarily for education, training and presentations. 

Tigard - Thanks for reading.  I hope it helps.

Sharon - It is a nice tool that would work for educational presentations. 

Christine - Our guidelines are pretty simple - don't use for commercial purposes, clip and use only what you need, and don't republish to the internet.  We require agents to submit these items for review prior to use.  Yes, that is the lawyer in me.  As to why it is better, you can download the file, clip the specific scene, edit, and then include in presentation.  For presentations (even if you have internet access), it is cumbersome.  The other advantage is you can download, upload to ipod or handheld, and watch presentations even when you don't have internet access.

Guy - It is always good to have another tool for the tech toolbox.

Jeff - I suspect that you are correct.  It is definitely a tool that should be used carefully and only for defined purposes.  Just because a video is on the internet - doesn't mean that it is okay to use, download, or disseminate.

Meagan/Hanna - I hope it helps.  It is an interesting tool.

 

 

Nov 25, 2009 01:01 AM #40
Rainer
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Not a real person
San Diego, CA

I wonder if the name of the application, "ClipNabber," says anything about what the creaters think about its being legal or somewhere in that gray area between legal and illegal.

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours!

Nov 25, 2009 03:23 AM #41
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Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Russell - There are dozens of sites that can be used for screen capture, photo downloading, video downloading, and music downloading.  For example, I can right click and save most photos on the internet.  However, the fact that there is a tool that allows me to do it doesn't mean that I should do it.  The tool itself isn't illegal.  However, what is captured and how it is used may be enfringe upon the rights of the author or creator of the material - hence the cautionary tools at the bottom.  I would say that there is a "gray" area.  However, it doesn't imply that a particular use is legal or illegal.  It means that the "fair use" doctrine has a test for what enfringes upon a copyright and what is considered fair use and that the factors should be carefully reviewed and applied before a decision is made to download and use third party videos. 

The interesting question that remains unanswered isn't really whether downloading versus streaming versus watching is actionable.  According to industry experts, YouTube logs don't differentiate between watching, downloading, or embedding a video.  Some would take the position that copyrighted information is enfringed upon by simply viewing the videos online.  The problem is that YouTube contains both copyrighted and bootlegged materials.  For the average consumer, it is nearly impossilbe to determine what can be legally viewed.  For example, I can find multiple Bill Maher videos on YouTube.  Some are recorded illegally; others are uploaded by HBO and are legal to watch.  The problem is that the average consumer doesn't know what is and is not legally uploaded by the owner of the copyrighted material.  Technically, just viewing the illegally uploaded video on YouTube would violate the copyright owner's rights.   The interesting part of copyright law is that it is a strict liability offense.  That is, the end users knowledge of whether or not the material has been legally uploaded or not is irrelevant.  It the simple act of using the copyrighted material which creates the liability.  I don't practice in this area - but I do follow the tech policy blogs that discuss this issue.  It remains a hotly debated issue.

Nov 25, 2009 05:46 AM #42
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Bookmarking this! Thanks for the instructions and tips on this product. Cost?

Nov 25, 2009 09:55 AM #43
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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Ryan,

Thanks for the clarification.  Given your explanation, I can see how this could be very useful.

Nov 25, 2009 03:39 PM #44
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Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Ryan, thanks for sharing ClipNabber!  It looks like a nifty little product.  I'm going to give it a try this weekend.

Nov 26, 2009 04:35 PM #45
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Betina Foreman
WJK Realty - Austin, TX
Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY

Dear Ryan,

What a cool tool. As a slightly technically challenged person I love finding new tools to make it easier.

Betina

Nov 28, 2009 04:45 AM #46
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Ryan Shaughnessy
PREA Signature Realty - www.preasignaturerealty.com - Saint Louis, MO
Broker/Attorney - Your Lafayette Square Real Estate Partner

Cheryl - It is free.  There are other tools - this is just simply and easy to use.

Gary - I hope you like the tool.  It was pretty easy to use.

Betina - It is a nice tool that works for what I need it to do.

Nov 28, 2009 08:43 AM #47
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