August 1, 2022

Hammondsport Mac Users Group

ATTENDING : Tom B, Dan M, John M, Russ C, Sandi S, Bob G.


How can I download an MP4 video from a website or Facebook and then select a small portion of the video to share with my friends and family via email?

Use the free browser called Slimjet (from Flashpeak) - available for both Mac and PC
and then use the Mac App Quicktime Player (found in Utilities Folder) to edit the video

Follow these steps:

1. Download, install & open the free Flashpeak Slimjet Browser here.

2. Using Slimjet, go to your selected website video.

3. In the Slimjet URL window, click on the blue Download arrow

4. In the pop-up video format window, select Convert to MP4.

It will download very rapidly into Downloads folder.

5. In the Downloads Folder on Dock, open the video to play using QuickTime Player (usually the default app for Macs) or right-click on the MP4 icon and choose 'Open with QTPlayer'

6. In QT Player window, find section you want to pull out. Stop video at beginning point of selection. Then go to - Edit - Split Clip - a red line will appear in the frame sequence at bottom - select and then delete the portion on left side of red split line. Click Done.

7. Play to end of desired segment - repeat Spit Clip - delete portion on right side of red line - click Done. Close window - Save and Name new segment.



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How can I make a sledgehammer head out of pieces of salvaged copper? (12min)

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How can I search an online newspaper for a specific word or number?
(Example: The Souther Tier Shopper)

In The Southern Tier Shopper, you can click on the Search Magnifier at bottom of page - then type a word to search for

- the search will show all found items highlighted in yellow.

Also all word hits will be noted in yellow on page line at bottom of search.

You can also use the keyboard shortcut COMMAND-F to get a search window for any online site. This is especially handy in searching a large list of names or phone numbers. Type in the word or number you're looking for. Then note the highlighted text in the webpages of that site.






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