Thursday, May 21, 2015

How to identify music in YouTube videos?


This week, I posted video of me dancing at the Dance Outside! Festival in Oakland and activated the video monetization option. Next day, I have been notified that the monetization has been canceled because the author copyrighted the audio, played as the music background. Wow, I thought! In spite of the relatively low audio quality, the embedded YouTube algorithm has allowed to recognize the audio composition and get all the associated information.

To my surprise, I have discovered that there is freely available online service, allowing you to do the same. The only purpose of MooMash is to identify music, used as background, in YouTube videos.

The process is simple and straightforward:
* Paste a YouTube link.
* Click the "moo" button.
* Wait for identification.

Depending on how long the video is and how many videos are currently being analyzed, it can take a couple of seconds or up to 15 minutes for the team of highly trained cows to go through the video and compare its sound to the 7 million songs they memorized. In my case, the identification process took no more than 20 seconds.


As added bonus, you get advice on any similar identified videos that may interest you, which might be quite handy if you found music clip you like, and you want to check other songs from the same group or composer.

The service is free, fast, and does not require membership or registration.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

FileZigZag – Free Online File Conversion Service


There are some actions, which we may need to perform just occasionally on our computers. If that is a case, there may not be much value to install the dedicated software, if there are real and productive opportunities of using the free online services, reaching the same goals. One of the examples of such activities may be the file format conversion. And FileZigZag may be a good solution.


FileZigZag is a Free Online File Conversion, Free Cloud Storage and file sharing services that enables you to securely share and access files online without download any software.

FileZigZag supports different conversions - Video Converter, Audio Converter, Image Converter, Documents Converter, Archive Converter and many formats.

The service is free, fast, easy, and efficient. What else you may need!

Popular Conversions
DOC to PDF | Word to PDF | MP4 to AVI | MP4 to MP3 | WAV to MP3 | WMA to MP3 | FLV to MP4 | AVI to MP4 | AVI to MP4 | FLV to AVI | DOCX to PDF | MOV to AVI | PNG to JPG | AIFF to MP3 | JPG to PNG | MOV to FLV | SWF to WAV | ZIP to TAR | RAR to ZIP | PDF to Word

The complete list of the supported formats is very long, covering most of the files extensions you can think of.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sidekick for Gmail: Enhance your Email Experience

Gmail is great!!! But some developers believe it can be better. And these developers create new plugins, adds-ons, and browser extensions to serve the particular gaps they believe exist in the Google Email service offerings.

Sidekick by HubSpot provides the advanced capabilities, offering powerful contact insight right in your inbox:
* See a person's title, company, social profiles, and recent tweets.
* See recent conversations, email opens/clicks, and other email activity


You can also see easily, who opens and clicks on your emails, giving you the instant feedback you may be looking for:
* Never be stuck wondering. Instantly know when your email was opened.
* See where, when, and how many times they opened/clicked.


With this powerful extension, you can schedule emails to be sent later:
* Schedule emails to be sent in the future.
* Create recurring emails to be dispatched later.

Extension works with…
- Gmail
- Outlook, Outlook.com
- Apple Mail
- Salesforce
- Hubspot

Developers’ website: http://www.getsidekick.com/

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