1 June, 2009 § Leave a Comment
You can now read this blog with your Kindle! Amazon has set up a publishing system that will keep you updated with the latest posts from my blog.
To get started, just go to my blog’s page on Amazon.com and sign-up for the blog. Amazon starts out the subscription with a free 14-day trial.
I’m curious to see how many people will sign up to read blogs on their Kindle. There are also other ways that you can stay up to speed with the latest posts, such as subscribing to this blog through your favorite RSS reader.
29 May, 2009 § Leave a Comment
As I continue to work on making more of my source code open, I will be making all of the source code for the YouTube Playlist Downloader open source. You can expect to see a post up here soon with a link to the source files, and I will also cover some of the technologies used in more depth.
In the meantime, here is a very general overview: YouTube Playlist Downloader (YPD) was a project that I took up to learn Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). It uses WPF for the user interface and all the animations. Windows Presentation Foundation was released with Microsoft .NET 3.0, which is why there is a requirement for this version of the framework. To get the list of videos in a playlist from YouTube, an external RSS web services is used. The files are then downloaded, and transcoded using FFmpeg.
That’s about the shortest technical overview I could give, and probably still left out too much. Look forward to some code walkthroughs in the next week or so. I haven’t made up my mind yet if it will be available as a .zip file or something where you can browse the source code online ala Google Code.