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Fray Bentos Pies Commercial: If Only All Hero Movie Archetypes Were Like These

My favorites were the car mechanic, fireman, and construction worker.  I definitely need such a hero…  And who knew removing a wife-beater in tandem with bad ’80s-like pop music could be, oh, so erotic?

FUN FACT: YouTube sometimes would have a “Watch in High Quality” link on some videos.  But, even if a video does not have that link, you can actually access it.  All you need to do is add:


at the end of the URL.

The video above is normally like this:

So you just add &fmt=18 at the end, like so:

Some videos might actually look worse off if the original uploads were of “poor quality” to begin with.  But, I’d say that this trick makes every YouTube video a lot clearer than normal.  I’m not sure why this is not the default setting.

Also, I had submitted this post on the Brotherhood of Bears Yahoo Group and I’m just going to post it here as well:

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While obsessing over shotputter, Reese Hoffa, in YouTube, I noticed the “Watch In High Quality” link.  Apparently, there’s a quick way to download that better quality (it’s not really high-def, as it’s more of a higher bit-rate).

Here’s a great tutorial from YouTube:

In a nutshell, this is how you do it:

1. Here’s a sample of the Reese Hoffa video in “standard quality”:

2. All you need to do next is add &fmt=18 at the end of the URL:

3. Copy that URL to this website:

4. You can now download both the standard and high quality FLV files.

HOWEVER, here is an even quicker way and what I highly recommend:

*** Drag-and-drop the KEEPVID Bookmarklet to your links toolbar. ***
*** This Bookmarklet is located on the very top page of http://keepvid.com. ***

That website also has a link to AVS Video Converter that could convert your FLV files to whatever format you want.  The best part is that it is free.  I don’t use this program so I can’t vouch as to how good it is.  I normally use “YouTube FLV to AVI converter Pro” and I’m a creature of habit and refuse to change somthing that’s been working for me.  🙂

Hopefully this was useful in some way!

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