Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Download Fast Five (Fast & Furious 5) Movie Trailer from YouTube

The Fast and Furious film series is going to release its fifth film – Fast Five (better known in non-US markets as Fast & Furious 5) this week on April 29, 2011 in United States in IMAX. The film is hopefully to be one of the biggest movies of the year. As a movie fan you won't miss this classic street racing action film.
Fast & Furious 5 Fast Five

It's only one day left before the film's debut. Let's preview the movie from its official trailer first. Here is the trailer on YouTube with 4.2 million views. You can download Fast Five (Fast & Furious 5) movie trailer from YouTube with YouTube Downloader, which can download videos from a lot of websites. For Mac users, the Mac version YouTube Downloader is here.

Fast Five storyline

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom. As they assemble their elite team of top racers, the unlikely allies know their only shot of getting out for good means confronting the corrupt businessman who wants them dead. But he's not the only one on their tail. Hard-nosed federal agent Luke Hobbs never misses his target. When he is assigned to track down Dom and Brian, he and his strike team launch an all-out assault to capture them. But as his men tear through Brazil, Hobbs learns he can't separate the good guys from the bad. Now, he must rely on his instincts to corner his prey... before someone else runs them down first. Written by Universal Pictures

Fast & Furious 5 Cast

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker lead an all star cast reunion for the new car and crime movie. Below is a list of Fast Five main characters.

  • Paul Walker as Brian O'Conner
  • Vin Diesel as Dominic "Dom" Toretto
  • Jordana Brewster as Mia Toretto
  • Dwayne Johnson as Lucas "Luke" Hobbs
  • Tyrese Gibson as Roman Pearce
  • Ludacris as Tej Parker
  • Sung Kang as Han Lue
  • Matt Schulze as Vince
  • Tego Calderon as Tego Leo
  • Don Omar as Rico Santos
  • Gal Gadot as Gisele Harabo
  • Joaquim de Almeida as Hernan Reyes
  • Elsa Pataky as Elena Neves
  • Michael Irby as Zizi

More information about Fast Five
  • Directed by Justin Lin
  • Produced by Neal H. Moritz, Vin Diesel, Michael Fottrell
  • Written by Chris Morgan
  • Music by Brian Tyler
  • Cinematography Stephen F. Windon
  • Editing by Kelly Matsumoto, Christian Wagner
  • Studio Original Film, One Race Films
  • Distributed by Universal Pictures
  • Release date(s) April 20, 2011 (Australia), April 21, 2011 (United Kingdom), April 29, 2011 (United States)
  • Running time 131 minutes
  • Country United States
  • Language English
  • Budget $125,000,000
  • Gross revenue $31,500,000

Some pictures from Fast Five

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Monday, April 25, 2011

Full-Length Pirated High-Definition Movies Found on YouTube

pirated moviesYou know, it's very difficult to see full-length movies on YouTube. Uploading unauthorized movies to YouTube is not permitted by YouTube and is illegal. YouTube has a Digital Copyright Identification System, which can identify the content you uploaded to the site is consistent with those movies and music, if yes, your uploaded content will be terminated.

It seems that someone has found the way to break through YouTube's copyright protection system, as over the past few days 20 full-length high-definition movies has been found on the video site. These movies including Tron Legacy, A Bug's Life, Aladdin, Alice In Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Finding Nemo, Hercules, Monsters, Inc and more are all pirated. You can find them in this 912px Tumblr blog.

Some of these movies were found by Reddit users. 14 hours later, these movies got removed. On YouTube, the first comment to these movies were posted two days ago, which indicates that these pirated movies have been on YouTube at least for for two days.

All of these movies have gone as of this writing. If you click one of those links to these movies, you will get the message "This video is no longer available because the YouTube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube's Copyright Policy."

It's not permitted to upload pirated movies to the Internet, but you can download YouTube video for your personal use only. When you are trying to do this, check Leawo, which is legal to use.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Download Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song Official Music Video from YouTube

The Grammy 'Best Male Pop Vocal Performance' winner Bruno Mars has newly released the music video for his new song dubbed 'The Lazy Song'. It's a very funny song that is different from the elegance of his previous songs like 'Grenade' and 'Just The Way You Are'. If you enjoy the song, you should not miss the music video, which is so creative and cute.

The Lazy Song music video is here. I picked it from YouTube. The video has drawn 3 million since its debut on YouTube on April 15, another sign of Bruno Mars' ability to generate megahit. You could use YouTube Downloader and Video Converter or YouTube Downloader for Mac to download Bruno Mars - The Lazy Song music video from YouTube for off-line viewing; and this tutorial guides you how to get the song from the video.

Here is the lyrics of Bruno Mars' The Lazy Song

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

I'm gonna kick my feet up then stare at the fan
Turn the TV on, throw my hand in my pants
Nobody's gon' tell me I can't

I'll be lounging on the couch just chilling in my Snuggie
Click to MTV so they can teach me how to dougie
'Cause in my castle I'm the freaking man

Oh yes, I said it, I said it
I said it 'cause I can

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything
Nothing at all, nothing at all

Tomorrow I'll wake up, do some P90X
Find a really nice girl, have some really nice sex
And she's gonna scream out
This is great
(Oh my god, this is great)

Yeah, I might mess around
And get my college degree
I bet my old man will be so proud of me
But sorry pops, you'll just have to wait

Oh yes, I said it, I said it
I said it 'cause I can

Today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

No, I ain't gonna comb my hair
'Cause I ain't going anywhere
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no

I'll just strut in my birthday suit
And let everything hang loose
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh, today I don't feel like doing anything
I just wanna lay in my bed
Don't feel like picking up my phone, so leave a message at the tone
'Cause today I swear I'm not doing anything

Nothing at all
Nothing at all
Nothing at all

As you have seen, the song is about a man how to spend a lazy day at home. He wake up at the morning, just wanna lay in his bed and 'swear I'm not doing anything', then 'turn the TV on, throw my hand in my pants'. The music video features six men (including Bruno Mars) disguised as monkeys dancing, fooling around and making movements reacting to the song's lyrics. They even take off their pants and show their underpants!

The Lazy Song is the third single in Bruno Mars's debut studio album 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans'. The song was released on February 15, 2011, and written by Mars, K'naan and his production team The Smeezingtons. Music video of the song was directed by Nez.

More information about Bruno Mars – The Lazy Song
Bruno Mars The Lazy Song single cover

  • Released February 15, 2011
  • Album Doo-Wops & Hooligans
  • Format CD single, digital download
  • Genre Roots reggae, Jawaiian, R&B, pop
  • Length 3:15 (Album version), 3:08 (Alternate version)
  • Label Atlantic, Elektra
  • Writer(s) Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, K'naan
  • Producer The Smeezingtons

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

All Videos on YouTube Now Serves in WebM Format

WebMLast November, I have put down that 80% YouTube Videos were available in WebM Format. This Tuesday, YouTube announced that all videos on the site have been transcoded to WebM format, which is natively supported by the HTML5 web browsers, including the latest versions of Firefox, Chrome and Opera. So we could watch WebM web videos in browsers without any plugin. Users who used Adobe Flash Player to watch YouTube videos could contiune to watch the H.264 videos.

"Given the massive size of our catalog - nearly 6 years of video is uploaded to YouTube every day - this is quite the undertaking", said James Zern, a Google Software Engineer. So far 30% videos that make up 90% of total views have been transcoded to WebM format. All the transcoding works are being made quietly in the background.

The transcoding is also out of conderation for mobile devices. At present Android and iOS devices have provided full support for HTML5. But H.264 coded Flash videos are not popular on those devices.

Off topic:
To legally download YouTube Flash videos to your computer, you can use Leawo Free YouTube Downloader. It is a free video downloader that can download and convert Flash videos from YouTube and other websites.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Download Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Trailer from YouTube

Besides Thor, another film by Marvel Studios will be released this year - Captain America: The First Avenger, which is an American superhero film adapted from Marvel Comics character Captain America. The film is scheduled to be released this summer on July 22 in 3D. Now let's have a look at the official trailer for the film and tell me how do you like it . For off-line viewing, you could download Captain America: The First Avenger Movie Trailer from YouTube with Leawo Free YouTube Video Downloader or YouTube Downloader for Mac.

Storyline of Captain America: The First Avenger

In 1942, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) is deemed physically unfit to enlist in the U.S. Army and fight the Nazis in World War II. Volunteering instead for Project: Rebirth, a secret military operation, he is physically transformed into a super-soldier dubbed Captain America. With sidekick Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan), he fights the Red Skull (Hugo Weaving), Hitler's treacherous head of advanced weaponry, whose own plan for world domination involves a seemingly magical object known as the Tesseract.


Chris Evans as Steve Rogers / Captain America
Tommy Lee Jones as Col. Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving as Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark
Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Dugan
Derek Luke as Gabe Jones
Stanley Tucci as Dr. Abraham Erskine
Hayley Atwell as Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes
Toby Jones as Arnim Zola
Richard Armitage as Heinz Kruger

More information

  • Directed by Joe Johnston
  • Produced by Kevin Feige
  • Music by Alan Silvestri
  • Cinematography Shelly Johnson
  • Editing by Michael McCusker, Robert Dalva, Jeffrey Ford
  • Studio Marvel Studios
  • Distributed by Paramount Pictures
  • Release date(s) July 22, 2011
  • Country United States
  • Language English
  • Budget $140 million
Some pictures

Captain America: The First Avenger poster

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Music Streaming More than Downloads, YouTube Tops Online Music Service

YouTube musicAccording to a new study about online music consumption, more people stream music than download music with payment or for free. The study called 'The Hyper-Fragmented World of Music' was taken by Nielsen from 25,000 people across 53 markets during the end of last year. As a result of this, YouTube beats iTunes and becomes the largest online music service provider.

This is really good news for YouTube and 'cloud' service such as Amazon cloud music player. The picture below shows the percentage of different music activities that people take part in.
Nielsen's study figure
From the above illustration, we could find that nearly 60% of people polled watched music videos on computer, and less than 50% participants admitted to downloaded a song from the Internet without paying for it. Only 17% of respondents have paid to download a music track to their computers in the past three months. Most Internet users' just watch online music video for their main music consumption. So music video portal YouTube and are the biggest winners. iTunes Store fails to attract most consumers' attention but remains labels' biggest single recorded-music payout partner.

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