Watch Internet videos on Big Screen TV!
It couldn't be any easier with the Mvix Media Center and VideoGET.
What is this whole Internet video revolution people are talking about?
YouTube, Google Videos, DailyMotion, and other online video sites are becoming increasingly ubiquitous. You might have viewed your fair share of videos on any of these sites, or others, and by no means are you alone: hundreds of millions of other people have, too. These video sites simply stream video to your computer—a simple concept, right? But in doing so, they also unleash the power and influence of multimedia on people around the world. Unless you've been living in a cave your whole life, you've heard the phrase, "a picture's worth a thousand words." Well, imagine what dozens of pictures per second—or, as it is more commonly known, a video—are worth. These online videos disseminate useful, even life-changing, information to people who'd normally not ever have access to such information. As you can imagine, this is extremely powerful and is, by many scientists' estimates, the start of a revolution of sorts—which you're probably already a part of.
How can you witness the revolution—right on your TV?
So, you and your friends or family may huddle around what you thought was a beautiful 19" computer LCD that you treated yourself to. But when it comes right down to it, watching videos on that 19" LCD gets downright awkward, even literally painful, after a few minutes of watching.
Well, there is a solution: you can now watch all your favorite YouTube, Google Videos, DailyMotion, and many more online videos on your TV, using the Mvix Media Center and VideoGET. It's easy! Just purchase the Mvix Media Center model to suit your needs (we recommend the Mvix MX-760HD, the flagship and all-in-one model) and a copy of VideoGET. Then, simply follow the easy instructions below to witness the new media revolution on your TV - virtually any video you want to watch on Internet streaming sites is one you can now watch in the comfort of your living room, on your big-screen TV!
So, let's begin!
Now that you've obtained VideoGET and installed it as per the instructions as well as set general configuration parameters (such as download directory, etc.), fire 'er up and let's get going!
Here is what you should see when you open the application up:
OK. So you've started the application. Now go to one of VideoGET's supported video websites. Find the video that you'd like to put on your Mvix (to watch on your TV!).
After you've selected your video (simply copy the URL address to the video), click the blue button on the top-left that has a "+" sign. This will open the window shown below. Paste or type the URL address to your video and press "OK"!
After you click "OK", your URL will be added to the window shown below and the down arrow button will be highlighted orange. But before you click that, choose what file format you want your file to be converted to. A screenshot is shown below. Also note that you can change a whole bunch of other settings if you're really tech-savvy - but for the rest of us, just leave it the way it is.
And that's where it gets just a tad tricky. In most of our tests, it appears that the best file formats to convert your website videos into to watch on the Mvix Media Center without quality degradation are either MPEG1 or MPEG2, depending on the specific file you're downloading and converting. The other file types are somewhat unpredictable, so you're best off using MPEG1 or MPEG2. Between the two, it normally doesn't make any difference at all for the Mvix Media Center, as they're very similar formats. However, if you'd like to maximize compatibility with commercial DVD burners and other equipment, we recommend MPEG2. Unless you're a real expert - or, if you're not putting it on your Mvix Media Center, VideoGET also works with the iPod, most other devices, and your hard drive - we suggest that you don't deviate from these two formats.
After you've selected the desired conversion settings, just click the orange button that's marked by a down arrow. This will start the download.
And that's it! You're done! Simply drag-and-drop the newly downloaded file in your Windows Explorer viewer to the hard drive installed in your Mvix Media Center, or into a network-shared folder so you can can stream it over the network—even wirelessly!
It really couldn't be easier. Now you can watch all your favorite Internet videos on your TV and share them with friends and family. You don't even have to be connected to the Internet - they're now on your hard drive for permanent storage and viewing. You can even burn them to a CD or DVD. The options are limitless - but most importantly, you can watch them on your Mvix Media Center and take it with you on trips, whether a safari down your living room stairs or on a road trip! Whatever you do, the Mvix can make your digital life easier - and VideoGET is an invaluable tool in making that happen.