This method allows for easy offline viewing and is perfect for educational/classroom use (especially for times when Pad.ma is loading slowly), both of which are usages Pad.ma has explicitly stated are OK due to Kalpana's upload under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License and Padma General License which allow for copying, redistribution, and remixing as long as the copyright/license info is retained/noted and the same resolution used.
Here's my quick silent video tutorial about downloading Kalpana using Pad.ma's editor view, https://pad.ma/CFN/editor. Check out my newly-minted Camtasia skills! ;)
You can also use this method to download specific dances that are annotated. Simply click on a dance annotation and select "download selection." Easy as pie!
Edit/Note: I'm receiving a few reports that video-downloading capable programs (like Realplayer) and browser add-in's like Firefox's "Flash video downloader" will download .webm files from Pad.ma without having to use the method above.
A few tips:
- Pad.ma sometimes "remembers" your last visit and will revert the URL for that visit no matter what you type. Try entering "00:00:00:00" after the URL to force it; for example, https://pad.ma/CFN/editor/00:00:00:00
- The video is a WebM file, so to play it offline you'll need a media player that supports it. VLC and Media Player Classic will, and Windows Media Player should but requires a filter/component installation. Or you can convert it to another format, but the quality will degrade (it seems there isn't a lossless conversion option at present).
- Pad.ma does not support Internet Explorer; use Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.
- You can also make your selections (with the in and out points) and go to "embed selection" to get the embed code for a blog post or website (though I've had trouble with slow loading)
- Update: If audio comes out of only one side, try switching the setting from stereo to mono in your media player program.
More information/past posts:
- Kalpana's Dances Annotated at Pad.ma (guide to viewing specific dances through annotations)
- Pad.ma help/information: How-To Screencast Video, FAQ, News
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