Research Tools You Should Know About - #SolutionsWatch

07/20/2021102 Comments

Have you ever wanted to download a video to save for later? Or highlight text in an online article? Or find out where an image comes from? Then today's your lucky day! In the spirit of #SolutionsWatch, here are some tools that will improve the efficiency of your online research.

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youtube-dl

Y2Mate

youtubemp4.to

4k video downloader

jdownloader

downloadhelper for Firefox or Chrome/Brave

tineye reverse image search

youtube thumbnail grabber

convertcase

highlighter

 

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  1. Sullivan says:

    James I just want to thank you for all of your great work.

  2. MagicBullet says:

    Love Solutions Watch, here’s some examples
    1. Use a Screen Recorder like Tiny Take where you can get 5 min of free time. If you set a vid to run at 2X you can get 10 min in your time.

    2. Other people ahead of your level on a topic? You can learn a lot and see what truths are out there. Like here, “Covid does not exist”

    https://rumble.com/vk2bya-exclusive-dr.-david-martin-just-ended-covid-fauci-doj-politicians-in-one-in.html

    Understand why he’s clear there is no virus and neither am I (see past posts).

    • ChairmanDrew says:

      It has been pretty clear since a long time ago to anyone with their intuitive brain switched on that COVID is just the flu/cold/et al. rebranded. The failure to provide any actual isolated proof of any such virus/disease(?) only serves to solidify this obvious ploy to scam the reprogrammed normies out there.

      • brian.s says:

        Yes and Flu became Fauci’s pet vax project set over toxic exposures and seasonal triggers. IE: the old normal was already set in ignoble lies.
        So we stand on the shoulders of giant… mistakes or misidentification.
        Is the genetic scam so clear?
        Digging deeper than that inve$tment model is the actual bio-electric nature of experience/existence for being.
        Where nanoparticles interact with the Living Waters (Field effects).

    • Octium says:

      If you have the misfortune of still using Windows 10 it has built in screen capture as a movie. it’s hidden in the game bar feature (Windows key + g) getting it working is a bit obscure but it works well once figured out.

      It does not capture the full desktop but can capture the output of a game window which can be maximise to full screen. Fortunately a “game” can be any app, such as a web browser.

    • TruthSeeker says:

      MagicBullet,
      Great video Link you posted with Dr. Martin. I think that it is about time people start getting pissed off enough to get off their asses and do something, eh.
      The evil,soulist bastards that rule by way of deception, diversion, and division will meet their end as people see the evidence of their crimes written into the Patents that they so carefully acquired.

      Perhaps, JC can get Dr. David Martin on for an Interview

  3. truthseeker9 says:

    Video Downloadhelper does work on YouTube on my computers. There are times I have to wait for a newly uploaded video for some strangeness to clear, then normal links are available. Just used this extension on YouTube for several videos this morning. I have used the CLI tool youtube-dl as well. Installed already. I have tried several Firefox extensions that also work on YouTube, but I find Video Downloadhelper works well, on many video content providers.Want to download an entire web site and have it work offline: HTtrack or webhttrack https://www.httrack.com/
    You mentioned some tools I have not tried….yet

  4. SuperMom Belle says:

    https://webtopdf.com/ converts web pages as they are, at that time to pdf (and has various other conversion methods).

    https://www.millionshort.com/ is useful for filtering downranked information – or info NOT promoted to the top of a web search.

    https://archive.ph/ is handy since the Wayback Machine seems to have sold out?

    https://www.timeanddate.com/ is a site I tend to use frequently to calculate how many days (or years) have passed since… whatever [for example, each Friday since Dec. 14, 2020, we have the DISPLEASURE of calculating, on average how many Americans have reported AE in VAERS – this week’s calculation (through July 9, 2021) is 2,228 Americans PER DAY reporting Adverse Events, 232 PER DAY reporting Serious Injury, and 53 Americans dying PER DAY that we know of].

    I’d like recommendations for a safe way to screen record &/or download only a certain portion (clip) of a video (using Windows or Linux desktop, with brave browser).

    The PP is easy to remember & use – I hope it remains a good resource for the future.

    • brian.s says:

      On Mac you can always ‘print to PDF’ via print dialogue as an option in the corner menuette.

      I find this the best way to save most web pages.

      Not mentioned by James, Swisscows is an SE that on my initial test of the term “Stefan Lanka’ resulted in real information rather than loaded disinformation. So far and excellent find. Duck and start page served much noise to signal or just noise. Swisscows also offer a summary function, that I only looked at briefly but have logged as a potential tool of interest.

      https://www.millionshort.com/ is great!

      9xbud.com/ as a PREFIX to youtube and many other video URLs works similar to the pp inserted WITHIN the youtube URL – after the word ‘youtube. As the entire URL selects when given focus, a left arrow locates the cursor before the selection. I then have it as a pin in a multi-clipboard utility which I regard as extremely useful to gather or hold more than one short term selection – ie while posting into web pages and saving results on the fly to reblog or save copies.

      When no tools work I often find the download link in the page source, by searching for ‘mp4’ for example. If successful the video opens in a window that can be simply ‘saved as mp4’ or whatever.

      A present discernment is a contextual guidance system easily disregarded when in task mode. Learning to operate a tool while remaining heart-aware is a variation on ‘make me an instrument of Thy Peace’. Joy of wholeness has a reintegrative self-healing that All the king’s horses and all the king’s men are blind to by default.
      So prompts of intuitive may not be diversion or noise but bypass our current blocks/judgements to let other ways of seeing in.

    • truthseeker9 says:

      I too have always used my printer driver to print to a .pdf file. Sometimes using simplify page, first. Firefox on Debian GNU/Linux and HP printer driver. I will give webtopdf a try though.

    • SuperMom Belle says:

      Anyone outside USA, is this site still working? Within 3 weeks (after having used this method for years)… “Our service has been discontinued as of August 1, 2021” says a redirect to https: //us. y2mate .com/.
      The site: https: //www. y2mate .com/, had looked like this before: https://web.archive.org/web/20210411151953/https://www.y2mate.com/en68
      “Tip: Insert “pp” after the word “youtube” in the link to download videos and mp3 files from YouTube as a faster way.”
      Is this site discontinued altogether or only for particular countries’ IP addresses?

  5. paul6 says:

    For downloading videos from video platforms I often use the app “ClipGrab” which basically is a GUI for “youtube-dl”.

    https://clipgrab.org

    I find it works in about 99% of all cases.

  6. clr says:

    James Corbett,
    Ya Loser! I mean, how could you POSSIBLY call it “GooTube” rather than “ChewTube”! — I mean, I am absolutely astonished at how brain-dead you are!

  7. Mr. Remington says:

    One handy trick to skip youtubes age verification on videos that require it. Instead of sending them your ID (which is beyond stupid) you can type “nsfw” before “youtube.com”. I.e. “nsfwyoutube.com”, leave the rest of the address intact. The video will be available there.

    Oh, you can also download the video from there as well.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      — Age Verification Hack for YouTube —

      Thanks Mr. Remington.

      I never, ever, sign-in to YouTube even though I have some old channels, but I have noticed that more and more videos are becoming age restricted, and thus I don’t view them.

  8. Jeff says:

    I lean on youtube-dl pretty hard. It’s important to keep it updated or it won’t work, as it updates when sites like youtube update.

    As for efficiency, there are 2 tools that changed my life in computers, for research and work.

    1. Window tiling managers ( dwm / xmonad / et al ) – I haven’t used a mouse to move or change a window size in years.

    2. vim – a text editor that I use for everything I type. I’m using it right now to type this comment.

    Both of these tools come fully loaded with a learning curve unlike anything else, vim especially. But even so, it’s worth it… for me. Maybe not for you. We’re all different.

    As for youtube-dl, I use it to watch videos from bitchute/odysee/youtube. If one feels so inclined to use a scriptable/modifyable broswer like surf or vimb, you can control how certain links are handled. For youtube, I have a little script that runs youtube-dl into a tmp file. Then plays the video. Then, ala script, I ask myself if I want to save it or not. Wonderful stuff. It puts to practice using the internet differently than what we are used to. Use it as a pool of resources where you choose how you wish to use the resources with the tools that you have.

    Window tiling managers and vim are speaking to a world of computing outside Apple and Microsoft. That’s really the first step. The O/S itself. Which also takes time and practice. Exploring. Have fun folks.

    • hidetora says:

      Jeff,
      I use pretty much the same tools as you, xmonad, youtube-dl and luakit, a firefox-clone only for sites that webkit does not load. As for watching videos on youtube, I just run mpv, as it has a youtube-dl hook-script included, it will stream it for you, and with a keyboard shortcut for the browser, it is a breeze.

      • truthseeker9 says:

        Cool I did not know mpv can use youtube-dl

      • Jeff says:

        I sure like your style hidetora! Thanks for the mpv tip. I’ve been meaning to implement mpv into my workflow for certain purposes(I think it’s ranger’s default video player?). But alas, sometimes I’m just lazy. Plus I like the modularized flow where I have control over the file and then throw it at a program or save it somewhere useful when I’m done with it: Download (wget / youtube-dl), view it (sxiv / zathura / mplayer(or mpv)), then file it away somewhere. All with a keystroke that initiates a script. dmenu and rofi are key players here as well. mpv has it’s uses for sure for me, like viewing anything I know I’m not going to save. mpv does in fact rock, pretty dang hard. I think you’ve inspired me to get off my cushion and put this dog to work.

        hidetora, you mentioned a firefox clone… what are you using? I’m still just using firefox where webkit fails and, despite laziness, have been meaning to switch to something.

        • hidetora says:

          I am using iceweasel, it is pretty much just firefox rebranded without the DRM prisonware.
          I use it only once in a while. It is a RAM monster just like pretty much every other browser nowadays. I forgot to mention how much the web sucks.
          I love pieces of software like dmenu, easy to use and abuse. I also have downloaded plan9 from userspace, however I still have not had the time to set it up, I am planning to try out acme and the plumber.

  9. mjkirt says:

    In regard to searching for a photo’s origin online, even if you can find where it was first posted, it may have been edited before it was uploaded. It’s becoming more difficult to know what is real and what is fake in digital images these days.

    • bleak says:

      So true. Anything in a digital image can be edited including EXIF and other metadata. The only way to be sure is through digital image forensics.

      Whatever the “original” image, it would need to be forensically tested by an expert.

    • Duck says:

      mjkirt
      “…ven if you can find where it was first posted, it may have been edited before it was uploaded….”

      True… a point that people posting photo’s on social media or such should remember is that a lot of the time the metadata i it gives its GPS location… there was a case where a Vet posted photo’s of himself sexually abusing dogs which were tagged with the GPS of his home.

      Glad they caught him, but I do wonder how many people posting photo’s are aware their often posting their location unless they clean it out

      Obtain Valuable Data from Images During Recon Using EXIF Extractors
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFdKJcsBJOw

    • truthseeker9 says:

      Applies to video as well today.

    • truthseeker9 says:

      What tools do you folk find works well to examine and edit metadata in pictures and/or videos. I am using GNU/Linux OS’s

  10. bleak says:

    Thanks, this was a great SW. Going to look at youtube-dl and highlighter at the very least.

    I like 4K Video Downloader. It’s well worth $15 to go ‘ads free’ and be able to download unlimited vids simultaneously including entire playlists. It works with bitchute and a few other sites. I don’t have the complete list but they update frequently and take requests. It even gets Vevo vids which are blocked from viewing in search results…

    Speaking of which, visiting “youtube dot com” is not necessary with 4KVD and other downloading tools. This may be obvious to some but I thought I’d say it out loud just for those who may not know this.

    All you need is the video URL from search engine results. If you right-click the link and select “copy URL,” paste that into 4KVD or whatever… no gyootube traffic. Use a private window in Brave or other and a VPN and they’ll never know what hit em. More or less.

    Also, there are many web-based twitter video downloaders available.

    Music fans, download ‘ogg’ (open source lossless) audio only concerts (and assorted other music videos 😉 ) using 4KVD, open it with Audacity (free sound editor), add metadata and labels (artist, song names etc) and export individual songs to anything like flac and mp3. The audio can be adjusted (amplified, eq’d etc) in Audacity although sometimes pro tools are needed (izotope Ozone is great for this). Yes, this is a bit of work and is still not exactly audiophile quality (depends on the upload) but who has endless bucks to buy every single album that may be OOP and/or feeding billionaire record execs and satan-worshipping Thelemites?

    My all-time favorite tool for watching the watchers is the uMatrix plugin (available for Chromium browsers). Control those third-party sites, cookies, scripts etc. The goo is almost ubiquitous even without using their actual sites.

    • Duck says:

      Bleak
      “..with Audacity (free sound editor)…”

      I use that too, but it looks like having it on a machine that can get online might become an issue… been busy so not kept up with the situation…AFAIK your ok until you upgrade.

      Audacity adding google and yandex analytics
      https://www.bitchute.com/video/mt6SSXaxTHyq/

      • bleak says:

        Well shit. That figures. I guess I’m not upgrading. Ever. Again. lol

        There’s bound to be gnu splinters since it’s open source but what a PITA. I just dl’d the linux version too for backup. And alternatives.

        Who’s next? The raspberry pi os started pulling updates from microsoft awhile back but that was easily fixed.

        Thanks for the headsup.

  11. Duck says:

    While I’m sure Mr Corbett could do a great video on youtube-dl this one from luke Smith covers more then 90% of people will use

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/9A-HLSvtBWc/

    On research tools may I suggest Obsidian notes? Its free for personal use, needs no account and runs on windows, linux, and mac.

    Even If you DON’T take notes of stuff your looking at you still use Obsidian to make books and documents WORD SEARCHABLE by copy pasting (I’d suggest a chapter per note) and using the search feature which will find AND HIGHLIGHT the searched words.

    https://obsidian.md/ Free for personal use

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgbLb6QCK88 a nice demo

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPS3GXFFA4 a good focus on the search feature

  12. ShutR says:

    Yandex reverse image search (TinEye alternative)
    https://yandex.com/images/

    Yandex is the Russian Google and works better than Google’s reverse image search.

    ———-

    Jeffrey’s Image Metadata Viewer
    http://exif.regex.info/exif.cgi

    With “Jeffrey’s Image Metadata Viewer” you can find out the exact time of a photo or video and with some luck the GPS location.
    Unfortunately, photos posted on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram lose their metadata.

    ———-

    Fotoforensics
    https://fotoforensics.com/

    Check if a photo has been manipulated/touched with a photo editing program like Photoshop.
    If an image has been edited, red pixels will appear, immediately indicating photo editing. This technique does not work on all photos, but it still often produces good results.

    ———-

    DeepL Translator
    https://www.deepl.com/translator

    Best text translation program on the market right now.

  13. Duck says:

    A thing that was probably obvious to others but I only found out a while back is that when saving a webpage rather then using “save As” I now print it into a .pdf file which is easier to manage then the html and the folder wit the pics…. only thing is to check it ‘printed’ properly

    • San*A says:

      very simple trick is to add a few custom page-sizes to your printer driver which are very long, even longer and longerest.
      on a Mac choose Print, then save as PDF and in the Paper Size box choose Manage Custom Sizes.
      here you can add for ex. a page of 210 mm wide and 2000 mm long.

  14. Unmani says:

    Thank you so much for this information! I look forward to learning more in this community.

  15. gundy11 says:

    Thanks for making this video. Very helpful. I’d love to see a video about your research process and how you organize all your information, unless you’ve already done that.

  16. thomas.j says:

    Downie for Mac OS (video downloader):

    https://software.charliemonroe.net/downie/

  17. bleak says:

    People see what is supposed to be the original Zapruder film and morgue photos of JFK in things like Stone’s JFK and think those are the original version(s). But the truth is they aren’t.

    Was it likely Mr Z was able to hold on to his film long enough to hand it over to Life magazine? Oh hell no and even if he did, the CIA would’ve been all over them. No, Zapruder was forced to turn his “double 8” home movie over to the Secret Service within hours and it was delivered to their “National Photographic Interpretation Center” in DC the next day.

    Then head of CIA John McCone (who was only “the face”, Dulles was still running it) told NPIC director Arthur Lundahl he wanted a full briefing. Lundahl called his chief assistant, Dino Brugioni, to make preparations.

    “I was the duty officer at NPIC that weekend,” Brugioni recalled in early 2009 in an interview for this book. “Lundahl called me and told me to assemble a crew and get into work. He told me it was going to involve pictures and that the Secret Service wanted support. I called Ralph Pierce, our best photogrammatist [lol], and then Bill Banfield. We were there when the film arrived. It was 10 or 11 in the evening.”

    In placing the Zapruder film in the hands of the NPIC, McCone was enlisting the help of the man who was arugualbly the world’s foremost photo analyst. Known as the father of of modern imagery analysis and imagery intelligence, Arthur C. Lundahl had been recruited by the CIA in 1053 to head the agency’s Photographic Intelligence Division; he would be designated the first director of NPIC when it was formally created in 1961. Lundahl, in his capacity as NPIC’s first director, expanded the center into a national, multidepartmental component of the intelligence community, hiring over a thousand employees drawn from the CIA and the DoD.” -Mary’s Mosaic by Peter Janney

    It goes on about how there were three prints made from the original and how discrepancies involving “double 8mm” film in “unslit” format (it needed to be transferred to 16mm) which could not possibly be the original but were claimed to be by the CIA errand boys.

    Same thing with the morgue photos which are likely not “doctored” photos but photos of post mortem reconstructive surgery. Yeah.

    Just throwing this out there for JFK freaks and photo forensics wannabes like myself. Might as well go backwards. It’s all the same now ANYWAY.

    • TruthSeeker says:

      bleak,
      I think it is sufficient to say that JFK was the last United States President to stand up to AIPAC and the Oligarchs running the world through their secret societies, and we saw what happened to him. He got his head blown off in broad daylight while sitting in a car next to his wife. Then they orchestrated one of the best cover-ups in history to complete the Coup.
      And, if that wasn’t enough, they used the CIA’s MK-Ultra techniques to kill Bobby Kennedy who would likely have won the 1968 Election (far less voter fraud in those days).
      As bad as it was for that Coup to take place in 1963, I have to say that what face today is far worse. (not all the same now anyway)
      It seems that the evil get more evil as they acquire more power. In 1963 they actually feared people discovering the Truth.

      • bleak says:

        Sure it’s more advanced and ditto on “AIPAC” (Rothschilds, Rockefellers bankers of Zion axis) but it’s the same timeline. Same methods; murder, deception and mind kontrol. Same people; thinkers, planners, shooters, order-followers, onlookers, sheeples, questioners, patsies, liars. Anyone risky gets gone.

        One dollar in 1963 is $8.57 in 2021. So what? It’s still only money.

        Jack was a sex addict before and during marriage including 1963. Jackie would’ve still been cruising with Onassis in 63 had Joe K not “persuaded” her to cut it out. One could say that stress over Jack’s cheating caused her multiple miscarriages and not be wrong. Jack never repented and, for all the good he seemed to be trying to accomplish, at the end of the day he was wrong. He let more demons through the gate. It’s not all linear.

        So we have Dealy Plaza 11-22-63 every day now except the shooters have turned their guns on the crowd.

    • SuperMom Belle says:

      … Making my mind wanna melt over here!
      In middle school, the JFK “lone shooter” Official Story was the first debate in which I ever participated (in my 1st year of NOT public school). I argued Lee Harvey Oswald was indeed a patsy. I was shocked that my team won the debate, by producing the most persuasive argument. I knew I’d never know what really happened, but didn’t think about it much after that (but I did collect LIFE mags & old newspapers – just as an interesting history note).
      20+ years later… perhaps that first taste way-back-when made the bitter Red Pill somewhat easier to accidentally swallow?

  18. MagicBullet says:

    July 24th World Wide Demonstrations

    Powerful video on this page, JC also has a Cameo in it:
    https://worldwidedemonstration.com/

    I will Join the Tokyo march.

    • Control Savvy says:

      Thank you for the beginning of a link-hop (don’t like the word rabbit-hole) I took this morning.

      1. Your link to the worldwide demonstration.
      2. OK one hour and twenty minutes. Maybe later
      3. Search for demonstrations in NYC. Can’t find. Maybe look on FB later.
      4. Go to: oracle films on odysee.
      5. Oh! Eric Clapton! Watch.
      6. Wow! I am Eric Clapton!-except that I’m not a man, can’t play a guitar or any other musical instrument, can’t sing on tune to save my life, and I refuse to get a vaccine—but everything else he says about how he felt, that’s me. Except that I do have some idea about science, maybe more than he did, which is why I didn’t and won’t take the vaccine. But still, I am Eric Clapton, sort of. Sharing with my family.
      7. Back to original link and watching. Not bad…

      This is my Corbett Report experience. First I watch the newest video. Then I check out the comments. Then, much hopping later, I don’t even know where it all began. So this time, just letting you know. Thanks Magic Bullet for the beginning of this morning’s link hop. And thanks James Corbett for the information, and for this space.

    • Control Savvy says:

      Singing we are the 99 percent.
      Singing we are the 99 percent.
      Singing we are the 90
      Together we are mighty
      Singing we are the 99 percent.

      Occupy 2.0?

      I can’t believe this isn’t happening in New York City, but I can’t find out where.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      BUMP
      BUMP

      Thank you MagicBullet.

  19. hugo.c says:

    Tips:

    1. Do not use a phone for research, use a computer

    2. If you want to use youtube-dl and download over Tor, start Tor and use youtube-dl -4 –proxy socks5://127.0.0.1:9150 [youtube address]

    3. DuckDuckGo is a great default search engine

    4. Sometimes you need multiple similar tools. With my blog I compose in an old text editor ‘vi’, but then for proof reading use ‘pluma’. They are both text editors, but with complimentary capabilities.

    5. GNU/Linux based command-line tools are very long lived. Thus, once learned you can use them for decades.

    Have fun.

    • truthseeker9 says:

      Downloading over the Tor network can be very slow.
      I use Pluma regularly… another Mate DTE fan! BEST IMO

      Unless one really needs certain proprietary software that only runs on Windoze, which is not a failing of GNU/Linux, you all would never use Windoze again after using GNU/Linux’s for awhile, IMHO

      I have done custom installations of OS’s since Win 3.11 on a 486.
      My first test of Debian was re-purposing this old 486SX with 8MB of memory, a dial up connection, and several floppy disks written on a Win 98SE box. The Debian OS floppy disks, used command line to, formatt my hard drive, setup an internet connection, then proceeded to download from the net, an entire working beautiful looking operating system; took several days to complete using a dial up ISP
      Quite frankly, I was amazed. Windoze still can’t do this LOL
      Installation is way easier today. You can run a GNU/Linux OS from USB pens, CD or DVD, too.
      How do I say this politely? Windoze and Microsoft sucks!
      BTW Google and Mac OS’s are built today from Linux OS’s. Most servers and super computers run GNU/Linux’s 😉

  20. Regarding the mural truck image:

    The oldest definite instance I’ve found is in this video uploaded Oct 22, 2011 (still watchable on archive.org):
    9-11 Mossad ‘Mural Van’ – NYPD Radio Transmission

    The oldest likely instance I’ve found is in this video uploaded July 01, 2009 (no longer watchable):
    It is almost definitely just an earlier upload of the same video (the Oct 22, 2011 video).
    9/11 Police Radio – King Street Mural Van

    After going through comments & Tweets from the 2009 video uploader (911Infowarrior), I don’t get the feeling that he created the image or the video.

    Whoever created the video clearly had an interest in promoting the 9/11 Missing Links documentary.
    The creator of that documentary may have made the YouTube video at a later date, and possibly the mural truck image.

    There are multiple apparent truth researchers claiming that the image isn’t real but none them appear to be the person who created the image.
    There are also multiple claims that the original blank white truck image has been found:
    Image1
    Image2
    Image3
    However, so far, it’s not convincing.
    It may be that someone simply removed the mural from the mural truck image to produce this blank truck image.
    I’ll further analyze both images later to see if I can reach a conclusion.

    The truck appears to be a Chevrolet 3500 box truck with attic (possibly Express, possibly 2001 model)

    My current opinion on the mural truck image is, of course, that it’s fake but I’ll dig some more later to try to confirm it.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      Sideways Note:
      There is a transcript and audios of the police radios at this link. (Circa Dec 2009)
      https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/the911forum/police-radio-king-street-mural-van-t256.html

    • bleak says:

      No one mentioned this yet but part of the problem of determining whether or not a digital image has been altered or not (as in provable evidence) is image resolution. These tiny archive examples are all low res, highly compressed images (including the video) which means they are already compressed beyond even a pixel-based investigation (like zooming in to see ghosting and/or clipping). There is no way to determine if a mural truck was painted white or a white truck had a mural painted on it or photoshopped on it (my guess).

      Compression (which is what jpegs, png, gif etc are) is “lossy” meaning that pixelization is extrapolated to produce either the best quality, higher file size or less than best quality to produce lower file-size images, from the original. Quality in all cases is sacrificed. Only RAW, TIFF and BMP are “lossless” digital images. Video, of course, has lossless and lossy formats.

      Anyone with photoshop or the GIMP can try this experiment.

      Take any image like a jpg (or jpeg; Joint Photographic Experts Group). Open it in one of the above.
      Choose Image->Image Size… in PS or Image->Print Size… in the GIMP.
      Notice the pixel dimensions and below the x/y resolution (probably 72dpi unless it’s from your camera photo collection).
      Change 72dpi to 300dpi.
      Notice how fast it happens and reopen the dialog to see it’s new dimensions.
      If it was 72dpi and you changed it to 300dpi, the dimensions are a LOT smaller now, right?

      Low res, which is predominantly every image on the internet, is 72dpi.
      High res, which is suitable for printing, is 300dpi or above. Slightly lower than 300dpi is usually suitable for printing but you get what you pay for.

      It’s a six of one half dozen tradeoff so changing the resolution to something higher decreases the image size and vice versa. There is no compression involved so both PS and the GIMP do it instantly.

      But changing the compression of an image like when you save to another format or lesser quality (you can go down but you can’t go up) takes calculations so it takes longer (usually only noticeable if it’s a large file but it still has to be calculated).

    • I found several small things in the images which indicate that the mural was photoshopped into the blank white truck image.
      Here is the strongest indicator:

      https://i.imgur.com/n9l3ew7.png

      I’m still going to dig a bit more though.
      I found a WTC photo that is either the exact photo or nearly the exact photo that the person used for his photoshopping.

  21. truthseeker9 says:

    Keepnote can be very useful to collect and organize information.

    Lifeograph is a nice journal or diary application.

    Protonmail and Proton VPN for security.

    Adblock Plus, noscript, https Everywhere, Privacy Badger, Multi-account containers, Decentraleyes, Disable webRTC; add much to security in Firefox

    A fellow complained to me that the worst thing about YouTube, was the damn advertisements. I laughed out loud, and said “why are you watching ad’s?” I had to show him, he would not believe it was easy to block them 😉

    This video and comment section was a great idea James.

  22. roy.m says:

    For what it’s worth, I’ve been using the free VLC Media Player to download YouTube videos. It’s easy to use:
    1. Copy URL into “Media/Open Network Stream …” and click play.
    2. Open “Tools/Codec Information” (Ctrl-J).
    3. On the “Codec” tab, copy the URL contained in “Location” at the bottom.
    4. Open a browser and paste that copied URL in the address bar and press enter.
    5. Click on the “three vertical dots” icon in the lower right corner to download.

    • PeterofPan says:

      heh, nice hack 🙂

    • wylie1 says:

      Been using this VLCmediaPlayer method for a good while when Video Download specific programs started failing.

      — For the last step, to download, you can just hover the mouse cursor anywhere over the video playing in the browser, right button click, select Save Video As. A bit easier to find since no dots on mine.

      I had to use an older version of VLCmediaPlayer since the latest wouldn’t play some older videos I had downloaded. This version works to Download youtube, vimeo. Have NOT figured out how to get it to download Bitchute since it cannot find the file to play from the pasted url. Don’t know if the lastest version will either. The one I tried before going back to this version didn’t.

      I’d rather have a dedicated video program that does everything I want it to; without all the copy/paste, etc. I would like to lose weight eating gobs of ice cream too!

      • Arby says:

        That’s interesting. I’m a dedicated VLC user. But otherwise, I get most of my videos (except Vimeo) with 4K. Occasionally, I grab something via the page info method which was looked at in a previous Corbett Report show. Using page info, you can find the ‘video’ file and then download it. It may not be zippy but it usually works. If I can use VLC to grab Vimeo vids, that would be great!

      • Arby says:

        Okay. I’m lost. I have no clue what to do. After ‘save as’, What do I do? Do I use VLC to go online somehow first?

        • wylie1 says:

          The original directions from roy.m:
          1. Copy URL into “Media/Open Network Stream …” and click play.
          2. Open “Tools/Codec Information” (Ctrl-J).
          3. On the “Codec” tab, copy the URL contained in “Location” at the bottom.
          4. Open a browser and paste that copied URL in the address bar and press enter.
          5. Click on the “three vertical dots” icon in the lower right corner to download.

          Longer directions, for Windows7 anyway:
          1. In a youtube or vimeo video that is playing in your browser, right-mouse button click(rt.cl) on the video, select from the mini menu that pops up: copy url. Then stop/pause the video so you are not wasting bandwidth.
          2. Open VLC, At top left menu, MEDIA tab drop down menu, select Open Network Stream
          3. In the pop up, Paste that url you just copied from the video, into the rectangle, the only one, just below where it says: Please Enter Network url. THEN hit your Enter button or click Play near the bottom of same pop up.
          4. When the video starts playing in VLC, go up to menu TOOLS tab, select: Codec Information
          5. At the bottom of that pop is a long rectangle that you need to MAKE SURE you copy the whole enchilada in it. Then Pause the VLC payer.
          6. Open a new tab on your browser, or window if you don’t use tabs. Paste that long Codec Info url into your new browser tab, click the go arrow or hit enter. On occasion I’ve had to re-paste for some unknown reason, it didn’t take right away.
          7. The video should start playing in a smaller frame inside your browser. Hover your mouse over that video, rt.cl, select from that pop up menu, SAVE VIDEO AS
          8. In the file save pop that appears, you may want to change the name to suit your filing scheme.

          Now you know why I would rather have an easier Do Everything I Want, How I Want It, program. But it beats getting out my crayons to make an “interesting” paper copy! At some point I will likely try another dedicated video copier program. But so far it seems they work good until they don’t.

          Y2Mate from the above show notes worked and was easier. BUT, I have little doubt they log everything including your computer ID.

          One wonders what some other media copy programs do. Another reason I’ve been using the VLC method. Then again who knows what my browser is doing, despite all the so called private browsing claim-mirage…

          You’ll get used to after a few go’s.

          • wylie1 says:

            I see I made some typos, sorry, payer = player, pop = pop up, and so forth.

            If you properly arrived at Save Video As, then you were all done except Changing to the File path of your choosing in the SAVE VIDEO AS pop up, to store on your computer as desired. It will have that choice (Save VIDEO As) if got there properly.

            I included the extra directions just in case.

  23. HomeRemedySupply says:

    Corbett has some excellent, informative, “real” SolutionsWatch episodes.
    And the comment section is full of jewels!

  24. illbnice2u2 says:

    I usr Freemake Video Downloader Premium Pack. It’s not free it cost $20 for lifetime and you can download an unlimited amount of videos at the same time and the length of the video does not matter. And it also comes with a format converter.
    Freemake.com

  25. PeterofPan says:

    I had little trouble getting youtube-dl working on my Windows7, but this web site proved useful:

    https://danclowry.com/blog/youtube-dl-windows-install/

    and I got it running ok. Thanks!

  26. levys says:

    Yop!

    Forewarned is forearmed:

    Chrome and Edge maybe suck (privacy wise), but Firefox is almost as evil:

    https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/mozilla.html

    There s as well a good article on search engines (and you might be surprised):

    https://digdeeper.neocities.org/ghost/search.html

  27. Paul says:

    You will need some CLI skillz to install, but the Wayback Machine downloader can be used to download an entire website from the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

    https://github.com/hartator/wayback-machine-downloader

  28. bleak says:

    A book-size paper on digital image forensics with some interesting history of altered images. Damn I miss my airbrush.

    https://farid.berkeley.edu/downloads/tutorials/digitalimageforensics.pdf

  29. Arby says:

    That was an interesting presentation. I had known about the pp thing but when I tried it, it didn’t work. I suspect that it was because I was not putting the pp in the right place. I just tried it. It worked fine. The image search tool is one that I could have used in the past. I can even think of one image I would like to search now. Thanks James.

  30. cu.h.j says:

    Can anyone recommend a basic book about computers and all the privacy stuff and basic Linux intro?

    I’m going to install Ubuntu and try to use non google and apple products and OSs.

    I’m not technically savvy at all. I should have taken a programming class in college years ago but never did. I am the kind of person that would probably need a tutor to get any good at anything computer related. I also recently tried to buy a Purism laptop that has never arrived because of chip shortages. I would recommend avoiding this company they have many complaints. That’s an aside though.

    • You can tell Ubuntu to install alongside your current OS, so you don’t really need to study or prepare for it.
      Each time your computer starts up, you’ll be given the option to use your usual OS or Ubuntu.
      With this arrangement you can, any time you feel like it, just jump into Ubuntu with both feet and mess around.
      Each time you do so, you’ll learn more about it.
      Don’t worry about messing anything up because you can always just reinstall it.

      Also, if you really want to go crazy without repercussions, there’s a LiveCD option that will let you try Ubuntu without even installing it.

      With that said, I have a warning about Linux/Ubuntu and the world of open-source software:

      There exists a false sense of security similar to the false sense of truth in mainstream science.

      The same way people assume someone somewhere is checking all the published scientific papers to make sure the claims are true, most users of Linux & other open source software assume someone somewhere is checking all the source code to make sure it’s clean/secure.
      The reality of the matter is that barely anyone is checking the source code.
      In fact, in many cases, no one besides the original author has ever checked the code.
      Furthermore, amongst the people who are checking the code, very few have the combination of time, skills & experience it takes to make sure there’s no clever Deep State backdoors or other exploitable code in there.
      In short, although you absolutely should use Linux operating systems & other open source software, you shouldn’t let your guard down at all.
      Assume the software has backdoors until your observations, or the reassurances of someone you trust, have given you reason to believe otherwise.

    • Ayyub says:

      GNU/Linux isn’t hard to use anymore. It’s like windows or simpler. You can use Mint, Manjaro, Ubuntu, Suse,… All are quite simple. Of course it’s different if you want to install Arch Linux or even Gentoo.
      You can try one with virtualbox. You just have to download the virtualbox free program and the iso-file of the linux distribution you like to test.
      https://opensource.com/article/21/6/try-linux-virtualbox

      About privacy stuff, unfortunately, I don’t have any recommendation. But using a virtualbox isn’t a bad idea for it.

      “I also recently tried to buy a Purism laptop that has never arrived because of chip shortages.”
      That’s interesting. I thought about buying a purism smartphone.

  31. Ayyub says:

    One thing about youtube and youtube-dl (especially subtitles).

    It’s better to download any video you’re interested in and watch it with your favorite video programm (like vlc).
    Why?

    youtube protocols eveything. It’s not just counting “one more view”. They collect everything, for example: which parts of the video are watched most? What’s popular? Sometimes youtube doesn’t just recommend a video, it recommends a specific part of it! So why do you like to give this and many other information to them?

    Wait some seconds until the video is downloaded and watch it (and delete it after that if you like). You may say that’s not so convenient. Well, you can’t get all the things you like.
    And there are many advantages: Watching a downloaded video on your hard disk is actually more convenient (forward an rewind is much faster).
    Of course you can also use the playback speed (with vlc) you like (1.25, 1.5 …).

    For people with poor English skills (like me) it’s good to have the auto-generated subtitle. You can download it too with youtube-dl (usually a seperate file). Just put in the terminal:
    —-
    youtube-dl –write-auto-sub https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=We8AX8bmNCM
    =====
    After this you have the video offline with the subtitle. You’ll see video as you like on youtube – just click at the downloaded video (vlc).

    Of course this is possible with all the available subtitles, just type the option “–all-subs” instead of “–write-auto-sub”:
    —-
    youtube-dl –all-subs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZtcIwMlURk
    ====

    You’ll get a file for every language which is also very convenient for text search.

    More options (quality of the video, only audio… etc):
    https://github.com/ytdl-org/youtube-dl/blob/master/README.md#options


    Do you still have reasons to watch the videos on gootube?

  32. Hi James,

    Regarding saving articles and highlighting. I’d suggest using the Notion app (it’s free). They also have a web clipper browser extensions that lets you save webpages to a database that you create. You can then read the article inside the notion app and highlight it as you go. You can also add tags for easy search and A LOT more. It’s been a game-changer for me.

    I haven’t looked into the privacy aspect of it yet.

  33. Knut says:

    https://clipgrab.org
    Downloads from YT and from other Platforms

  34. Kensky says:

    I like iTubego for video downloads Youtube, Bitchute etc, as well as Android, and mp3 audio.

    https://itubego.com/en11/

  35. Nelson says:

    I’ve used the Y2Mate suggestion several times since this podcast and it was a great tool. (This is the one where you insert the ‘pp’ into youtube.com/… to make it youtubepp.com/…)

    Today however, I went to use it again and got this message:

    “Our service has been discontinued as of August 1, 2021.

    “Thank you all.

    “Y2mate team”

  36. nawk says:

    Nelson & mkey
    FYI – I am getting the same message as Nelson

    Our service has been discontinued as of August 1, 2021.

    Thank you all.

    Y2mate team

  37. rma says:

    Y2Mate has been discontinued as of 8/1/21

  38. Oscar says:

    One useful piece of software I use is ‘Open Broadcaster Software’ for capturing streaming video that you cannot download the usual way. You can find it on: https://obsproject.com/
    It works like a charm!

  39. clv says:

    DOWNLOAD VIDEOS ON DESKTOP
    savieo
    https://savieo.com/
    Invidious : Invidious is an alternative front-end to YouTube
    https://github.com/iv-org/invidious
    example : https://ytprivate.com/feed/trending
    add-on : XDM
    https://xtremedownloadmanager.com/

    You can test your downloading method with this video :
    EU GLOBAL VACCINATION SUMMIT :
    https://webcast.ec.europa.eu/global-vaccination-summit-12-09-19/

    I tried a few and only XDM get the download link : (240)
    https://stream.ec.europa.eu/vod/_definst_/cache/smil:15465_20096_5d7a61cc65b96.smil/chunklist_w1504259948_b298000.m3u8?tracks=or&clientip=107.189.30.86&smvplayersession=7eff171c-8b28-4496-3895-9dd4e6345b3a&new=true

    ANDROID
    Newpipe : Newpipe is an alternative front-end to YouTube on Android
    https://newpipe.schabi.org/

    LOCALIZE YOUR WORK
    subtitld
    https://subtitld.jonata.org/
    Automatic subtitles (ASR) and translation

    MAKE YOUR DOCUMENTS SEARCHABLE
    VIDEO (ASR)
    subtitld (online)
    https://subtitld.jonata.org/
    vosk (offline)
    https://alphacephei.com/vosk/

    PDF (OCR)
    pdfmaster
    https://code-industry.net/masterpdfeditor/

    RSS
    Get RSS from website without feeds
    morss
    https://morss.it/

    VIDEO EDITING
    OpenShot
    https://openshot.org
    Avidemux
    http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/

    SOURCING
    formatically
    https://formatically.com/

    CREATE YOUR OWN SEARCH ENGINE
    yacy
    https://yacy.net/

    SEARCH NEWS
    metapress : Decentralized search engine & automatized press reviews
    https://www.meta-press.es/

    READ IT LATER
    wallabag
    https://github.com/wallabag/wallabag

    SAVE THE WEB
    archivebox : Your own personal internet archive
    https://archivebox.io/

    MAY BE USEFUL
    scrcpy : Display and control your Android device on desktop
    https://github.com/Genymobile/scrcpy

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