Download: Video Monkey will convert your video files for free

Video Monkey is a free and easy-to-use video converter for OS X.

You can use it to convert video files from one format to another. You can use it to encode files into AVI, MP4, Quick Time, Flash, MPEG, and DV. Or you can use the presets that converts the video to the size and format of iPods, iPhones, and Apple TV.

Video Monkey can take just about any file type you throw at it and convert it in the format you want.

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The Best Video Player for Mac OS X: VLC

Movies files come in various formats. AVI, MPG, and MP4 are just some of the more popular format that you can play on a Windows PC or on a Mac.

VLC can play just any video file type you throw at it.

On Mac OS X, there is a preinstalled Quicktime Player which can be used to play Quicktime video, AIFF, WAV, DV-DIF, MP3, and MPEG. It does not, by default, play AVI, DivX, Flash Video, and other file types, though that can be remedied by installing plugins such as Perian, which is free and open source.

Apple’s default player for OS X has also been available for Windows for two decades now.

Since I started using Mac OS X, the VLC became my favorite app for playing videos, and I’ll tell you why.

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Giant Robot from Japan Could Save the Future Using Soccer

In the future, a giant robot could save Japan. As a matter of fact, it could save us all someday. The 2-meter tall robot in the video below is far from gigantic. But it does have some modest football skills.

We don’t know yet where exactly this technology is going, but we do hope it is used for good. If Voltes V can defeat an opponent with a spinning top, then who knows what the Hajime robot can do once it elevates its skills to Shaolin Soccer level.

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Cat Courageously Clashing with Koala Keychain

Watch Kitty battle it out with koala keychain. So random.

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