Sunday, December 07, 2008

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If the upside-down hit-and-run economy has dampened your Holiday Spirits, cheer up, dear readers! If you have a PC and a handful of blank CDs, you can make customized collections of videos for your closest friends and family members.

Thousands of music videos are available at hundreds of internet sites like AOL music, YouTUBE and MySpace. Got a friend who loves Beyonce? Collect a batch of B's vids (including Spanish-language versions) and burn them onto a CD which you can decorate yourself with Green and Red Sharpies for Christmas!

FREE SOFTWARE IS AVAILABLE

My post on Holiday Video and mp3 Gift Suggestions links back to complete instructions for what you need to burn VIDEOS even if your computer doesn't have a DVD drive! Everything you need in the way of software is easily found and downloaded. You need only invest your time and whatever the cost of a few blank CDs!

If the person you're gifting is a young tween or teen or doesn;t have a computer, run out to a Dollar General or Family Dollar or Closeout Shop and for anywhere from $9.99 to $29.99 you can pick up a VIDEO mp3 pocket player. I recommend the GPXML638B.

TIP: when uploading music to the GPXML638B The "AMV Converter" is the tool you will actually use to manage your player and upload videos and mp3's. The "Media Manager" is WORTHLESS!

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