Thursday, April 28, 2011

MySpace is Killing me...

So I haven't been to MySpace since discovering Facebook...no scratch that - I admit, I still went to MySpace until shortly before I disovered Twitter really - what else did you use before Twitter? 


While I am still active on Facebook with people I actually know (except two people I have yet to meet) including family members, there is really no use for my MySpace account anymore - does anyone still use it?  Seems to be the ghost town of the internet. (besides my blog sometimes!)  MySpace was like the telegraph to the telephone of Facebook which would make Twitter in turn be high speed internet...just entirely skipping the dial-up era, because really, who wants to go through that again?

The reason I bring this up is not to make myself out to be the nerd that still has a MySpace account which I already have but because I have an issue with deleting my account. 

WHY you ask??  Don't get me wrong, I have no problem saying goodbye to my depleted friends list which dwindled to 42 while I was away - not that I can remember what it was 6ish years ago when I left.  I also have no problem figuring out how to delete my account - those instructions were pretty clear. 

My problem is that I want my videos off my page - which seem like a lifetime ago - and saved to my computer.  Some of these are of my kids when they were little, you know that young point where you ask yourself what they will be like at 6 and 9 (and BAM here we are!).  MySpace offers no options of obtaining your own material that I could find.  Admittedly, I didn't do much searching on there because after hitting the "options" button on the video numerous times only to make the video my favorite or share it to Facebook (to show everyone I'm the geek with the extinct, existing MySpace page), I ran out of patience with MySpace...which is probably why everyone else left it for another easier social media.

Now I'm as resouceful as the next guy and I Google whatever I need to learn and usually figure it out - I downloaded players that said they would easily put videos from MySpace to my computer but have failed to live up to their end of the bargain. 

Instead, I now have toolbars I don't want or need and other gadgets that they thought might help me live my daily life - including ADVERTISING on my home page and facebook page.  Thanks so much for delivering!  NOTSOMUCH!


Fortunately I am not entirely computer illiterate and know which programs to remove and how so I'm not stuck with all the bells and whistles.  Unfortunately though, I still have no videos saved to my computer. 


The original videos don't exist on my current computer and never did as they were put up from our old computer that has since crashed and we were unable to save anything so this is why it is important to me to have my videos back!


I have RealPlayer which SAYS it downloaded the four videos I wanted to save. I even show the icons for them on my desktop - they just don't play.  I am, after 24 hours of trying to figure this out, totally baffled, and almost at my wits end about getting my own videos back in my possession.  


So I'm asking for your help on how to accomplish this goal of getting my material back.  Anyone that knows anything, even just a clue or if you know someone that might be able to help, I would appreciate anything I can get right now.


I would like so desperately to be able to close my MySpace account - I just have to do this one last thing before I do....






9 comments:

kristanlynn said...

LOL. i can't help with the problem, but thought you'd like to know that you are not the only one with a myspace still floating out there. i only check it about once a year... but am also having an issue with deleting it... it's like my social media baby ;)

Marisa said...

Eeek. I can't help either, but did close my MySpace account recently. Hopefully nothing was on there that I should have saved.

Good luck! If I run into any info I will let you know.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I hear crickets every time I send this post to twitter...

Marisa said...

I hear crickets every time I send this post to twitter...

Oh no. Sorry :( I'm glad that I just know how to work Facebook. :-s

Terri said...

Oh my gosh. I briefly saw yourpost earlier but didn't get to fully read it. Then on my way up north I got three e-mails from My space, including one where some chef friended me. I haven't been there in sooo long I don't even know how if I know my password. Eeeek. Going to head off to close it now.
P.S. I am of no help. But....

Did you try downloading a vlc player? They are probably FLV files, according to number three son, Oliver.

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Thanks Terri - once I get all the crap I downloaded off my computer, I will try that!

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Molly said...

Too funny... I also am hanging on to my myspace account, but mine is mostly because there are a *ton* of pictures on there that i don't have anywhere else! I have them saved, but the quality is garbage. Well, plus, I'm a little bit of a digital hoarder. I still even have my friendster profile. Haha!

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