Given my memory as it is, I had better jot this down for future reference.
I wanted a snippet of the youtube vid "Tiga Abdul Part 7" - the part where the character Sadiq Sigaraga was reading off the names of the _stan countries.
I started by saying a thank you to the guy who uploaded the video in the first place.
Then I downloaded it to my PC using ZillaTube, a piece of software I had installed on my desktop. The free trial version is available here. (The RealDownload utility that I had used a few times before didn't work anymore)
I copied the "Tiga Abdul" URL and pasted it into the ZillaTube dialog box and clicked the download button.
When the download had completed, I opened the file in RealPlayer SP, also downloaded and installed for free from the Real site. From a toolbar at the bottom of the screen (which appeared only when I ran my mouse over the area), I then selected RealTrimmer. It is a wonderful utility available in RealPlayer SP.
I dragged the markers to the start and end points of the snippet I wanted, then clicked "Save Trim".
Walla, I have my snippet which I then proceeded to embed in my previous blog entry. *UPDATE - Before embedding, I uploaded the snippet to my account in youtube to obtain it's embed code.
P/S - To get the screenshot above, I opened my photo editor application, Picasa (also downloaded and installed for free). I pressed the "Print Screen" key on the keyboard and Picasa made the shot available in it's editor. I cropped the area I wanted, saved it and added it to this entry.
Hopefully next time I'll remember that I have put all this down in my blog in March 2010 *grin*