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Susskind Lectures on General Relativity

  1. Dec 5, 2009 #1
    Does anyone know where I can get Leonard Susskinds lectures on General Relativity on dvd?

    They are on Youtube but I would like to watch them on dvd as the downloading where I am is slow.


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    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 30, 2013
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 5, 2009 #2

    You probably can create your own dvd of his videos lectures
  4. Dec 5, 2009 #3
    I do not know how to do that so I was hoping to purchase I guess.
  5. Dec 14, 2009 #4
    THis is a very easy thing to do yourself, I've done it for his quantum mechanics videos but I found it got too difficult, I suppose I'de be able for them in a month.

    Anyway, I'll write you a quick tutorial so that you can do it for yourself.


    1. A Blank disk

    2. Playlist for Susskind's General Relativity

    3. Easy YouTube Video Downloader 2.1
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10137 [Broken]

    Note: This is for firefox, if you use IE or opera or something, do a google search on downloading a video from youtube, there are hundreds of ways to download videos, type: "download video for youtube", or something.

    Free ashampoo Studio2010 for burning to a disk

    Note: This is a free and legal program. Follow the tutorial I've included to the letter so that you do it right. I've done it and can guarantee that it works.

    Method (in the madness)

    1. Install the firfox addon.

    2. Download the video, as an .mp4, if it doesn't work for some reason get the .flv version, if you use an online downloader then use the .avi, as you're installing Ashampoo.
    NOTE: To watch .flv videos on a pc you'll more than likely need vlc player, this is free - do a google search.

    3. Register Ashampoo in the way the tutorial described.

    4. Burn the Lectures to the disk, if you have any problems with ashampoo find an online help file, it's pretty easy but you might need a few disks of or a rewriteable one so that you are sure which aspect of ashampoo you should use.

    NOTE: You can use most of this tutorial to put the lectures on our phone or ipod, it's worth googling to find out what works best for your setup, i think 3gp is the file format for your phone, it depends.

    (: Hope this helps :)
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
  6. Dec 14, 2009 #5

    Although I like the Suskind lectures and follow the material pretty well, I find the task downloading the lectures from web too much. This is why I wanted to buy them.

    I use IE and my patience for computer tasks like this is short.

    Maybe I could buy the discs form you.

    Thank you

  7. Dec 14, 2009 #6
    You could download them all at once through iTunes on iTunes U. Then it would be easy to burn them.
  8. Dec 14, 2009 #7
    Thanks for all your help. I do not have an I pod or do I know how to use one.
  9. Dec 14, 2009 #8
    You don't need an iPod to use iTunes.
  10. Dec 14, 2009 #9
    What is itunes ?
  11. Jul 29, 2010 #10
    Are they useful? do they start at an introductory level?
  12. Jul 29, 2010 #11
    I thought they were great. Yes, they start out at an introductory level. I do like watching them on vlc at 1.5 to double speed though because he talks pretty slow.
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