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Free Computer and Internet Audiobooks and Videos Online

Introduction

This is a listing of 16 sites that legally offer free audiobooks and courses with audio and/or video within the Computers & Internet genre.

There is also a listing here at Gizmo's Freeware of ebooks and written course materials regarding Computers & Internet at

All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute and for you to read and/or download..  If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.

This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below or at our forums.

Most entries at those sites that offer only online listening or viewing can be downloaded with VideoCacheView.  Thanks to AJNorth for this tip.

A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:

For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see

There will be other audiobooks and books on Computers and Internet related matters, at the sites listed there, but they are not categorized at the sites.

Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for this genre.  To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help:  Library Information

Computer & Internet Free Audio Books & Courses

Academic Earth   has a large selection of University level courses and lectures in Computer Science available for free viewing online without registration.  These are gathered from sources around the web.

EDU College YouTube   offers a large collection of video courses in Computer Science subjects for free viewing online.

EDU Primary & Secondary YouTube   YouTube offers Computer Science related video courses for kindergarten through 12th grade for free viewing online.

Free Computer Tutorials offers free video tutorials on Word and Excel.  All the videos are available for free viewing online at YouTube without registration.

GCF Learn Free nice collection of course on computer related topics all of which contain video presentations.  All courses are available for free online.

Harvard Extension School   offers a free online Computer Science course featuring Harvard faculty.  Availalbe in MP3, Flash video or Quicktime.

Info Co Build   has a large collection of free online courses in Computer Science that major Universities offer on the web.  All that I checked were video presentations, some with written materials and MP3.

Khan Academy  offers over 100 free video courses in Computer Science for free viewing online without registration.  also a course on programing with Python

LearnOutLoud has 29 free audio books listed under the Internet sub-category and 8 free audio books under the Computer sub-category.  They are available in different ways, including online listening, MP3 or MP4 as many link to other sites. They also free video offerings in these categories (not shown in links here).

MIT  offers a nice collection of free courses in its Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department online.  Most are video presentations with writtten materials, though some were only written materials.

Most Biggest   has a big collection of links to free online courses in Computer Science.  Viewing and listening options vary as these are links around the web.

Open Culture   has a large listing of free Computer Science courses online.  All are available in audio and most also have some written materials.

Open Education DataBase   has links a large collection of free online courses and lectures in its Engineering and Computer Science (most in computer science).  Download and viewing options vary.  Thanks to Rhiannon, an editro here at TSA for this link.

The New Boston  excellent collection of video tutorials on computer programing and computer science.  All are available for free viewing online without registration.

University of California Berkeley  has a good selection of free courses in Computer Science available as free audio and video downloads from the iTunes store.  All are available as free audio and some also as free video.  These cover a wide variety of subjects.

Video Lectures.net has a huge collection of video lectures in Computer Science.  All are available for free viewing online without registration.

Conclusion

If you know of a site that may be added to the listings, please post in the comments for the page.

If you are posting for your own site, then please contact me through the site: Mr6n8

I hope you enjoy the free material available through these sites.

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by mr6n8 on 13. October 2013 - 13:11  (111457)

October 13, 2013, 4 new sites added. All links here checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

by mr6n8 on 3. April 2013 - 12:39  (106770)

April 3, 2013, 6 new sites added. All links checked and working.

I use LinkChecker to check page links and no longer visit each site individually to reconfirm. So, if you find a site that is not as it should be, then please post here in the comments.

If you know of a site to be added to this listing, please post here in the comments.

If you are the owner of a site that you would like added to this listing, it is better to contact me through the site (click on mr6n8).

Also, no site that has an orange or red rating from WOT (Web of Trust) may be added to this listing, per site rules. So please check the WOT rating before posting.

Thanks

Steve

by AJNorth on 5. March 2013 - 13:43  (105964)

Another method by which to save a media file loaded into a browser's temporary folder is to use NirSoft's 'VideoCacheView' -- http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/video_cache_view.html (Softpedia's review and download link can be found at http://www.softpedia.com/get/Internet/Download-Managers/VideoCacheView.s... .

To be fair, VideoCacheView has had some difficulty with recent versions of the Firefox Browser (in Windows), but almost always works well with IE, Opera and Chrome.

Though most straight audio is rendered as an MP3, often it will extract a flash video file as a .FLV, which standard players such as VLC and GOM play flawlessly, or can easily be converted to another format.

by mr6n8 on 6. April 2013 - 16:53  (106855)

Well at first it did not work at all with my Firefox, but I went to recheck today for IE and it worked like a charm with Firefox and IE.

I am adding it in to all the audio pages.

Thanks

Steve

by AJNorth on 6. April 2013 - 18:56  (106860)

You're most welcome, Steve; glad you found it to be a worthwhile addition!

Regards,

AJ

by mr6n8 on 5. March 2013 - 21:12  (105978)

Thanks for that.

I have downloaded and will give it a spin.

That would be better to suggest to users as it is not browser dependent.

Steve

by AJNorth on 5. March 2013 - 23:57  (105982)

You're very welcome; I hope that it proves to be a useful app.