I added a Firefox add on or plug in (whatever) to my PC, that allows you to watch a YouTube video and with a click on a button in the right corner, the application downloads the video to your nominated folder having changed the video from FLV to MP4.
There are some full episodes of an anime series called Samurai X, which I thought would look great for nearby bus passengers to watch.
I had found from other tests that no YouTube type downloader could actually save these episodes.
The Firefox one looked as though it might have. I should have checked the downloaded video for size, (just 360KB) - being just a sort of promo thing.
When downloaded to the Streak, it removed all the contents of Gallery.
I must add though, that for normal YouTube videos, the Firefox add on works well, and I replaced my videos very quickly.
And fortunately the last movie I added to the Streak, was still on the computer converted already, so just 6 minutes to replace.
I also lost a couple of photos and 10 VCD tracks. I replaced those with another 10 from another album. And yes, VCDs have DAT files, which had to be converted to MP4.
I checked the SD card contents before the replacement, and they had gone off the card.
Also had another strange experience where some site I was on downloaded something I didn't ask for or want. I received a notification, and it led to some screen with a bright yellow "download band" - perhaps.
I could not determine what was downloaded, so then ran the app. "Explorer" which showed that files for the date 090411 were rooted. And Explorer can't deal with rooted files.
I then downloaded the free app. "Super Manager" which in part, deals with rooted files. And I think I have successfully removed rooted files with yesterday's date.
It seems quite safe to remove either rooted or unrooted files with a recent date. My reasoning is, the device didn't need them before they were added, so it doesn't need them at all.
And whilst this isn't the Apps. forum, everyone should have the free file manager apps, "Explorer" and "Super Manager", or just the latter.