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Huntn
Feb 21, 2011, 01:01 PM
Is it legal? If so, is there an easy way to download and save You Tube videos?

I found this site: http://keepvid.com/ which seems to be easy. I'm in the process of testing.
Thoughts?
Thanks! :)



neko girl
Feb 21, 2011, 01:02 PM
Keepvid is good.

Youtube5 also lets you do the same now:
http://www.verticalforest.com/youtube5-extension/

About legality, I can't tell you. I'm not a lawyer, yet (:

neonwizard
Feb 21, 2011, 01:09 PM
I use ClipGrab it's free and works really well
http://clipgrab.de/info_en.html

treehorn
Feb 21, 2011, 02:26 PM
why not just use Firefox and Video DownloadHelper plugin? It's free, fast and easy (I just downloaded 52 clips that I'm now converting with Handbrake for Keynotes and AppleTV useage)

Huntn
Feb 22, 2011, 07:04 PM
Sorry, this post rambles...
I downloaded a file using KeepVid. It has a .flv suffix. Quicktime won't play it. Is there a good free FLV to QT conversion program? I have QT Pro. I saw a blurb online that said if you drag an .flv file over the QT icon, it will offer to save it as .mov format. But when I try this with the .flv file I downloaded with KeepVid, QT told me it was not a movie. If I double click the file, Flash launches but I get a 'failed to open document' message.

Regarding Firefox and the plug in, if videos are downloaded and nothing else is done to them, will they play as Quicktime? If not, what program do you recommend to convert?

Update: I've installed the Firefox Video Download Helper and under preferences for conversion it mentions FFMpeg and MEncoder. With the intent of converting this to QT, should the conversion format be FFMpeg or will either work for QT? Or should it be downloaded without a conversion selected?

After downloading the same You Tube video using the Firefox Video Download Helper, with FFMpeg as the conversion, I have another file with a .flv extension. QT time says it's not a movie. Double clicking the file opens Flash and I get a 'failed to open document' message.


Under the Firefox Video Download Helper documentation I read:
For Linux and Mac, we do not have a specific FFMPEG distribution to connect to DownloadHelper. Instead, the conversion relies on the distribution that has been installed separately on the computer. Of course, this can lead to conversion failures as the version of FFMPEG may not have been compiled with the features required by the chosen conversion parameters. This might be the case, for instance, when converting to MP3 format, as the native FFMPEG may not have this feature for legal reasons.

Does this mean I need a separate program for this step? QTPro maybe? What should I do next?

I'm also going to try Clipgrab, but have not gotten around to it yet.

Thanks guys! :)

Huntn
Feb 28, 2011, 11:26 PM
Ok, this is what I found to be an easy solution for now.

1. Find the Video url with Safari.
2. Select Command/Option/A- opens the activity window.
3. Start the video. (For the applicable file to appear in the next step. You'll see the video progress bar.) If you are looking at the Activity Window when you start the video, you should see a new large file load. That's the video file. It maybe located near the top of the list under sub categories that say something like 2 items, 8 items.
4. In the long list of files that appears, find the large file, most likely over 1MB and double click it. It may download as a .flv file. If it is a video with stills and music, the music may download as "videoplayback". After it is down downloading add the .flv suffix and give it a better name if you desire and QT should play it.

1. Or in Firefox, download Video Download Helper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/) and install it. Three little balls show up in you menu. Use it to download .flv files.

4. Install Perian (http://perian.org/) on your Mac. Perian adds video formats that QT can use among them .flv (flash) files.
5. Select file and open with Quick Time to play the video. I have QT Pro. I don't know if you must have this for Perian to work.

For myself, this is so much better than streaming the video which can be jerky and slow. Thank you MaxOSX Hints (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070420014456930)! :)

neko girl
Feb 28, 2011, 11:32 PM
@Huntn, why not download the .mp4 with KeepVid? Shouldn't have to bother with .flv..

Want a screenshot?

ECUpirate44
Feb 28, 2011, 11:33 PM
I use The Fastest Free Youtube Downloader. (http://download.cnet.com/Fastest-Free-YouTube-Downloader-to-MP3-Converter/3000-2071_4-75177114.html)

simsaladimbamba
Feb 28, 2011, 11:38 PM
I use ClickToFlash (extension and plugin for Safari):
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_02_2011/Screen%20shot%202011-03-01%20at%2006.36.59.png

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 12:51 AM
@Huntn, why not download the .mp4 with KeepVid? Shouldn't have to bother with .flv..

Want a screenshot?

I did use KeepVid and what I got was a .flv. Now that I installed Perian on my Mac, QT plays .flv just fine, but I should go back and check it out again and do the MP4 thing. Is MP4 better than .flv?

Edit: I just downloaded a video with .flv and it is described as "med quality" for 640x 360, and takes up 6.6 MB. But for the mp4, it described it as "high quality" but it was only 480x360 and it takes up 10MB. Strange. Any ideas?

The good thing about Safari is that you are not having to go to a 3rd party site for the download.

simsaladimbamba
Mar 1, 2011, 12:55 AM
...Is MP4 better than .flv? Thanks.
...

.mp4 is just a container for MPEG-4 encoded video, as is .flv. It just is more universally accepted standardly by various applications.
You can even just rename .flv to .mp4, at least that is what I read when YT changed to H264 encoded videos.

neko girl
Mar 1, 2011, 12:56 AM
Ok, go to any YouTube video and press the KeepVid button on your toolbar that looks like (V). You should see a screen like below, after you accept that the Java applet should run.

If you download the MP4, you can view it directly in QuickTime.

If you download FLV, you can play it in VLC. Download VLC here, it is free:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

neko girl
Mar 1, 2011, 01:00 AM
You can even just rename .flv to .mp4, at least that is what I read when YT changed to H264 encoded videos.
This didn't work for me..

simsaladimbamba
Mar 1, 2011, 01:04 AM
This didn't work for me..

Maybe it was possible back then or I confuse it with something else. I should have used the words "may be able to" instead of "can" of beans.

ghostlyorb
Mar 1, 2011, 08:10 AM
I use RealPlayer. It works well.. and it is free! And works more than just youtube...

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 08:36 AM
First I'll answer one of my questions after sleeping on it. If you are Mac centric, MP4 would be better for usability purposes considering that some Mac devices don't support flash. I'll accept a 3rd party program and a 3rd party web site to assist in the process if it is required, but obviously the simpler the better.

KeepVid works great for downloading .mp4s. Just for my bag of tricks, does anyone know of a free .flv to .mp4 converter? I ask because when using the downloadhelper addon in Firefox, some sites other than YouTube just have flash format videos.

I understand Handbrake is free and I may end up using it but it is intel only. I have MBP but I spend a lot of time on my Dual 1.8 PPC G5 so a universal program would be nice if there is one. :)

I use The Fastest Free Youtube Downloader. (http://download.cnet.com/Fastest-Free-YouTube-Downloader-to-MP3-Converter/3000-2071_4-75177114.html)

I'll check this out. Thanks. Do you have a choice of file format to download? Or what do you end up with? Does it work on other sites with video on them?

I use ClickToFlash (extension and plugin for Safari):


I've noticed in YouTube videos for one video you are going to find both .flv and .mp4 versions. Do you have a choice what to download? If not what do you end up with.

.mp4 is just a container for MPEG-4 encoded video, as is .flv. It just is more universally accepted standardly by various applications.
You can even just rename .flv to .mp4, at least that is what I read when YT changed to H264 encoded videos.

As mentioned by Neko Girl, this does not work for me. Some file conversion appears to be required.

Ok, go to any YouTube video and press the KeepVid button on your toolbar that looks like (V). You should see a screen like below, after you accept that the Java applet should run.

If you download the MP4, you can view it directly in QuickTime.

If you download FLV, you can play it in VLC. Download VLC here, it is free:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

I don't have a V in my toolbar, at least I can't find it. Is this something from YouTube or KeepVid? I've decided MP4 is what I'm going to focus on due to my Mac leanings. :) Thanks for the help.

simsaladimbamba
Mar 1, 2011, 09:07 AM
Handbrake[/B] is free and I may end up using it but it is intel only. I have MBP but I spend a lot of time on my Dual 1.8 PPC G5 so a universal program would be nice if there is one. :)
http://mac.oldapps.com/handbrake.php


I've noticed in YouTube videos for one video you are going to find both .flv and .mp4 versions. Do you have a choice what to download? If not what do you end up with.
.mp4 and no choice.


As mentioned by Neko Girl, this does not work for me. Some file conversion appears to be required.
I already gave an answer to neko girl.

legreve
Mar 1, 2011, 09:14 AM
Jdownloader.... probably one of the best around. It will pick out anything downloadable from fx a YouTube link, even just the music part of the link.
You can fill in your login info to your RapidShare premium account, and the command+c as many rapidshare links as you want and it will check if they are online. If yes then just continue and leave your computer alone while it downloads all the links you found.

You can even get a Remote for your iPhone or Android phone now, so you can add links on the fly while at work fx...

ECUpirate44
Mar 1, 2011, 10:00 AM
I'll check this out. Thanks. Do you have a choice of file format to download? Or what do you end up with? Does it work on other sites with video on them?

.

Yup! You can covert to many different video files. It only works on youtube I think.

neko girl
Mar 1, 2011, 10:10 AM
I don't have a V in my toolbar, at least I can't find it. Is this something from YouTube or KeepVid? I've decided MP4 is what I'm going to focus on due to my Mac leanings. :) Thanks for the help.
I've attached a picture of the toolbar button that should appear when you install KeepVid.

In YouTube, you can always ensure you are looking at mp4 version if you take the YouTube URL and add: &fmt=18

So,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5c_MYLDV-w

becomes..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5c_MYLDV-w&fmt=18

You don't need to do this for KeepVid, but if you are using some method to download videos, like the Window > Activity window, then you will need to.

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 11:02 AM
http://mac.oldapps.com/handbrake.php

.mp4 and no choice.


That old apps link is outstanding. Thanks.

Some of the online music lesson sites have instructional video, but it's hard to get at for download. My only interest is to get faster playback for myself, nothing more. I've installed Click to Flash on Safari but am having some difficulty figuring it out. My goal is to download such videos and end up with a MP4 file. I've looked at this link and don't see it:

http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoflash/

Any ideas? Thanks for the help.

simsaladimbamba
Mar 1, 2011, 11:27 AM
I've installed Click to Flash on Safari but am having some difficulty figuring it out. My goal is to download such videos and end up with a MP4 file. I've looked at this link and don't see it:

http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoflash/

Any ideas? Thanks for the help.

I have the CTF extension installed and just right click on a YT video, or any other video that gets offered in Flash and MPEG-4 format, therefore it will not work with every site, I can choose "Download Video", but maybe you have to check the Extension settings for CTF first and enable the "Download Video" menu item in "Contextual Menu Items".

Can you provide a link to the page you want to download from? Have you tried Firefox and the Video Download Helper add-on?

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 01:54 PM
I've attached a picture of the toolbar button that should appear when you install KeepVid.


I appreciate your help. :) Are you doing this in Safari or Firefox? On the KeepVid site there is a "KeepVidBookmarklet" that says drag to my toolbar. In Safari, I dragged it up to where my URLs are and it says "Keep It" but there is no V. However that 'Keep' it seems to work for identifying a video for download on You Tube. It does not work on another site I frequent.

I have the CTF extension installed and just right click on a YT video, or any other video that gets offered in Flash and MPEG-4 format, therefore it will not work with every site, I can choose "Download Video", but maybe you have to check the Extension settings for CTF first and enable the "Download Video" menu item in "Contextual Menu Items".

Can you provide a link to the page you want to download from? Have you tried Firefox and the Video Download Helper add-on?

I'll play some more with it and then get back with you on this. I'd like to get this into the Guide below. Thanks for the help!

I've looked through MR Guides and don't see one on this subject so I am preparing a Guide to publish. This is what I have so far. For anyone, please let me know what needs to be edited or added. Thanks!

To Be Published as a MacRumors Guide:
Downloading Video
Multiple solutions for downloading video from You Tube and other sites. For myself, this is so much better than streaming the video which can be jerky and slow. Thank you MaxOSX Hints (http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070420014456930) for getting me going! :) As a Mac user, due to Apple moving away from Flash I've decided there is more utility using MP4.

Summary First
1. KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)- A site which allows you to download video. For simplicity working with You Tube, this site is a winner, but it may not see video on other sites.
2. If you are dealing with You Tube and other sites, the Safari method is the winner because the Activity Window, allows you to snag videos on other sites that KeepVid may not be able to see. It provides simple file download in FLV (flash) formats and then convert them into MP4 using Handbrake.

Helper Programs and Web Sites
* KeepVid (http://keepvid.com/)- Site which allows you to download video. Works well for You Tube, but on 3rd party sites it may not see the video.
* Handbrake does a an outstanding job of converting FLV to MP4. Intel Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php). PPC Handbrake (http://mac.oldapps.com/handbrake.php).
* QTAmateur (http://www.mikeash.com/software/qtamateur/), universal binary, runs in 10.3.9 to at least 10.5.8 and will convert FLV to MP4, however it reduces the size of some higher quality videos. When I start with a 6.6MB FLV file and convert it to MP4. I end up with a 2.6MB file with a noticeably smaller display. Under settings, I don't see a way to preserve the larger format.
* Fastest Free You Tube Downloader (http://download.cnet.com/Fastest-Free-YouTube-Downloader-to-MP3-Converter/3000-2071_4-75177114.html). You Tube only?
* Click To Flash (http://clicktoflash.com/) Safari extension that I've found hard to figure out.

Safari
1. Find the Video url with Safari.
2. Select Command/Option/A- which opens the Activity Window.
3. Start the video. (For the applicable file to appear in the next step. You'll see the video progress bar.)
4. In the Activity Window there will be a long list of files. When you start the video, you should see a new large file load in this window. While many of the files will be in the KB range. The video most likely is 1+MB and can easily be 50MB or more. That's the video file. It maybe located near the top of the list under sub categories that say something like 2 items, 8 items. It may download as a .FLV (Flash) file or labeled as a "videoplayback" file. After it is done downloading give it a better name if you desire.
5. If you intend to play this file as Flash, and it does not have the .flv suffix, add that. Then install Perian (http://perian.org/) on your Mac. Perian adds video formats that QT can use, among them .flv (flash) files. Do a "Get Info" (Command I) on the file and tell it to open with Quick Time. Are you happy with FLV (Flash) you are done.
6. If you prefer MP4 skip step 5 and use Handbrake to convert these files to MP4 using the appropriate version: Intel Handbrake (http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php). PPC Handbrake (http://mac.oldapps.com/handbrake.php). Enjoy!

Firefox
1. In Firefox, download Video Download Helper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/) and install it. Three little balls show up in you menu.
* Use it to download .flv files from You Tube.
* Use to download .mp4 files from You Tube.
* Some sites clearly have video, but Download Helper may not recognize the video. Then use Safari as described above.
* When I try to download a file and tell Download Helper to convert it, I've been getting an error message that conversion can't take place. It may have to do with this note on the Video Downloader site:
For Linux and Mac, we do not have a specific FFMPEG distribution to connect to DownloadHelper. Instead, the conversion relies on the distribution that has been installed separately on the computer. Of course, this can lead to conversion failures as the version of FFMPEG may not have been compiled with the features required by the chosen conversion parameters.

I'm not sure what FFMPEG conversion program they are referring to?

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 02:53 PM
Regarding Click to Flash on Safari.

*I've installed it.
* On a You Tube page, there is a black window that says 'You tube' where normally there would be a video. Flash is being blocked.
*When I right-click this area the 2 prominent options are 'Load flash' and 'Click To Flash' settings. If I select CTF settings, I get a window that has a variety of things, but no 'download' option.

In most cases, I would want to look at a video before deciding if I want to download it but if I select 'load flash' to see the video, I no longer see CTF options. I'm feeling a little slow on this. :\.

In addition I may be too comfortable with Firefox, but when I look around the menus in Safari, I can't locate a settings page for Safari addons. Safari seems to be unfriendly in this regard. If there is such a page could someone point me at it? I've looked at Safari Prefs and along the drop down menus. Thanks!

simsaladimbamba
Mar 1, 2011, 04:30 PM
Huntn, may this work maybe?
2MB screen recording of my usage with ClickToFlash (using the latest Safari and Mac OS X and CTF versions): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_03_2011/MR_Safari_CTF_download-video.m4v

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 08:37 PM
Huntn, may this work maybe?
2MB screen recording of my usage with ClickToFlash (using the latest Safari and Mac OS X and CTF versions): http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10644330/MR_Image_Hotlinks/MR_screenshots/MR_screenshots_03_2011/MR_Safari_CTF_download-video.m4v

Wow I am missing something. Comparing your video to what I see, the video you are going to download has a box that says 'HD H.264'. With CTF active, my You Tube window has a black box (the entire area where the video would reside) that says 'You Tube'. If I click in that black box, the video appears. I assume flash is now active. Before I click on the black box, if I right click on it that long menu does not exist and definitely no 'download option'. And if I go Safari prefs and click on "extension", there is nothing in that window. I have installed CTF twice and both times it's telling me it was installed asking me to restart Safari. :confused: I may need to start over with this. I'm on a PPC G5 using Leopard. If I get energetic tomorrow I'll take some screen shots and post them.

How did you take your movie?

simsaladimbamba
Mar 1, 2011, 08:44 PM
Wow I am missing something. Comparing your video to what I see, the video you are going to download has a box that says 'HD H.264'. With CTF active, my You Tube window has a black box (the entire area where the video would reside) that says 'You Tube'. If I click in that black box, the video appears. I assume flash is now active. Before I click on the black box, if I right click on it that long menu does not exist and definitely no 'download option'. And if I go Safari prefs and click on "extension", there is nothing in that window. I have installed CTF twice and both times it's telling me it was installed asking me to restart Safari. :confused: I may need to start over with this. I'm on a PPC G5 using Leopard. If I get energetic tomorrow I'll take some screen shots and post them.

Have you installed the extension or the plug in?
If you tried the extension, what about the plug-in?
http://clicktoflash.com/


How did you take your movie?
ScreenFlow with a bit of help of After Effects (recording in 1680 x 1060 and putting it into a 800 x 500 composition and letting it move around).

Huntn
Mar 1, 2011, 09:42 PM
Have you installed the extension or the plug in?
If you tried the extension, what about the plug-in?
http://clicktoflash.com/


Went here: http://clicktoflash.com/ and downloaded version 1.5.5. That page calls it a plug-in. Where would the extension be hiding? ;) The install program ran and told me everything was wonderful. Thanks for the assistance.

neko girl
Mar 1, 2011, 10:43 PM
Ok, lets see if we can get you set up with KeepVid.

Go here to the author's page: http://bobjr.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d30f5u9
Download the ZIP and extract the .safariextz file in the KeepVid directory inside the ZIP.
Double-clicking on .safariextz file will install it as a Safari extension
If you don't see the (V) icon, select View > Customize in Safari's menu bar and drag the icon into your toolbar
Go to YouTube and select a video you like
Once you are on the page with the video, the button will light up (will be clickable). Otherwise the button will be grayed out.
Clicking on the button will take you to a new page. KeepVid's java will ask you permission. You can always give it permission, or give it permission just this once (your choice).
Now you should be presented with buttons to download flv, mp4, etc.
Choose .mp4 to be able to play the file directly on QuickTime.


Just documenting it here. If ClickToFlash worked for you and you're happy then stay with what works!

Huntn
Mar 2, 2011, 08:46 AM
Ok, lets see if we can get you set up with KeepVid.

Go here to the author's page: http://bobjr.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d30f5u9
Download the ZIP and extract the .safariextz file in the KeepVid directory inside the ZIP.
Double-clicking on .safariextz file will install it as a Safari extension
If you don't see the (V) icon, select View > Customize in Safari's menu bar and drag the icon into your toolbar
Go to YouTube and select a video you like
Once you are on the page with the video, the button will light up (will be clickable). Otherwise the button will be grayed out.
Clicking on the button will take you to a new page. KeepVid's java will ask you permission. You can always give it permission, or give it permission just this once (your choice).
Now you should be presented with buttons to download flv, mp4, etc.
Choose .mp4 to be able to play the file directly on QuickTime.


Just documenting it here. If ClickToFlash worked for you and you're happy then stay with what works!

Thank you! I'll give this a shot. I'm going to include this in the guide. :D:D KeepVid works well with You Tube. If you have tried, how has your luck been grabbing video from other sites with it?

jamin100
Mar 2, 2011, 09:25 AM
I use this plugin for firefox and chrome (firefox needs greesemonkey installed first) and it works like a charm.

I can download 1080p, 720p, 480 and 320 mp4 files in minutes.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25105

Huntn
Mar 2, 2011, 11:19 AM
I use this plugin for firefox and chrome (firefox needs greesemonkey installed first) and it works like a charm.

I can download 1080p, 720p, 480 and 320 mp4 files in minutes.

http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25105

Is it as simple as install greesemonkey and then install this script? Is it easy and self evident how to use? I just put up a Video Download Guide (http://guides.macrumors.com/Video-_Downloading_From_Web_Sites) and I'd like to add this info. Thanks!

John.B
Mar 2, 2011, 11:57 AM
I use Video Download Helper because it gives me easy access to the .mp4 files from YouTube. I avoid .flv files whenever possible, but there are still some times where YouTube only has .flv files (and this is where VLC comes into play). The dropdown button for VDH lets me choose the best version of encoding based on what is available.

The downside to VDH is that the UI is crappy (from a aesthetic and usability standpoint, as well as being generally overly busy). It also wants to invade your entire web experience by default, though there are some options to turn off most of that behavior if you spend the time going through the preferences to find them. You can always tell the FF add-ons that were developed by someone who spends all day in Linux. ;)

Consultant
Mar 2, 2011, 12:06 PM
I typically download 720P from YouTube videos when possible. If it becomes popular it often losses the HD version. But here's a guide.

NO conversion required to play on iOS device if you choose the MP4 version:
http://obamapacman.com/mac-guides/how-to-download-youtube-videos-guide/

Huntn
Mar 2, 2011, 12:45 PM
I typically download 720P from YouTube videos when possible. If it becomes popular it often losses the HD version. But here's a guide.

NO conversion required to play on iOS device if you choose the MP4 version:
http://obamapacman.com/mac-guides/how-to-download-youtube-videos-guide/

This is an excellent guide and it shows how to use Video downloader to grab videos off of other sites than You Tube. thanks! I'll incorporate this in the guide.

neko girl
Mar 2, 2011, 10:14 PM
Hi there,

YouTube appears to be pulling a nasty trick on "Save Video As" right-click menus to save HTML5 embedded videos. They rick roll you.

This happens at least with the YouTube5 plugin, and I'm not sure how to fix it in Safari.

Here's an article:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/01/youtubes-html5-rickrolling.html

Huntn
Mar 3, 2011, 08:37 AM
Hi there,

YouTube appears to be pulling a nasty trick on "Save Video As" right-click menus to save HTML5 embedded videos. They rick roll you.

This happens at least with the YouTube5 plugin, and I'm not sure how to fix it in Safari.

Here's an article:
http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2011/01/youtubes-html5-rickrolling.html

Hi Neko. I read this article and don't really understand is it saying it may be more difficult to download videos in the future because of HTML5?

Brucewl
Mar 7, 2011, 01:16 AM
I am using Windows system and installed an plug-in in Firefox which named NetVideoHunter, I found it's not too bad. But I;m not sure it's available in Mac OS

Huntn
Mar 13, 2011, 05:27 PM
I am using Windows system and installed an plug-in in Firefox which named NetVideoHunter, I found it's not too bad. But I;m not sure it's available in Mac OS

Thanks! The link below looks like it does. I'll add this to the MacRumor Guide I previously mentioned.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/netvideohunter-video-downloade/

legreve
Apr 8, 2011, 05:05 AM
In before post... the tips given to download YT vids doesn't seem to offer the easiest to understand and use programs. Sounds like too much customization, add on downloads and what not...

JDownloader (http://jdownloader.org/) is a download>rdy to use program without any fuzz, and it WILL pick up any site that has embedded anything downloadable.

It's as easy as command+C the link/adress line and the program will pick it up.

simsaladimbamba
Apr 8, 2011, 05:10 AM
In before post... the tips given to download YT vids doesn't seem to offer the easiest to understand and use programs. Sounds like too much customization, add on downloads and what not...

JDownloader (http://jdownloader.org/) is a download>rdy to use program without any fuzz, and it WILL pick up any site that has embedded anything downloadable.

It's as easy as command+C the link/adress line and the program will pick it up.

There is a lot of advertisement on this page. And this application is NOT for downloading YouTube videos (see below).

And you already replied to this very thread with this:

Jdownloader.... probably one of the best around. It will pick out anything downloadable from fx a YouTube link, even just the music part of the link.
You can fill in your login info to your RapidShare premium account, and the command+c as many rapidshare links as you want and it will check if they are online. If yes then just continue and leave your computer alone while it downloads all the links you found.

You can even get a Remote for your iPhone or Android phone now, so you can add links on the fly while at work fx...

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That application takes 100% CPU (of 200% available total CPU) and I had to FORCE QUIT it, as CMD+Q and all the other normal ways to quit an application in Mac OS X do not work.

Why did you propose this application again?

RoelJuun
Apr 26, 2011, 10:21 AM
zamzar.com is what I use, but the limit is 100 mb (unless you pay). But you can choose the desired extension.

legreve
Apr 29, 2011, 01:28 AM
There is a lot of advertisement on this page. And this application is NOT for downloading YouTube videos (see below).

And you already replied to this very thread with this:



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That application takes 100% CPU (of 200% available total CPU) and I had to FORCE QUIT it, as CMD+Q and all the other normal ways to quit an application in Mac OS X do not work.

Why did you propose this application again?

I'm sorry, maybe you should check through your computer and see what's up, because I'm not experiencing anything like that at all.
Below is a screen shot of what the program looks like after I did a simple command+c of the adress line will watching a random youtube video.

As you can see it grabs every single things that is related to that video. If you want you can just put it together again afterwards in any given edit program.

And yes, while loading the program I'm also getting 100% cpu usage... for like 2 seconds (wauw!!) and then it falls back down.

Why did you ask why I proposed this program again?

Oh... and this was not meant as an advertisement. I'm the kinda of guy that will keep mentioning something good, until it sinks in. I don't know the company that made the program, in fact I couldn't care less. But when someone makes something good it deserves mentioning, and this is by far the best downloader I've ever had.