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DeLoMan
Mar 29, 2012, 08:32 AM
With the version of Safari included in DP2, there is no longer an activity window in Safari that can be used to copy YouTube video addresses to download them. Any other suggestions for saving YouTube videos now? Thanks in advance!



simsaladimbamba
Mar 29, 2012, 08:38 AM
You could use KeepVid (http://www.keepvid.com/), or you could use ClickToFlash (http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/), or you could use ClipGrab, and all of these are free.

DeLoMan
Mar 29, 2012, 08:51 AM
GREAT tip on KeepVid. Thanks for the help!

MacsRgr8
Mar 29, 2012, 02:53 PM
I use MacTubes (http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/28608/mactubes)

djrod
Mar 29, 2012, 05:59 PM
Safari 5.2 beta on Lion has the Activity Window, I can't believe they have removed this feature, I use it a lot for web development, have you try the keyboard shortcut?

CMD + OPTION + A

Senseotech
Mar 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
Safari 5.2 beta on Lion has the Activity Window, I can't believe they have removed this feature, I use it a lot for web development, have you try the keyboard shortcut?

CMD + OPTION + A

The latest 5.2 beta for Lion removed it from the menu and changed the keyboard shortcut to simply open the Web Inspector. Super depressing, because I used it to download all sorts of flash videos to convert to mp4s, not just youtube.

heisenberg123
Mar 29, 2012, 07:36 PM
The latest 5.2 beta for Lion removed it from the menu and changed the keyboard shortcut to simply open the Web Inspector. Super depressing, because I used it to download all sorts of flash videos to convert to mp4s, not just youtube.

you have tried all the suggestions in post 2?

daneoni
Mar 29, 2012, 08:15 PM
I don't get why they're removing features. First they yank RSS, now Activity window is gone too. But TopSites remain :rolleyes:

Senseotech
Mar 29, 2012, 09:26 PM
you have tried all the suggestions in post 2?

I don't want to have to go to another website to download a video from another, and the clicktoflash plugin has never been remotely consistent in functionality; some days its flawless, the next and I suddenly can't load a single flash video anywhere on the web.

hollerz
Mar 30, 2012, 01:37 AM
I like FastestTube (http://fastesttube.kwizzu.com/).

waterskier2007
Mar 30, 2012, 07:29 AM
Are you guys serious? This is actually the first removed feature I have been disappointed about. This exact feature is the only reason I ever open Safari any more.

djrod
Mar 30, 2012, 09:23 AM
1 Donwloaded Safari 5.2 Beta 2
2 Open Safary and tried the shortcut
3 ?????
4 No activity window!


http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d8/d83fa747_1157.darth_vader_nooooooo.gif


I feel like these guys that don't like Mission Control :(

heisenberg123
Mar 30, 2012, 09:39 AM
can anyone on 5.2 with click2flash confirm atleast that method still works

mabaker
Apr 12, 2012, 10:56 AM
I'm using 5.2 on Lion and it's all there, thank God.

If it will be gone on 10.8, I will most certainly kiss Safari goodbye as my favorite Mac browser.

tekno
Apr 12, 2012, 10:59 AM
Why would Apple remove it?

Sometimes I wonder if they just see how much they can take the piss and get away with it.

Senseotech
Apr 12, 2012, 11:06 AM
I'm using 5.2 on Lion and it's all there, thank God.

If it will be gone on 10.8, I will most certainly kiss Safari goodbye as my favorite Mac browser.

You aren't using the latest 5.2 beta for Lion then. The second release, the most current, removes the feature in 10.7 as well.

daneoni
Apr 12, 2012, 01:52 PM
People with dev access should complain to Apple.

thenewperson
Apr 12, 2012, 08:49 PM
It's still there.

Mr. Retrofire
Apr 12, 2012, 09:21 PM
Any other suggestions for saving YouTube videos now?
http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=13332589#post13332589

Senseotech
Apr 12, 2012, 09:28 PM
It's still there.

You aren't using the latest 5.2 beta for Lion then. The second release, the most current, removes the feature in 10.7 as well.

;)

thenewperson
Apr 12, 2012, 10:14 PM
;)

Ah, thanks! I was in fact on ML DP1. Had to go into my DP2 partition and it actually wasn't there. I wonder if it's actually gone or they'll add it back.

mabaker
Apr 12, 2012, 11:08 PM
You aren't using the latest 5.2 beta for Lion then. The second release, the most current, removes the feature in 10.7 as well.

Thank you for clarification.

There goes my very favorite feature. :rolleyes:

pencilcheck
May 1, 2012, 11:35 PM
hey man, the inspector network tab does the same thing but with more info, much better in my opinion.

I don't know how to directly download from network though

q64ceo
May 1, 2012, 11:42 PM
Learn2VLC

Its pretty easy to do it

Kuwait
May 2, 2012, 07:44 AM
i like FastestTube its very good for download from youtube

http://kwizzu.com/img/fastesttube.small.png

fced
Jul 15, 2012, 12:19 AM
Hello everyone,
i'm disapointed also, i usually use this the Activity monitor in Safari, to see wich element is causing stalling on web paged i created, but now in ML, no way to retrieve this function...
Someone have said on the post we can do the same thing with Safari Inspector... Can you explain how to do this ? i haven't found the way to do it...
If not, did it exist any way to do the same thing in Safari or Firefox ?

Many thanks
Cedric

tobeme
Aug 2, 2012, 06:08 PM
The window activity is one of the key reasons why I have a mac and now they removed it! :confused: Disappointed! :(

Is there any good solution as I download videos not just from Utube but also from other websites.

mabaker
Aug 14, 2012, 12:49 PM
Finally I found a solution for those of us wanting to download FLV files from about any websites. Go download http://asia.real.com/?mode=rp_mac

The new RealPlayer SP version for Mac has a new Safari Plug in (called Safari download agent) - it opens a small window VERY similar to the one found in Safari 5 - it has the direct option to download about any FLV file in the foreground window.

Hope that helps. :)

Mr. Retrofire
Aug 14, 2012, 12:56 PM
The new RealPlayer SP version for Mac has a new Safari Plug in (called Safari download agent) - it opens a small window VERY similar to the one found in Safari 5 - it has the direct option to download about any FLV file in the foreground window.
Additional plugins means additional security risks. Do not use use Safari plugins, if not really necessary!

eagandale4114
Aug 14, 2012, 01:28 PM
You can download files from youtube using the method described here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1403890).

smithchristine
Sep 14, 2012, 10:32 AM
YouTube videos downloaded in "Activity" usually in stand definition FLV format. By using some YouTube downloader tools, you can download HD 1080/720p YouTube videos in much faster speed.

According to techisky, there is no other way to download YouTube videos on Safari 6 (activity windows is removed from Safari). To download YouTube videos in FLV, even 1080p/720p MP4, one can install FastestTube Safari Extension.

Here is the detailed solution:
http://www.techisky.com/answers/can-i-download-youtube-flv-videos-in-safari-6-on-mountain-lion.html


The window activity is one of the key reasons why I have a mac and now they removed it! :confused: Disappointed! :(

Is there any good solution as I download videos not just from Utube but also from other websites.

DunkinDonutss
Sep 14, 2012, 10:59 AM
Actually the activity window isnt entirely gone. I dont know about youtube videos - haven't tried that yet, but it works with any other flash video.

You go into the web inspector (Develop -> Show Web inspector - or alternatively alt+cmd+i) and chose the "resources" window (thats the first little symbol that looks like a page). then expand the first option (should be the name of the page you're currently on) and then go to "Other". On the righthand side there should be something called "Full URL". simply copy that link (Usually .flv or .mp3 or .mp4) into your download thing in your safari toolbar (or paste it in a new tab) and there you go, it should start downloading.

It's important that you open up the web inspector before you start the flash video, ie before you click on "play".

Edit: sorry almost forgot about this. you also have to add the "develop" menu to safari first (duh!). Go to Safari preferences, then to Advanced and tick "add develop menu to the menu bar" (or something like that).