Any way to download video with YouTube/MacTubes?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by skateny, Nov 10, 2012.

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    skateny

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    I don't use either often, but would much prefer watching downloaded video in MPlayer. Thanks.
     
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    yes you can download youtube videos with mactubes no problem. I do it all the time.
     
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    skateny

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    Thanks. How do you do it? I haven't found a simple path to downloading in preferences or other menus.

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    I actually did figure out how to download from MacTubes, but that was some time ago. As I did back then, I get the following error message:

    MacTubes v3.1.4 / OS Version 10.5.8 (Build 9L31a)
    Download failed Error - no permissions to read file http://o-o---preferred---sn-j5caxox...7EF5.551A7D67DD7A083E92A87E68B4557F2B90607B0A
     
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    you need mactubes 3.1.5

    all you have to do is right click the video and select download.
     
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    skateny

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    Thanks.
     
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    Starfighter

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    It can also stop working at any given time due to something no one has figured out yet. I used MacTubes all the time before, but one day it just stopped working (I tested almost every version of MacTubes on three different macs, each running a different operating system - no dice). I think it has to do with YouTubes infrastructure and maybe localized restrictions but I don't know...
     
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    I just open my activity window (Option-Command-A) and double click the video while holding option.
     
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    rjcalifornia

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    That's illegal and against Youtube's TOS :eek:
     

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