Downloading videos from YouTube to desktop

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  1. foz405 macrumors member

    foz405

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    Can I download a video from Youtube to my desktop ? I've tried using Firefox, TOOLS>PAGE>INFO>MEDIA, finding the file type EMBED, clicking this and save as xxxx on the desktop.

    Nothing happens. Yet I can remember doing something like this on another site. Anyone help please ?
    :confused:
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Go here, and drag the link on that page to your bookmarks. Click it when you're on the youtube page you want to save. You'll need to rename get_video to somethingorother.flv after you save.
     
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  5. d wade macrumors 65816

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    there is a plug-in i use for firefox. it is called 'video downloader' i think. it just puts a little icon on the bottom of the window.

    go to the youtube page, just click the button and it will save the video.

    however, once you do that, you must click on the file it creates and rename it.
    the default will be 'get_video' --- after it saves, you must rename it to whatever.flv

    to view the file, you must get an .FLV viewer, or use iSquint to change the format to an MPEG and view it in QT, VLC, etc

    much easier than PodTube or TubeSock, AND ITS FREE
     
  6. foz405 thread starter macrumors member

    foz405

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    Thanks

    Just tried it ... Used the FLV Grabba recommended in another reply and then converted via iSquint as you recommended. Perfection.:)

     

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