Extracting videos from Youtube/Google video?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Tim117, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Tim117 macrumors regular

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    Does anyone know of any way at all? I really am simply clueless, I wouldn't even know where to begin.
     
  2. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

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    Another way is if using safari, just click 'activity' and then double-click the large .flv file in the list. Then use iSquint to get it into a more friendly filetype. :)
     
  3. Tim117 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Will these options extract it in quicktime format? And also, it's of google video so does that make a different?
     
  4. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sorry, i'm not on a mac at the moment, but I think it'll be the same with Google Videos. The videos are usually in .flv (flash video) format, so you'll need software like iSquint to convert them.
     
  5. Multimedia macrumors 603

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  6. clevin macrumors G3

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  7. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    I second tubesock (unless it has already been seconded... in that case I third it, and so on) great program, but you have to pay to use it to its full extent.
     
  8. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Here is a txt file that you can use to make a bookmark with in FireFox. Make a new bookmark and in the 'location' field in the 'properties' section, paste the contents of the txt file. Give it a name and stick it on your bookmarks toolbar.

    Then when you have a youtube or google video up, just press the toolbar button and you will be able to download the video.
     

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  9. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Just do it from activity monitor. Although from google you can directly download it. You can also put kiss infront of youtube videos. like if it ww.youtube.com/macsrock and you wanted to download that just put kiss at ww.kissyoutube.com/macsrock. Then just convert it using isquint. Its the easiet way
     
  10. ~Kat~ macrumors member

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    I use iSquint but it is very s----------l------------o-------------w and tempermental as hell.

    I've used Vixy.net in the past but it degrades the quality so if it's something I want a clip of to watch later, I use iSquint. But, if I want to make an animated avatar out of a clip then I just use vixy.

    Thanks for the other recs. :)
     
  11. mistyz23 macrumors member

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    Check out Greasemonkey for Firefox. It has a script for downloading videos you need to download and install, on top of installing greasemonkey to work with Firefox.

    If you don't use firefox... disregard. :p
     
  12. Nevrsadie macrumors regular

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    Another vote for Activity monitor and iSquint, works well for me.
     

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