Is Saving A Video From Youtube Possible?

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  1. Invizzible macrumors regular

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    It's a Macromedia Flash movie, so I don't think you can easily save it in it's native format, but you can always - if you can afford it - use Snapz Pro X to capture it.
     
  3. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Try keepvid.com.

    It downloads the video in a weird .flv file format, and I'm not sure of any Mac FLV players... But at least you've got the file? :eek:
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    FLV Viewer
     
  5. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    Typical of me. I probably should have at least Googled it first... keepvid didn't link to any players for Mac, so I assumed there weren't any since VLC doesn't play it :eek:
     
  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Good to know. Thanks! Interesting that it just parses the HTML to create a link to the video from youtube itself.
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    A simple Google search brings up a lot of free, but not to easy ways to do it. You can save from Safari then convert to MP4 via something like FFMPEGX. But it can be a pain in the butt.
     
  8. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    that's exactly what i've been doing. it works perfectly
     
  9. billchase2 macrumors 68000

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    hahaha, yeah. i've laughed at that a few times. :D
     

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