utube/google video..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jer446, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. jer446 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2004
    sorry.. a repost but its somewhat urgent.. Im creating a presentation for school on the panama canal.. I would like to use videos found on google video and or utube in my imovie.. How can i save these to my computer so i can use them in my movie?
    Are there any sites that will give high resolution videos for free? Thanks.
  2. rogersmj macrumors 68020


    Sep 10, 2006
    Indianapolis, IN
    There's a number of sites. I guarantee you that in less time than it took you to write that post, you could have Googled for "download YouTube videos" and gotten your answer. Still, they're going to be pretty junky files. No hi-res stuff.

    The usual site for this (http://www.javimoya.com) appears to be down right now, but there's also http://www.youtubex.com/ and several others. Also there's TubeSock for OSX.
  3. SkyBell macrumors 604


    Sep 7, 2006
    Texas, unfortunately.
    speaking of which...

    I've used this sevice for a while, but I can't PLAY any videos! What do you guys use?
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    This is the best site I've found that downloads the videos the fastest: http://www.videodl.org/

    And you need to get Perian, which allows you to play almost any format in Quicktime.
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    This is the neatest way to grab FLV files off Youtube that I've seen yet. You just drag it to your bookmarks bar and pull it down whenever you're looking at a Youtube video you want to keep. You still need to deal with conversion afterward, but there's less fiddling with copy/paste etc.

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