Best YouTube downloader?

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  1. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    Basically what is the best YouTube downloader? I will primarily want to save music and not the videos, but both functionality would be good. Mainly house and dance remixes because the releases are often a long way behind some radio stations.

    I know the quality is rubbish etc on the sound but I like listening to music before it is released and have it on the go, I guess by doing this it can tide me over until I can buy official releases.

    Thanks.
     
  2. adamfishercox macrumors 6502

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  3. vansouza macrumors 68000

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  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    +1 Much better then TubeSock
     
  6. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    you should search better with mroogle. This question has been covered several times.

    I always download with keepvid.com. The highest quality (that's a quicktime movie). Then it opens in quicktime and I tell quicktime to export the sound. That's how I do it.
     
  7. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    +1 for tube tv, but a search would have been nice;)
     
  8. eXan macrumors 601

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    1) Open the movie on Youtube.
    2) Open Activity window in Safari
    3) Look for the largest file in the list
    4) Double click it.

    This will download the Youtube's flv or mp4 file.
     
  9. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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  10. Bella76 macrumors newbie

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    I use MovieSherlock with my Mac.

    Easy for me. I can search and download and convert by one click. Easy and fast. :p
    I like to load movies to my iPhone. It adds the movie to iTunes just after converting.
    The one lack is impossible to load mp3 to iPhone. :rolleyes: But the support promises the free update with this feature.
     
  11. nineteentwelve macrumors regular

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    Use the code below to create a bookmark... on the YouTube video page, click it and underneath the description you'll see 'Download: standard MP4'. Right click, and save. :) Done.

    Code:
    javascript:(function(){if(document.getElementById('download-youtube-video'))return;var%20args=null,video_title=null,video_id=null,video_hash=null;var%20download_code=new%20Array();var%20fmt_labels={'18':'standard%20MP4','22':'HD%20720p','37':'HD%201080p'};try{args=yt.getConfig('SWF_ARGS');video_title=yt.getConfig('VIDEO_TITLE')}catch(e){}if(args){var%20fmt_url_map=unescape(args['fmt_url_map']);if(fmt_url_map=='')return;video_id=args['video_id'];video_hash=args['t'];video_title=video_title.replace(/[%22\'\?\\\/\:\*%3C%3E]/g,'');var%20fmt=new%20Array();var%20formats=fmt_url_map.split(',');var%20format;for(var%20i=0;i%3Cformats.length;i++){var%20format_elems=formats[i].split('|');fmt[format_elems[0]]=unescape(format_elems[1])}for(format%20in%20fmt_labels){if(fmt[format]!=null){download_code.push('%3Ca%20href=\''+(fmt[format]+'&title='+video_title)+'\'%3E'+fmt_labels[format]+'%3C/a%3E')}else%20if(format=='18'){download_code.push('%3Ca%20href=\'http://www.youtube.com/get_video?fmt=18&video_id='+video_id+'&t='+video_hash+'\'%3E'+fmt_labels[format]+'%3C/a%3E')}}}if(video_id==null||video_hash==null)return;var%20div_embed=document.getElementById('watch-embed-div');if(div_embed){var%20div_download=document.createElement('div');div_download.innerHTML='%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Cspan%20id=\'download-youtube-video\'%3EDownload:%20'+download_code.join('%20|%20')+'%3C/span%3E';div_embed.appendChild(div_download)}})();void(0)
    EDIT: Even better just drag this to your bookmarks bar -> Get YouTube Video
     
  12. iMacBoy macrumors 6502

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    GetTube, you can download just the audio on the youtube video, or you can download audio and the video.

    :apple:
     
  13. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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  14. Smatts123 macrumors member

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    ^^ sooo much easier :D
     
  15. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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  16. White8Ball macrumors newbie

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    Hey I tried this but when ever I double click on the file instead of being able to save it the movie file opens in a new window by itself. Does the file save in cache folder that can be accessed?
     
  17. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Hold the Option key down while you double-click.
     
  18. eXan macrumors 601

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    Option-clicking forces it to download. As does copy-pasting it into the downloads window
     
  19. White8Ball macrumors newbie

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    Wow thanks, this is an awesome trick. I really appreciate it!

    Thanks all
     
  20. zanoos800 macrumors newbie

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    Basically there's no best, as you spend such time on the internet I suggest you to use online services
    ETYN - Youtube Downloader
     
  21. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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  22. viizi macrumors regular

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    I'm gonna say JDownloader. It is open source and a one stop shop for any downloading needs. I copied a youtube URL and this is what happens.
     

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  23. Budiosx macrumors regular

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    I prefer Airy as it has best UI ,you can choose between formats and video resolutions even .mp3 is available, i got it through bundle of apps
     
  24. viizi macrumors regular

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    looks good but very expensive for what it is.
     

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