Converting YouTube Videos for iPod video

Discussion in 'iPod' started by TubeFetch, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. TubeFetch macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2007
    Hey all! I have personally written this tutorial for my web site as a step by step guide on how to convert YouTube videos to the iPod Video format and hope that many of you can benefit from it.

    The tutorial with screenshots to help guide you can be read here.

    I hope you guys find this tutorial useful and enjoy watching those vids :)

    Thanks alot
    Josh []
  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2005
  3. TubeFetch thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2007
    SUPER is a free program as opposed to podtube.
  4. Xander562 macrumors 68000


    Apr 2, 2006
    Haha, agreed. I use Podtube, very easy and very fast.
  5. hexoffender macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2007
    Personally I just use ffmpeg and mencoder -- but I like doing things the hard way ;-)
  6. The Toon Master macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2006
    Are we even allowed to discuss this stuff? For some reason i think it's against the rules or somethin

    I don't download programs to do this stuff, that i consider is wrong. Doesn't mean i use non-downloadble programs tho.
  7. hexoffender macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2007
    Personally, I can't see HOW this could possibly be considered against the rules -- YouTube provides movies that you can watch on their website, but ultimately, to watch the movie it has to be downloaded to your computer. All you are doing is choosing to archive said film -- think about it like backing up your history and cache files. ON top of that, to download the movie takes only a few minutes, versus watching a 20 minute presentation, and then I am no longer a consumer of bandwidth for YouTube.

    For those who want a dead simple way to convert YouTube videos:

    1. Use the unplug extension for firefox to get the address of the flash movie.
    2. Use wget <address>
    3. ffmpeg -i input.flv output.avi

  8. MP4-22 macrumors member

    Feb 12, 2007
    I don't know if anyone else does this, but I open up the activity window find the video I want to download which is usually the the biggest file then double-click it and it automatically downloads. Then I use iSquint or ffmpeg to convert it.

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  9. richmon22 macrumors member

    Dec 9, 2006

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