Download manager app to easily download fly contents (youtube) ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dacoolest, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. dacoolest macrumors regular

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    Recently I switched from windows to mac and there are few programs that I used to on windows. One of them is IDM (Internet download manager). The main reason I got used to it was its ability to download flv videos without having to copy and paste links. whenever there was a fly video being played, a small icon was appearing and the video can be downloaded by just clicking on it. I want to download most fly videos through such a program because my internet connection is too slow to wait till it get buffered.

    Can you please suggest me such a program that can be used with safari?
     
  2. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    You could use KeepVid, or you could use ClickToFlash, or you could use Safari's Activity window, and all of these are free.
    PS: I guess a search in this forum has brought up nil threads regarding this issue?

    For Firefox/Aurora there is the "Video DownloadHelper" add-on.
     
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    I used FlashGot in Firefox, but it was unreliable and did not show all available files (mp4, webm, flv and mp3 in the case of youtube). So i use now the external program JDownloader:
    http://jdownloader.org/home/index?s=lng_en
     
  5. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all replies. I found an add-on for safari which does the same. I did a search and found a lot of solutions but what i expected was not there. I want to download youtube with a minimal about of clicks, the specific download manager I mentioned in the first post shows a download button above the video and a single click is enough to make the video downloading.

    And, video download helper seems to be a good solution. But I like to start using safari instead because its better looking user interfere and firefox is having some issues related to scrolling in my computer.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    What extension / add-on do you mean?
     
  7. dacoolest thread starter macrumors regular

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    FastestTube 2.0.0 It seems to be doing the job right. I tried a lot of methods to get the work done, but some of them seems to be not the exact product i was looking for or not working as mentioned.

    Now, it would be a great help if you can recommend me a good download manager which can capture links from safari.
     

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