Download YouTube video

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  1. Hoagie52 macrumors member

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    I'm look for a free app that will download youtude video or any other flash video. I know I can do this with safari but looking for another option.
     
  2. Chase817 macrumors member

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    get the application called "youtube video grabber"
     
  3. MBuco12 macrumors member

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  4. Hoagie52 thread starter macrumors member

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    Option commond A will bring up a activity window and double click the one that holds the video and it will downlownload it. Nut
    You still need to convert the video if you do it that way. Google it there are tons of sites that will show you how it is done.
     
  5. sansa11 macrumors member

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  6. Hoagie52 thread starter macrumors member

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    Downloaded tudetv great app. Just what I was looking for thanks.
     
  7. alugtigheid macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Miro for this - will allow downloading video from different sites.
     
  8. deej999 macrumors regular

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    you can also go to a website like www.downloadyoutubevideos.com or www.keepvid.com
    just google 'download youtube videos', and you should get plenty of links.
    they download the videos as a .flv, and then download iSquint to convert them.
    but if youre looking for a single application then just ignore this and look at the posts above.
     
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  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yep, this is a great little add-on for downloading media of all types.
     
  12. js81 macrumors 65816

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    I use savetube.com. Just copy and paste the Youtube addy into it and it will download the file - only problem is its still a flash file; you'll need a player. I use the free SWF & FLV Player (it was recommended by Apple). As for conversion, I've still yet to find anything I really really like...
     
  13. coronel mustard macrumors member

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    You have probably already tried handbrake? If not, then you may want to consider it- handbrake converts youtube videos into suitable formats so they can be played on your ipod.

    http://handbrake.fr/
     
  14. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Most videos (that I've downloaded) have MP4 versions, whether 320*xxx or 480*xxx. Although Keepvid has the MP4 option, I use this bookmark for quick and easy downloading.
     
  15. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    Make a bookmark with this as the URL:

    javascript:window.location.href%20=%20'http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id='%20+%20swfArgs['video_id']%20+%20"&l="%20+%20swfArgs['l']%20+%20"&sk="%20+%20swfArgs['sk']%20+%20'&t='%20+%20swfArgs['t'];

    Then put that bookmark in the bookmark bar. Click it when your watching a movie on YouTube and it will download it!
     
  16. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    Guys, the easiest way to download YouTube vids without ANY third party software is this:

    In Safari, click on 'Window' and select 'Activity'.
    Click on the triangle next to the URL of the YouTube you want to download.
    Navigate towards the bottom of the list, there will be a file that is obviously larger than the rest (as in most will be several KB, this one will be in MBs)
    Double click on the large file and your video will start downloading.
     
  17. ski2moro macrumors 6502

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    Where does it save it?
     
  18. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    You can also download using Firefox with the download manager plugin. Save the Flv file to whereever.

    Either play it in VLC, or convert it to a Mpg4 in handbrake or other formats with MPEG-streamclip.

    MPEG- streamclip can also download the flv if you know the url address, the firefox method just needs a rightclick and chose save.
     
  19. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    True, but this (see below) is so much easier. It's just one click of a bookmark.

     
  20. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    To your downloads folder, exactly where any other downloads would go. Once you click the video in the Activity window, it opens the standard Safari downloads window.
     
  21. MotleyPete macrumors regular

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    Got to http://keepvid.com past in the YouTube URL, download the .mp4

    Easy


    [Edit: I see it's already been suggested. Plus, awesome link iMacmatician. Cheers]
     
  22. iboy38 macrumors member

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    Downloading videos from YouTube?

    Anyone know of any good software that lets you download videos to your computer from youtube?
     
  23. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    Safari.

    go to Window>Activity, and double click on the file that is MB in size, not KB. It should be the video.
     

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