Download Youtube Videos

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  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Has YT changed or tweeked their system to stop the video downloads?

    I know it was Activity Window > Look for file

    That no longer works... At least for me.

    Anyone also having the same problem?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Are you on the YouTube HTML5 trial? If so, leave the trial to use the Activity Window to download the video.
     
  3. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, no YT trial. I'm on regular YT I guess.

    I was able to d/l this video but newer ones like GaGa I can't.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I just right-clicked on the video and got this, which worked:
    ScreenCap 4.PNG
     
  5. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you on Safari?

    I'm on Safari and when I right click I don't get the option to download.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, Safari. I'm on Leopard with Safari 5.0.6, but it also works on Snow Leopard with Safari 5.1.2.
     
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  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It would be interesting to know how you accomplished that:
    ScreenCap 8.PNG
     
  9. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry, meant Snow Leopard w/ Safari 5.1.2.

    I've tried over 10 videos and I do not get the Download option.

    Edit: Also trying Jaksta and even that software is not working.
     
  10. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    Is there something new with youtube? I used to be able to click on the file in activity window. It seems to work better with the hd videos (mp4 files). I noticed there is more trouble with the flv files. Any advices?
     
  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you try the suggestion in post #4?
     
  12. axeldtf macrumors 6502

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    yea i read all the previous posts.. didnt work..
     
  13. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Everybody probably already knows, but you can just use websites that look up these links for you and make it a clickable URL. I like keepvid.com.

    I believe you can also add something to the URL, like

    https://www.youtube.com/awesomevideo

    to

    saveyoutube.com/awesomevideo
     
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