Downloading Videos From Youtube....

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by iGuy38, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. iGuy38 macrumors member

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    I found some video clips on youtube that i wanna put in my next video project, but I have yet to find a decent youtube downloader that works well. Can anyone here recommend me a site or software (windows and mac compatible) that would let me download youtube videos with ease?
     
  2. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    Use safari. Load the video, then open the activity window. Find the video on the list (probably the largest file size). Option-double click on it. Rename downloaded file as needed. Done.
     
  3. michaelsviews macrumors 65816

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    There is this

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/11869/

    and I am using Chrome beta with an extension that adds a dropdown box in the youtube selection which works great.

    Download YouTube Videos as MP4 - Version: 1.1.2
    Adds an option to download YouTube videos.
    ID: oiedkoafeodhiiccoclonninnkjbjnff

    Hope this helps, I tried the safari methods and it was a PITA, with the above extension you just select the dropdown and the 3 types of movie extensions and its yours with in a minute.

    I do use Chrome primarily , safari is OK IMHO, Fire fox is playing catch up.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If you use the ClickToFlash plug-in (http://clicktoflash.com/) or the extension with the same name (http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoflash/), you can right click on any YouTube video and choose to download it in its .mp4 form, for which you still might need MPEG Streamclip to properly transcode it to a .mov file using the Apple Intermediate Codec to get the videos into iMovie.
     

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