Downloading youtube videos without a Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Frohike, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Frohike macrumors regular

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    #1
    I know this topic has come up a lot before and i even remember reading the Thread however i was just wondering what programmes you can use to download youtube videos as my friend wants to use some however they don't own a mac and so can't do that trick of changing the URL. A little help would be much appreciated! Cheers!

    Frohike
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    You could try the downloadhelper plugin in combination with Firefox.
     
  3. mapple.pro macrumors newbie

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    #4
    ummm. whats the trick to do it with a mac?
    im new
     
  4. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    Yea word up.
     
  5. darwen macrumors 6502a

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    I have just always used http://vixy.net/ as it works on any platform and does not require any install.
     
  6. UnitedRed macrumors member

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    one way is to open the page in Safari, in the Activity window double click on the video file once it has finished downloading on your screen.
    You should end up with a file on your desktop, just drag this into isquint and convert
     
  7. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    I'll second that, it works well enough for my needs.

    And works with Windows.
     
  8. clevin macrumors G3

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    i think u need a plugin for safari to do that.
     
  9. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Not true, I do this all the time in Safari. You must hold down Option and double-click the file in the activity window to download it. Works with just about any file type.

    UPDATE: I just tested Safari for Windows, and it works there too, except you hold down Ctrl instead of Option.
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    what "activity window"?
    I thought there is a plugin for safari that will display a bluebar on the video when u hover your mice on it, and there is an option for download.

    edit: nvm, found it, :D, good, its a new way again,
     

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