Downloading YouTube videos without having Flash

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Starfox, May 2, 2011.

  1. Starfox macrumors regular

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    I didn't install Flash on my 2011 MBP, probably never will - I use YouTube5 Safari extension to watch their videos. Is there a way to download youtube videos with this setup? Would love to have them as H.264.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    www.keepvid.com or ClickToFlash (though Flash may be needed) does allow downloading YT videos.
     
  3. Starfox thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not willing to install Flash for this, sorry.
     
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  5. simsaladimbamba

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    When you have Flash installed and ClickToFlash, Flash object will not be executed unless clicked on, thus Flash takes no CPU cycles unless needed.

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    Btw, to quote someone, just press the [​IMG] button.

    To quote several posts, use the [​IMG] button (multi-quote).

    To edit your posts, use the [​IMG] button.

    All these buttons are on the bottom right of the posts.

     
  6. Sergeant Pepper macrumors member

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    Go to Window > Activity. Under the heading for the YouTube page there will be two sections titled "about:blank." Expand the first one, and double-click while holding the option key on the link that looks something like this:
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    http://v15.lscache3.c.youtube.com/videoplayback?sparams=id%2Cexpire%2Cip%2Cipbits%2Citag%2Calgorithm%2Cburst%2Cfactor%2Coc%3AU0hPSVRLV19FSkNOOV9MRUFH&fexp=903809&algorithm=throttle-factor&itag=18&ipbits=0&burst=40&sver=3&signature=0D67D3B81049BF7C42101403CB50C5FB8217F50C.5497AFB6D4CC82930CEDC082DF1C5386FFDD0B6B&expire=1304409600&key=yt1&ip=0.0.0.0&factor=1.25&id=5054da5e91720807
    The mp4 file should start downloading right there. I use the YouTube5 extension and this method has never failed me.
     
  7. Starfox thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the multiquote tip! Didn't know about that.

    I used to have click to flash on my old MBP, but ideally I just don't want to bother with it, at all. I have found another way, however, to dl youtube videos.

    Gotcha, thanks. I found this Safari 5 extension that seems to do a great job:
    http://www.howtogetviews.com/download-youtube-videos-free/
     

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