Emergency: How do I download a Youtube to hard-drive?

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  1. eclipse macrumors 6502a

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    I've got an hour long movie to watch and no way I can see of downloading it. Unplug in Firefox doesn't seem to detect it.
     
  2. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Look for the .flv file in the activity window of safari. Copy the URL, and past it into the download window. You can play the file with VLC, or QuickTime if you have Perian installed.
     
  3. Satori macrumors 6502a

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  4. eclipse thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for your quick reply. I'm wondering if there's an activity window equivalent in Firefox? That's where the "partially downloaded" hour long movie file is sitting. :eek: (The red bar is all the way across).
     
  5. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    http://www.downloadyoutubevideos.com/

    Or one of several sites that do something similar. When I've done it, I had to change the downloaded file name and add the .flv extension. From there, you can watch it in a compatible player.
     
  6. Telp macrumors 68040

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    In safari you can hit command-option-a and bring up activity monitor, find the file there, it downloads as an FLV and you can convert it with isquint. There is also kiss (put that in front of the youtube part i think. And then follow the last two steps above mentioned.
     

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