Free software/link/add-on to download youtube

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gngan, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. gngan macrumors 68000

    gngan

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    I've been searching google for a while but all the methods don't work anymore. Is there a way to download youtube video so i can edit it with iMovie? I am using 10.5.8 and prefer Firefox.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. DoghouseMike macrumors regular

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    clicktoflash works in Safari (right click, choose download video), and has other benefits.
    I think the one I used to use for firefox was ant video downloader? Give that a try? I think it put a little button in the toolbar or something
     
  3. NZed, Mar 21, 2011
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    NZed macrumors 65816

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    #3
    well
    the easiest way is to open safari and download it from the activity monitor
    although it downloads as a .flv

    1 Open the video you want in safari
    2 click on Window>Activity
    3 Then chose the heading of the youtube video
    4 Find the one that has the biggest file size(its usually in megabytes)
    5 Double click and it'll download the vid

    Works for any website

    if you want the vid in any other format just use Handbrake...
     

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  4. gngan thread starter macrumors 68000

    gngan

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    I read this when i was searching. However; it will download but it's 0mb. Does the video have to finish loading?

    I am using video downloader for firefox now. Hope it will work.

    Thanks
     
  5. NZed macrumors 65816

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    no the video doesnt have to finish download but it should load a bit...

    well, i've downloaded many videos from youtube and i dont have a single problem...

    i think that it works with all versions of safari(or maybe 4 and up)
    so it might not be a version problem
     
  6. brijazz macrumors 6502

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    FWIW, I have a Safari extension that allows YouTube video downloading. Over the last week or so, it's been a little hit-and-miss. It's usually very reliable, so I'm wondering if YouTube has changed something that makes the extension buggy.

    I don't know if it's related to your downloading trouble or not, but I thought it was worth mentioning.

    P.S. I tried two separate extensions, and both are suffering from the same problems.
     
  7. munkery macrumors 68020

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  8. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    iTubeX. It has a dedicated button that integrates with your web browser of choice. Just click it when you want to download the video.
     
  9. beepp macrumors newbie

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