How to Download Youtube Videos

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Nokomis, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. Nokomis macrumors newbie

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    Before I ask my question I must state that I know very little about computers.
    Is there a way to download videos from Youtube that would be fairly simple?
    Thanks in advance....
    Nokomis
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    There's various programs out there that will do just that.
     
  3. I3eXa macrumors 6502

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    I use tubetv for my mac...but you'd have known this by using Google :D
     
  4. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    1. In Safari, open the Activity window and find the largest file that's downloading.

    2. Click on it once to highlight it, then choose copy.

    3. Open your Downloads window of Safari and paste it.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Like it. Thanks for the tip. ;)
     
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  7. fernandovalente macrumors 6502

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    I used TubeTV, but it stopped working. Now I use ClickToFlash. It's an Safari add-on that lets you decide if you wanna let it play flash files or not. On Youtube, you can also see the video on the iPhone format and download it already on the iPhone format. I really prefere ClickToFlash. It works perfectly!

    http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/

    NOTE: it works only on Safari for Mac OS X
     
  8. shoeheadbaby macrumors newbie

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    sir, you can download " downloader" software from the internet .with the help of this software you can download multiple videos.
     
  9. Bob-o-Link macrumors newbie

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    This works great! The only problem is that I've been using Firefox as of late. Does anyone know how to do something like this in Firefox? I can't find an equivalent to "Activity" in Firefox.
     
  10. wickedking94 macrumors 6502

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    For firefox, download download helper and install this add on into firefox. when your on you tube you will notice yellow, blue, and red balls spinning next to the home button. click this and click the top item on the drop down menu that appears. this will download a flash video.

    Now to play these videos you will need a free program called videora converter. this will convert the videos into mp4 that you can play.

    to download videora: http://www.videora.com/en-us/Converter/iPod/

    to download download helper: http://www.downloadhelper.net/

    hope this helps
     
  11. Laurencia7 macrumors 6502

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    paste the videos url in www.keepvid.com
    then download the MP4 version, it plays like a mov file in quicktime.

    easy way to do it.
     
  12. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020

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    If you use Firefox, there is a plugin called DownloadHelper. As soon as it see's a video, it will light up, allowing you to click on it and download the video as an flv.
     
  13. Pillar macrumors 6502

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  14. Hilmi Hamidi macrumors 6502

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    If you use Firefox, Video Downloader extension is a must have.
     
  15. asharer macrumors newbie

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    youtube downloader

    i got it that youtube downloader is failed to download videos
    what do you say? youtuberrrrrrrrrrr
     
  16. mediaseo macrumors newbie

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    try the realplayer.. you can download videos directly from Youtube
     
  17. dollyapple macrumors newbie

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    TubeTv & TRYING to download from youtube

    Hi I have done everything to try and download videos off youtube to save onto my laptop, without being online (using the flv seems to only work when your online which in my case defeats the point of downloading it), I was once able to access keepvid which was the perfect facility for carrying out this task, but am unable access that page any longer (has this been shut down by any chance? or do some wifi areas not allow access?), so then I went and downloaded both TubeTv and Perian, and now everytime I have downloaded the various videos onto my desktop and try open them up, it says "error" everytime!

    I am completely at a loss as to how to fix this, I am not exactly computor literate but am trying my best.

    Would appreciate any insight knowledge, using the most basic techniques if possible, the easier the better for me.

    Thanks!!!
     
  18. noobsauce macrumors member

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    Keepvid isn't down, it's working fine on my home net
     
  19. sammich macrumors 601

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    You can do that in one step less:

    1. Step 1 as above

    2. Hold down option/alt as you double click on that file.
     
  20. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Under Firefox I use Karbon. Flawless piece of software, downloads any video from any site I point it at. You just start the video playing and it appears in a window, click the one you want (keeps a log of all videos watched, like Safari's Download window) and vavavoom.
     

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