Is this extension for Safari safe? (YouTube download button.)

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  1. MythicFrost, Oct 17, 2011
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    MythicFrost macrumors 68040

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    Does anyone know if this Safari extension is safe? I figure someone would have heard something about it if not.

    EDIT: And... it doesn't work. Does anyone know one that does? One that's safe?
     
  2. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    I dont know of an extension, but if you open safari's activity window, and find the information regarding the youtube window you have open you can download the youtube video content straight from there (its normally the only file thats in mb instead of kb ;)
     
  3. MythicFrost, Oct 17, 2011
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    Dude thank you! That's awesome. I never knew about the activity window!

    EDIT: I got it working for 360p but not 720 or 1080p. Any idea's?

    EDIT 2: I did some Googling, and Option + Double Click worked for me.
     
  4. sim667 macrumors 65816

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    No problem, its a little known trick ;)

    Did the option click work for 720/1080? I've never actually tried a better quality one.
     
  5. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it did. The low resolution file downloaded as a .flv but the higher resolution files as something else.
    Thanks for that, if I find myself in need of something more I'll check it out.
     
  6. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    I use the Youtube Downloader extension for Chrome. it works pretty well. *shrugs*

    plus, i love that it just adds a little button above the drop down details list. it's simple <3
     
  7. MythicFrost thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for your reply,

    Mmm, I see. I don't use Chrome but I might give it a try sometime, if I find myself needing that extension, anyway.

    =)
     

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