Need help downloading video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by greendj, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. greendj macrumors newbie

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    I am creating a family tree DVD, using iMOVIE, and have found some excellent historic video on youtube.com and google.com that I would like to download and move to the iMOVIE application. Is there a way to download video to my eMAC. Someone once showed me how but I forgot.

    This is not for re-sale or anything illegal. I just want to re-use some existing historic video.

    dan
     
  2. barcodebawtv macrumors newbie

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    zamzar.com

    I love this website http://www.zamzar.com It will let you convert any file type to another. You just copy and paste the URL on youtube to their URL page and select to convert it to a Quicktime or .mov (I can't remember how they word it.) I seriously use it very regularly for this very thing.
     
  3. greendj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Downloading video

    Thanks for the quick reply. Cool site. However, I just tried to convert a URL to an MP4 file (to import into iMOVIE), and I got the following error:

    Error: Upload at least one file before trying to convert

    Have you seen this? Not sure what do do....
     
  4. barcodebawtv macrumors newbie

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    "Add URL"

    Yeah, you enter the URL in the "Step 1" box then click the "Add URL" button right next to it. Then move on to step 2
     
  5. greendj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re:

    You are the best 'barcodebawtv'. I wasn't hitting 'Add URL'. What a doof. Thx so much. Hope I can help you sometime.

    Dan
     
  6. greendj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Re:

    I just realized my email address will not allow such a large file to be sent to it from http://www.zamzar.com. Size limitation. Wonder how I can get around that. are there email systems out there that will accept file sizes for 10's or 100's of megs?
     
  7. greendj thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I figured it out.

    Ok, I realized that zamzar.com doesn't email the file to me. It emails a notification that I need to retrieve my file from their site. AWESOME!

    Thanks barcodebawtv!
     

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