Safari and DL vids using Web Inspector

Discussion in 'macOS' started by You are the One, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. You are the One macrumors 6502a

    You are the One

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    Previously it was possible to download youtube videos through the Developer interface and web inspector (or was it called Activity perhaps), anyway is that possible now? Anyone that can direct me to where to look for the raw video link in Web Inspector?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    The activity window has been gone for years. You used to be able to spot large downloads in ‘Network’ or ‘Timeline’ tabs of the Web Inspector, but I am currently not able to find it anymore.

    I suggest you use the Terminal program ‘youtube-dl’ (it is a bit of a misnomer, because it supports tons of other websites too) or one of the GUI programs listed here: http://alternativeto.net/software/youtube-dl/?platform=mac. These usually give you more download options as well (e.g. format, quality).
     
  3. You are the One thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you, @KALLT, I'll check it out.
     

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