utube/google video..


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Dec 28, 2004
sorry.. a repost but its somewhat urgent.. Im creating a presentation for school on the panama canal.. I would like to use videos found on google video and or utube in my imovie.. How can i save these to my computer so i can use them in my movie?
Are there any sites that will give high resolution videos for free? Thanks.


macrumors 68020
Sep 10, 2006
Indianapolis, IN
There's a number of sites. I guarantee you that in less time than it took you to write that post, you could have Googled for "download YouTube videos" and gotten your answer. Still, they're going to be pretty junky files. No hi-res stuff.

The usual site for this (http://www.javimoya.com) appears to be down right now, but there's also http://www.youtubex.com/ and several others. Also there's TubeSock for OSX.


macrumors G3
Aug 30, 2003
This is the neatest way to grab FLV files off Youtube that I've seen yet. You just drag it to your bookmarks bar and pull it down whenever you're looking at a Youtube video you want to keep. You still need to deal with conversion afterward, but there's less fiddling with copy/paste etc.