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Video downloader for YouTube and non YouTube sites

agent-x

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Oct 18, 2011
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Hi Guys

I need a youtube video downloader which downloads video in more a less the same quality they are on youtube.

After reading alot about YouTube Downloader HD i decided to download it, but unfortunately the video quality is not the same as the original on youtube..

Any advice?

Also I need to download video from other sites.

can you please advice which would be the best software?

I dont mind paying for the software HOWEVER i would like to test it out before I buy it

Thanks
 

Mackilroy

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Jun 29, 2006
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With YouTube you can actually use Safari for this – go to Activity, and it'll show you what's loading on each page. With YT you'll see a multi-megabyte file… click on that and it'll start downloading. As to non-YouTube sites, can't help you with that.
 

agent-x

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Oct 18, 2011
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With YouTube you can actually use Safari for this – go to Activity, and it'll show you what's loading on each page. With YT you'll see a multi-megabyte file… click on that and it'll start downloading. As to non-YouTube sites, can't help you with that.

Is it good qaulity using Safari?
 

Mackilroy

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It has nothing to do with the browser. What matters is the quality of the original video, and what resolution you've selected. If you pick a 720p or 1080p video, the file you download will match that. If you choose 360p or 480p, same story.
 

agent-x

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Oct 18, 2011
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It has nothing to do with the browser. What matters is the quality of the original video, and what resolution you've selected. If you pick a 720p or 1080p video, the file you download will match that. If you choose 360p or 480p, same story.

The thing is

If i download a video using youtube downloader hd

And I think it was the setting best available I used

The quality was not as good as what I was watching on youtube?
 

Mackilroy

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I don't know how that program works, but the file that you'd see under Activity is the file that YouTube is loading to play for you. It's identical.
 

agent-x

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Oct 18, 2011
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I don't know how that program works, but the file that you'd see under Activity is the file that YouTube is loading to play for you. It's identical.

Excellent will give this a shot later on today

Can anyone help me with downloading from other sites please?
 

zigzagg321

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Oct 7, 2011
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With YouTube you can actually use Safari for this – go to Activity, and it'll show you what's loading on each page. With YT you'll see a multi-megabyte file… click on that and it'll start downloading. As to non-YouTube sites, can't help you with that.

Brilliant!
 

agent-x

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Oct 18, 2011
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I just tried clipgrab not so impressed although it is simple to use

I used thedemo version of Jaksta that was really good

will test the others out tomorrow
 
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