videoconverter and yotube

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by fran010180, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. fran010180 macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    Hi (great site this!!)
    I was tryiing out some of the features of the new version (v7) of MacX Video Converter Pro.

    The good general reputation and thr possibility to download/convert directly from youtube prompt me to try it.
    Have any of you ever used it ?

    I've discovered what is for me a strong limit but possibility I'm doing in the wrong way.

    1) search in youtube for video of interest, selecting HQ format
    2) the video displayed is shown as 720p. low res options are however present within the same url.
    3) copy the url into videoconverter/youtube.
    4)start the download/conversion after selecting the "keep the original size" option,
    5) the mp4 I obtain is not of a comparable quality than FLV and the res is 420p.
    After checking the original FLV "fished out" I do understand that the file actually downloaded was 420p and not the expected 720p.

    I would have expected that the program would have been able to do what, Savevid ( does. You insert the youtube link, it displays all the possible Res associated to that link, and then you start to download at the res you prefer.

    worth to be mentioned that the test has been made on a video for sure not covered by copyright issue.
    A radio interview to Avril Lavigne of good quality

    Am I doing something wrong?

    thanks in advance for your help.
  2. robduckyworth macrumors newbie

    Jan 14, 2011
    the safari extension flashblock can do this. you just right click on the youtube video. it even gives you options of resolutions.

    you can download youtube videos directly fro the safari activity monitor. go to window - activity.

    look under youtube. find the file which is a few megabytes. double click it and it will download.
  3. fran010180 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    does it work as downloadhelper was with Firefox ? I say "was" because, as you probably know, some stuff on youtube (official music videoclips) are no more easily downlodable.:mad:
  4. fran010180, Feb 16, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2011

    fran010180 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 16, 2011
    did it.
    After clicking the 99mb file, it opens the video directly on safari within a page as
    " "
    the video is ok but ... I can save it to disk?

    found it
    copy the to QT.
    Then it's done

    still if any of you have some hints about videoconverter he/she is welcomed

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