Where to get vids off the net?

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  1. Sir Loin Steak macrumors 6502

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    I'm talking short videos of rock/pop clips. I tried you tube for stuff, but not sure if it's ok to download from there or not.

    Prolly not a mac question, but hoping you guys can point me in the right direction now I have this great screen!
     
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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Or if you prefer not to install software: http://www.file2hd.com
     
  4. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    Or just download from the activity window in Safari.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    How would you do that, exactly?
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Hold Option while double-clicking the pertinent file.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thanks. Took several attempts, but it finally worked.
     
  8. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Use the bookmark here or use http://keepvid.com/ or http://clipnabber.com/.

    And if you have the HQ or HD version up on the window, you can download those this way too.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That seems like more work. With http://www.file2hd.com, you just paste the URL of the video and it gives you two links, so you can download the .flv or .mp4 version, or both.
     
  10. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Actually, that's exactly what Keepvid and Clipnabber do, and with the bookmark (easiest way but HD only), you don't even have to leave the YouTube page.
     
  11. Sir Loin Steak thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not sure I get this.

    This is part of the screen I get. But I can't 'right click' these links. (there are dozens of them).
     

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  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    But Keepvid has to be downloaded and installed, right? I was offering a method that wouldn't require additional software to be installed, as I said in my first post. Unless I'm missing something, it appears Clipnabber does the same thing that file2hd does, which requires leaving the YouTube page to paste. I'm sure there's quite a few sites like those two out there.
    1. Find a video on YouTube.
    2. Copy the URL from your address bar.
    3. Go to www.file2hd.com
    4. Paste the URL
    5. Check the box to agree to the terms
    6. Click the Movies button to filter out everything but videos
    7. Press "Get Files"
    8. After a few seconds, you'll be given a link that you can right-click and download.

    Or you can paste the URL on http://clipnabber.com and click Nab Video! and you'll get download links like these:

    Picture 1.jpg
     
  13. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    No.

    Or if you don't mind adding a bookmark…
    1. Find a video on YouTube.
    2. Press the bookmark.
    3. Right-click the "Download as MP4" text that appears near the video to download.
     
  14. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    OK, I must be having a "senior moment", but what bookmark are you talking about? I've tried bookmarking KeepVid, but that doesn't do anything. I see you can paste a URL on the KeepVid page, like the other two sites, but that involves leaving the YouTube page. I don't see any way to avoid leaving the YouTube page to do this.
     
  15. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    The bookmark that's on this page (I posted it earlier in the thread).
     
  16. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Thanks, I missed that in your earlier post.
     

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