YouTube Video Converter

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mbopy22, May 7, 2010.

  1. mbopy22 macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005
    Does anyone know of a good, FREE, app for youtube video converstions?
    So I can download them and convert the .flv to an iTunes format that can be played in my iPhone?

    Handbrake says it can´t, I´ve been able to do it, but it is slow, and complex to do so with Handbrake.

    I do have iSquint and Visual Hub but they´re both giving me an error report after I isntalled Snow Leopard.

    Please advice.

    I did search the forum, but all answers are towards isquint or visualhub
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    ClickToFlash allows you to save YT videos in their original .mp4 format, which iTunes can take.

    There are also several online converters, which you can use and find by using a web search engine.

  3. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

    Feb 21, 2010
    I use iMovie HD in combination with the Perian-plugin.

    Simply download the .flv (there are free FireFox-addons which do this: a good example is DownloadHelper)

    If you don't have Perian, download it here and install it.
    Then, when you have your .flv, open it in iMovie HD. It takes a while to load, since you can edit it frame-by-frame.
    You don't have to edit anything, just the possibility is there.
    When done importing the .flv, just export it to the extension you need it. (File > Export)
    I don't know if it also works with iMovie 2009. :(

    Note that iMovie HD =/= iMovie 2008/2009. It's an older version. Apple had it as a free download a while ago, now not anymore. (Just checked) You can find it on the web, though... (legal torrents, perhaps?)
  4. The Final Cut macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2009
    I was going to reccomand jdownloader, but if you need a free piece of software, you probably won't use the main purpose of it...just get tubetv
  5. mbopy22 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Nov 8, 2005

    tubetV is very nice and does the work, however I do miss iSquint and VisualHub, since they´re almost automatic.

    But thanks, I´ll use tuveTv
  6. Wheelie4 macrumors regular


    Jun 6, 2007
    NC, USA
  7. steveoc macrumors regular

    Nov 6, 2007
    Adirondacks NY
    This isn't free, but for $6 in the next 4 hrs
    is available very slick. This can be done via Safari's Activity Monitor and with Mpeg Streamslip for free, but this saves steps and is well worth the price if you download videos regularly.

    After the promotion, it costs $11.50.

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