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  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Hi

    A quick question regarding youtube

    Does anyone know how to save the video's onto your imac??

    Thanks
     
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    While you're on the youtube page (using Safari) with the video you want, open the Activity window (Window > Activity).

    In the list there should be one file that is a lot larger than the rest, double click to download it.

    Once downloaded add .flv on to the end of the file.

    You should be able to play the video in Quicktime.
     
  3. bluesjam macrumors member

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    I have followed your directions too, but when I try to open & play the file the Quicktime dialogue box give out the message 'The movie could not be opened'
    and 'The file is not a movie file'.
     
  4. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

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    Ah it's probably because I have the Perian codec pack installed. Try installing that and see if it works then.

    Otherwise VLC seems to play FLV files as well, though it seems to mess up if you try to skip to a different part of the video.
     
  5. psychofreak Retired

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    TubeSock is awesome but not free, TubeTV is free, but not as pretty...
     
  6. bluesjam macrumors member

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    Thank you very much.
    Now it works.
     
  7. skwij macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the info! I don't normally use Safari, but I can see me opening youtubes in Safari from now on.

    Sure beats the 3rd party website I was using before (and no, I don't remember it offhand, and can't find it in my many nested bookmarks in Firefox :confused: )
     
  8. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. WhiteNoiseMaker macrumors regular

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    You could also install the latest version of RealPlayer. It comes with a downloader and lets you save most streamed video feeds like YouTube as you watch them.
     
  10. skuzzy macrumors member

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    Right. All of the above will work, but they are awkward.

    www.keepvid.com


    Enter in the YouTube URL. It generates the download code. You click on it and download.

    Simple :rolleyes:
     
  11. WannaBMW3 macrumors regular

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    I downloaded just like the site said but what do I use to play the clips?
     
  12. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    VLC or you can convert them with iSquint
     
  13. WannaBMW3 macrumors regular

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    how do I convert them from flv to like a avi or windows media file??? I can download them no problem...
     
  14. skuzzy macrumors member

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    Just download VLC then open the .flv file with it. Plays it fine.

    Kinda like the only media player you will ever need.
     
  15. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If you want them in windows media file (god knows why) then i think you will need to buy Flip4Mac. As to converting into a .avi I have no idea, but iSquint will convert them into a .mp4
    Visualhub may be able to convert to both .wmv and .avi but I don't know.

    But VLC plays them fine and a .mp4 will work in iTunes, iPod, iPhone, AppleTV, Windows etc.
     
  16. trickytree1974 macrumors newbie

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    Youtube ripping

    The way I do it is to use keepvid.com to download the flv, then use isquint (free and very easy to use, not to mention full of Easter eggs to keep you amused) to convert it to MP4 (from there it automatically adds it to my AppleTV - very sexy, but that's another story.)
     
  17. mbopy22 macrumors 6502

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    this Get Tube thing is taking too long, could it be my conexion?????

    I've used a firefox plug in to download a couple of youtube videos and they have worked fine with iSquint for conversion, but some of them just simply don't work, or iSquint can not convert...
    this is the log error I get...

    ---
    FFmpeg version SVN-r6213, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-mmx --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-faad --enable-a52 --enable-x264 --enable-mp3lame --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-amr_wb --enable-amr_nb --disable-shared
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.14.0
    libavformat version: 50.5.0
    built on Sep 23 2006 14:02:21, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)
    /Users/mbopy22/Desktop/Youtube/U2-REM - One.flv: Unknown format
    '/Applications/iSquint.app'/Contents/Resources/ffmpeg -y -threads 4 -i '/Users/mbopy22/Desktop/Youtube/U2-REM - One.flv' -s 320x240 -r -vcodec h264 -g 300 -aspect 320:240 -qmin 27 -b 400 -level 13 -loop 1 -sc_threshold 40 -partp4x4 1 -rc_eq 'blurCplx^(1-qComp)' -refs 3 -qmax 51 -maxrate 700 -async 50 -acodec aac -ar 44100 -ac 2 -ab 128 -comment 'Convertified by iSquint - http://www.isquint.org' '/Users/mbopy22/Desktop/Youtube/''/U2-REM - One.flv'.temp.mp4 2>> /tmp/isquint_time 1> /dev/null ; echo done > /tmp/isquint_working
    FFmpeg version SVN-r6213, Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Fabrice Bellard
    configuration: --enable-pthreads --disable-network --disable-mmx --disable-audio-oss --disable-v4l --disable-bktr --disable-dv1394 --disable-ffserver --disable-ffplay --enable-faac --enable-faad --enable-a52 --enable-x264 --enable-mp3lame --enable-gpl --disable-debug --enable-amr_wb --enable-amr_nb --disable-shared
    libavutil version: 49.0.0
    libavcodec version: 51.14.0
    libavformat version: 50.5.0
    built on Sep 23 2006 14:02:21, gcc: 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)
    /Users/mbopy22/Desktop/Youtube/U2-REM - One.flv: Unknown format
    begin-base64 644 -
    H4sIAOQKeUcAAwMAAAAAAAAAAAA=
    ====
     

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