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Download YouTube?

By macx
Aug 26, 2006
  1. Any way?

    I'm afraid sooner or later some of the things I really like
    will go away.
     
  2. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 278

    I guess I have to share...

    do a search for Vdownloader
     
  3. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 745

    Works like a CHARM!! Thanks much!!

    It seems to work better when I open the video site,
    open the app and start the process.

    I experimented and found it works to convert to MPG fine
    but didn't work converting to AVI.

    At least on my machine XP.

    Is there a Mac equivalent out there?
    3 family members with Macs that would LOVE something like this!
     
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 6,602   +357

    There is a similar extension for firefox that let's you download youtube and other sites' videos. I think it's called Video Downloader, and since firefox is multiplatform, that may work for you as well.
     
  5. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 745

    Shoulda realized FF would maybe have something like that!

    Thanks, I'll give it a look see.

    Last couple times I tried VD it stalled out, maybe just the wireless
    connect in the motel.
     
  6. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 745

    Was just using BD and was informed that application hijacking had been
    detected.

    Now for a long series of scans.

    Anybody every try keepvid?
     
  7. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 745

    Hmmm, now VD doesn't seem to work.

    Even deleted and reinstalled.

    It stalls out. AFter I select the file type,
    it stops and seems like it can not connect.
    Then the Windows manager says it is not
    responding. ???

    Just been trying it on YouTube.

    Any other good apps out there?

    Looked at keepvid, seems you have to have
    other software to convert and play it, looked
    into that, something just didn't seem quite
    right.

    Any tips on what all is needed for keepvid?

    Thanks!
     
  8. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,685   +333

    Hey macx - Cape huh..

    If you can get the vids to your mac saved, there is a program, ffmpegx I believe that I use on my powerbook that will convert about anything to anything. So you might take a look at that to convert to something useful.
     
  9. macx

    macx TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 745

    Thanks!

    Hmm, Rolla. My youngr daughter got recruited there few yrs ago,
    then opted out (!!)

    Found out that there's only 1 vid on YouTube that I can't download - I happened to see that someone else had downloaded then messed with it, so maybe it was protected differently than others so that couldn't happen?

    Not a major loss on that one, anyway.
     
  10. YuMax

    YuMax TS Rookie

  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

     
  12. matav

    matav TS Enthusiast Posts: 174

    YouTube Video Downloader
    works only in Internet Explorer on Windows platform.
    .
    available here: www.3gp-cinema.com
     
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