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Saving Videos off of Youtube

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Petary791, Feb 22, 2006.


  1. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Is there any possible way to do this, like on video.google.com?
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    You can't really. I think that's the only reason Youtube is legal is because you stream everything at a low quality. I know there is no "Save as" function. There might be some complex roundabout sort of way, but to give a short answer, no.
     
  3. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Here's how:

    1) Get Firefox 1.5 if you don't already have it.
    2) Install this plugin: https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/moreinfo.php?id=748&application=firefox
    3) Get out of and then reopen Firefox.
    4) Come back here, right-click and Install this javascript: http://www.joshkinberg.com/blog/files/youtube_to_me.user.js
    5) Go to You Tube and view a video. You'll now see a red bar at the top of the screen telling you right-click to save the video. When you do that, just rename the file as [filename.flv] from the original get_video.php.
    6) Download and install CinemaForge: http://www.download.com/CinemaForge/3000-2169_4-10410160.html
    7) Open your .FLV file with CinemaForge and then click "Encode" to convert the FLV to a WMV.

    That's all there is to it. It sounds like a lot, but it works easily.
     
  4. Petary791

    Petary791

    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    w00t

    You da man AJ.
     
  5. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Wow, I stand corrected, awesome!
     
  6. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Even easier (if you can remember the URL pattern). Thanks!
     
  7. jokerjkny

    jokerjkny

    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PA
    ...and we can ALL say goodbye to YouTube... :(
     
  8. Linas

    Linas

    Jan 6, 2005
    Chicago
    What converter should i use for mac?
     
  9. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Going against Google videos, it's only a matter of time. They could however make the videos more secure.