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Lee Holeman


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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2010 7:07 pm    
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I just found a program for PC that will download YouTube files. Does anyone know of a similiar program for Macintosh? Thanks,
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Cal Sharp


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Post  Posted 12 Jan 2010 7:27 pm    
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Yep, open the YouTube video in Safari, click Command Option A to show the activity window, click on the disclosure triangle next to the YouTube entry and scroll down to a file that has videoplayback in the title, likely the biggest file in the list, and double click on it and it'll download to wherever you have Safari set to download stuff to, like user/downloads. It'll be a .flv file and will play in VLC.
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Lee Holeman


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2010 9:26 am    
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Thanks Cal,
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Edward Efira


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2010 11:20 am    
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there is a pretty neat freeware called itubegrabber, you can download it at http://www.itubegrabber.com/

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Lee Holeman


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Post  Posted 13 Jan 2010 7:19 pm    
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Thanks Edward,
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Kenny Yates

 

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Hattiesburg Mississippi
Post  Posted 25 Jan 2010 7:54 am     downloading youtube
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Lee, with my Mac I can just play a you tube video (with firefox) and and there is a place just below the url that gives you a choice of several formats to download the video with like mp4 3gp mp3 etc, I just click on one and it automatically downloads it to my desktop, then I just put it in itunes or wherever I want it. The message says

Download as: FLV 3Gp MP4 HD MP3 (?)

I believe this is a firefox addon or ext
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John Cipriano


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Post  Posted 25 Jan 2010 1:41 pm    
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Maybe Video DownloadHelper?
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006

There's also Fast Video Download:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3590

I haven't used either personally though. But they're hosted on mozilla.com and have lots of downloads so I'd imagine they're safe.
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Steve Norman


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Seattle Washington, USA
Post  Posted 25 Jan 2010 3:23 pm    
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for linux guys,

wait till the video progress/play bar has filled (red on my machine),then :

Code:
cd /tmp
ls

look for a file called Flash with a lot of other crap, for me

FlashFwObZa is the file for this youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sdwCoR0HeA

then just copy it to your movie folder with whatever name you want. My movie folder is ~/videos and I am naming it Old_Violin

Whole process including playing with vlc:

open youtube and wait till the scroll bar shows all red then open a terminal and do:
Code:

cd /tmp
ls
sudo cp -r FlashFwObZa ~/videos/Old_Violin
vlc ~/videos/Old_Violin



this may work in osx based macs as well, not sure but Cal has that covered.
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Cal Sharp


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Post  Posted 25 Jan 2010 9:05 pm    
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Steve said:
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wait till the video progress/play bar has filled (red on my machine)

A cool thing about the procedure in my previous post is that you don't have to wait for the whole video to download.
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Steve Norman


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Post  Posted 25 Jan 2010 9:16 pm    
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Cal Sharp wrote:
Steve said:
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wait till the video progress/play bar has filled (red on my machine)

A cool thing about the procedure in my previous post is that you don't have to wait for the whole video to download.



thats real nice, sometimes the videos take so long it would be nice to bypass. Alos for Firefox users there is:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/15002
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