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Can you download videos from youtube?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lucyloos, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Anyone?

    Lucy x
  2. Anyone?

    Lucy x
  3. 1. Go to Youtube and find the video you want to download
    2. Then take the url address of the video and copy it.
    3. Then go to http://javimoya.com/blog/download-videos or http://keepvid.com/ and paste the address in the box where it says insert url for Youtube video you want to downlaod and click on download from youtube
    4. After you click on the download from youtube button you will get a link at the top of the page. Right-click it and select save target as..
    5. When it is finished downloading you get a file called get_video
    6. rename the file to get_video.flv
    7. Go here http://www.download.com/CinemaForge/3000-2169-10373646.ht... and get this program. It will be used to convert the .flv file you named into a .wmv file
    8. After you install cinemaforge open it and click the browse button (the one that looks like a folder) next to the input box.
    9.Find the file and it should come in the output box like whatever drive its on get_video.wmv
    10. Finally click on encode and wait a c ouple of mintues and you got the video!

    I hope this isn't too confusing. :)
  4. Bloody hell...

    that is amazing..I love you!!!!!!!!!

  5. RJR_38

    RJR_38 New commenter

    I have been wanting to do this for ages but didn't think it was possible. Have just tried it out and your instructions are very clear - thankyou so much!!
  6. just tried this and it works brilliantly !!

    only question is. how do you when viewing the video fast forward the video because it wont allow me to. (dont know whetehr its just me).
  7. Fan-bloody-tastic. Thank you so much for taking the time to do that.
  8. u-couldnt-handle-me - because its an avi file you can't fast forward, rewind or skip.

    Go to this website:


    and you can convert the file into a wmv file, which you can then fast forward and skip etc.
  9. Thankyou for posting this, but I am having problems.
    I am managing to get the video into cinema forge, and then it starts to play in media player, but a 4 minute video, I only got the first 30 seconds. Tried with another, similar story, only got half the clip.

    What am I doing wrong?
  10. I have no idea about this, sorry... i've never had that problem. :| I've just asked Mr ST and he's usually the fount of all knowledge about all things youtube and he hasnt got a clue either.. hope somebody else knows
  11. You saved my life Sheep - thanks!!! :)
  12. impis

    impis New commenter

    Alernatively, download Realplayer. This has a 'video detection' feature, so that whenever a vid appears on your desktop, via youtube, or any other site, a pop up asks you if you wish to save the video. You can then view it at any time on your pc.
    If you purchase the full version of Realplayer [approx 20 - 25 quid], the program will let you convert the video's to dvd [if you have a dvd burner] Be careful though - it is too easy to accidentally purchase extra features that you don't need. You have to de-select them. They will refund you, though, if you buy features you don't need, as long as you haven't used them].
  13. bombaysapphire

    bombaysapphire Star commenter

    Help!! I have tried to follow the instructions in sheep_tea's post.
    When I go to keepvid and download the URL I get a link which just appears to be the link back to the youtube page. I have downloaded this but I don't get the fine called get_video.
    I have tried downloading Realplayer too but, when I play a youtube video, I am not getting the pop-up and the option to save.
    Any suggestions very gratefully received!
  14. Captain Obvious

    Captain Obvious New commenter

    If you have Firefox, there is an extension called Flash and Video Download. That allows you to download the flv file for most youtube videos.
    If you want to actually watch them after, you can then either put them into a web page or if you want to watch them in Windows Media Player etc, convert them with something like this: http://download.cnet.com/Motion-Man/3000-2194_4-75338089.html
  15. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    I see this is an old thread. Since the instructions were posted, Keepvid has become a pay only converter.

    mediaconverter.org is a serviceable substitute, and its advanced options allow you to select the output resolution (quality) for your file.

    mediaconverter also allows you to convert existing files by uploading them, but be aware that it may not work as well in school as it does on a home computer.
  16. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I use keepvid http://keepvid.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fuk.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DGOFbsaNeZps

    It is easy to use, free and doesn't keep putting pop ups in as you download. You can choose formats such as wmv, flv or mp4 (I find mp4s best). You need a java applet but it will give you a link when you first use it if you don't already have it.
  17. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Still free for me!
  18. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I have Realplayer,the free version and when I'm on a site with videos,it give me the option to download it to Realplayer. Once it has been dowmloading,I can copy it to my memory stick.
  19. grandelf

    grandelf New commenter

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