Advice request for a youtube video downloader

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by AlexC, Jun 25, 2011.

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  1. AlexC

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    Any youtube video downloader you people can advice? Something simple and light. Thanks!:thumb:

    (Win7 x64)
     
  2. Sully

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    In chrome I use the extension "you tube downloader". It works for what little I use it, good enough for me. I think m00nbl00d has experimented with a few different ones. He had a thread in here a few weeks back on it, might find your answer in that.

    Sul.
     
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    If you are using Firefox, you can use falshgot add-on. It works with almost every video sharing website and is compatible with every popular download manager.
     
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    Thank you all, i guess i should said i´m using IE9.

    @Sully
    I´ve found Moonblood thread, but it was about a problem watching youtube videos.

    Thanks
     
  6. AlexC

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    Just found h**p://keepvid.com/

    Works great, just need to paste the link, select the quality and the format (with the video i downloaded, i could keep either in flv or mp4), and download with my download manager. No need to install anything. Problem solved!:thumb:
     
  7. m00nbl00d

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    Not just about watching... but downloading as well. Any of the programs I mentioned in that thread will work... I haven't tried them all.

    For those just wishing to watch, but not download, you could use the media player UMPlayer. It's an open source media player and it allows to watch Youtube video. I haven't delve much into it, so not sure if would allow to save them.

    There's a portable version of xVideoServiceThief as well. It's an open source Youtube videos downloader.
     
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    AlexC recommended UMPlayer :)
    You can save YouTube vids. with it (mp4 format) just hit the record button.
     
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    I'm using IE9 as my main browser and I use the realplayer plugin to download youtube and similar video sites. Realplayer plugin never failed me while others mentioned in the other posts had.

    Thanks.
     
  10. mrpink

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    When i want to download videos from YouTube only i use this script here
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25105
    because it starts the download automatically and doesn't redirect you to another site. You must have IE7 Pro installed though. From other sites i use a web service like keepvid.com or clipnabber.com (they both offer bookmarklets) or keeptube.com (offers a script). In a rare occasion that i wanna download from an unsupported site, i turn on TimeFreeze, install Real Player, download and save the video in my other partition and then reboot and RP is gone
     
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    I was looking for some time now a true portable youtube to mp3 batch converter, and this program seems to do the job well. You just need to paste the urls manually. And also it's not that fast because first downloads the flv video and then converts it to mp3. But overall it works ok, i''ll keep it. Thanks m00nblood.
    Btw the link for the portable version is this
    http://www.winpenpack.com/en/download.php?view.1084
     
  12. Spooony

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    Orbit downloader
     
  13. luciddream

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    I've always liked "DownloadHelper" for Firefox. It's so simple & convenient, just 1 click, and you don't need any download manager for it to work.
     
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    VideoCacheView simply copies the video you finished streaming. No wasted bandwidth and time.
     
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    I prefer to watch or download videos using Firefox.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/
    This addon works perfectly for Firefox.

    On IE, I used the Real player active X, it worked fine but since I prefer
    to watch Youtube videos using Firefox and dont like Real player, RP
    got uninstalled.

    Bo
     
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    I´ve found that “Grab it “ supplement from Orbit downloader (that allows to download YouTube and other videos) prevent TPL´s from working in my Pc, using IE9!
     
  18. AlexC

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    Yes, UMplayer allows to save them:thumb:
     
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    UMPlayer is very accomplished at recording Youtube,etc.
     
  20. The Seeker

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    I really like YouChoob, especially its batch download feature.
     
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