xVideoServiceThief unable to search and download Youtube videos

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by m00nbl00d, Jan 20, 2012.

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  1. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Sometime ago I found xVideoServiceThief, but I never actually used it. Today, I was going to use it, but if I manually enter the Youtube video URL, it will fetch the real name of the video just fine, but when I hit the download button, then it reports it can't find the URL. o_O

    If I manually search for the video or any other term, for that matter, within xVideoServiceThief itself, it won't be able to find anything of whatsoever.

    Has anyone ever used it? Development stopped in 2010 (that's when the latest version was made available).

    I tried a different approach, by adding this JavaScript code in Chromium/Chrome:

    But, it didn't even work. I found that trick over Ghacks sometime ago. :mad:

    Is anyone familiar with any local application (software) that works? Something that won't require me caching the video with the browser first, that is. I know UMPlayer allows to download, but it's a media player and I don't want another media player. lol

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    I found DamnVid (-https://code.google.com/p/damnvid/). Will see if it works. The development also stopped in 2010, though. Most likely Youtube introduce changes that are interfering with these programs. :(
     
  2. m00nbl00d

    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Well, I ended up install an extension for Chrome. It works fine. Obviously, I got it from some place other than Chrome Web Store. :D

    It works great! It's running in a dedicated Chromium Youtube profile, and the profile is restricted to connect only to Youtube and nothing else.
     
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    m00nbl00d Registered Member

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    Yes, that one is under current development. I actually started a thread a few months back about different alternatives, and I mentioned aTube Catcher. I never tried it, though.

    I suppose this is a good time. But, the extension is actually working good. :D


    :thumb:

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    By the way, nice search! :D
     
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