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Old 12-21-06, 09:18 PM
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Possible to save YouTube videos?

I was checking out some Halo 2 vids at YouTube and I want to save them to my iPod to show my friend, can this be done, and how?

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Old 12-21-06, 10:52 PM
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If you have a Mac there's a slick program called "PodTube" that will dump them right into your iTunes.

I'm not sure what's available on the PC side, but I'm sure there is something similar.
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Old 12-21-06, 11:40 PM
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When I want to keep a video from Youtube:

1. Copy and paste the link for the Youtube page the video is on, onto this site

http://keepvid.com/

2. Click the "Download" button, and when you see "Download Link" in the gray box below, right-click on that, select "Save Target As", and give it a name and the extension .flv after it, so you can save it as an flv file.

To convert the .flv file into an avi or mpeg file:

http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?encoder&L=3

This is a program to convert video files to flv (plus it comes with a player to watch the flv file you just downloaded), but here:

http://forum.videohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=259578

Shows you how to convert the flv file to avi or mpeg, didn't tried it yet.

This program also looks good in converting flv files to other formats:

http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

another link:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools?tool=SUPER_1
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Old 12-21-06, 11:41 PM
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If you're using Firefox there are some add-ons which can do it for you - go to mozilla.com's home page, then click on the "Firefox Add-ons" link and then type "youtube" into the search and you'll be given some choices. I have never tried it, so don't know which one might work best, or if any of them work at all!!
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Old 12-22-06, 01:22 AM
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Here's some additional information for Firefox users:

I went to their main page and then to Add-ons, searched for "youtube" and then after reading a bunch I installed this one "Ook? Video Ook! 0.6.3 by tnarik"

YouTube videos are then saved in FLV format. There are LOTS of converters out there for FLV to various formats, but I wanted a free one, so I went here:
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0-...49&dlsize=&ca=
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"Audio/Video To Exe 1.2"
and installed that very simple program. It's nothing fancy - very basic - converts FLV files to several other formats.

I tried the Firefox thing and the YouTube video saved just fine. Installed the Audio/Video to Exe 1.2 thing and very quickly and easily converted a couple of saved YouTube FLV videos to both *.mov (Quicktime) format and also to *.wmv (Windows Media Player format) and they both worked just fine.

Hope this helps!
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Old 12-22-06, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by dvdsteve2000
I was checking out some Halo 2 vids at YouTube and I want to save them to my iPod to show my friend, can this be done, and how?

Thanks,

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http://vixy.net/flv_converter

Just put in the YouTube link and download the resulting .avi.
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Awesome guys, thanks!!!!
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Old 12-22-06, 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by feenst
http://vixy.net/flv_converter

Just put in the YouTube link and download the resulting .avi.
I'll have to try this one. It would simplify the downloading flv and converting to avi that I've been doing with a Firefox plugin.
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after downloading videos and convert them into wmv---how can I make dvd so the whole family could watch on our tv?
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Originally Posted by bareva
after downloading videos and convert them into wmv---how can I make dvd so the whole family could watch on our tv?
I would use nero
http://www.nero.com/nero7/enu/nero7-demo.php
there's a link to the demo (and after a month when it has expired, just remove it from your computer, and re download it.
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Old 12-27-06, 06:07 PM
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Originally Posted by feenst
http://vixy.net/flv_converter

Just put in the YouTube link and download the resulting .avi.
Didn't work for me...once I played the .avi it was just a still image with no sound. Weird.
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Old 12-28-06, 07:02 PM
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I have a similar issue. I need to show a couple of videos/audios, but in a place w/o an internet connection.
Here are the links:

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...tml?id=564145n
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/police/audio/dv911.ram

Any idea on getting these to my hard drive?

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Old 12-29-06, 08:54 AM
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itube.com is much easier
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Old 12-30-06, 01:02 AM
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For Firefox users the best one that I've tried and am using now is VideoDownloader. I like the little icon it keeps in the lower right corner of the screen above the clock. It doesn't get much simpler than this.

http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

Click on the green firefox install button middle page.

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Old 01-03-07, 01:10 AM
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Ive downloaded a little over 20 videos that I want to burn on dvd but it keeps telling that I dont have enough space. Im using a 4.7 GB dvd. How can I minimize space to fit the videos?
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I'd like to know the answer to the above question as well.
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On the same note . . . Is it possible to save atomfilms?
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Old 01-12-07, 10:51 AM
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have u checked out Itube its super easy, once u download the free software, just type the url of the video that u want from youtube, and then it automaticaloly converts it for u
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Slightly off-topic but I didn't think my question warranted a new thread: I found this short film I'd like to download but I can't seem to do it. I've tried the Firefox add-on (didn't work) and tried just doing the URL but that will only open Windows Media Player and start "buffering" and then play.

Here's the URL for that movie:
http://www.con-can.com/PreviewRoom_4...e_id=200625096

And then I click the "700kbps" link for the bigger picture.

Anyone know how I can download this?
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