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Jul 25, 2011, 6:46am   #1
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I keep finding useful information on youtube that I would like to save for future reference. Any ideas how I can save them on my hard drive? I tried savetube & keepvid, neither worked for me. All the searches I have done have results from 20091?!

Any advice/information would be appreciated.

TIA
Jul 25, 2011, 3:19pm   #2
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what i did was just google "how to download a youtube video" and i had to download about 2 different programs until i found one that actually worked.
i have something downloaded called "youtube tv" but i don't know if that's the program i ended up using or not.
Jul 25, 2011, 3:22pm   #3
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I've used http://www.zamzar.com/url/ before. Worked for me.

KeepVid has worked for me as well, so I'm surprised. Maybe try accessing the website in another Web browser to see what happens.
Jul 25, 2011, 5:34pm   #4
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This is what i do (if you have a MAC) If you're using Safari, there's an easy way to download YouTube videos. Open the page with the movie and press Command-Option-A, which shows the Activity window. If you're also loading other sites, you'll see a list of them: scroll until you find the YouTube page and click on the arrow to show details about what is being loaded.

You will certainly notice an element whose size is over 0.5MB (most of the time, over 5MB). Double-click on it (even if it is still loading), and Safari will download it. When the download is over, navigate to the file in the Finder (which will probably be called get_video) and add the extension .flv to its name. Now you can play it with VLC or with QuickTime (only if you have Perian installed).

I then use Zamzar to convert it to a mp4 video
Jul 25, 2011, 5:40pm   #5
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Funny... I just learned how to do this. Go to Save Vid. You will need to do a quick download in order to be able to save videos. I started doing this last week and it works great. I have saved tons of videos that I am now able to use for work!
Jul 25, 2011, 7:38pm   #6
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Originally Posted by ILuvShopping
what i did was just google "how to download a youtube video" and i had to download about 2 different programs until i found one that actually worked.
i have something downloaded called "youtube tv" but i don't know if that's the program i ended up using or not.
Originally Posted by Vinyl
I've used http://www.zamzar.com/url/ before. Worked for me.

KeepVid has worked for me as well, so I'm surprised. Maybe try accessing the website in another Web browser to see what happens.
Originally Posted by Sassys
This is what i do (if you have a MAC) If you're using Safari, there's an easy way to download YouTube videos. Open the page with the movie and press Command-Option-A, which shows the Activity window. If you're also loading other sites, you'll see a list of them: scroll until you find the YouTube page and click on the arrow to show details about what is being loaded.

You will certainly notice an element whose size is over 0.5MB (most of the time, over 5MB). Double-click on it (even if it is still loading), and Safari will download it. When the download is over, navigate to the file in the Finder (which will probably be called get_video) and add the extension .flv to its name. Now you can play it with VLC or with QuickTime (only if you have Perian installed).

I then use Zamzar to convert it to a mp4 video
Originally Posted by artjen
Funny... I just learned how to do this. Go to Save Vid. You will need to do a quick download in order to be able to save videos. I started doing this last week and it works great. I have saved tons of videos that I am now able to use for work!
Thank you all so much for taking time out to respond.
Jul 26, 2011, 11:01am   #7
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Just as an update I used http://www.zamzar.com/url/ worked really well and I liked that I did not have to download any software. They do the conversion and email it to you.
Jul 26, 2011, 1:01pm   #8
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I got this info from a teaching website (http://mrroughton.com/faq.aspx). I haven't tried it yet. If you do, let me know if it works!

"The easiest way to do this is to type the word "Kick" in front of the YouTube address for the video you want. So, if you wanted the incredible video found at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxKzuhl8EbM you'd simply go up to the address bar in your browser and add the word kick so you'd now have:
http://www.kickyoutube.com/watch?v=IxKzuhl8EbM.
Follow the new link and download the video in any number of formats. I recommend downloading it as either FLV or MP4. FLVs can be converted to MPG using Pazera Free FLV to AVI and MP4s can be converted in many video editing programs (I use Adobe Premiere Elements)."
Jul 29, 2011, 12:47am   #9
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If you use Firefox, just search for the DownloadHelper plugin. It'll auto-detect any downloadable videos on the page you're viewing and give you a one-click download ability. Very easy.
Aug 29, 2011, 2:22pm   #10
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in installed real player downloader on my mac so when there's a video streaming on our browser it'll automatically open and can download the video to .flv file but i can convert the file to any other file or media with the real player converter
Aug 29, 2011, 3:02pm   #11
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I haven't used this myself, but there's a Safari extension that helps you download: https://github.com/jonathanboom/YouT...der-for-Safari
Apr 27, 2012, 2:22am   #12
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From my experience, keepvid works with this problem since I used to save youtube video with it. And if it keeps giving you some strange codes when you try to save a youtube video, the best solution is to use a video downloader to help with recording youtube videos.
May 28, 2012, 3:16am   #13
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Extensions on Firefox, or just use IDM It automatically grabs the links for you.
Apr 5, 2013, 5:08am   #14
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Firefox add-on: Video DownloadHelper 4.9.14

The easy way to download Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites then AppGeeker to convert the downloaded files to a more common file format like mp4.
How to convert flv to mp4 on Mac and Windows
The firefox addon works also for audio and picture galleries.
I try this one and it's very good.
Apr 5, 2013, 9:32pm   #15
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Originally Posted by s2media
If you use Firefox, just search for the DownloadHelper plugin. It'll auto-detect any downloadable videos on the page you're viewing and give you a one-click download ability. Very easy.
This is exactly what I was going to say! Some of the plugins convert the video into whatever format you want.
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