Capturing files from YouTube

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Postby Guest » 01/08/07 01:41 PM

For those of you who prowl the halls of YouTube, this site may be of interest. A nice little program that works nicely with IE 7. After installation, you can right click on thumbnails of YouTube files you want and they're saved automatically. No need to convert them to something else as this site has a link to a FLV player. It is small on the screen, but the sound and picture are clear enough.

http://www.exploseek.com/FlvGetter/
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Postby kenguru » 01/08/07 02:31 PM

You can also use this online free service without installing anything on your computer:

http://vixy.net/flv_converter
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Postby Guest » 01/08/07 04:38 PM

This one too:
http://keepvid.com/
Just paste in the link.
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Postby Guest » 01/08/07 11:31 PM

The last one listed is a commercial product and costs $50. The one I listed is free.
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Postby Guest » 01/09/07 01:03 AM

Keepvid? I just go to the page, paste a link in the green bar at the top and download the file for free...
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Postby Guest » 01/09/07 10:33 AM

Thanks to all for the helpful links!
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Postby Brad Henderson » 01/09/07 02:30 PM

Keepvid is free.
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Postby Guest » 01/09/07 11:10 PM

Yes, KeepVid.com is free.

After you've downloaded the file from YouTube or DailyMotion ,etc. use the excellent shareware app called iSquint or VisualHub to convert the .flv file to a nice .mp4 file .

http://www.isquint.org/

http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/

You can do more with VisualHub. It's $24.00 , but very much worth it in my opinion.
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Postby kenguru » 01/10/07 02:35 AM

Just use the vixy link, and you can download your selected format immediately.
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Postby Guest » 01/14/07 09:42 AM

Originally posted by David Alexander:
After installation, you can right click on thumbnails of YouTube files you want and they're saved automatically. No need to convert them to something else as this site has a link to a FLV player.
I've installed it, but each time that I use it to try to save a YouTube stream, Norton Antivirus tells me that a high-risk malicious stream has been detected, and advises me to stop it.

I know nothing about such things. How safe is it?

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Postby Guest » 01/17/07 08:39 PM

While I use iSquint now and again, I most heavily realy on PodTube and iTube , as I usually like to save my videos right to iTunes.
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Postby Jim Morton » 01/18/07 10:33 AM

Here is a very simple and easy to use FLV player. It is free and available for the PC and the Mac.
FLV player

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Postby Russell Davis » 01/18/07 04:39 PM

Maybe I'm missing something, but are the videos I might download unprotected by copyright and therefore fair game? (Make that un"protected".)
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Postby Dustin Stinett » 01/18/07 06:36 PM

Much of it is protected by copyright, but thus far some copyright holdersfor example Carson Entertainment Groupeither havent done anything about it or they see it as a form marketing that generates interest in their DVDs.

Apparently there was a Ricky Jay video on YouTube for a few minutes before it was yanked, so some folks do enforce their rights and YT responds (quickly it seems).

Let your conscience be your guide.

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Postby Guest » 01/22/07 08:52 AM

Originally posted by Dave Le Fevre:
..... each time that I use it to try to save a YouTube stream, Norton Antivirus tells me that a high-risk malicious stream has been detected, and advises me to stop it.
Does nobody else get that response? Or do you all simply ignore it?

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