Computer Help Needed w/YouTube - If Possible

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Postby GranHoudini » 07/30/12 12:38 PM

Need some help from those of you who are better at computers, than I am.

A friend came across one of his performances, from 20years ago, on YouTube.

He said he couldn't see who posted it and was wondering if it is possible to download a YouTube performance on to a computer, then transfer that download to a DVD.

He doesn't have this performance in his collection.

Instead of posting your reply on here - please send your replies to me directly, so as not to bother others on this system.

Thanks, in advance, for your time and help here.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 07/30/12 12:40 PM

Download Real Player. It will allow you to do that.
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Postby GranHoudini » 07/30/12 01:38 PM

OK, thanks....I'll pass it along.
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Postby mrgoat » 07/31/12 03:10 PM

Real player is like AIDS for your pc. I'd never install it.

There are dozens of plug ins to save YouTube clips.

What browser does your friend use?
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Postby Gordon Meyer » 07/31/12 03:45 PM

Google will turn up dozens of alternatives. Such as, savevideo.me -- no software or plugin requires.
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Postby Terry » 07/31/12 06:48 PM

www.download.com

Free Youtube Downloader works well
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Postby MickNZ » 08/01/12 03:14 AM

FF with Download Helper addon will do it with one click.

Also works great for auotmatically archiving online magic conferences before the DVDs are replicated :-)
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Postby Pete McCabe » 08/01/12 04:18 AM

If you use Chrome you can download the Fastest Tube extension which adds a download button to every youtube video. I do this all the time for videos I want to show to my students and this method has worked much better for me than everything else I've tried.
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Postby Ian Kendall » 08/01/12 10:24 AM

Google seem to have stopped YouTube downloaders in the Chrome store. Fastest Tube is no longer there, and others cite Google's desire to keep YouTube unmolested.

Realplayer works fine for me.
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Postby Gene B » 08/01/12 11:35 AM

Mick,

Can you clarify--what is "FF"?

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Postby mrgoat » 08/01/12 11:48 AM

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Postby Dave V » 08/01/12 12:22 PM

It seems that YouTube has changed how their videos work, so now the Firefox plugins no longer work.

I've been using www.keepvid.com with good success. Just be careful what you click. Many of the "Download Now" buttons are for programs you may not want on your computer. Wait for the keepvid process to finish (it will probably ask you to authorize them using a java script) and then click on whatever version of the video you wish to download.
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Postby MickNZ » 08/22/12 03:34 AM

The FF plugins still work, I used one today :-)
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