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Download YouTube/Google videos to your computer/iPod/Zune

This is my first instructable, and this is by far one of my favorite sites i've been too. Anyways to downloading YouTube videos there are a couple steps you need to do.
 
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Step 1: Finding and Downloading the video to your hard drive.

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First you find the YouTube video you want to download and copy its link.

Then you go to: http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

(you can also use http://video.qooqle.jp/dl/ if the first link is down)

You paste your youtube link in the top bar and press download.

Step 2: How to download

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After you press the download button, your going to need to right-click and press "Save Target As" and i would recommend saving it to the desktop. When that is done, you look at the desktop and you see a file called get_video. Your going to rename the file and add .flv at the end.

(For most of you it will see be an unplayable file and thats ok, in the next couple of steps were going to convert them to any video file you want.)

Step 3: Download (Free) Super Video Converter

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This video converter is the best video converter in the internet today, and its free also. You download it from: http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

keep scrolling down and your going to have to press download now like 3 times until you get to a download setup file like in the picture below.

(Now its a tough page to find the download now button but when you do, download and install it to your computer. (It does take a lot of memory)

Hi AKBay, it seems the 2 links you suggested above
are not working now. Basically, I would directly download my favorite YouTube
videos in batch and convert them to my needed format at he same time, it is quite
easy and time saving. You can check this step
by step tutorial
and get job done quickly : )

Although it shows us how to convert YouTube for
iTunes, while actually we can select any output format we need. Just hope it helps.

ConWakeUp2 years ago
With all of the above, our major concern has always been fast YouTube downloads and speedy video converting.

That's why I prefer to use YouTube to MP3 Converter (http://youtube-to-mp3-converter.org)
YouTube to MP3 Converter is a fast freeware to download and convert YouTube to MP3 and most popular video formats.

And the major advantage are fast YouTube downloads and speedy video converting.
belucky6 years ago
slimguy379:
Try out the new NetVideoHunter add-on for Firefox:
http://netvideohunter.com
It can download videos and music from almost any site (AOL video is included too).
slimguy3796 years ago
HELP!!! maybe you or others could help me, I cant do it!!!! I use this url with website including zamzar ect. this url :http://video.aol.com/video/tv-thundercats-mongor/1873290
and can't download it please help me out!! (don't leave a comment saying to search "thundercats" at youtube and download them there because I'v watch / burned all 10 of the first episodes off of you tube and there are no more full episodes!!!!) thanks
with ubuntu, theres a download utility called clive that downloads the youtube video in .flv format in the terminal. it works awesome and you dont have to go to any websites like vixy.net to do this. all you have to do is search for it in the synaptic package manager and install it. in the terminal you type clive and copy the youtube url from the browser address and paste it in the terminal. the terminal entry looks like this for example:

clive http://youtube.com/watch?v=92XCqQNUMmM

then you press enter and the video starts downloading to the home folder. this also works with googlevideo.

the flv format file can be converted to another format with WinFF.
rick636 years ago
if you are trying to Download Youtube VideoDownload Youtube Videos why dont you just go to a website like http://www.vidmetro.com and download them directly to your pcc? it seems to be much easier
AKBay (author)  rick636 years ago
because that will give you a FLV file. you cant put FLV files on iPods
AKBay (author) 6 years ago
its Divx.com sorry about that guys.
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AKBay is correct it is a a set of codecs called Dvix from http://dvix.com/. I have never tried this particular set of codecs but there are plenty around and tend to do it "by word of mouth" for good sets
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Hi there, I have found this sometimes with certain sites and the location of the server/mirror and the location of the various user around the world. I can connect to the site, in fact the down load is here:

Get Codec

I am not sure where you are in the world, but I can certainly connect here in the UK :-)
screw driver DivX, use XviD
RyanPotter6 years ago
Wouldn't it be easier to user www.zamzar.com?
AKBay (author)  RyanPotter6 years ago
yeah but if you got a file larger than 100 mbs. you wanna convert? like a movie you download or if you want it in formats that site dont have.
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