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)
Alva672 months ago

I have an easier way to download youtube videos to computer and manage the downloaded videos. I used Total Video Downloader for Mac which is the best alternative for Internet Download Manager for Mac to download online videos including youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, vevo, metacafe...

IamRV.6 months ago

Hi there !

Want to download your favorite youtube videos ? Checkout this video. The method explained works pretty fast and just requires you to type in 'ss'. (No softwares)


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.

ConWakeUp3 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.
belucky7 years ago
Try out the new NetVideoHunter add-on for Firefox:
It can download videos and music from almost any site (AOL video is included too).
slimguy3797 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.
rick637 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)  rick637 years ago
because that will give you a FLV file. you cant put FLV files on iPods
AKBay (author) 7 years ago
its Divx.com sorry about that guys.
RyanPotter7 years ago
Wouldn't it be easier to user www.zamzar.com?
AKBay (author)  RyanPotter7 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.