Introduction: Free Videos for ITunes (and Your IPod)

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A simple way to get free videos and add them to you iTines library. After that, you can add them to your iPod (if it supports video)

*My 1st Instructable

Step 1: Google Video

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Go to Google and click "more" in the upper left menu on the home page.
Then select "Video"

Step 2: Videos Hosted by Google

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Select the option "videos hosted by Google" under the search bar.
Then search for the video of your choice. (Google has many music videos, which is what I use it for mostly.)

Step 3: Download

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Select "Download" under the video title.

When a box comes up, choose "Save"

*If "Download" is not there, then go back and select the next video in the search results.

Step 4: Save

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Save the file in "My Videos" or anywhere else that you will remember.

Open iTunes.

Step 5: Import

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When the file is done downloading, click "File", then "Import"

Find the file you want, then open it.

It will then load to your iTunes library.


Nope.avi (author)2012-03-15

You can just use a YouTube downloaded and THEN put the vids in ur library

guitarmonk15 (author)2011-01-21

It should be called "free trip to prison (and electric chair too)"

jaxxster1 (author)guitarmonk152011-03-29

it isn't illegal or anything.... so why is it a "free trip to prison?"

guitarmonk15 (author)jaxxster12011-03-30

Unless you have permission from the poster of the video, then it is illegal.

jaxxster1 (author)guitarmonk152011-03-31

no, it is only illegal if you repost it, or send it to anyone. if you just download and put it on your psp/ipod/whatever, then it isn't illegal. you aren't claiming ownership of the video, you are just keeping it on your device. it is just like streaming it, and not closing the window on the internet explorer.

guitarmonk15 (author)jaxxster12011-04-01

"You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content." (that's Youtube - when they mention a "download link," they mean the ones that you have to pay to download.)

"You may not either directly or through the use of any device, software, internet site, web-based service, or other means copy, download, stream capture, reproduce, duplicate, archive, distribute, upload, publish, modify, translate, broadcast, perform, display, sell, transmit or retransmit the Content unless expressly permitted by Hulu in writing." (that's, with an emphasis on "copy, download, [or] stream capture.")

"You agree not to access (or attempt to access) any of the Services by any means other than through the interface that is provided by Google, unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Google"  "Unless you have been specifically permitted to do so in a separate agreement with Google, you agree that you will not reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose." (and that's Google Videos - what you are doing is "duplicating" the videos and using it by "means other than through the interface that is provided by Google")

jaxxster1 (author)guitarmonk152011-05-04

where did you get this? is this a bunch of user license agreements for youtube?

1. you dont accept ULA's unless you see them and click "I Accept." wich you never see when watching a youtube movie without signing into your account.

2. seriously, this is bogus. these ULA's are for hulu, and youtube. THESE VIDEOS ARE HOSTED BY GOOGLE!!!!! These arent within hulu, or youtubes rights.

3. google gives you a download button! if they dont want you to download then why give you a button?

4. if you are so concerned about it, you dont have to do it!

guitarmonk15 (author)jaxxster12011-07-16

can you say dissed?

jaxxster1 (author)guitarmonk152011-07-16

your still worried about this? why go for two months of innactivity, and suddenly feel like you needed to say something again. honestly if you are so worried about this pm the author. also i just did a check and youtube DOES offer download buttons

"You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content"

guitarmonk15 (author)jaxxster12011-07-17

I'm not really worried about it, I was just looking through my comments, saw this debate, and realized you never responded to me, which I don't mind that much, but I wanted to hear your point of view on my reply. Anyways, let me quote one of my previous comments - "when they mention a "download link," they mean the ones that you have to pay to download." Whatever, I think I've made my point/warning. So, good day to you sir.

jaxxster1 (author)guitarmonk152011-07-17

ok, you made your point. nice comments by the way.

guitarmonk15 (author)jaxxster12011-07-18

Thank you

guitarmonk15 (author)jaxxster12011-05-04

1. "By using or visiting the YouTube website or any YouTube products, software, data feeds, and services provided to you on, from, or through the YouTube website (collectively the "Service") you signify your agreement to (1) these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service"), (2) YouTube's privacy notice, found at and incorporated herein by reference, and (3) YouTube's Community Guidelines, found at and also incorporated herein by reference. If you do not agree to any of these terms, the YouTube privacy notice, or the Community Guidelines, please do not use the Service."

2. I gave you a ULA for Google Videos, which doesn't really exist anymore. Google semi-recently bought youtube, ergo, they didn't need their own video hosting service. Sure, Goggle Videos is there, but try to find a video on their that's hosted by Google.

3. refer to answer 2. (directly above) and the Youtube user agreement (basically Google doesn't, because Google Videos [hosting service] doesn't exist)

4. I wasn't going to do it in the first place, and I'm just giving a warning to everyone (mainly the non-informed) that this is illegal.


To my point - I think it just might be illegal (that was sarcasm - it is illegal)

pandrews3 (author)guitarmonk152011-05-03

well, much to everyone's concern, we don't have "real" emotions here, so let's be clear on comments.

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guitarmonk15 (author)pandrews32011-05-04


jaxxster1 (author)2011-03-29

there is also a way to do this with youtube videos using a youtube downloader.

Christian music Rocks!

Yes it does!

Right On!

You like Relient K? I prefer Toby Mac.

Yeah, I've seen both in concert (TobyMac about 3 times) Have you heard of anberlin or family force 5?

bearadactyl (author)bearadactyl2007-12-31

If your into rap, I would try LeCrae

doublewomit (author)bearadactyl2010-08-23

Lecrae is my FAVORITE!!

LeCrae is pretty cool I like the song fanatic.
If you want to know how to get free Gotee Records songs (Family Force 5, John Rueben, Relient K, etc.) go to and sign up.
P.S. Free Gotee is a site bye Gotee Records its not like a scam site.

Family force 5 is awsome but relient k is the best and audio a was the best untill the stoped :(

Both, but I think Family Force 5 is better.

Jo-dan (author)2010-06-22

also i cant find the videos hosted by google option

bearadactyl (author)Jo-dan2010-06-27

this is an outdated method, sorry

Jo-dan (author)2010-06-19

video isnt in more!

bearadactyl (author)2007-12-31

I'm terribly sorry you feel that this is "retarded." If you already knew how to do this for 2 and a half years, (even though google's video search was created in 2006) why did you even open this instructable?

bearadactyl (author)bearadactyl2007-12-31

Don't post negative comments on here if you don't know what your talking about.

Typogoddess (author)bearadactyl2009-07-18

Sumbody just got PWNED.

zeero360 (author)2008-01-01

wow i dnt care if u have known about this 4 2 and a half years cos i didn't so i found this helpful and google video was made in 2006 so how can u no it for 2 and a half years

Rock Soldier (author)zeero3602009-06-22


Rock Soldier (author)zeero3602009-06-22


bearadactyl (author)zeero3602008-01-09

Yeah, Zeero, I kinda just said that exact same thing before you did, but good try.

grunnieking (author)2009-05-14

awsome thnx

i am hammy (author)2009-01-05

for some reason the video isn't showing up in my itune's library or on my ipod

GorillazMiko (author)2007-12-28

Wow, never knew this before! Thanks, I just might add some stuff to my iPod video (30 GB)! Thanks! :-)

Hey, I thought you told me that your ipod video was busted??

Yeah, it is. It's not completely dead. But just a few days ago (maybe 2 weeks I think :P) I realized it doesn't let me upload songs onto it anymore, or anything else like videos or images. :-(

Sorry to hear that.

Pyrowuzzup (author)GorillazMiko2007-12-28

yeah this i never used google video befor so i didnt notice this. my puny 8 gig nano suddenly seems much less masculine lol.

hondagofast (author)2007-12-28

Feh, I hate Apple, and Steve Jobs for that matter.

hazzadobo (author)hondagofast2007-12-29

Umm... why do we care?? if you have a separate opinion thats great but i really don't care if you hate apple... at least the have a good testing program...

Keith-Kid (author)2007-12-28

where does it show up?

Keith-Kid (author)2007-12-28

Family guy clips on ipod nano here I come!!!!

Keith-Kid (author)2007-12-28

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