Introduction: Get YouTube Videos (for Mac)
This article is inspired by Tetranitrate's YouTube Instructable. Unike theirs, this one shows you how to download a video for Mac and covert it using freeware! What's better than free!
Links to freeware needed:
PS: I am not liable for what you download. The movie I show is made available by the artist on his website (if he is offended and wants me to take this down, I will). If you download something your not supposed to and you get caught, it is not my fault. Your the one that did it, not I. Follow the rules of copyright.
Step 1: Find Your Favorite Video
This step is pretty self explanatory. Be sure to use Safari and search for your favorite YouTube Video. It's as easy as that!
Step 2: Go to the Activities Window.
Next, you need to go to Window and down to Activity (both highlighted in blue). Click on Activity to bring up the next dialog box.
Step 3: Download the Movie
Once the dialog box has popped up you need to look for the YouTube page among all the page titles (shown in bold) and files listed in the window (this may be difficult if you have a lot of pages open.)
Once you locate it and expand all the activities going on in the page, look for the largest file size (this is shown in the right hand corner).
Most of the files found in a YouTube page are small files while most FLV files are several megabytes.
Once you locate the largest file, double click on it. This should cause another window to open and a download to ensue after that called "get_video".
Now that the FLV file is downloading to the desktop, we have to wait.
Step 4: Converting the Video
Great, now you have located the file and downloaded it to the desktop. What's next? Well, you need to open up your freshly installed iSquint application.
Drag and drop the get_video file from the desktop into the tray where it says Drag file below.
Adjust your settings at the top and click start.
This process only lasts a few minutes at the most.
Step 5: The Final Step
Now that the file has been converted, you should get something that looks like the Quicktime MP4 file below the original FLV file we downloaded (iSquint should have sent the converted file to the desktop).
The rest is up to you:
1. You can rename it and drag it into iTunes to put on your iPod or iPhone.
2. You can email it to friends so they can save it for themselves.
3. You can even edit it, and even post it back up onto YouTube!
The possibilities are endless!
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