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How To Download, Convert And Play Youtube Videos For N00Bs

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One fine day you are browsing youtube and you see a really cool video. You want to save it to your computer, or put it on your iPod or MP3/Video player to show your friends or watch again. But, you don't know how to get the video onto your computer.

Well now you can! in this instructable I will show you how to take a youtube URL and use it to make it a MPEG or AVI video. I will also show you how to download high-quality music off youtube as well.
 
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Step 1: Step 1: Setup

In order to download and convert the files, you will need to have three programs:

The first is the free youtube downloader. This is a product from DVDVideosoft.com. They make free software that is really good and I would reccomend visiting their home page which can be found Here. Download the installer at the site Here.

The Second is the FLV to AVI/MPEG Converter by Pazera. This can also be found Here

The third (and optional) is the Youtube to Mp3 Converter (also by DVDVideosoft) which can be downloaded Here

Download and install all of the listed programs, then proceed to the next step -->

In case you were wondering, the icon on the right in the picture is the DVDVideosoft hub where you can launch the existing DVDVideosoft programs or download new ones automaticly. It comes with the youtube downloader and Mp3 converter

Step 2: Step 2: Set Up Directory

After installing all of the applications, We need to create a directory. In your videos file (from the start menu click the account name (its above documents and below the account picture) then click videos) Create a folder and name it youtube.

Now inside that folder make three other folders; one called FLV and one called AVE and one called MPEG


utahmarinedad3 months ago
How do you save YouTube videos to your iPad??
baseballer4 years ago
 i have a sandisk sansa fuze and use sansa media converter to put videos on it, so i only needed the youtube downloader; the sansa media converter took it from there.  but nice instructable!  i never would have found the youtube downloader software.  thanks!
nulyjeyo4 years ago

I recommend you a free tool that can help you download youtube video easily. and it can convert the donwloaded video to many portable player or mobile phone. such as, iPod, iPhone, Nokia, BlackBerry and so on.
Always works for me.

Good Effort! But there is a much easier way to do this. simply put the word "kick" (no quotations) in front of the word youtube in the url. Then it will take you to kickyoutube a site where all youtube videos are available for download. (: AustinBurke.
WoW!! 25mb download for a 3 min video clip.... Are all kick's videos that large? I'm going to try this I'ble...
neardood (author)  Lftndbt5 years ago
Cheers And Can U please rate this 'ible?
stuuf5 years ago
You know, if you want people to be able to download your videos easily, you can just upload them to a site that has a built-in download interface. Blip.tv is pretty good.
neardood (author)  stuuf5 years ago
Using this is Quicker