Introduction: How to Convert Google or Youtube Videos to Almost Any Other Media Format for Free

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In this instructable I will show you how to download video content from numerous sites( youtube, Google Video,etc) and convert it using two methods to many other formats and codecs. Another use is to download music videos and convert them into mp3's. It is pretty simple once you get the hang of it. By the way, I am only 13 and that is not an excuse for a bad instructable.

Step 1: Methods for Conversion

The First Method
The first method is using a website to convert the media file. This good for when you only have one file to convert or you can't install the programs necessary for conversion.
My favorite is vixy file converter.
You don't even need to upload the media file.
Another one I like is media convert.
The Second Method
The Second Method is more difficult but allows you to convert into many many different file types. You can even create motion gifs.
For this you need the following:
1.A Windows XP computer. (sorry mac people, I wish I had a mac)
2.A video to download.
3. Super Video Converter

Download Sites For Super
Site One
Site 2
I don't know if you still need this, but this allows you watch FLV's with out converting them.

Step 2: Find Your Movie

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This is pretty obvious but the first step is to find an internet video that you like. I love Stumble so thats what I use to find my videos. One good trick to know is that stumble video can be used as a youtube proxy at school/work. The Video in this instructable is the waters of march by Tom Jobim/Elis Regina.

Step 3: Download the FLV

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Now you need to download the .FLV flash video file. There are many ways of doing this but I just use this one. It works well. What you do is first open up the video of your choice in Mozilla FireFox (because Firefox is the best). Then you make a new tab (Control + T) and go to this link. From that website you paste in your videos URL address and click download. From there you will get a file to download.

Step 4: Rename File.

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After the FLV movie file is done downloading simply rename "get_video" to "get_video.flv". Right Click on the movie then click rename and rename it "movie title.flv".

Step 5: Install SUPER C

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Now install super from one the following links.
Download Sites For Super
Site One
Site 2

Step 6: SUPER Install Is Done

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Now this is what super looks like when it is done installing. It may look intimidating at first but once you get use to it, it is really easy to use.

Step 7: Converison

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Now we just need to convert are files.
Look at the pictures for how to do it.
Congratulations, you have successfully converter your files.
Thanks For reading.
email :joer14 [at]
my site


JoK2 (author)2016-03-07 is a nice site to convert videos from YouTube or other platforms to multiple media formats. Also, there's no need for installation or subscription. There're actually many free sites like Keepvid.

WesDoesStuff (author)2007-05-31 nuff said

I had forgot about zamzar. Thanks

RedFlash (author)joejoerowley2009-07-07

zamzar sucks. Full of restrictions and is bad for your download allowance. Upload File (8mb gone) Convert (takes ages) Download File (takes ages and size is 50mb) Just download a program...

RedFlash (author)RedFlash2009-07-07

A program that converts unlimited vids

Merugop (author)RedFlash2009-10-13

 Realplayer and a convert program

schmidtty (author)2008-05-05

ya except the free one is only a demo

triumphman (author)2008-02-12

I dont's know how to fill in all those boxes, the data is a bit intimidating. Isn't there an easier & simpler way to do this stuff. I'm not that great with this kind of stuff yet. Can anyone help me? Thanks- Triumphman 2-12-08 12:52 pm New York (in the boonies).

joejoerowley (author)triumphman2008-02-12

Just leave them as default for most things. It should work. If you have any problems just ask. And about the virus stuff I don't no which one. I know that SUPER is clean so don't worry about that.

triumphman (author)2008-02-12

Hey what about the VIRUS stuff that wetwillie73 mentioned ??????? Me no likey viruses!

MerleCorey (author)2008-01-22

Dont you just love the smooth bossa nova stylings of jobim? And Ellis Regina...forget it man that is some cool tunage.

joejoerowley (author)MerleCorey2008-01-22

Thanks. I love it. It makes me sad that more people my age (14) have never even heard of a Bossa nova or jobim. I love that video. It also makes me sad that your the first person to comment on the music. Thanks Your a cool person and don't ever forget that!

joejoerowley (author)2008-01-18


cry_wolf (author)2007-11-24

I use this all the time, its great.

wetwillie73 (author)2007-11-11

i hope u kno that the video converter you use is a virus...

joejoerowley (author)wetwillie732007-11-11

Which one? I have not had any problems with them at all.

Erik Lindemann (author)2007-05-31

Now you can go to that site, but if you have Firefox it'd be much better to just get the add-on that they have provided. I've been using it for a year and it's very nice.

Sometimes the add-on does not work for me. Thanks for reading!

joejoerowley (author)2007-05-30

Ask any question you like. Thanks for reading.

rimar2000 (author)joejoerowley2007-05-31

Thanks, I will try it tonight. Very good job.

joejoerowley (author)rimar20002007-05-31

Thanks, Super is very funny and sometimes you need to let it have its own time.

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