Download YouTube/Google Videos to Your Computer/iPod/Zune




Introduction: 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.

Step 1: Finding and Downloading the Video to Your Hard Drive.

First you find the YouTube video you want to download and copy its link.

Then you go to:

(you can also use if the first link is down)

You paste your youtube link in the top bar and press download.

Step 2: How to Download

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

This video converter is the best video converter in the internet today, and its free also. You download it from:

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)

Step 4: Finally!!!

Once you have it the video converter open, you drag your file in the program, and on the top left you set what the output of the file is going to be. (.avi, .mov, etc.) (( .mov is for the iPod ))

Then press Encode, and you know when its done when the green bar next to the video's name disappears after you press encode. When you exit, it will say Are you sure you want to stop from converting or whatever. Like i said as long as the green bar dissapeers dont worry about anything else.

Should be in your C:/ drive.


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    14 years ago on Introduction

    HELP!!! maybe you or others could help me, I cant do it!!!! I use this url with website including zamzar ect. this url :
    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 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:


    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.

    Jezza Bear
    Jezza Bear

    14 years ago on Introduction

    Hi there, I have found this sometimes with certain sites and the location of the server/mirror and the location of the various user around the world. I can connect to the site, in fact the down load is here:

    Get Codec

    I am not sure where you are in the world, but I can certainly connect here in the UK :-)


    Reply 14 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    Jezza Bear
    Jezza Bear

    14 years ago on Introduction

    AKBay is correct it is a a set of codecs called Dvix from I have never tried this particular set of codecs but there are plenty around and tend to do it "by word of mouth" for good sets