Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Download videos off YouTube.com

YouTube.com a one stop shop to find any type of online video content, YouTube.com also categorizes videos according to "Most Viewed", "Most Linked", and "Most Discussed" etc. However there are times when I come across a very funny video and would like to download them to my PC, however YouTube.com does not provide the option to download unlike Google Video. While I wait for YouTube to let me download videos off their site, there is a way around this limitation.

Methodshop.com has written a tutorial that shows you "how to copy video files off YouTube.com and convert them for an iPod Video"

Requirements:
  • An iPod Video
  • iTunes 6.0.1 or later
  • A web browser with the Flash plug-in installed
  • An Internet connection
  • MoviePod (Mac/PC), $10 from Nullriver.com; iSquint (Mac), free from iSquint.org

Lets start -

  1. Find a good clip on YouTube.com
    Tens of thousands of video are submitted to YouTube everyday. Chances are you will find something good on the site. For the purposes of this tutorial, we will be downloading the 1991 TV pilot, Lookwell. It stars Adam West as a former actor turned amateur detective. The show is pure genius. It was written by Conan O'Brien (Late Night with Conan O'Brien) and Robert Smigel, the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog.
    Lookwell
    Wait for the video file to completely load. Depending on the length of the clip, it make take several minutes to download. Once the clip is cached on your computer, you are ready to find it and convert it.

Ripping Videos off YouTube.com

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