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17th October 2007, 11:40 AM #1
I've found this little utility that allows you to download and convert movies from YouTube into many different formats. I've had many teachers asking if they can have the files on their USB Flash Drives, so this program has worked wonders.
Apologies if someone has previously posted this.
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22nd January 2008, 09:34 AM #2
I have tried various utilities web based and Firefox plugins. They have either been slow or stopped working when youtube changed their code. I have found Realplayer 11 video downloader to be the best at downloading flv's and most other video formats. Doesn't do the conversion tho. Tho you can use VLc or Realplayer11 to play them. Wierdly I think the Mac version works better than the windows version even though the mac version is still in beta.
22nd January 2008, 12:35 PM #3
Does em all, works without fault. It just gives you the direct download path.
Never failed me yet.
22nd January 2008, 12:47 PM #4
The link is blocked by our web filter, but I'll try and have a look from home. It'd be handy to be able to convert Flash video to a format suitable for editing. Personally, I don't convert Flash video just to play it, I simply play it with Wimpy FLV player:
Originally Posted by Zoom7000
YouTube videos can be copied straight from Internet Explorer's browser cache, no extra software required.
22nd January 2008, 12:51 PM #5
PSA. Keepvid is a website which gives you the direct download path.
22nd January 2008, 12:51 PM #6
kkerraccckiiinnggg. Nice find.
Originally Posted by ICT_GUY
23rd January 2008, 01:57 AM #7
Orbit Downloader is great, has a "Grabit" button, works great on youtube, Iplayer, ITV On Demand etc
23rd January 2008, 08:52 AM #8
We use Orbit. Great little utility.
3rd May 2008, 08:22 PM #9
I'm not too fussed with conversion myself. I've installed MPC with K-Lite so it plays almost anything. The conversion is usually good cause teachers usually have no clue how to play .flv files at home. Especially ICT Teachers!
3rd May 2008, 10:05 PM #10
I've started using aTube Catcher. It's really good and can capture YouTube videos as any format include mp3s for just the audio.
3rd May 2008, 11:15 PM #11
Has to be vixy.net for me.
3rd May 2008, 11:36 PM #12
Does that work with radio on the BBC iPlayer?
Originally Posted by tech_guy
4th May 2008, 12:42 AM #13
Just as a side note YouTube Downloader is a fantastic piece of software for creating small WMV video files. It can also take a video and convert it to MP3 audio. Very useful when some students need a music video they've found on YouTube in an audio format for a piece of expressive arts coursework.
Very small and compact piece of software, and tends to be a fair bit quicker than Movie Maker.
4th May 2008, 03:22 PM #14
yup it does
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
4th May 2008, 04:29 PM #15
Great! Thanks john.
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