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    YouTube Download

    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.

    http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/

    Apologies if someone has previously posted this.

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    Realplayer 11

    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.

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    Keepvid.com
    Does em all, works without fault. It just gives you the direct download path.

    Never failed me yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoom7000 View Post
    I've found this little utility that allows you to download and convert movies from YouTube into many different formats.
    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:

    http://www.wimpyplayer.com/products/...lv_player.html

    YouTube videos can be copied straight from Internet Explorer's browser cache, no extra software required.

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    PSA. Keepvid is a website which gives you the direct download path.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICT_GUY View Post
    Keepvid.com
    Does em all, works without fault. It just gives you the direct download path.

    Never failed me yet.
    kkerraccckiiinnggg. Nice find.

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    Orbit Downloader is great, has a "Grabit" button, works great on youtube, Iplayer, ITV On Demand etc

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    We use Orbit. Great little utility.

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    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!

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    I've started using aTube Catcher. It's really good and can capture YouTube videos as any format include mp3s for just the audio.

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    Has to be vixy.net for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    We use Orbit. Great little utility.
    Does that work with radio on the BBC iPlayer?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Does that work with radio on the BBC iPlayer?
    yup it does

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    yup it does
    Great! Thanks john.

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