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General Chat Thread, Youtube Videos in General; I'm just wondering weather anyone else is having the same problem. Some of the videos will play and some of ...
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    Youtube Videos

    I'm just wondering weather anyone else is having the same problem.
    Some of the videos will play and some of them won't.
    For example will play (its quite funny)
    and Won't play

    Clips totally picked at random. Some of the teachers here have found some useful clips to use in lessons science etc. So I thought I'd investigate. :?
    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Thought about downloading them and keeping them locally? More reliable if a teacher wants a specific clip repeatedly.

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Yes. But it will not play and have tried a number of things to download them, to no success. How do you do it?

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    I've used downloadhelper for firefox, little add-in that lets you save the flv file.

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by iatkinson
    I've used downloadhelper for firefox, little add-in that lets you save the flv file.
    yer tried that but the video doesn't actually play so it won't work :cry:

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech
    Quote Originally Posted by iatkinson
    I've used downloadhelper for firefox, little add-in that lets you save the flv file.
    yer tried that but the video doesn't actually play so it won't work :cry:
    FLV files do not play in WMP. You need to play the flv file in a FLV player. Do a google for 'flv players' and take your pick..!

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by eduabncs
    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech
    Quote Originally Posted by iatkinson
    I've used downloadhelper for firefox, little add-in that lets you save the flv file.
    yer tried that but the video doesn't actually play so it won't work :cry:
    FLV files do not play in WMP. You need to play the flv file in a FLV player. Do a google for 'flv players' and take your pick..!
    the video does'nt play on the site youtube i just get a black screen with the dots in the middle

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    I use this nice little program that I came across when trawling the Internet.

    See attached.
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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Try the real player Beta... it rocks!!!

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by rush_tech
    the video does'nt play on the site youtube i just get a black screen with the dots in the middle
    I can see both clips OK on the you tube site without downloading.

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    At my (ex) school, some teachers complained that they couldn't access some youtube videos. Sounds similar to your problem. I couldn't work out whether there was any logic to it - as often just restarting the computer would get it to read the vid.

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    Quote Originally Posted by plock
    I use this nice little program that I came across when trawling the Internet.

    See attached.
    Is it just me or is that a duff zip file?

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    It seems to be working for me back at home. I'm out of the office at the moment; I'll zip the file up again and post it tomorrow.

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    I think it's something to do with youtubes load balancing/how they spread their videos out. If a video you want is hosted on a really busy server then you've no chance

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    Re: Youtube Videos

    I think you're correct 'TeddyKGB'. I've just tested the zip file on a virtual machine that has never had the zip file/vdownloader on it before and it has worked perfectly for me.



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