What's the Best Way to Download You Tube Videos?
May 6, 2010 11:07am CST
I've been using Real Player to download you tube videos- sometimes it's more convenient to watch a long video at a later time when I might not have access to the internet. Real Player used to work great, but now it's "unable to download" from youtube.com. Reinstalling the software hasn't helped. Anyone else having this problem? I can still use it to download a video embedded in another site. I've also tried Keep Vid, but this site is inconvenient as well and sometimes doesn't work. Do you have any suggestions for a free site or software that works better than these two I've been using? Thanks
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7 May 10
I used to use Real Player to download Youtube videos as well, but I realised that it is quite problematic sometimes, so I stopped using Real Player for this purpose. Currently I use Any Video Converter to download Youtube videos. It is totally free and it can convert videos to many different formats as well. It's really a good software in my opinion.
• New Zealand
7 May 10
I too am using real player browser recorder pluggin to download videos from youtube and other video hosting sites. After reading your topic, I just tested the pluggin to see if I can still record videos from youtube, and it is working like a charm. No problems from here... May be it's something with your computer or the version. Make sure you have the latest version of the real player and also make sure that you have the pluggin installed correctly in your browser. Anyway, there are tons of alternatives nowadays to download videos from website. You can try one of countless addons available in firefox for the same. Just go to https://addons.mozilla.org and type "youtube" in the search box and see how many addons pop up. Here's the direct link for the search result https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/search?q=youtube&cat=all
• New Zealand
9 May 10
Get mozilla firefox and use that as your browser. Then go download the add on here: https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/addon/10137. Download every youtube video in FLV format then go here to download flv palyer: download.cnet.com/FLV-Player/3000-13632_4-10467081.html Now you can use the FLV player to watch the utube videos. That's how I watch mine.
8 May 10
I don't use any software or website like Keepvid to download Youtube videos. All I do is wait for the video to finish loading in my browser (Firefox) and then find the video file located in the browser cache folder. Next, I copy the file to another folder, rename it, and then add the ".flv" extension to the file. To find the location of cache folder just type "about:cache" in the address bar of Firefox. You can easily tell which one is the video file from its large size and creation time. For playback, I use VLC Media Player.
7 May 10
Try VideoSoft Free Studio. :) I used it to download youtube videos and it's also very easy to use. :) All you have to do is copy the url and paste it in there. :) Try it. :) I also tried the real player but I much prefer using this free studio software. :)
6 May 10
I use Internet Download Manager or Orbit Downloader. IDM is easy to use, just point to your youtube video, and the download menu appear. But IDM isn't free, and had some lag when begin downloading something, and I don't like this hangy scene. Orbit is free, I prefer to use this, you can use it for youtube, I think the plugin only work for Firefox but you can still use Grab++ feature for manual download, I use it for opera. You can add any other file type you want to catch other than flv.
6 May 10
I've been using the same tool. Real Player is the best download tool for me. You don't need to copy the url it will just pop out when you pointed your mouse in that video. I already downloaded Youtube downloader lately it doesn't work anymoreit popped "Flash Video not found" and on Brothers they included the trojan Fake alert to push you to buy their tool. And I found this real player its good.