Science and Technology : How to download youtube.com videos to your harddrive

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    HOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUTUBE VIDEOS


    There are several different applications you can use to download
    videos from youtube.com.. A quick google search will present you
    with a list of options.. but the vast majority of them require you
    to download and install some software that could have a virus attached.
    Keepvid.com is a sight that allows you to download videos from youtube
    without installing any software on your own machine.

    Here's how it works:


    find the youtube video you want to download.

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    copy the addresss for the video
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    Go to http://www.keepvid.com and enter the youtube video address in the dialog box and press DOWNLOAD.


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    enter the twisted word into the dialog box and click submit.

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    keepvid usually works pretty quickly.. when the processing is complete you will
    presented it with 2 choices for download.. one in FLV format and the other MP4.

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    right click the link of the one you prefer and select SAVE LINK AS..

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    rename the file to a more descriptive name and push the save button.
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    a 10 minute video is about 20 megabytes.. so the amount of time will vary with
    internet connection speeds.. I have cable internet from comcast so its about 3
    or 4 minutes.. but if you are using dialup, I would reccomend downloading shorter
    videos.


    and that's that.

     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Are you able to download them to a standard disc using these instructions? Thanks!




     
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    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    not sure why I'm not able to respond.. we'll see if this goes through.. what do you mean by standard disk? CD? if so, then yeah. hit me back.
     
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    Blaklioness Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :?: k...ummm, thanks.
     
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    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    looks like I'm able to post again..
     
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    LindaChavis Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Could you do a thread

    "How to put a video on You Tube" I want to do a comedy act.
     
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    truetothecause Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Black Post Brother Skuderjaymes!

    What is the primary difference between the flv and mp4 formats please:?:


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  8. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    hello true..

    From a user's perspective the primary differences are Quality and Size.

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    The quality difference is, in my opinion, insignificant.. the size of the display
    could be important especially if you plan to watch these on a larger screen.
    but if you just play to watch them as they appear on youtube.. the smaller
    file will download faster and will contain all the same information as the
    bigger prettier one.. I think the majority of my downloads are in the smaller
    lower quality FLV format..

    Heres an example of size differences:


    This is the lower quality FLV size 320X240
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    This is the higher quality MP4 size 360X480

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    Hope that helped.. and if anyone wants to jump in and give a more detailed
    description of the differences between FLV and MP4 format, please do..​
     
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    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    sure.. I have a couple of others in the works right now.. but I'll put that one
    the list with a star... :)
     
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    Yes Brother Skuderjaymes...

    That was VERY helpful!
    Thanks:toast:

    Looking FORWARD to your additional tutorials and I trust, I will have many questions and requests for you ge.....ummm ...(lol..sorry...couldn't resist) Science and Tech folks! *smile please*


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