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tkilik11
15th September 2008, 06:31 PM
hey i was just wondering were i could find a free/open source app thats allows me to download youtube vids and convert them

thanks

Chief911
15th September 2008, 06:33 PM
i been looking myself for aegis, anyone know of one to covert to play on iphone as Audio file only!

Beau
15th September 2008, 06:34 PM
KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more! (http://keepvid.com) will let you download the flv file, as well as the higher quality MP4 file, which wont need converting :)

iSquint will convert flv files for you.

delux
15th September 2008, 06:35 PM
Youtube download + converter - Google Search (http://www.google.com.au/search?q=Youtube+download+%2B+converter&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GB:official&client=firefox-a)

Wally
15th September 2008, 06:40 PM
GetTube works well and also converts to MP4.. Only disadvantage you have to download the movie again..

Otherwise Realplayer will download the movies for you and you have to convert them yourself

MacRobbo
15th September 2008, 07:03 PM
I recommend tubetv, works great :D

benb
15th September 2008, 07:17 PM
I use Tooble (http://tooble.tv/index.php) which works great for me. And its free!

Piratbyran
15th September 2008, 07:20 PM
Tubular (http://tubularapp.com/)

oddturtle
15th September 2008, 08:24 PM
this post Download YouTube Videos as MP4 Files (http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/04/download-youtube-videos-as-mp4-files.html)
explains a really simple way to download youtube vids as mpeg 4's.

Tragedies
15th September 2008, 09:01 PM
I highly reccomend the widget MyTube. Its a stylish widget that allows you to view YouTube videos from your dashboard, and if you donate two dollars or more you can download, and convert videos with just one click.

Chief911
15th September 2008, 09:41 PM
all those are great and i played with a few of em but i been looking for one that only grabs the audio of utube files...any one got any suggestions!

Joe91
15th September 2008, 09:55 PM
vixy.net : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free! (http://www.vixy.net)

Paste in the YouTube URL -> Convert to MP3 (Audio Only)

Chief911
15th September 2008, 10:10 PM
hey 'joe 91' do you know if this works on Mac BC its just loading and loading and im not sure it works!

Joe91
16th September 2008, 07:28 AM
I don't own a Mac, but seeing it's a web-based app, I don't think it matters?

Sometimes it does that for me too (it's still a beta). Just try refreshing the page or canceling and starting it again and eventually it will work. If not, try a different browser.

LarryH
16th September 2008, 07:34 AM
I use Tooble (http://tooble.tv/index.php) which works great for me. And its free!

+1. It lets you browse YouTube in it! It's also a very Mac app.

mattyi
16th September 2008, 08:28 AM
hey 'joe 91' do you know if this works on Mac BC its just loading and loading and im not sure it works!

Hey Chief, I've used vixy.net many times on my mac. It works great but every now and then it stops while converting. I just start it again and it usually works.

tintinaujapon
20th October 2009, 01:42 AM
I've been downloading flv files from youtube and elsewhere using keepvid.com and I just found this free flv->mp4 converter (http://www.vicman.net/getfree/FLV-to-MP4-Converter-for-Mac_58395s.html) which seems to do the job just fine.

feeze
20th October 2009, 12:29 PM
I use ClickToFlash; ClickToFlash (http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/)

It directly downloads the h.264 versions of the video. Much better quality than the flash versions.

It also has the added benefit of stopping Safari loading annoying flash ads when visiting sites.

Japester
20th October 2009, 12:34 PM
Yes, ClickToFlash could not be more highly recommended to those of us who detest Flash. Its H.264 support is icing on the cake.

MrJesseRoss
20th October 2009, 12:42 PM
I use ClickToFlash; ClickToFlash (http://rentzsch.github.com/clicktoflash/)

It directly downloads the h.264 versions of the video. Much better quality than the flash versions.

It also has the added benefit of stopping Safari loading annoying flash ads when visiting sites.


Yes, ClickToFlash could not be more highly recommended to those of us who detest Flash. Its H.264 support is icing on the cake.

These men speak the truth. ClickToFlash is brilliant. I love how it forces H.264 on Youtube.

iCameron
21st October 2009, 12:06 PM
Zamzar - Free online file conversion (http://www.zamzar.com/url/)

downloads a youtube video to alot of formats, and sends you a download link once it's done. So you can have multiple files downloading and encoding at once.

NeoRicen
21st October 2009, 12:13 PM
+1 ClickToFlash, one of the best things to happen to the Web in a while. H.264 FTW.

basseyy
24th October 2009, 03:37 PM
but the BESTEST EVER youtube converter is ItubeX ultimate !!!!!!, downloads from just about ANY video sharing site, converts to whatever format you want...and it only costs a few $ to register...well worth it...
my 2c worth

-basseyy-

avolve
24th October 2009, 08:50 PM
I have just installed ClickToFlash - how do you download (as in save/convert) videos with it?

Beau
24th October 2009, 09:14 PM
just add 'kick' to the start of the youtube url (e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1y_wo_4fuQ becomes http://kickyoutube.com/watch?v=c1y_wo_4fuQ )

Easy as pie and lets you download the high quality H.264 .mp4 file as well rather than converting the shitty quality .flv file.

kyncaid
24th October 2009, 11:59 PM
i use the downloadhelper plugin for fire fox and then videomonkey.

or vixy.net

feeze
25th October 2009, 02:11 PM
I have just installed ClickToFlash - how do you download (as in save/convert) videos with it?

There is a little cog symbol at the top left hand corner. Just click that and select download h.264.

avolve
27th October 2009, 03:37 PM
There is a little cog symbol at the top left hand corner. Just click that and select download h.264.

Thanks for that! Am liking ClickToFlash very much

Dog Knight
27th October 2009, 04:15 PM
Click To Flash is great. Works well especially for video on my iPhone.

davidw89
8th November 2009, 01:39 AM
Click To Flash is great. Works well especially for video on my iPhone.

Can't really download videos when "automatically load flash from youtube.com" is ticked. So, pretty useless if you ask me.