I now have a flash video player, with which I can play youtube flash video files. However, I don't know how to get youtube flashvideo files in a way
that I can save them. If I click on a youtube link, and wait sufficiently long, I can get one to display (after perhaps half an hour!), but I don't know how to have it on the hard drive to view later.
I do have a download manager, Netvampire, if that would be useful.
I store mine on my bebo page which, because I've already downloaded them once, play properly the next time. Not sure how else you could do it but I've got 25 on bebo atm which is more than enough for me.
The teen uses something called "active egg" if that helps.
Try here though................. link
After they've played, you can usually find them in your browser's cache.
If you use IE, though, that might not be so easy to do.
If you do a search for "YouTube downloaders", you'll find loads. Have a look at NoNags, for freebies.
Firefox and Opera have extensions/widgets for downloading those vids, too.
I use the originally-titled "VideoGet", coz it converts the flv files to AVI/MPG/Whatever, as well as downing them.
Kat, is there an advantage to converting them to another file format? Do they take less space on the hard drive, for example?
Thank you, Kat and Marymary.
Not 100% sure Scholar, but I don't think so... I seem to remember reading somewhere that Flash is a popular format for the Web because of it's file size... (Amongst other things)
youtube uses the .flv file format. its a nice and compact video format and thus i dont convert my videos to other file formats.
but if you want to convert them to any file format the best free video converter is SUPEr: you can download it from their homepage here
to download utube videos i use orbit downloader. You can download orbit from here
just download it and turn on the grab++ option, it will automatically catch any flash content on the page, including youtube flv files
The reason that I convert them is that they're easier to edit.
Plus, more people have the facility to play avi/wmv/mpg files than flv, at the moment.
If I'm editing them for further presentation on a webby, I convert them to swf, coz most people's browsers can play them.
I convert them for my mp3 player (music only) or PDA (video) Neither machine is capable of playing flvs.
my dear friend scholar video piggy is what you need here is the link
there are other softwares for saving video if you go to download and search for video savers or screen savers you get a few softwares best of luck and merry xmass to you and everyone
you must also download window media coac which can help download other files or links
Quaver, do you also use the videoget downloader, which Katzy says converts the files as well? Or, do you use another program? (I haven't checked
yet, whether videoget is free and available to me.)
I don't know if I have the latest version of Windows Media Player, either. I haven't checked to see if Real Alternative plays wmv files.
I don't think I have a program to edit video files OR mp3 files. I would like to have one, because sometimes I get files that include stuff I don't need, and I would rather save the space on my hard drive and not have to find the spot (perhaps 1/3 of the way through) that has the quote, or verses of the song, or scene I want.) Also, I sometimes wish I could add or subtract music verses (Is that clear? E.g. I have music that goes through the melody for three verses of "Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful" but I'd like to repeat one of them because I have words to a fourth verse).
If you use Firefox, Scholar, you can get an extension, or two.
One's called, rather originally, "Video downloader" (You can get similar Opera widgets, too) and the other's called "Unplug".
If you have a look at NoNags, you'll find a load of freebies.
There's a whole load of them, there.
Is it only NonagsPlus that requires a fee? (A fews years ago, I thought my brother told me that he paid a fee to get any nonags software.) There is an ad that says there is a discount on membership.
I use UnPlug, the Firefox extension. Also have Riva flv player, together with Riva Decoder for converting to avi or wmv. With most of my YouTube
downloads, I only want the music. So, after converting to avi, I use RAD Video Tools to extract the sound as a wave file, then CDex to convert the wav
to mp3. Those Riva, RAD and CDex tools are all free.
Probably sounds like a complicated way to go about things, but it works, and I've never had a failure.
Nope. It's all free, Sholar, unless you WANT to join their "Paid for" section.
Google, however, is your friend. There are HUNDREDS of this type of program available.
From the first page, there's this:
which saves the vid as an avi. Looks simple enough, too.
Audacity is free: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
I already have Audacity but, like so many other things you tend to download, I'd forgotton it! A timely reminder, Dr John, for a doddery old git - cheers!
I use Riva encoder like Crikey to convert.