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Standard User trolleybus
(member) Thu 21-Feb-13 09:48:52
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Saving YouTube presentations


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Perhaps not the best place to post this query [suggestions welcomed] but let's have a go anyway:

Effectively I would like to view YouTube presentations when off line due to no Internet available. A "Jack & Jill" guide of how to achieve that would be most welcomed.
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(moderator) Thu 21-Feb-13 09:53:33
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Standard User trolleybus
(member) Thu 21-Feb-13 10:02:01
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Thank you. I will give it a go.


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Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 21-Feb-13 12:01:33
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A method when running Windows XP:

480p, 720p and 1080p YT video files can often be copied from the browser cache - very easy with, for example, IE8 but a little more tricky with Chrome since playable file extensions are not given and the file extensions have to be re-written manually.

480p will normally be .flv (I used the free Prism video converter to play those) or .mp4. 720p and 1080p are normally .mp4 which can be played with, for example, Quick Time Alternative or the Prism video converter.
Standard User pcoventry76
(knowledge is power) Thu 21-Feb-13 12:13:51
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Personally I use Internet Download Manager which by default gives an option to save audio and video when you view it. It's how I save all YouTube videos because of VM's terrible streaming problem

http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/

It gives you the option of all the videos available so all qualitys

I find VLC player plays everything these days

Edited by pcoventry76 (Thu 21-Feb-13 12:14:23)

Standard User 4M2
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 21-Feb-13 13:32:48
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In reply to a post by pcoventry76:
Personally I use Internet Download Manager which by default gives an option to save audio and video when you view it. It's how I save all YouTube videos because of VM's terrible streaming problem


Once the vid is fully buffered then I just copy it out of the browser cache, although my streaming speed is more than adequate even for 1080p smile

One problem I do have however is some new 480p and most new 360p vids are split into multiple files of less than 2MB in size in the browser caches and I haven't found a way of recombining them into a single file. Guess a download manager might be able to do that though...
Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Thu 21-Feb-13 16:15:56
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I use Download Helper extension to Firefox, of course if you're not using Firefox that's not help to you grin

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Standard User Deadbeat
(knowledge is power) Sat 23-Feb-13 21:08:48
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The free (Basic) edition of Real Player features a "Download This Video" button which is effective for downloading and converting embedded videos to a number of formats. If you don't want to convert, installing the K-Lite CODEC Pack will allow you to play just about any media file via Windows Media Player.
Standard User mikestarr
(newbie) Sun 31-Mar-13 13:18:12
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I use an app on my iPhone called V Download. Works a treat. You can view the YouTube or Vimeo videos on your phone off line or sync your phone with your computer and they appear there as well.

I should perhaps add that with the free version of the app you cannot get stuff from YouTube but the paid version is only about £1.49 and well worth it IMHO.

The only thing I don't like about the app is that when you use it to type into the YouTube search box, it always switches to landscape view, which is a bit irritating

Happy to add further detail if you need it but it is pretty straightforward.

Mike Starr
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IT Authority
Ingatestone Essex
Standard User DrTeeth
(knowledge is power) Tue 16-Apr-13 18:19:42
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In reply to a post by trolleybus:
Perhaps not the best place to post this query [suggestions welcomed] but let's have a go anyway:

Effectively I would like to view YouTube presentations when off line due to no Internet available. A "Jack & Jill" guide of how to achieve that would be most welcomed.

Use Firefox and the Easy YouTube Downloader Plugin. Many free apps out there too.

DrT

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