Question: How do I download movies or videos I see on youtube? (youtube.com)
Are you a frequent user that spends a lot of time on youtube.com and wish that you were able to save the movies or videos to your hard disk to share with friends or even edit? There is a hard way of doing this by skimming though all of the HTML, and there is a easy way to do it. I will explain a easy way you are able to do it with the help of a (freeware) program called YouTube Downloader. This will allow you to convert YouTube vidoes and moves so you can watch them on the following devices or programs: Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3. I have personally tested this program and it seems great! I cannot find anything bad like Spyware, Malware, or anything that would screw up my computer, or anyoneelse for that matter. It is really worth checking out and keeping a copy for future use at a minimum.
The most current version of this program to date (06.14.2008) is currently: YouTube Downloader 2.1.6
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YouTube Downloader 2.1.6 can be downloaded here: http://computerquestionhelp.com/system/files/youtubedownloader-2.1.6.exe
What the YouTube Downloader program can do and general points:
* Download videos from YouTube, Google Video, MySpaceTV and many others
* Allows you to access YouTube videos for which you need to be 18+ years of age
* Converts video for Ipod, Iphone, PSP, Cell Phone, Windows Media, XVid and MP3
* Provides the ability to cut and select the output quality of converted videos
* Uses the FFmpeg engine to convert the videos
* Plays videos downloaded in Flash
* Extremely easy to use
What the minimum requirements are that you will need on your computer:
* Intel Pentium 233 Mhz (or equivalent processor, such as AMD) or better
* Windows 2000/XP/Vista
* Explorer 5.0 or higher
* 64 MB of RAM
* Adobe Flash Player
* Visual Basic 6.0 Run-Time Files (These can be downloaded by clicking HERE!)
Below is a copy of their website's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) regarding the use of YouTube Downloader.
Screen Shot of YouTube Downloader 2.1.6
Q. I can download the video file into my computer, is legal?
A. Yes, when you watch a video in flash from a website (like YouTube) the video is downloaded into your computer, in the folder "Temporary Internet Files" of your browser. The program does the same thing, allowing you to select the destination folder. This means that the file is saved on your computer while you watch the video and there remains until you do not delete.
Q. What kind of use I can do of video file?
A. You can use the video saved for personal use only. We do not assume any responsibility to content you are attempting to download and strongly recommend that you do not download copyrighted material.
Q. I am unable to download videos from YouTube. Why?
A. You're probably using an older version of YouTube Downloader. Download and install the update!
Q. When I download various videos from YouTube. Mostly it works fine, but then sometimes the videos are still coming up as ".175&ipbits=16&expire=12027.." in "Save As" window, what can I do?
A. You must select "All Files" from the "Save as Type" field and saves it!
Q. When I downloaded the video I tried to play it on Windows Media Player but doesn't show the video, what can I do?
A. Windows Media Player doesn't show flash videos (.flv). After downloaded the video, select "Convert video (previously downloaded) from file", pick the video and click on play button or use a free flash player.
Q. When I downloaded the video and I play it, is incomplete, the duration is only 10/15 seconds, even when I try to re-download it, what can I do?
A. Before to re-download you must delete the temporary internet files. Open Internet Explorer and click on Tools, click on Internet Options and on the General Tab, in the middle of the screen, click on Delete Files.
Q. After converting the video I hear the audio but there is no video. Why?
A. You must install or update the codec on your PC!
Q. When I try to convert the video I receive the error message: "The conversion of your video file has failed, etc." Why?
A. You must install the appropriate codec. Download and install FFDShow MPEG-4
Q. What is the command line syntax for converting the video manually to the .mpg format?
A. ffmpeg -i %1 -s 320x240 -sameq -b 500 -ar 22050 -ab 56 -ac 2 %1.mpg
Q. Can I use a proxy server to download?
A. YouTube Downloader uses the default proxy server defined in Internet Explorer Options.
Q. My proxy server requires me to use a password. Where do I enter it?
A. Currently YouTube Downloader does not allow you to enter a password for HTTP proxy.
Q. Is there a way to queue multiple files for downloading?
A. No, but you can download multiple files at the same time.
Support questions should be directed to the developers website. General questions can be asked by using the comments section at the bottom of this blog page below.