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Old 11-06-2007, 02:43 AM   #1
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Saving YouTube


Hi:

I see there are a lot of programmes available which will save YouTube videos to your HD. Does anyone know of a Linux one or a workaround? I haven't been able to find one so far.

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Old 11-06-2007, 03:25 AM   #2
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I don't know of any programs, but you don't really need a program to do this.

Youtube videos (and other Flash videos) store the content in your /tmp directory while the video is open.

Once you close the window, the temporary file will be gone, but there will be a temporary file in /tmp of the form FlashRANDOMCHARS for every open video.

Example (after opening some video on youtube):

Code:
zmk@thinkpad:~$ ls /tmp
Flash5B1VH7
zmk@thinkpad:~$ file /tmp/Flash5B1VH7
/tmp/Flash5B1VH7: Macromedia Flash Video
Just copy the file somewhere other than /tmp once the video is fully downloaded.

mplayer is capable of playing this type of video, and mencoder (included with mplayer) is capable of converting it.

Be aware that while I don't believe that it is illegal to download such videos for later viewing, it may be illegal to redistribute them to others.

Last edited by zhangmaike; 11-06-2007 at 03:27 AM.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 04:31 AM   #3
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Miro is a project you might want to watch. It lets you browse sites like youtube, and when you click to watch them, they get stored for a couple of days - but you can safe them permanently.
It is however terribly unstable at the present time.
 
Old 11-06-2007, 06:01 PM   #4
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youtube-dl works fine for me.
 
Old 11-07-2007, 01:44 AM   #5
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https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006 . Video DownloadHelper Firefox extension
Works for many other flash based sites as well
 
Old 11-13-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by bob_dobbs View Post
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006 . Video DownloadHelper Firefox extension
Works for many other flash based sites as well
I added this but it just appears to be a list of video sites.

When I go to the homepage the search option never seems to find any content.

I also tried looking in /tmp but could not find anything. I guess I am not looking in the right directory although I also tried places such as /usr and /cache
 
Old 11-14-2007, 06:32 PM   #7
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RTM: http://www.downloadhelper.net/manual.php

It works great once you actually configure it like the instructions explain in detail.
 
  


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