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Cicero
21-01-2012, 06:04 PM
Did we say that it is possible to get youtube onto a usb Drive?

Quite nice to watch some things on telly!

R2x1
21-01-2012, 06:42 PM
Ant will download YouTube fairly well (If you have Firefox), then it is easy to transfer the vid to USB stick or whatever It may need Handbrake or similar to switch formats to suit whatever you are going to display it on.

If you haven't got Firefox, you are in strange territory that I have no desire to trespass in. ;)

Cicero
21-01-2012, 06:59 PM
Ant will download YouTube fairly well (If you have Firefox), then it is easy to transfer the vid to USB stick or whatever It may need Handbrake or similar to switch formats to suit whatever you are going to display it on.

If you haven't got Firefox, you are in strange territory that I have no desire to trespass in. ;)
How is transfer done, I do have firefox, not liking to miss out.

icow
21-01-2012, 07:08 PM
I use this: http://keepvid.com/ pretty self explanatory. I don't need to convert the vids after as well since the mp4 format is compatible with my tv.

pine-o-cleen
21-01-2012, 07:21 PM
It's a lot of pissing around / waiting for files to convert / ending up with video files with messed up sound etc etc.

Best way would be using something to watch youtube on your tv, such as a media player with browser, a ps3, a google tv box or a tv with built in web browser.

Speedy Gonzales
21-01-2012, 07:23 PM
or an Xbox, which now supports You tube. But you'll need a gold sub to use it

martynz
21-01-2012, 08:02 PM
You could try YouTubeSongDownloader from abelssoft. Its freeware with a little unobtrusive advertising from Amazon.
You can choose between .avi .mp4 or .flv for video and .ogg and .mp3 for audio.
It convertsto the chosen formats.... I don't know what format it actually downloads.
It doesn't (as its name suggests) just download songs.

R2x1
21-01-2012, 08:50 PM
Ant (get it here (http://www.ant.com/video-downloader/firefox).) is pretty easy to use, if there is a video on the page you're viewing, the Ant button is enabled and away you go. It saves the downloaded video in Your-home-directory/Downloads/Ant videos/ Just right click on the downloaded file and [Save As] to the thumb drive or wherever else you fancy. Done. If your player - TV or whatever does not like xxx.AVI files, convert it with your favourite converter before saving it to the thumb drive.

R2x1
21-01-2012, 09:23 PM
A simpler way than using handbrake - play the file you saved with VLC, then select SAVE and it will ask you for a format. VLC will happily convert & save your video to the hard drive, CD, DVD, or external drive. All done with free programs, no ads, and absolutely Apple free.

gary67
21-01-2012, 09:25 PM
I use sothink web video downloader addon for firefox, very easy to download, then copy and paste to flash drive plug in and watch, or what I do now is hook my netbook to the TV and either stream from the browser or watch pre downloaded ones

Cicero
22-01-2012, 07:50 AM
Thanks lads, got a headache trying to sort that lot, but will persevere.

I tried icows system and it worked, not sure how as to me it wasn't very clear, but as said, will work on all of your info.

What a great lot of chaps you are.

SP8's
22-01-2012, 12:58 PM
We know ... we're also very modest ... :D

Chilling_Silence
22-01-2012, 07:14 PM
saveyoutube.com

Basically take the URL of your desired video, for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XID_W4neJo

Replace the "www." part with "save" and you get:
http://saveyoutube.com/watch?v=2XID_W4neJo

Easy. It just fires up Java on your machine (most PC's have it) and you're done :)

Cicero
24-01-2012, 10:25 AM
saveyoutube.com

Basically take the URL of your desired video, for example:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XID_W4neJo

Replace the "www." part with "save" and you get:
http://saveyoutube.com/watch?v=2XID_W4neJo

Easy. It just fires up Java on your machine (most PC's have it) and you're done :)

At what stage do you do the change?

I tried when watching a youtube and nothing happened.

I have java.

Cato
24-01-2012, 11:07 AM
Just to be hassle free, use Jdownloader (http://jdownloader.org/).

You can chose between quality and various formats available...

All you have to do, after getting JDownloader, is copy the youtube link and it gives you the following options to download:
http://oi39.tinypic.com/2vlsg47.jpg

It is a very handy tool. Works for a lot more than youtube, too.

autechre
25-01-2012, 08:47 AM
Just to add to the mix: DownloadHelper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/) addon for Firefox/SeaMonkey works great on YouTube and other sites with video.

Cicero
25-01-2012, 09:03 AM
What gentlemen you gentlemen are, you have me confused but very thankful of your consideration.