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  1. Member
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    Ok, i looked alll over websites and couldn't find how. For the record; I can not open the video and let it go into my cache, but i do have the link to the video. When i put in the link it just says its private. can anybody tell me a website that ACTUALLY LETS YOU watch/download the clip? if it makes it easier; i can give you guys the link
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    youboob is obviously in transition
    you can always use a screen cap located in the tools dept
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    Originally Posted by zoobie
    youboob is obviously in transition
    you can always use a screen cap located in the tools dept
    youboob?

    what do u mean screencap? i cant watch the vid, i only have the link. should i give u think link then u email it to me or something
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    Have you tried all the suggestions in the sticky? http://forum.videohelp.com/topic346833.html

    BTW, hi, nina7683. As you can see, I'm here, too. Since 2002, actually, but mostly in other subforums. Konnichiwa!
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    i'm also curious as to how to watch private youtube videos..!

    the trick that went from replacing "watch/v=" to just "/v/" doesn't work anymore!
    figure someone had to have figured this out by now.

    thanks a lot
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    It they are "private" doesn't it mean you should NOT have access?

    I am sure it is simple to do, but is it ethical? Its like prying into someone's privacy after all. Just because you can smack the windows and go into somebody's house that easily, doesn't mean civilized people should do it
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    dereX makes a very valid point.
    no its not ethical.
    so be it lol

    ppl are doing much worse out there than this.
    i promise you that.
    =D
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  8. If the user wanted you to watch it you would have access to it.
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    Originally Posted by owncfom55555
    dereX makes a very valid point.
    no its not ethical.
    so be it lol

    ppl are doing much worse out there than this.
    i promise you that.
    =D
    I know, but it doesn't make it right.

    Having said that, pls. don't think I'm some kind of Saint
    Someone who posts *private* stuff to a *public* website (any website) and thinks that he/she still can retain any privacy is just a complete moron who better don't have any offspring ever (if we want our civilization to progress).
    We can compare them to a home owner who left all doors and windows wide open but left the lights on "for security" LOL, went for vacation, and was sooo surprised when he came back that their house was robbed

    Anyways, google is your friend in this subject...
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    google actually brought me to this site. lol
    figured someone on here could help me out
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    but you can't download it from a youtube downloader..
    there's no FLV link thats given to you
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    Originally Posted by Captain Satellite View Post
    If the user wanted you to watch it you would have access to it.
    If the user DIDN'T want us to see it, WOULD HE PUT IT ON THE INTERNET IN THE FIRST PLACE?!

    have you ever heard the lecture:
    "Once you put something on the internet, it's not private anymore."
    Let's think before we post ok? Let's not make an ass of ourself online ok?
    Lol, you're welcome.
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    Originally Posted by mr5rockhopper4 View Post
    Originally Posted by Captain Satellite View Post
    If the user wanted you to watch it you would have access to it.
    If the user DIDN'T want us to see it, WOULD HE PUT IT ON THE INTERNET IN THE FIRST PLACE?!

    have you ever heard the lecture:
    "Once you put something on the internet, it's not private anymore."
    Let's think before we post ok? Let's not make an ass of ourself online ok?
    Lol, you're welcome.
    Lol, did you notice you're being an a$$h@t in a 3 year old thread? no, You're Welcome...
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    Talk about "mining a thread" - he dug this one up. I hope CS doesn't get offended - he was always a nice guy.
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    Originally Posted by classfour View Post
    Talk about "mining a thread" - he dug this one up. I hope CS doesn't get offended - he was always a nice guy.
    Captain Satellite hasn't logged in since Jan. 7 of this year so he'll likely never see this.

    Just yesterday someone dug up a thread 8 years old to add to it.
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    Now I'm going to bump this ancient thread! To those saying "if it's private then it's unethical to watch" yada yada...

    There's a video I had as a favorite for a long time (a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live) and now as of a few months ago it has been marked private! Is it now unethical for me to try and view this "private" video when it was public for well over a year?
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  17. I'm in that exact same position. One of my favorite videos on the web -- very public for quite a long time -- has gone private. The guy featured in the video had linked to it from his own blog, and was very proud of it -- but he didn't take the video, and didn't know who did (he was performing in front of an audience, and wasn't familiar with whoever recorded it).

    And now it's completely inaccessible.

    I don't even need to bust into someone's private video -- I just want to know how to identify what user posted it so that I can ask them if there's any way they would restore it. A light has gone out on the internet, and I'm hoping to turn it back on...

    Any ideas on how to go about finding out who it is? The private video page doesn't have the username of the person who posted it -- all I've got is the link. :/
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  18. Solution found!

    I went to the Internet Archive, aka Wayback Machine, at http://archive.org/web/web.php and pasted in the YouTube URL for the formerly public video I was looking for. This isn't the URL of that vid, it's the URL of a public vid I'm using as an example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU&feature=player_embedded

    ...and that returned no results, so I tried the shorter version:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtX8nswnUKU

    ...and it totally pulled up the original poster's old YouTube channel! The video didn't ever load, but at least now I know the username. So I went to actual (not wayback) YouTube and went to that user's channel, and was lucky enough to discover that this guy uses his real name, and it's not common, and I found him on facebook. So I've sent him a message in the hopes of getting him to either make it public, or at least share the video with me. You may or may not have similar luck actually contacting the video uploader, but finding their profile will hopefully get you one step closer to your goal. Good luck!
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  19. 14 replies, I mean "non-answers", to an easy to understand question by the user.
    All of the replies with the word "ethical" in them remind me of a 4th grader who just learned a new word in school
    and wants to impress by using it in a sentence. Little Johnny gets a pat on the back for that mature word usage.
    If you don't have the answer, don't reply.
    If you have the answer but choose not to reveal it, don't reply.
    If you have the answer and can work through the "ethics" , Please help the user out by sharing your knowledge.
    Don't be little Johnny smarty-pants.
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    boneshadow you are being an idiot. grave digging an old dead thread to add nothing is moronic.
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  21. I got to this thread doing a search for the same answer, not "grave digging. My response to you is the same as my first reply.
    By the way, your response made it 16 non-answers. You're brilliant.
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