I am having trouble finding a YT dowloader that will both allow me to choose a destination drive for the download, and Q up multiple videos. So far, the best I could find was DownloadHelper 4.9.5 that works with Firefox, but it has some problems. As I am downloading MP4s, the choices I get in the download menu are either an unspecified resolution, or one called ďmediumĒ which is meaningless. I have so far been unable to get answers about this from the help forums provided. Additionally, they donít make it easy to Q up the videos. The downloader need not be specifically aimed at YouTube. I would be happy with stand alone software.
It seems in the end that we get what we pay for, so I am happy to pay money if I have to, if I can find one that can do all these things well: Q up, choose destinations, and give me clear resolution options. I am all the more willing to pay for it if it is part of a larger editing or movie making package, which I need to get anyway.
Does anyone have any ideas? Thank you!
PS: there is a sticky thread on this subject, but some of the links are out of date.
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StreamTransport is free and can give you a destination choice. It will also let you choose which resolution you grab, but I don't know about queueing things up. It grabs the video in real time as it plays. You may have to play with a little bit to get it to work though. In my opinion the interface is a little klunky but once you figure out how to use it, it works very well.
DownloadHelper used to be good but now I'd file under "better than nothing" category as it won't work at all with a good number of YouTube videos since they made some major changes to try to prevent users from downloading videos some time ago.
jdownloader can download videos from youtube. just copy the video link and the linkgrabber will show all the possible files that you can download: mp4, flv, even some audio files. You can download multiple at a time and also set where you want the downloads to go. i only download youtube videos every now and then so i cant really comment on compatibility with all videos, but i've personally never had a problem with it
hahaha, i guess if you disregarded everything in the middle, my posts seems pretty dumb...but anyways it has some of the features the op is looking for..hopefully it works with his/her video choices
If you don't mind installing another player, Real Player had downloaded every video I've tried. It has no provision for custom resolutions but will let you assign a destination. You don't have to paste the web address. Simply click on the "Download this Video" tab at the top right of the video. Works well.
KeepHD.For the nth time, with the possible exception of certain Intel processors, I don't have/ever owned anything whose name starts with "i".
There aren't too many YT videos that I try to get, but I can't recall a case of being unable to when I did go to grab one. Still using one or another of these: Orbit (older version), YouseableTubefix script for Greasemonkey in FireFox, another one that competes directly with YTF but I can't recall the name just now and it's on a laptop that only gets occasional use, and once in awhile the Coojah / Blader duo. All of these are free, and I use them for most other online sources, not just YT. Sometimes the video stream will turn up in my cache -- albeit with an obscure name -- and then I can track it down and save it with the CacheViewer FF add-on. I'm a bit surprised that I don't run into the very-hard-to-grab RTMP ones much more often than seems to be the case. If I did, I suppose I'd have to get comfortable with RTMP Explorer.
Thank you all for your input. I am grateful that you took your time to help me out.
To hech54: The problem with firefox downloadhelper is that it gives me two options for MP4 downloads resolution: something called medium, and an unlabelled resolution option. In other words, Iím copying an unknown resolution, and I canít find answers to this in the help forum.
To turk690: I donít understand what you mean.
To rwmol: I had RealPlayer, but uninstalled it. I found it problematic in a number of ways. It does not allow me to choose a resolution, which is important to me, and it also slows down my system. It is a very aggressive piece of software.
Jagabo: the YT link you gave takes me to an Outer Limits episode.
Wallet, jman98, Seeker47, and Des I will definitely try out your suggestions!
Again thank you all for taking the time, best wishes,
How about save2PC
It's a standalone program...
It come in few versions
- The Light edition is the smallest edition and enables your PC to download videos from YouTube and save it as Avi(for Windows) or Mpeg(for DVD players) or Flv(not converted) file to your local computer. This edition is absolutely free! The user interface is very simple, so you don't need any technical knowledge to use it.
- The Standard edition offers a richer feature set, including an advanced user-friendly graphical user interface and support for more than 10+ video sharing sites. Amongst other features are multiple downloads during one program session, preview capability and direct support for Windows Media Video (WMV) file format.
- The professional edition includes all features of the Standard edition, plus the support for more than 10 additional top video sharing sites. With this edition, you can convert downloaded video to watch it on a PC, Laptop, iPod, Sony PSP, Zune, PDA, iPhone, cell phone, Palm, Pocket PC. It also comes with an Adult Pack.
- The Ultimate edition is the best edition available. It allows the user to download HD and HQ videos and supports for more than 30+ most popular video sharing sites. Another great feature is an adaptive download accelerator, that will increase the speed of your downloads by 200%. It also comes with an Extra Adult Pack.
1 Download videos from Youtube and save it as FLV file to your PC or Laptop. Lte
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3 Download videos from adult video servers: RedTube, PornoTube, Tube8, xTube, Spankingtube, YouPorn, Megaporn, yuvutu. Pro
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5 Download High Quality videos and High Definition videos. Ult
6 Automatic URL-parsing and multi-thread downloading. Download several files at the same time. Std
7 Convert downloaded videos to iPad, Sony PSP, Zune, PDA, iPhone, cell phone, Palm, Pocket PC. Pro
8 Save the downloaded video into various formats: .avi, .mpeg, .mp4, .mp3, .flv or even .wmv. Std
9 Convert downloaded videos into extra mobile devices and audio formats: mov,mp4,3gp,3g2,mp3,wav. Pro
10 Preview selected videos before downloading. Get the size, length, rating, views of a file before downloading it! Std
11 Youtube flagged content age verification bypass. You don't even need to create an account to download such videos. Std
12 save2pc is a small, fast, useful, practical and powerful. It has a clean, simple interface. Lte
13 Free lifetime technical support. Registred users can suggest new video sites or any other features. Std
Download Helper- Preferences-You Tube-Display HQ prefix-select [WxH] from the dropdown box and you will get the resolutions of all versions available for download
Some Comments on Downloaders, for YT or otherwise:
The one I could not recall in post #8 above is actually another Greasemonkey script, AIO Downloader. It claims that it is better than YTF, but I haven't really tried it out as yet and so cannot comment on this.
I still have the old 188.8.131.52. version of Orbit Downloader installed -- which still works for a lot of things, in my experience -- because I did not like some program behavioral changes they instituted after that point. You can probably still find this older version either here, at AfterDawn (if they are still around), or elsewhere on the web.
Many have complained that the Coojah / Blader duo is rather obtuse, and that is pretty fair comment. (But it has worked for me, on more than a few occasions.) That said, I found earlier versions of DownloadHelper to be unclear, unintuitive, and not terribly useful either, despite having printed out some guide materials for it. But that's just me. It is still installed here, and has been regularly updated on my system, so I should probably give it another go.
From what I've read in several threads here, for the difficult RTMP stuff, you pretty much need either GetFLV (payware), or, now that RTMPDump has been updated, RTMPExplorer. Other freeware programs (StreamTransport ?) use RTMPDump also however, so it would be nice if they would get things up to date.
To hech54: The problem with firefox downloadhelper is that it gives me two options for MP4 downloads resolution: something called medium, and an unlabelled resolution option.
Another choice I have is to click on the links that are generated by a Greasemonkey script I am using. YouTube HD Suite 3.5.1 adds a set of links to the pages on MOST YouTube pages. However I find I prefer the way DownLoadHelper handles the naming. You can set the download folder in the options under the download tab.
Many of my friends use Allavsoft to download xhamster videos, today i just have a try, and find it really works great in downloading videos from xHamster. I prefer its batch downloading function.
You may find it at http://www.allavsoft.com/how-to/xhamster-downloader.html