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Retromancer
02-26-09, 10:04 AM
Let's get this out of the way: I have an above average intelligence and as a rule tech friendly. Unfortunately like an increasing number of Americans I am poor. So please spare me the arrogant techie attitude. (Move out of your parents basement and see how well you fare...)

Okay, so my question is how do I download video from sites like Youtube for later viewing? I have a serviceable machine -- a P4 Dell tower -- but I have to use dial-up for internet access. (I said I was poor.) I do have a flash drive and a salvaged hard drive that has been converted into an exterior drive. When I need broadband access I go down to my local library, download what I can and bring it back home.

stillfightin
02-26-09, 10:39 AM
Let's get this out of the way: I have an above average intelligence and as a rule tech friendly. Unfortunately like an increasing number of Americans I am poor. So please spare me the arrogant techie attitude. (Move out of your parents basement and see how well you fare...)

Okay, so my question is how do I download video from sites like Youtube for later viewing? I have a serviceable machine -- a P4 Dell tower -- but I have to use dial-up for internet access. (I said I was poor.) I do have a flash drive and a salvaged hard drive that has been converted into an exterior drive. When I need broadband access I go down to my local library, download what I can and bring it back home.


Enter the url here: http://www.videodl.org/
enjoy!

Crackerjack
02-26-09, 01:08 PM
Okay, so my question is how do I download video from sites like Youtube for later viewing?

If you use Firefox, you can add this extension: http://www.downloadhelper.net/

bilbogates98
02-26-09, 01:13 PM
I agree with Crackerjack. That is the easiest way with firefox + download helper extension.

The videos you download from both Firefox + DownloadHelper extension are .flv format

you'll need a mediaplayer program like VLC or MediaPlayerClassic to play the .flv (flash) videos.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Crackerjack
02-26-09, 01:30 PM
you'll need a mediaplayer program like VLC or MediaPlayerClassic to play the .flv (flash) videos.
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Ah, right. Forgot about that detail.

http://applian.com/flvplayer/ is the one I use.

Retromancer
02-26-09, 02:48 PM
Um let me restate the problem. I am at the library, sitting at a public terminal. I go to Youtube. I pick a clip I want to see. Is there a way to download it for later viewing at home?

stillfightin
02-26-09, 03:27 PM
Um let me restate the problem. I am at the library, sitting at a public terminal. I go to Youtube. I pick a clip I want to see. Is there a way to download it for later viewing at home?

Yes, download the file with the link that I gave, and save it your flash drive :)

That file will be in a FLV format, so you will need to download and install this program:
http://www.download.com/Free-FLV-Converter/3000-2194_4-10832044.html

It will convert the FLV to mpeg or avi

Addr68
02-26-09, 03:43 PM
Hey Retromancer,

When your at the public library, and your on the youtube website..you see a vid you really like to save and post later on....

...copy the Url that is on the right side of the vid...then just paste it to an email to your self. :)

The Url will look something like this:

www.youtube./watch????? < this link goes no where..just an example :)

Later on, you can post your vid and enjoy those sweet tunes.:D

I hope this helps :)

Bryan


Here is the vid I recently uploaded...

I tryed to just place the link to this vid on this posting but it show the vid twice...:eek::p

<object width="480" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/74Zjwg797So&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/74Zjwg797So&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="385"></embed></object>

Retromancer
02-26-09, 04:05 PM
Uh Bryan I'm at home now. I can't watch the Youtube clip you embedded because I have dial-up... (Yes I could wait until it loads -- but life is short.)

Hey Retromancer,

When your at the public library, and your on the youtube website..you see a vid you really like to save and post later on....

...copy the Url that is on the right side of the vid...then just paste it to an email to your self. :)

The Url will look something like this:

www.youtube./watch????? (http://www.youtube./watch?????) < this link goes no where..just an example :)

Later on, you can post your vid and enjoy those sweet tunes.:D

I hope this helps :)

Bryan


Here is the vid I recently uploaded...

I tryed to just place the link to this vid on this posting but it show the vid twice...:eek::p

Addr68
02-26-09, 04:08 PM
When your at the library next give it a try!

btw: I do like your choice in music...I see them on that thread, "what are you listening to?"

I feel ya on dial up. I hope my suggestion helps for the future.

Bryan :)

blueroo
02-27-09, 04:00 AM
Lots of great suggestions here. Why are your posts so angry? What did we do to you?

Retromancer
02-27-09, 04:19 AM
Thanks for the help everyone!

(Angry? Moi?)

RedHairedWitch
02-27-09, 04:35 AM
Retro is like Eeyore, Blueroo :) *gives Retro a carrot*


I too am on dial-up (I live at the edge of no-where) I have no idea how to save to a flashdrive whilst at the library

but I am resourceful

Sometimes I just go to the youtube while on dial up, the page will eventually load and the video will begin loading. Then I hit pause. The video will happily continue to load but not play. I hate it when its all jerky. Once the video has loaded, and I wander back to the computer to check it, I then hit play and watch the video.

Or I get a friend to download it for me and put it on DVD for me or on my flashdrive.

Hmmm have you asked the librarian? I bet s/he gets asked that alot.

bilbogates98
02-27-09, 06:58 AM
You could directly ask the library network administrator or one of librarians to install a program or some extensions, or some scripts for everyone so that they may allow everyone in the library to download youtube videos.

Its a long shot. But who knows.

Psychomaze
10-05-11, 12:41 AM
*Didn't see the date it was posted need to delete this message somehow*