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Dominator
12-09-2007, 06:22 AM
What freeware are you guys using to download Youtube Videos? I like to extract the audio to mp3 for some of the vids that I transcribe. I was using the Vixy.net (http://vixy.net/)site for a while but in the past few months it isn't working anymore. Maybe 1 in 10 trys will work. Got any suggestions?

NukeDOC
12-09-2007, 07:02 AM
wow i didnt know this was possible. are you using mac or PC. or does it matter? there are a bunch of vids that i would love to download.

Dominator
12-09-2007, 07:05 AM
I'm using a PC. Not sure about Mac.

puremarkska
12-09-2007, 07:51 AM
Yeah, I used to use vixy, too. Haven't in awhile tho. I've heard that www.convertdirect.com is pretty good, but haven't tried them yet.

NukeDOC
12-09-2007, 08:21 AM
ive been trying to get convertdirect to work for me for the past 20 minutes. and it keeps saying that the server is busy.

puremarkska
12-09-2007, 08:30 AM
sucks. i found this post on yahoo answers though - http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071206033527AAN7ZlD

hope one of them works.

NukeDOC
12-09-2007, 09:28 AM
i did a google search for online flv converter and for the past couple hours ive been using zamzar.com

its kind of a hassle though. they have to send you the link to the downloadable file through email. but its the one that was the most consistent, even though ive been having trouble with some of the songs. at least its not all of them.

Dominator
12-09-2007, 09:32 AM
Convert direct has been working for me this morning. Thanks for the link. However, it is very slow. I needed to just walk away from the puter and take care of other things but I was able to get the videos I needed this morning.

Fred Miu
12-09-2007, 11:26 AM
i use zamzar. all you do is copy the URL into the box and convert to what format you want, and it emails you the video from youtube.

mhancoc7
12-09-2007, 11:21 PM
My new site, www.UkuleleVideos.com, allows you to download the videos. You can also use my other site, www.TheYouTubeDownloader.com, to download any video from YouTube with just the URL of the video. The two sites are integrated together so visiting one will give you easy access to the other.

I would love to add a conversion tool to the site. I will try to look into that.

Thanks, Jereme

seeso
12-21-2007, 10:58 PM
I use keepvid.com to download YouTube videos. I open those up in Quicktime, extract the sound as an AIFF file, then open that in iTunes and convert it to mp3. I use a Mac.

Iain
12-22-2007, 03:05 AM
I use youtubecatcher.com to download the videos and then using Total Video Converter I convert the FLV file straight into an MP3 file.

mhancoc7
02-19-2008, 01:54 AM
My site, www.UkuleleVideos.com allows you to easily find and download Ukulele Videos indexed from YouTube. The site also offers a free flv conversion tool.

Hope that will help someone, Jereme

E-Lo Roberts
02-19-2008, 04:15 AM
Jereme, the ukulelevideo.com link work good for me. Thanks for the download vid tools! e.lo....

davoomac
02-19-2008, 12:34 PM
When my safari was working on my mac, I would go into the activity window and download the youtube video into a file directly onto my desktop. I also use a website called keepvid.com or viddownloader.com. Viddownloader allows you to save the file as .avi file and keepvid downloads the file to .flv format.

For video conversion I always use an app called VisualHub. VERY useful. You can change almost any file into any other file including audio.

Also, I use wiretap pro to record audio to mp3. Wiretap pro can record the mac system audio or even use the built-in microphone. When I don't want to open up garage band, I just use wiretap pro to make a quick mp3 then if anything needs to be edited i use quicktime to do simple editing.

Even better still for mac users... If you have Quicktime pro, you can open up any movie file (including .flv files with the updated codecs so no conversion is necessary) and go to window>Show Movie Properties. You can see the video track and the sound track and there is a button that says "extract" you can extract the sound track of the video file and then export it into several different types of audio.

Also, for mac users who love youtube, you should check out tubesock.. For tubesock, all you need is the youtube URL or the video ID and it downloads the file automatically and converts it into a whole bunch of different video formats OR it can save it as an mp3 of the video file. It can also import the video or the audio directly into itunes.

mhancoc7
02-19-2008, 12:45 PM
Jereme, the ukulelevideo.com link work good for me. Thanks for the download vid tools! e.lo....

Glad it was helpful!

Jereme

davoomac
02-19-2008, 01:10 PM
My site, www.UkuleleVideos.com allows you to easily find and download Ukulele Videos indexed from YouTube. The site also offers a free flv conversion tool.

Hope that will help someone, Jereme

Jereme, that download feature works great! keep up the good work :)

mhancoc7
02-19-2008, 01:25 PM
Jereme, that download feature works great! keep up the good work :)

Thanks!! I am glad it was helpful. If you ever have any suggestions or ideas for the site just let me know.

Jereme

UkuCouS
02-19-2008, 02:01 PM
On mac I'm usin Miro. It's a video metacrawler and also a bittorent client.

<'Tony'>
02-19-2008, 02:08 PM
ive tryed out tht zamzar nd its pretty gud u shud use tht 1

UkuLeLesReggAe
02-19-2008, 07:54 PM
zamzar always say to me

error: file has no extension
please select one that has and try again. its weird...

none of them work for me -.- youtubedownloader.com doesnt even load haha

Ukulele_Junkie
02-19-2008, 08:30 PM
actually guys youtube somehow cracked down on all the on site downloading that people can do. i use to use psp video 9 to get my videos but yeah same thing.
What i do now is jus use a recording program called GOLDWAVE. i would jus set the recording to stereo mixer instead of mic, so it picks up any sound that comes out of my computer, but i would make sure to turn off aim or sumtin so no open door noises pop into the recording. u can probably use a torrent to download the program and get it from mininova.org along with the keygen crack.

michaelphipps
02-19-2008, 10:07 PM
I've used a program called Super in the past. You drag the video you want to grab the audio from into the interface, select MP3, and encode the file. Presto, you have just the audio of the video in an mp3 file.

You can download super from here: http://www.erightsoft.net/home.html

Oh yeah - completely - 100% free, and it's got a stack of other features that you might also like.

tsudawuda
02-19-2008, 10:18 PM
anjo.to

input url, set to .mp4 (or whatever else. mp4 is for iPods and PSP), send to email, wait a few minutes, go to email, hit the link and you will download. works everytime.

but this is a secret so dont tell anyone! ;]