How Do I Download A YouTube Video To My Desktop?

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Hi Everyone,

I need to add a youtube video to my desktop to be able to add it
to a new software I'm making.

What is the method of downloading YouTube videos to my computer?

Thank You,
Sandy
#main internet marketing discussion forum #desktop #download #video #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author write-stuff
    You are aware that you can embed code provided at YouTube to run the video on your site aren't you? Not the same as you hosting it, but just wanted to make sure you knew about that.

    That's what I've done at www.WinningAgainstCancer.com. Look at the Katie Couric page.

    - Russ
    • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
      Originally Posted by write-stuff View Post

      You are aware that you can embed code provided at YouTube to run the video on your site aren't you? Not the same as you hosting it, but just wanted to make sure you knew about that.
      That's what I've done at www.WinningAgainstCancer.com. Look at the Katie Couric page.
      - Russ
      Thanks Russ,

      But I need to upload it "From My Desktop" into my software program.
      It's not a matter of embedding onto a website.

      So, again I ask. How do I download a YouTube video from youtube.com
      directly to my computer so I can Upload it into a piece of software?
      Not a webhost.

      Thanks
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    TubeTilla will allow you to capture and save a YouTube video.
  • Profile picture of the author Sagar Mehta
    Hi Sandy,

    I use this plugin for FireFox:
    DownloadHelper - Media download Firefox extension

    Hope this helps

    Regards,
    Sagar
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Sim
    You got ton video converting tools at this site DVDVideoSoft.com: Download free DVD, iPod, YouTube video converter and editor software and freeware

    For your specific purpose, use this link: YouTube Download: Download YouTube video...

    They are great - FREE!
  • Profile picture of the author velraj.mca
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    • Profile picture of the author greendesert
      Stop spamming. Post in the buy sell thread.

      Originally Posted by velraj.mca View Post

      Youtube Bulk Download/Upload Software:
      =================================

      Dear Friends,

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      Am damn sure that we guys have got our patience tested on uploading/dwonloading youtube videos one by one through the youtube browser(any other software).Here comes my software which will give a solution to have your own time and overcome all the pains undertaken to up/download videos at one single shot.
      Am confident enough that you people Would have never come across any software which would provide you with the combined facility to upload/download
      youtube videos in bulk.


      Getting into the explanation of how my software functions to helps us
      This software consist of three screens,

      1.Youtube Bulk Download:
      2.Youtube Search and Download:
      3.Youtube Bulk Upload:

      Additional functionality in the near future:
      ================================
      1.Download the youtube video file as a sequence of images.For example,a 5 mins video can be converted into a sequence of 100 images(JPEG).

      2.Download all the videos from a particular user's video space by giving the corresponding user name as input.

      Hope you will never let go off the software once you get hands in it.For further details,screenshots contact velraj.mca@gmail.com...The initial cost of the software is $25 which includes the additional features mentioned above and unlimited support from my end (if any needed)..Come on guys this offer wont
      last long so grab it now...

      Many Thanks,
      Velrajan T.

  • Profile picture of the author greendesert
    Originally Posted by SandyHall View Post

    Hi Everyone,

    I need to add a youtube video to my desktop to be able to add it
    to a new software I'm making.

    What is the method of downloading YouTube videos to my computer?

    Thank You,
    Sandy
    Look no further, a great freeware :

    YouTube Downloader - Software to download and convert YouTube video
  • Profile picture of the author AskJesusLeon
    I use a number of the programs already mentioned, any of them will work fine
    • Profile picture of the author SandyHall
      Hi Everyone,

      Wow! Great answers, and great resources to my original post.

      I downloaded what they call "TubeTilla". This seems to work fine.

      I will be looking into the rest of your suggestions.
      Thanks so much

      Here's To All Our Successes,
      Sandy
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  • Profile picture of the author Mo Goulet
    I use the Axara Video Software. You can download from all the major video sites and then convert the video to another format if you wish. For Example: You can download a Video from Youtube and convert it to AVI and then open Windows media maker and then add your personal stuff and then save it to your desktop in a WMV format. I do not have a website address for you as I type this but I'm sure a search for AXARA will get you where you need to go.

    I've been using this for about 2 years and haven't looked for other options but I'm sure there are other similar programs.
  • Profile picture of the author youtubebulk
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  • Profile picture of the author Velrajan Thangavelu
    Hi,

    Why don't you try this amazinf software www.videoscraperplus.com

    You purchase for very lower price in WSO

    http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-...-features.html

    Many Thanks,
    Velrajan T.
  • Profile picture of the author LonNaylor
    Just a comment but...

    Remember that YouTube videos are copyrighted material.

    You can't just download videos and do whatever you want with them without permission from the content creator...

    You can "embed" them if the creator allows that option but downloading is a different story...

  • Profile picture of the author Steven Carl Kelly
    Also remember that using download utilities to grab videos from YouTube violates YouTube's TOS.
  • Profile picture of the author Tyler Ellison
    There are lots of programs that let you download YouTube videos.

    You can get the lite version of TubeSucker for free and it'll let you download one video at a time.
  • Profile picture of the author knigolubtomov
    Use save2pc, its the easiest one.
  • Profile picture of the author morwanneg
    There are several youtube downloader you can use. There are also some sites where you will you just enter the url of the video and they will automatically download the flv file for you.
    • Profile picture of the author mattgee09
      I use a program called MPEG Streamclip that works perfectly. You just enter the URL of the YouTube video and this program will download it and allow you to convert to different formats. Just google the name to find the official website.
  • Profile picture of the author RayAndLisaJ
    There is a free plug in for Firefox called Video Search and Downloader that will do it. Even works great on Facebook.
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  • Profile picture of the author LivingCovers
    Downloader9.com>>>>FLV player. Works like a charm!
  • Profile picture of the author staxx
    I use keepvid.com
    You copy the link from youtube to this site and it gives you new links to download from.
    Allows you to download in flash format and mp4

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