Can someone suggest a way to capture YouTube streaming clips on one's PC, and then convert these to local files that one can play on demand using e.g. Windows Media Payer?
Sometimes I'd like to save a YouTube clip because one never knows when YouTube will remove the clip from their server.
I don't think this would be illegal.
yeah, DownloadHelper (add-on plugin on firefox) is very useful for this purpose..use it frequently to download flv / mp4 files from the internet..
I have heard vixy.net is pretty good. My friend uses it all the time. You enter the URL and choose the filetype to convert it to and then wait a bit.
I wouldn't suggest downloading any You-tube clips without the creator's/users knowledge because if they spent time to make it they don't want ti posted else where. If they have embedding use that link or if you download it for personal use delete it when you are done watching it, and don't edit or alter it!
Just copy the URL and paste it into keepvid.com. I've used this site several times to create compilation videos etc. It gives you a couple of options relating to the quality of the video, and works extremely fast.
I've tried some other services, and used to use a firefox plug-in, but have had the best results with keepvid.
jDownloader also can get the videos for you.
Either the flash video resource downloader add-on for firefox or a website that allows you to post the youtube link and gives you a link to download a flash or mp4 version of that video (don't have any specific names right off hand, but they shouldn't be too hard to find)
I think keepvid.com is also a website that allow you to download videos from youtube as well as a lot of other video hosting websites but this is important that the poster/owner of video should not have an objection about saving the video on client computer.
Can we download youtube in mpeg format ?
i use IDM(internet download manager) so far can catching videos directly from youtube or another website. use the newest IDM and you will enjoy it.
Mozilla’s add-on for downloading YouTube clips are the best way to this, in my experience.
one must ask though... why do you think it would be illegal?