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    YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    I found some guitar / piano lessons on YouTube and I want to save to my harddrive, with no URL link, so I can keep it in case they get deleted on YouTube.

    When I go to Save File, the menu lists it as a Web ARchive.MHT file with encoding Unicode UTH-8. Is this the best format to save on harddrive??

    Can I burn them to a CD / DVD to keep for future reference? Never done this before

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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    80% of videos are saved in Flash on youtube.


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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Yeah you can't save them directly.

    If you're using firefox and greasemonkey, there is a s cript that will let you download the .flv. I have no idea where to begin with IE.



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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    http://userscripts.org/*******/show/21774
    This is messy...but might work.



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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    80% of videos are saved in Flash on youtube.
    Thanks, So does than mean YouTube will eventually delete the files?


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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Thanks, So does than mean YouTube will eventually delete the files?
    No, youtube doesn't delete videos. Users that post them might, however.



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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Youtube made it very difficult to download videos, manly because of the lawsuit issue. If they allowed everyone to download videos without checking every video before it goes online it could get messy. There are however programs that allow you to do just that, probably start with a google search and go from there.



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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by whirlybirds View Post
    Thanks, this looks good enough to try for free; and for $25 it can't hurt if it works.


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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Firefox extension - "Better YouTube"



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    Re: YouTube - How do I save a video to my hard drive?

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Guy View Post
    Thanks, this looks good enough to try for free; and for $25 it can't hurt if it works.
    If you pay 25 bucks to download videos from youtube, you're throwing 25 bucks out the window.

    Download and install firefox: Firefox web browser | Faster, more secure, & customizable Cost: $0 (plus you get a much better web browser)
    Install Greasemonkey: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748 Cost: $0
    Install Download Youtube Greasemonkey ******: http://userscripts.org/*******/show/6204 Cost: $0

    Total cost: $0



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