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How can i save youtube vids on my desktop?

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I dont want to save them as an internet link file as it normally does on my mac. I want to keep it on my desktop as an MP4. Can anyone recommend ant free software that can do this please?

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There's many firefox extensions out there which do just this

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to download youtube videos as FLV use the firefox extension Fast Video Download

to make the FLV file in to an MP4 you could use MPEG Streamclip

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I use downloadhelper. (348,936 weekly downloads)
fast download has 71,987 weekly downloads.

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TubeTV does a good job.

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Best out there right now as a youtube downloader which can download them as fast as your internet can load them is called GetTube. Its also free, and you can donate to them whenever.

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On the window tab (in Safari), I just click Activity. Under the Youtube link portion, there should be a link (when viewing the video) with the extension of get_video and you just double click it. Depending on the format the video was uploaded, it will download to your desktop directly. I've gotten .mp4's this way. Quick and easy and I didn't have to convert. Works for me anyhow.

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hey, you can use "Flash Video Downloader 2" it's free.
All of youtube files are ".flv"
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wakeslayer is offline : Online FLV Converter : Download online videos direct to PC / iPod / PSP. It's free! Insert youtube video url, and convert t mpeg4... this is what i've been doing works great.

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If you use Firefox, simply add the plug-in DownloadHelper.
Get it by clicking on "Tools" and select "Downloads" then click on "DownloadHelper" to DL and install the add-on.
When you view an flv clip, simply right click on the screen, select the clip shown and voila, it's automatically DLed as you watch it. No extra software to install and hassle with.

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Safari for me always works quick and easy.

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What i do is just create a bookmark (like above the tabs in firefox) that links to this code:

All you do is go to the youtube video you want, click the bookmark, and there is a link to download the .mp4 from youtube! It just pops up under the video itself.

Have fun!

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Keepvid is a great website. KeepVid: Download and save any video from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe, iFilm and more!

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