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fine0023 03-18-2011 12:30 PM

playing converted youtube videos
I have a website that is used primarily in schools. A while ago, I had tried downloading some youtube videos (and converting them to wmv and mp3 or mp4 files I think) and had put them on my site. This way, they wouldn't be blocked in schools because they wouldn't be coming from youtube. The problem was the videos played but took forever to load because the file sizes were too big. I want to try converting youtube videos again. I recently heard about progressive download. Is flash the best way to go with this, or would quicktime or something else work best?

Buzzard2010 03-18-2011 02:22 PM

I would recommend the app handbrake, it is free and comes with alot of default settings for certain size videos etc. Really good program.


- Simon

MightyGem 03-18-2011 02:41 PM

Handbrake is more for ripping from dvds. MPEGStreamclip would be better for your purposes, as it has more options for input and output formats.
Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac and Windows

robduckyworth 03-19-2011 12:12 AM

I dont know about the files being too big, unless they were HD videos. most youtube videos I have seen are a tiny filesize.

but yep, MPEG Streamclip or Handbrake will be fine.

IMacho2 03-21-2011 10:17 PM

Streamclip doesn't work. with every video i've tried to download, it send a message saying like "21 files were not added to batch list. the last one could not open file." i always get this on every mac i've tried. i don't recommend it. i really want "YouTube Downloader" however it's only available for PC.

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