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Since I can go to Youtube and watch a favorite video - is there any advantage to downloading the files? Obviously they are easier to get to and can be viewed without being online. Trouble is, I am always reluctant to grab any free download program. So are there any good, safe ones out there? I used Veoh on my PC, but either it or Windows caused a few hang-ups. Will QuickTime play Youtube formats? Any need for any of the other players like Real?

I pretty much have the Mac file structure figured out - but if I download videos - wont’ they go automatically to the downloaded folder? I would want to establish a Youtube folder to hold them.

In general, how is the best way to determine safe downloads for the Mac - both apps and data?
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If you want to download uTube videos, use firefox and one of its many add-ons
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fir.../10137?src=api

AS for playing flv files, you can use flash player or the excellent VLC media player

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A good way to save and watch Youtube videos is with GreaseKit with Safari and Greasemonkey extension with Firefox.. You watch the video on Quicktime and after the video is loaded, you can download the video as a QT movie after install this script.
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I am still trying to get set up to play offline-downloaded videos. I said before I really liked Veoh on the PC. Downloaded their Mac player and Flash 10.0

For some reason the Veoh player is not being recognized. I select download on the Veoh site and it says download the player. It is installed.

Any ideas why the Mac isn't picking it up?
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It should have downloaded a VeohWebPlayer.dmg file to your downlaod folder

Double clicking this will mount a Veoh Web Player disk image to your desktop, you can copy the app to your applications folder to install the app

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I have apparently downloaded and installed the Veoh Web Player 3 times. It is in the applications - but still is not recognized when I try to download a Veoh file. Is there a setting somewhere which is not allowing Veoh to be recognized?
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I for one don't download videos per se. If I watch something on Youtube that I want to keep, I simply open the Firefox cache, copy out the file (which of course will be given some random hex filename), add the .flv extension and I'm done. My Adobe media player plays .flv files just fine.

The Firefox cache is located at: [username]\library\caches\firefox\profiles\XXXXXXX.default\C ache\

This method is a bit of a pain compared to direct "downloading" but in this way, I don't have to add some additional application (which I'm usually reluctant to do anyway, when it comes to media players, etc.).

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I have apparently downloaded and installed the Veoh Web Player 3 times. It is in the applications - but still is not recognized when I try to download a Veoh file. Is there a setting somewhere which is not allowing Veoh to be recognized?
This might be a stupid question but have you launched the application?

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I am having the same problem. I downloaded the player and installed it twice. It restarted Firefox to complete the installation, like it said. I clicked to start Veoh Web Player.app, a window opens and closes immediately, nothing stays in the dock for it.

I play the video in Firefox, and all I can get is the 5 minute preview with a message telling me to download and install the Veoh Web Player.
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I know I am new, but is it a correct statement that Leopard will have the ability to do this without any plug-ins/add-ons?

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