Saving youtube videos

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Usually i would click the window button then activity and double click the flv. Doing that now just opens the video in a new window.

How do I save the youtube video on safari running lion.
 
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Many thanks, it installed ok and is showing up in extensions but when I visit youtube I see no download button, nothing in the toolbar.
 

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I use FastestTube. Works for Safari, Opera and Chrome for sure.

Chas_M recommended it to me and I have never looked back since.
 

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I use cmd-option a and then find the video file and double click it - and download it that way.
 
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I use the ClickToPlugin extension (not its little brother, ClickToFlash), since it's already installed on my Mac to block flash.
To download a video right-click on the video itself and select Download Video. I can't remember if I had to configure it first or not - been using it for a long time.
If you can't see the Download Video option when you right click on a video, go to the preferences (right click anywhere on a web page that contains a video, but not on the video itself) and then to the Shortcut Menu tab. Select what you want to see in the contextual menu (in this case: Download Video) and you're done. Click anywhere outside the preference pane to exit.

ClickToPlugin & ClickToFlash Safari extensions
 

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I like every other method described here better than mine. :) Maybe I should go grab an extension.
 
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when I visit youtube I see no download button
Hmm...neither do I anymore. It should be on the Youtube page below the video.
 
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Fastesttube is awesome. Is there something similar for the iphone....
 

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