27 September 2006

YouTube and Fighting Terrorism

YouTube is very handy, and the recent Channel 5 programme Don't Get Me Started by David Aaronovitch is a fine example of how technology is allowing people across the world access to British Television.

Watching clips directly on YouTube is okay, but if you want to download the clip, then help is at hand.

1. Get the URL of the clip, e.g. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbznv15JQ5M

2. Goto http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

3. Paste into the space below “Download direct from most video sites” and on the right toggle bring "YouTube" and click on download (right handside).

4. Wait a moment and the file download link will appear, do a right click and save the file.

5. Bring up Media Player Classic or your favourite media player and watch locally.

6. If your player complains about missing FLV codecs, visit the FDDshow page, download, install and try again.

7. Alternatively use this FLV player.

8. NB: Make sure that the downloaded file has the FLV extension.

Update: I forgot to add that the VLC media player will probably play FLV files too.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this - and the links to the ReplayConverter. However, in this paricular case, I can't see how to save parts 2,3 and 4 of David A's film, as put up by Harry.

How does one get the URL of the different (flash) frames, please, if indeed it's possible to do so.

Or alternatively, is there a way of adding all the parts together into one file?

Thanks in advance.
Brian Robinson (got to you via Engage)
musicweaver [AT] btopenworld [DOT] com

Anonymous said...

It's OK, I've found how to open each file separately! But thanks anyway.
cheers
Brian

Dan ML said...

Cheers for that fella. Good to see T.O. Alan Johnson and co. in action!

Warning tho: don't install the FFDShow codecs unless you know what you're doing - they can clash with various games apparently... The FLV player works just fine.

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