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Edward_Elric_1308
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:36 pm    Post subject: Downloading Videos from YouTube Reply with quote

Okay. I want to download some videos off of YouTube.

I have an add-on on my Firefox 2.0 Browser, called "DownloadHelper".

I right-click and choose to download the video.

It downloads, but it saves as a .FLV file. And it won't play in Windows Media Player, and I can't import it into Windows Movie Maker.

I've tried renaming the file name, adding a ".mpg" at the end of the file name, and it still doesn't work.

Is there anything I can do to get it to work? Or, is there any other software that will allow me to download videos from YouTube?

I really need your help! Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://vixy.net/

Input the url in and hit start. It may take a few minutes to download, and you can't really do too many at one time. Take it slow when you use it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first two times it said there was an error or something, and now it's taking a while.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes there are errors, and sometimes it may take a little while to load. It can be reliable most of the time, then there are times when it has issues.
Sorry I almost forgot to mention that.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any alternatives than that site? Because it never worked. I got over 20 error messages. And I tried using different YouTube links.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't think of anything else. It shouldn't have THAT many error messages. I apologize for it not working. :[ Sorry it didn't help.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If its and FLV file then it won't be able to go with windows media player, you should download the FLV player at www.prowzer.com .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFgNmDT9caY

this might be alittle more helpful (hopefully).
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe, but I want to be able to use Windows Movie Maker to make AMVs but .FLV is not a compatible file with it. I am just wanting to download the videos so I can make music videos, not watch them.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh, well then i'm not entirely sure then, sorry.=[
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Silly, how will changing the extension magically convert the file? Just download a file converter to change it from an flv to whatever you need it to be.

I use SUPER: http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RealPlayer will also let you download and watch the FLVs.
It doesn't convert it though, at least I don't think so...

At any rate, RealPlayer usually downloads the video files without errors, unlike that extension, and once you've got it, just google and download a converter for it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any possible way where I can download the videos, convert them to something other than that .FLV file, and import them into Windows Movie Maker?

I'm trying to make an AMV.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

London wrote:
Silly, how will changing the extension magically convert the file? Just download a file converter to change it from an flv to whatever you need it to be.

I use SUPER: http://www.erightsoft.com/SUPER.html

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't figure out how to use that.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use Zamzar.com. It lets you download them and auto-convert.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WHY WON'T IT ACCEPT WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER FILES???!!!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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WHY WON'T IT ACCEPT WINDOWS MOVIE MAKER FILES???!!!!!


I don't use WMM, but I bet it's because you didn't make it into a mainstream format, such as .avi or .mpg.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No why won't the export site convert it? Why and how can I export it into something else???
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 26, 2008 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use the Publish Movie command in the file menu of windows movie maker.
That will allow you to save it as a wmv file and that should work.

Web sites will never support WMM files because those are raw unprocessed files that really only hold links to other files on your computer to use in the video, up until the video is made into an actual video.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ed, try this website : www.zamzar.com
just click the download videos tab and enter you youtube URL/the format you want the video to be and they will E-mail the video to you.

Oh and dont worry about any viruses or spam or anything, i didnt get any from using this.
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