February 3, 2006

How To Download And Save Youtube Videos (UPDATED 8/30/07)

UPDATE 8/30/07: Youtube's latest upgrade broke the javimoya and other youtube video downloader solutions, but this firefox plugin still works on the new youtube, and is the best choice right now. If you don't use Firefox, uhhh, well you should really be using Firefox anyway, dude. Download it!

EDIT: As of 11/11/06, youtube has killed the greasemonkey solution below, but you can easily download youtube videos with the tools at keepvid.com or javimoya.com



Youtube Download

As mentioned earlier, many files have been booted from youtube this week, and that's sure to continue as the site keeps growing and drawing more attention. Luckily the fine people here put together a little script that lets you save youtube files on your computer. You can just follow the instructions in that link, but I'll repeat them here because it's a little involved and some key steps are buried in the comments section over there.

  • 1. Install the Greasemonkey Extension for Firefox.

  • 2. Right-click this .js file and select "Install User Script" (if you don't see that option try step one again)

  • 3. Now on every youtube video page there should be a red bar at the top, that says "Save As" to download Flash video. (see screenshots here)

  • 4. Right click the text in the red bar, select "Save Link As," and save the file as a .flv file. Firefox will rty to save it as "get_video.php," you need to change the ".php" to ".flv," and change the first part to whatever you prefer.

  • Now you need to either download a media player that runs .flv files, or download a program that converts them to other file types. Here are links to both:

    FLV PLayers

    FLV Player

    VLC player

    FLV Converters

    Riva FLV Encoder

    Total Video Converter

    And that should do it. Let me know if this works for y'all!

    EDIT: Thanks for the new bit of traffic from Digg, but in all fairness it is undeserved since I was just quoting another guy, who already got Dugg a long time ago. Also, while i'm back in here I'll post another method that many may find easier: http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

    Posted at February 3, 2006 2:48 PM | TrackBack
  • Comments

    step 0: install the firefox web browser at www.getfirefox.com

    Posted by: Hashim at February 4, 2006 10:07 AM

    Worked perfectly. Many thanks!

    Posted by: Peter at February 6, 2006 12:16 PM

    works fine!! THANX

    Posted by: omar at February 7, 2006 9:42 PM

    Very Cool. Tech instructions that actually work. Good Job & Thanks!

    Posted by: Vonskippy at February 8, 2006 7:14 PM

    Hm... links seem to be down to the screenshot and the script file.

    Posted by: jaybird at February 9, 2006 5:12 PM

    looks like that guy's site is down at the moment

    Posted by: Jay Smooth at February 9, 2006 5:28 PM

    This is so AWESOME....I have been searching for something like this for a really long time....Thankyou so much... :)

    Posted by: Scarlet at February 11, 2006 8:22 AM

    works Perfect! all i got to do is convert them into a video file so i can burn and watch them

    Posted by: DMP at February 11, 2006 9:54 AM

    Use this to convert with mac....
    If the link is still down just go to the Mozilla site and search greasemonkey.....
    Cheers for this :-)

    Posted by: noface at February 11, 2006 11:15 PM

    Posted by: noface at February 11, 2006 11:15 PM

    *bows downs and worships you*

    grrreat thanks for this :D

    Posted by: ailime at February 12, 2006 7:32 PM

    This is one of the most useful tricks I've ever learned. Ever! You rule.

    Posted by: Scott at February 13, 2006 2:08 AM


    Posted by: bob at February 13, 2006 2:15 AM

    hmm.... i try to install the Greasemonkey Extension
    but i cant. when i click to the extension nothing happen. so i just right click the extension and save in my document folder. right now i dont know where to put the extension. anyone willing to help?

    Posted by: para_souls at February 14, 2006 7:19 AM

    Is there a way I could download the videos with GetRight? I'm on dial-up and Firefox doesn't support download resuming.

    I'd REALLY appreciate it! Thanks a lot!

    Posted by: King Scar at February 15, 2006 5:04 AM

    I've done all the steps but when it's time to run the video in VLC all i get is the first frame of the video

    Posted by: brandon at February 16, 2006 1:34 AM

    This no longer works,
    when you click save to disk it wants to save a small file called get_video.

    Posted by: Joe at February 16, 2006 5:07 PM

    there is no 'save as' link on youtube

    Posted by: sam at February 17, 2006 2:06 AM


    Posted by: woot at February 17, 2006 3:22 PM

    Excellent! Thanks!

    Posted by: Kira at February 17, 2006 7:45 PM

    also ...can this (or be made to work) with other video sites?

    Posted by: Kira at February 17, 2006 7:47 PM

    thanks. VLC media player heaps better for me.

    Posted by: schmurray at February 18, 2006 8:48 PM

    Vdownloader is a program for Windows that allows you download videos from Youtube and Google Video in AVI or MPG format with just one click.

    It can be downloaded here:


    Posted by: Epsilon at February 20, 2006 2:51 PM


    Your technique worked perfectly and was quite easy compared with other methods I've read about.

    Thanks again

    Posted by: AlanD at February 20, 2006 9:56 PM

    I dowloaded FLV player and the screen is so small when I download the videos onto my computer and I can't make the screen bigger...I wanna ask is the video bigger when u play it with VLC media player?

    Posted by: sweet_honeydew at February 20, 2006 11:03 PM

    Works brilliant, thanks. :-)

    Posted by: someone at February 23, 2006 8:32 AM

    You are bloody brilliant!! Thank you a thousand times!!!

    Posted by: Lisa at February 23, 2006 1:33 PM

    You can download YouTube videos without using any installations of extra softwares using http://www.fileleecher.com

    Posted by: silentkiller at February 26, 2006 8:54 PM

    Thank you.

    Posted by: Greatful at February 27, 2006 1:02 AM


    thanks whoever posted this, it works great, and i dont have to install anything

    Posted by: grim at February 28, 2006 8:34 PM

    The page cannot be displayed
    There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.

    This sign keeps popping out when i try to paste URL of video to the leechpage.

    Please try the following:

    Open the www.fileleecher.com home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
    Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

    Click Search to look for information on the Internet.
    You can also see a list of related sites.

    HTTP 500 - Internal server error
    Internet Explorer

    Posted by: jono at March 1, 2006 9:05 AM

    Thank You!
    this is exactly what I've been searching for!

    Posted by: Boku Baka at March 1, 2006 9:57 PM

    I looked through quite a few methods of retrieving YouTube video and there are several good methods posted around the net. However after looking around YouTube's own methods I came up with this simple method:

    1) get the video-id from the URL that you normally click on to play a video

    2) in a new browser-page, enter the following URL:


    example: http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=Yuj5fo56Lbw

    3) video download initiates as a normal file download... choose 'save as' and give it whatever name you want, with an .FLV extension

    there's your video!

    Posted by: Jonathan at March 2, 2006 7:01 PM

    why mess around with greasemonkey, firefox, extensions webpages, etc?

    just enter this into your browser:


    ... and save the download with an .FLV extension

    works great for me anyway... been downloading tons of them

    Posted by: Jonathan at March 2, 2006 7:04 PM

    here's an example for those who don't understand how to enter the video-id:


    Posted by: Jonathan at March 2, 2006 7:05 PM

    that vdownloader will download it and convert it for you though

    Posted by: grim at March 3, 2006 8:24 PM

    tried everything on this page.
    Option 1 - The Grease monkey extension with Firefox, installing this, then renaming the generic downlaoded file then running RIVA and converting to MPG only to lose quality in the translation was "not" worth it. using RIVA encoder takes the most time.

    Option 2 - No doubt, use the downloader.zip above - too easy. Actually makes it mindless 8-)

    No luck with the fileleech - too many internal server error messages and you still have to have RIVA convert if you prefer MPG's like me.


    Posted by: revup67 at March 4, 2006 5:55 PM

    my download will stop whenever it reaches 12% and above i dunno why. can anyone help me with this?

    Posted by: powerpunkboy at March 5, 2006 12:26 AM

    Thanks :)

    Posted by: private at March 5, 2006 11:31 AM

    Thank you - was just trying to do it with IE before reading this - very important tip

    Posted by: DHTML at March 5, 2006 6:15 PM

    Use mplayer


    instead of those flv players. Mplayer will play just about every file type and doesn't need to be installed. Just unzip it to a folder and stick it on your desktop or anywhere you like. Open the flash vid by right clicking and choosing "open with" browse to mplayer.exe and select "always open with". Mplayer will let you drag and resize the video on the fly unlike most of the flv only players and is just a better solution for playing you flash vids all around.

    Posted by: greggish at March 5, 2006 7:00 PM

    thats way to much work yo!!

    Posted by: who jea at March 5, 2006 7:12 PM

    Old. Repost!

    Posted by: K Wang at March 5, 2006 7:16 PM

    K Wong: you're not on digg.com right now, nobody knows what you're talking about. :)

    Posted by: Jay Smooth at March 5, 2006 7:41 PM

    woop! oh my fucking god, Tuberaider roXor's teh big one!!!111!

    Posted by: soft_cock at March 5, 2006 9:40 PM

    This just gives me a file called "get_video" which doesn't do anything. Is there a way around this?

    Posted by: sirspocksalot at March 5, 2006 9:48 PM

    "4. Right click the text in the red bar, select "Save Link As," and save the file as a .flv file. Firefox will rty to save it as "get_video.php," you need to change the ".php" to ".flv," and change the first part to whatever you prefer."

    did people miss this?

    Posted by: grim at March 5, 2006 10:44 PM

    when i attempt to right click and save it comes up as get_video and under files it ONLY says "all files", i.e. i'm not allowed to save it the way i'd like. dl'd both programs mentioned and having no luck. funny how something that should be so easy can be so hard.

    Posted by: skully at March 6, 2006 3:32 AM

    I have a YouTube video open in my browser that has been removed from the site. I can play it, but can't use a download app to save it from the url, or restart firefox to install extensions without loosing it. Any way I can save this video?

    Posted by: portmanpower at March 6, 2006 5:49 PM

    I need a program that will alow me to place logo on photos automaticaly(because i have many and i cant do that manually)
    where can i find one?

    Posted by: Andrew at March 6, 2006 8:16 PM

    This is RIDICULOUS

    1) using Greasemonkey causes all sorts of problems

    2) Fileleecher has too many broken links

    3) Vdownload is corrupted and its zip file can't be opened

    Does ANYONE know a good program to download and convert youtubes files?? Cause i'm getting pretty damned pissed. Thanks

    Posted by: Jonny.C at March 7, 2006 3:00 AM

    Jonny C, you need to clean your system up, two of these options work for me. I first did the Greasemonkey and converted with Riva, then used the Vdownload and that worked great too. I haven't tried Fileleecher.

    Posted by: Me at March 7, 2006 11:13 PM

    Heres a nice site which lets you download from youTube, Google Video, Putfile, iFilm and heaps more!


    Hope this helps!!

    Posted by: joshau at March 8, 2006 5:22 PM

    all of these have worked for me worked for me, i prefer vdownloader because it converts automatically, im not sure why your zip was corrupted

    and skully, ITS SUPPOSED TO SAY "ALL FILES," all you have to do is add the extension, when you save it as all files, the whatever extension you put on will be what downloads

    Posted by: grim at March 8, 2006 9:34 PM

    My firefox says that youtube is under maintenance but when I open it up under safari, youtube works. What's wrong with this picture?

    Posted by: mike at March 10, 2006 11:06 PM


    Posted by: CRISTINA at March 12, 2006 5:52 PM

    The only time I found IE useful is in the tube site.
    (I use Firefox normally) In case you can't work with Greasemonkey or any other reason you can get the video off IEs cache. Shame I can't do the same thing on FF. But the script works great (until now).

    Posted by: Arheos at March 14, 2006 9:06 PM

    I don't think this works anymore. I just tried http://www.youtube.com/get_video.php?video_id=3Dz8dMwCk7c and it was zero bytes. I know the video exists, but maybe YouTube changed something because of all the traffic resulting from digg.

    Posted by: Adam at March 15, 2006 10:41 PM

    Same. Zero bytes.

    I tried using greasemonkey too and it's the same. I think Youtube have changed the codes.

    Posted by: WhoIsAhuraMazda at March 16, 2006 1:39 AM

    does it really take a while when using the vdownload program to convert it?

    Posted by: reggie at March 16, 2006 2:40 AM

    Yeah, I haven't been able to download anything today either... was working last night though. I guess they've done something to prevent downloads.

    Posted by: ZeroSystem at March 16, 2006 2:41 AM

    nothing works for the youtube :(

    Posted by: macoolit at March 16, 2006 9:00 AM

    you're all gay!

    Posted by: l33t h4x0r at March 16, 2006 2:04 PM

    This supposedly works for downloading and saving YouTube, but I couldn't make heads or tails of it, either in IE or Firefox. Hopefully, someone will figure it out and post comments here:


    Posted by: boiznightout at March 16, 2006 4:08 PM

    Nothing works? Use Internet Explorer, then copy the file from your temp directory. Easy and simple.

    Posted by: xtim at March 16, 2006 8:20 PM


    Posted by: You Tube Asses at March 16, 2006 11:15 PM

    =[ when i downlaod it and try to open it it says the file cannot befound because it was moved or something like that

    Posted by: DOESNT WORK! at March 17, 2006 1:40 AM


    The above site translates youtube video addresses to a link someone can download, plus many others. Give it a try.

    and completely off topic, who knows where I can find Queer as Folk episodes to download (in low quality)?

    Posted by: indicatoto101 at March 17, 2006 1:49 AM

    D.I.Y.V ( pronounced dive ) allows you to download movies from Ifilm.com, Youtube.com and Video.google.com very easily. No more pasting into another browser.. site script etc..

    get the program here:


    Posted by: budz at March 17, 2006 12:39 PM

    i visit youtube often and when i did a disk cleanup i searched thru my temporary internet files but i came across some get video file i wanted to know ifd there was a player that allowed me to play these files.

    Posted by: Francisco at March 19, 2006 2:50 AM

    alam ko na may pagkukulang ako sayo at hindu ko binigayan pansin ang mga hinahanap mo sa akin oo naging busy ako sa work at naging maluwag ako sayo lahat nang giinawa ko 2 pra mabigay ko laht ang gusto nnyo ...un pla ay hindi tamana kamali pala ako. pero alam mong kyo lng ang inspirasyon ko sa bhay...

    Posted by: cynthia at March 19, 2006 2:52 AM

    alam ko na may pagkukulang ako sayo at hindu ko binigayan pansin ang mga hinahanap mo sa akin oo naging busy ako sa work at naging maluwag ako sayo lahat nang giinawa ko 2 pra mabigay ko laht ang gusto nnyo ...un pla ay hindi tamana kamali pala ako. pero alam mong kyo lng ang inspirasyon ko sa bhay...

    Posted by: cynthia at March 19, 2006 2:53 AM


    Posted by: BabyJ at March 21, 2006 6:02 PM

    that's fine thank you !!!!

    Posted by: kiokiopa at March 22, 2006 8:42 PM

    download video from youtube, googlevideo and ifilm at www.bestube.com, it also features video ranking and personal collections.

    Posted by: downloadvideo at March 24, 2006 2:30 PM


    Posted by: AnoNyMous at March 25, 2006 1:30 AM

    tenks bro.. now i can download video from youtube.. tenks a lot !!!

    Posted by: chrisman at March 26, 2006 1:35 PM

    The copy and paste scripts no longer work! neither does greasemonkey or other script converting sites like javimoya etc. Youtube has up its measures to prevent leeching etc. what dumbasses! Anyone with new scripts ?

    Posted by: Jonny at March 26, 2006 10:35 PM

    Do you have to have firefox for this to work?

    Posted by: ?????????????? at March 31, 2006 9:49 PM

    thanks man, works great

    Posted by: Mike at April 2, 2006 9:57 AM

    I owe you big time, mate.

    Posted by: Shned at April 2, 2006 4:31 PM

    hi.. if i download the firefox.. will it affect my windows internet explorer?? i don't wish to change my internet host to firefox... sorry for the trouble..

    can help?

    Posted by: peiyi at April 3, 2006 6:33 AM

    Very useful. :) Thanks ! Good work.

    Posted by: Mitza at April 4, 2006 6:18 AM

    Works great here. I reckon it's not too hard!!!

    Posted by: Chuck at April 4, 2006 7:35 AM

    question about DIYV, just copy paste the video link and click download, right ? just wanna make sure.

    Posted by: narkku at April 4, 2006 11:14 AM

    "step 0: install the firefox web browser at www.getfirefox.com"

    ~ Posted by Hashim

    Best step yet. =P

    Posted by: JugsGotcha at April 4, 2006 9:23 PM

    I still can't understand how to download....
    So,can anyone teach me...or give more clear information to me,please...

    Posted by: cagalli at April 7, 2006 3:21 AM

    Works great- hahahaha now i can put a million videos on my video ipod!

    Posted by: hXc screamer at April 7, 2006 12:50 PM

    does greasemonkey only work for youtube? can it be used to download other flash videos?

    Posted by: miguel at April 10, 2006 12:08 AM

    greasemonkey is a tool that allows people to write their own java scripts to manipulate sites, its also been used to dwonload off launch, look for more user scripts for greasemonkey at userscripts.com (i think thats the site)

    back on topic, the newest version of vdownloader works, been downloadin off it like crazy, hit me at grim_reaper@majorfm.co.uk if you need help

    Posted by: grim at April 10, 2006 8:37 PM

    I dont think the greasemonkey scrip is working anymore..

    I hope you'll have a fix soon..

    thank in advance!

    Posted by: hunter at April 11, 2006 8:41 AM

    works a fucking charm bro. nice one.

    Posted by: blaat at April 11, 2006 5:35 PM

    worked like a charm, cheers

    Posted by: mike spillane at April 13, 2006 5:05 AM

    Hello everyone, I've realized that (and this may not give a good news but at leat tell you what the hell), you tube doesn't have only one server wich every video are saved, I have noticed that the videos that can be downloaded are those who belong to servers outside the "youtube direct domain", for example i cannot download a video called "webcam" or "kR9ZlF7Gr8Y" it comes from v179.youtube,com, instead another files from another domain as "youtube-336.vo.llnwd.net" wich let you download pretty much every video from that domain...

    In conclusion, it's not that some programs work for some and for anothers no, it's just (believe so) the videos got differents protections, and you obviously are not downloading all the same file

    the real question is: can anyone find out a form to get the files that belong to those servers that shit up our lives?

    Posted by: mezc at April 13, 2006 10:50 PM

    all the players / converters you suggested are PC only! except VLC but the current version has problems with FLV files. I checked with the developers!

    so what do mac users do?

    Posted by: hearn9000 at April 20, 2006 10:06 AM

    i have been cracking youtube's swf player for the past weeks and last month i got the code which you can download videos you open, i dont need any other scripts to download youtube's videos it's pretty easy typing the codes in the address bar rather than installing such toolbars.
    but for poor people without the knowledge and tardy to get their brains up well, you got this site offering a script, go ahead... lol... just dont praise the creator, it's really easy..

    Posted by: jayson at April 20, 2006 12:03 PM

    If you don't have any other use for Greasemonkey, you could also just use bookmarklets to download the video clips. That doesn't involve installing anything and works just as well.

    Check out the following site, for example:


    It has free bookmarklets for Google Video, YouTube and other media sites.

    Posted by: YouTube, Download Videos at April 20, 2006 11:21 PM

    hey well i downloaded the greasymonkey or wajhever and the scrip[t, but i csant install the greasymonkey, need HELP right awya, cuz i have a link to download videos from youtubr, metacafe, googlevideo, and two other webistes like those from a guy named javimoya, have u heard of that dude? well try to help me out cuz i really want to download a bunch of shit, and also the riva player converter to avi o mpeg is only for 30 days, but do u know how to get a serial number or a keygen to make it last with no try condition, well i wrote a lot and its to leave, gtg and i hope a reply or whatever on this blog u know

    Posted by: francisco at April 21, 2006 2:34 AM

    good job guys :D

    Posted by: waihung at April 23, 2006 8:25 AM

    works... THX

    But i will try an easier solution next time !

    Posted by: kooks at April 23, 2006 3:41 PM

    Hello YouTube, Download Videos posted on April 20, 2006 11:21 PM
    This link http://1024k.de/bookmarklets/video-bookmarklets.html
    is tha bomb ! Thank You man ...that is so nice of U sharing such a useful thing...Gr8 help with an easy video tutorial. This is DEF the best and easiest way to download all those vids out there.
    And the best I didnt have to install Mozilla or anythyn ..it works perfectly via Explorer.
    I dunno if it Ur website but anyways I really appreciate this... and U are a Genius...BIG THANKS MAN :D

    Posted by: janniekeys at April 24, 2006 8:17 PM

    Youtube have stopped videos from being downloaded?? They made some changes today 28/4/06 (see their 'blog page')!!! Damn them!

    Posted by: help at April 28, 2006 11:51 AM

    yeah, greasemonkey's not working anymore .... rats.

    Posted by: kiwiruss at April 28, 2006 11:56 AM

    Yeah, really damn!!
    I just mastered the skills the day before!!
    and now it stops working anymore!!!

    (but anyway, thanks for sharing your skills. This is really awesome!!! Yeah, you are a Genius!!And I get several pretty good videos from the site. Thank you very much!!)

    Posted by: Libertines at April 28, 2006 3:02 PM

    Poor, I can't download the videos anymore!!

    Posted by: Creep at April 28, 2006 3:13 PM

    I can't download anymore either. As of today. Something's gone wrong. I think Youtube has changed their system making it impervious by the greasemonkey script. Plus, their interface looks different now.

    Posted by: Kash at April 28, 2006 4:01 PM

    I just found out about this method yesterday , and now it's gone !! Shame on them !!! this deserves counter action !!!!

    Posted by: jlb23rock at April 28, 2006 4:03 PM

    Anybody know if there's a way to make the videos downloadable again? I've been on a downloading frenzy and now it stopped working, DAMMIT!

    Posted by: Kai at April 28, 2006 4:05 PM

    yah your right,.. huhuhu... is there any possible way to download video from youtube coz the greasemonkey thing is not working now..
    i think thats one of the best way that i've learned in downloadng video from youtube but now its gone....

    please help me.. please...

    Posted by: mhai at April 28, 2006 7:50 PM

    www.keepvid.com doesnt work for Youtube videos either. The link it provides doesnt download the vidoes.

    Posted by: Kash at April 29, 2006 1:40 PM

    it worked fine until like two days ago. whenever i try to save a video it doesn even downloa. it jus says starting and then done. is anyone else havin this problem. email me if u kno wats wrong

    Posted by: Mac at April 29, 2006 3:55 PM

    It was woking perfectly yesterday, now no videos can be downloaded. It immediately says DONE. and when I try to open it it says "File cannot be opened. It may have been renamed, moved , or deleted since it was downloaded."

    IT was working fine yesterday. I have tried reinstalling greasemoney and the script but it still won't work. What the hell has happened?

    Posted by: dkhfds at April 29, 2006 5:22 PM

    yea i m havin the same problem

    Posted by: Bert at April 29, 2006 6:05 PM

    hey guys~ i think youtube just changed or renamed their directory so the link that we used to use just doesn't work anymore~ the site was *down* 2 days ago and it showed they were working on it~ so yeppp, i'm like u guys, trying to find the *new* link so we can d/l again~~~ if anyone find it, just post it on ok??? keep on searching!! :)

    Posted by: vicky at April 29, 2006 8:02 PM

    REF. the new YouTube problem
    While genius ppl work on new scripts that works dont forget U can still get the Youtube file.
    First the video has to be loaded.
    Then go to the Temporary Internet Files folder in the Windows folder.
    Copy the file to a new directory, rename and add .flv at the end of the file name like thys: filename.flv
    Its not recommended but if U really need the videos this is a temporarly solution.

    Posted by: JannieKeys at April 29, 2006 9:06 PM

    This isn't working for me. It works up until I save it as a .flv I can't find the file and when I go to Firefox to Open it from the download window, it says it doesn't exist. Help please.

    Posted by: plaingirl at April 29, 2006 10:08 PM

    Posted by: dfgfd at April 30, 2006 2:25 AM

    In youtube to me you can replace the line
    var video_url = download_url + video_id;

    with the lines
    var asdas = getEl("flashcontent").parentNode.parentNode.innerHTML.split("video_id=")[1].split("t=")[1].split("\"")[0];
    var tequals = '&t=';
    var video_url = download_url + video_id + tequals + asdas;

    I havent tested this yet but it should work

    Posted by: dfgdfgd at April 30, 2006 3:18 AM

    www.keepvid.com works once more. I just tried it and downloaded some videos fro Youtube. The trick is to select Youtube from the drop down list FIRST, then enter the Youtube watch URL link in the space, then click download. Right click the link which comes up, click save target as (or for Firefox, 'save link as') and then click save. It should begin to download. When it's done, rename the file and be sure to include .flv at the end.

    Posted by: Kash at April 30, 2006 4:24 AM

    Oops.. it'll save it as a HTML file. But, it's still viewable if you click 'open with' and open it with a FLV player.

    Can someone get this fixed?

    Posted by: Kash at April 30, 2006 4:28 AM

    hi, i need help here

    4 days ago i download vdownload and all works perfectly that day
    BUT the next day everytime i put the link on vdownload it says "http//1.0 404 not found"
    all links became like that , ive tried downloading again the same link that i download days before and shows the same msg

    any clue??

    Posted by: Dan at April 30, 2006 2:04 PM

    hi, i need help here

    4 days ago i download vdownload and all works perfectly that day
    BUT the next day everytime i put the link on vdownload it says "http//1.0 404 not found"
    all links became like that , ive tried downloading again the same link that i download days before and shows the same msg

    any clue??

    Posted by: hag at April 30, 2006 2:08 PM

    Well I'm stuck with Dial-up so, I can't get the large files anymore since this weekend but, I found that if you complete the Youtube Pod Download you can use the get_video?video_id file and copy n paste it elsewhere then rename it to flv and it plays

    Posted by: Boukenja at April 30, 2006 5:31 PM

    Oops I forgot to mention it's located in the temporary Internet File directory ^ ^

    Posted by: Boukenja at April 30, 2006 5:34 PM

    Doesn't work. Says it cannot open the file- it may have been changed since downloading. Also, I can't get flash downloaded onto firefox?

    Posted by: Oli at May 1, 2006 10:49 AM

    i've used keepvid for youtube and it's working
    but some of the videos aren't working
    for examp : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPFYXAWGHI0

    it's the private video
    is it because it's invisible so we can't d/l it?
    is there any other way to d/l from private video?

    can anybody help me?
    thank you very much

    Posted by: luvleigh at May 1, 2006 11:52 AM

    IF IT SAVES IT AS A .html

    Just delete the .html part, it should look like this ".flv.html"

    Click "yes" to change the file extension, and voila.

    Keepvid.com is working for me.

    Posted by: plaingirl at May 1, 2006 7:17 PM

    Seems like people having problem with renaming and stuff...why don't you try another download service ;)
    Heres what I found: http://zfreez.com/web/Ut.htm
    You can download YouTube video from that site.
    Unlike all other download service out there, the downloaded files from this site are in .flv format BY DEFAULT so you don't have to rename or change extension or anything. It also named your file according to the clip name at YouTube :)
    Give it a shot.

    Posted by: download at May 1, 2006 9:51 PM

    keepvid.com is fine with me
    but the problem is i can't download the private video
    it appear like this on keepvid and other similar stuff : http://www.youtube.com/get_video?video_id=

    there's no id
    is there any other way?


    Posted by: luvleigh at May 2, 2006 10:11 AM

    keepvid.com works fine with me! Thanks alot for the hard works! ^^

    Posted by: lopli2628 at May 2, 2006 10:34 PM

    thanks for keepvid.com address :)

    Posted by: rika at May 3, 2006 5:31 AM

    yiPeee!!.. keepvid.com was great!!.. finally i can continue downloading!!..

    thank u so much.. tnx for posting it here..

    great job guyz!!

    mwahhh!!... ^_^

    Posted by: mhai at May 3, 2006 8:37 AM

    followed everything and it works until when I right click the "save as" and firefox showed a
    window pane that said DONE. And when I look at
    where I save it, it is not there. PLEASE HELP.
    many thanks.

    Posted by: Jose Gamboa at May 3, 2006 10:09 AM

    www.keepvid.com is working.. try it.. its very easy just copy the link of the video then paste it on the space provided by the site.. then click the download link...

    then just rename it with videoname.flv extension.. make sure you have a flv player but most of flv player are too small, you can't maximaze the vid.. so i suggest to use a converter of flv to any kinds of vid in order for you to play it on windows media..
    total video converter is a nice catch.. ",


    (hope it will work forever,,,,.. ^_^...)

    tnx for all the people who posted this site..

    thank you very much!!!!...

    Posted by: mhai-mhai at May 3, 2006 1:32 PM

    iFilm dont work in any site of them :S

    Posted by: Hossam at May 4, 2006 4:52 AM

    That flv player screen is way too tiny. Anyone recommend a good *FREE* converter that works?

    Posted by: Scott at May 4, 2006 5:17 PM

    @jose camboa

    instead of right clicking it, just click it. that will solve it.

    Posted by: terence at May 5, 2006 12:21 AM

    I guess youtube worked hard yesterday. now they restrict their videos again! please help.. keepvid.com dont work for this case >.I guess youtube worked hard yesterday. now they restrict their videos again! please help.. keepvid.com dont work for this case >.

    Posted by: lopli2628 at May 5, 2006 12:55 AM

    Hello everybody! The date here is 5/5/06, and I have found a way to save YouTube videos. Simply open a video on a tab (just one, to keep things simple), let it download fully, then open a new tab and type about:cache?device=disk into the address bar. Copy the line (near the top) after the words "Cache Directory". Now open Explorer and paste that into the address bar there. Now you should see a folder with a lot of gibberish files, choose "View" from the toolbar and then "Details". Now that you have a lot more info, click "Date Modified" once or twice until the newest files are at the top. Now it's a simple matter of adding .flv to the name of the latest big file in that folder :)

    Posted by: Tzarius at May 5, 2006 5:24 AM

    Oh, you could probably do this with IE, but someone else can write those instructions ;)

    Posted by: Tzarius at May 5, 2006 5:25 AM

    Tzarius: I just dont get it >.Tzarius: I just dont get it >.
    What do you mean by Copy the line (near the top) after the words "Cache Directory"?

    Posted by: lopli2628 at May 5, 2006 6:38 AM

    Attention all Mac users!!

    If you are using Mac OS X (like myself) and are wondering how to get your own youtube videos in this sea of windows PC advice, try this:

    Get yourself Firefox. (Easy)
    Once you have that go onto the mozilla website and look for the extensions tab at the top. Then click Firefox extensions, Look at the top extension downloads on the right you'll see video downloader at fourth (was at time of typing) get that and install onto Firefox: on top bar click: tools, extensions, Drag the Video downloader file onto the extension box and click install.

    Restart Firefox. (Apple key and Q then re-open Firefox)

    Right click on Firefox toolbar icons (stop, forward, back etc.), click customize then drag the Video downloader icon from the bottom (tee hee I said bottom! (English humour, don’t worry)) and put onto the icons toolbar.

    Go to the video you like on the youtube website.

    Open it up and then pause it (cuts down on lag). Now, click the icon that you have just put on your toolbar, this will now bring up a new window. Now right click on the download link button then select "save linked file as...” This will now bring up the "save file as" screen name the file what you want, then, put a ".flv" (without the (save quote marks) on the end, now save to desktop. Exam ple: mankillshimselfcozhecantsaveyoutubevidz.flv

    Now it should bring up the download status window, which tells you stats like, how long left, amount downloaded and KBs. Once you have the file it looks blank and probably wont play on VLC (bastard I know.) so what you need is...


    Now, this is a Gucci piece of kit (really good) that converts FLV and more into mp4 to put on your screen or iPod! Once you have downloaded this and installed it open it up, drag the blank file onto the programme the press start. Depending on quality settings and file size it can take anywhere from couple of minutes to Real time Decoding (it done a 19mb video in about three minutes for me on standard) once finished open the file and enjoy! ...And rest...

    I hope this has help the Mac users and some of the PC users that may be having difficulties as well. If it sounds a bit patronising I apologise, but remember that there maybe people out there that are doing this for the first time, and need to be taught how to suck an egg, so to speak. (no offence)

    Try these links...


    Good luck everyone,

    Matt. :-)

    Posted by: Matt at May 5, 2006 10:11 AM

    you can download the total video converter here


    ... this version is not free, its only for 15 days, but you know you can use it forever!!... if 15 days is over just change the date on your computer, like me i download that application last april 14, 2005 and to be able to use it even it is expired i change the date on my computer, whenever i used it my date is always in april 15,2005..


    Posted by: mhai-mhai at May 5, 2006 3:45 PM

    Posted by: Dudeness at May 13, 2006 4:01 AM

    well.... for guys using firefox, you could always search your cache directory and find out the true locations of the ".flv" files... hope that helps

    Posted by: randomizer at May 15, 2006 3:31 AM

    Umm... How long does it take usually for keepvid to download a youtube vid? ^^

    Posted by: Yuki-chan at May 24, 2006 8:09 AM

    Wow it roxk thanks man

    Posted by: Manji at May 25, 2006 8:53 AM

    it does not work on mine...it can be saved as 'get_video' but the php is already missing
    can someone help?

    Posted by: aziz at May 26, 2006 4:04 AM

    dosent work.....PHP is already missing..... need help.... when i download it dosent show up

    Posted by: jjj at May 26, 2006 8:38 PM

    I can't get Total Video Converter to work; it says I need to buy it. And Riva crashes my computer.

    Are there any other programs you can suggest?

    Posted by: Catherine at May 29, 2006 8:46 PM

    Matt's MAC step-by-step rocks!
    I love the british!
    totally works, you fcan re-set the size, frame rate etc. in the advanced panel that comes out ot the right side of the video downlaoder deal.

    Posted by: kayteaas at May 29, 2006 11:50 PM

    does this work on the new youtube updates... i ran the progam before, but now with the updates i cant get it to work.... i havent updated my firefox or anything... any ideas?

    Posted by: loloki at May 30, 2006 2:24 AM

    If other methods don't work, you can watch the video and then grab the file directly from your browser's temp cache as well.
    You will have to rename it to an .flv file. To check which temp file it is, you can just click on the file and open it with VLC viewer. The path to the file should be similar to this one.

    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\gz7rxtlm.default\Cache

    Posted by: berkeleybull at May 30, 2006 1:07 PM

    i installed al of the above and i get the red tape, and it even saves something, but when i try to open it , it says the file is either removed or renamed. in another words it doesnt save. please help

    Posted by: rolfts75 at June 1, 2006 10:53 AM

    Ok, I've done everything as stated, but when I tried to find the Youtube videos I saved, there's none. To simplify it, I save it at Desktop, but there's no files are there.

    Posted by: ndmmxiaomayi at June 1, 2006 9:30 PM

    WOT THE HELL has happened to youtube?

    Posted by: matt at June 2, 2006 2:13 AM

    I can not even install greasemonkey extension, because I don't have file extension, can anyone tell me where i can get file extension so that this program can work.
    Thank you

    Posted by: Loon Hong at June 3, 2006 9:59 AM

    Please help me ^-^
    Anyone know how to Install Greasemonkey?
    I have download it but dont know what to do for the next step.

    And I have also dl FLV player but when I click on it, error message is display saying that the file I try to use is corrupted or incompleted.

    I have also dl VLC player n what I get is a file not an application. Problem is what to do with it. Thanks ^-^

    Posted by: l1nd4y4p at June 8, 2006 1:08 AM

    i just want to know how do you make videos and put it on youtube

    Posted by: ben at June 8, 2006 9:12 PM

    ey, the javimoya site worked just a while ago... Is there something I could do to be able to download PRIVATE Videos? it says error everytime i try to submit the link to the video.... could anybody help me? thanks!

    Posted by: cybil at June 10, 2006 3:11 AM

    yeh evrything works fine for me, i have the red bar and stuff... but when i go to download it, i change .php to .flv (I'm guessing you just put that at the end) and when it finishes downloading it says "canot open file as it was deleted or renamed" can anyone help. i'm not realy sure how to change the extension, evryone is saying change it BUT NOT HOW TO DO IT! please help

    Posted by: Blake C at June 10, 2006 8:41 PM

    i have exactly the same problem as blake c.. please help..

    Posted by: Spixe at June 14, 2006 9:06 AM

    dont see no red bar on youtube

    Posted by: emeraldwolf at June 15, 2006 8:22 AM

    help. i can't download private videos on keepvid... is there any other method?

    Posted by: maria at June 15, 2006 4:19 PM

    You can't be 37672 serious?!?

    Posted by: Mary Box at June 15, 2006 5:45 PM

    when i try to change the file to a flv file it dosent work.

    it tells me it dosent exist or file name has been changed

    Posted by: DA KIng at June 22, 2006 2:20 PM

    (1)I just wanted to know if anyone here knows how to convert www.myspace.com clips from flv to mpeg. I have ask everywhere and everyone I could think of.
    (2) Does anyone know of a way to download clips for this new website www.xtube.com and if so how to convert them to mpeg.

    Posted by: harry s at June 24, 2006 12:42 AM

    its not working :(

    Posted by: None at June 28, 2006 11:34 AM

    Its my idea or this does not longer works?

    I installed successfully the GreaseMonkey as well as the .js file.

    I DO see the red bar on top of my screen (in the case of www.youtube.com) BUT when i click "save as" and rename the extention to .flv it says: "it dosent exist or file name has been changed" as already mentioned before.

    Hope they can make it work again :D

    Posted by: Nohara at June 28, 2006 9:00 PM

    Hey I use Internet Explore how can i use that feature without having to download Firefox

    Posted by: bboycreammzk at June 29, 2006 2:31 AM

    I used the add on from Firefox and it seems to work but the video is small and I can't adjust the sound or video size? Does anyone have a better option?

    Posted by: joe at June 29, 2006 3:27 AM

    Video artists' best friend! TYVM.

    Posted by: Interkosmos at June 29, 2006 3:30 AM

    hey there,

    when i save the file (.flv) it just dont exist in the folder i've choosen.
    the firefox download manager says that the file is corrupt oder doesnt exist anymore.
    pls help ^^

    Posted by: TBS at July 1, 2006 5:08 AM

    I tried to download a 9 minute clip using Video Downloader. But it only managed to download the first minute and thats it. What the heck?

    Posted by: donkey at July 5, 2006 12:27 PM

    It seems it doesn't work anymore :(

    Posted by: giostergio at July 5, 2006 1:35 PM

    hey, it was working just fine until it was time for me to save the file, because then i can't save it as an .flv. it just says "save as type: all files" and it won't let me change it. what am i supposed to do?! thanks

    Posted by: Caleb at July 5, 2006 6:01 PM

    Ok so I tried Vdownloader and it worked! Erm...cheers.

    Posted by: donkey at July 6, 2006 10:51 AM

    Ok so I tried Vdownloader and it worked! Erm...cheers.

    Posted by: donkey at July 6, 2006 10:54 AM

    Well it's 9:43pm on july 7th 2006 and I just downloaded firefox and add videodownloader and everything works fine. renaming to .flv. It's a small screen, but it looks great and clear. Maybe firefox tweaked the videodownloader. Try removing it and starting again maybe. But it's easy as pie tonight gettin the youtube down. Good luck.

    ps just bought a new laptop this week so maybe that has something to do with it.

    Posted by: randy at July 7, 2006 10:48 PM

    As of July 10th, it appears that youtube has blocked it again.

    Posted by: joel at July 10, 2006 11:28 AM

    It's the 11th and I'm downloading right now. Whenever I get and "error" or "warning" message in the vdownloader window, I just close out firfox..open again and go back to the video I want and it works...Maybe they are locking in on your connection, so closeout and retry.
    good luck.

    Posted by: randy at July 11, 2006 11:15 AM

    Does anyone know if wireless connection is not good for downloading Youtube vids? I tried using keepvid.com, but the entire vid doesn't get downloaded or it says "Timeout, try again."

    This has happened frequently and I hope someone helps me out.


    Posted by: peter at July 11, 2006 2:39 PM

    Oh boy...Out of the blue Keepvid is working again!

    Posted by: randy at July 11, 2006 6:01 PM

    Posted by: Winty at July 12, 2006 10:38 AM

    I downloaded vdownloader and it worked for awhile and then no matter what youtube file location I entered, it would say "not a valid youtube location"....wtf.....and it says "disconnected" in the bottom left corner, but the site is up and working, I'm using fast connection....what gives?

    Posted by: PierreG at July 12, 2006 3:58 PM


    I figured out an easy way to get the flv player to play large.

    1. download a video that has the size code available. I got one from google video.

    2. launch that video and click on the 2x zoom choice.

    3. Now pause that video and don't close it out. Now open your youtube folder and click on a video and drag (do not double click) the video into the large screen. The video will load and expand to fill that large screen!

    If you close out the big screen, then next time just start with that "trigger" video again and then drag again.

    good luck

    Posted by: randy at July 12, 2006 11:04 PM


    I figured out an easy way to get the flv player to play large.

    1. download a video that has the size code available. I got one from google video.

    2. launch that video and click on the 2x zoom choice.

    3. Now pause that video and don't close it out. Now open your youtube folder and click on a video and drag (do not double click) the video into the large screen. The video will load and expand to fill that large screen!

    If you close out the big screen, then next time just start with that "trigger" video again and then drag again.

    good luck

    Posted by: randy at July 12, 2006 11:05 PM

    well um everything worked but it doesn't show the "save as" thing. =S

    Posted by: ashley at July 13, 2006 4:12 PM

    damn!! i did everything but i cant save the video, i put the cursor on the red tag with the righ button but dont work, because it saves like php, i tried to change to flv but nothings happend,

    can you help me?


    Posted by: renato at July 13, 2006 5:22 PM

    before the red banner save as method worked until it one day stopped. but keepvid and videodownloader works fine.

    Posted by: nobody at July 13, 2006 7:42 PM

    I've just used Keepvid.com to download some video files. It's great! And i know another site to get link: www.videodl.com
    Have fun!

    Posted by: Thao Storm at July 14, 2006 7:10 PM

    I'm sorry. The true link is: http://videodl.org/

    Posted by: Stormy Thao at July 14, 2006 7:15 PM

    When I try to download a video from youtube, I get the red bar at top. I choose save as, and then the file starts downloading... but then it quits without downloading anything, like a 404.

    Posted by: Joel at July 15, 2006 5:12 AM

    works in google but not in you tube, where are the brains to fix this one///...

    Posted by: alex jones at July 17, 2006 10:54 AM

    i downloaded the firefox and greasemonkey and everything seemed to work fine until i try to get it to convert. i see the video on youtube i want, then go to save link as..., but it won't let me save it as a .flv file. i don't know what to do. your help would be much appreciated.

    Posted by: jeremy at July 17, 2006 4:04 PM

    Use keepvid! It's been working all week so take advantage of it. It's easy and no firefox stuff to deal with.

    Posted by: randy at July 19, 2006 10:55 PM

    yo homie who eva yo r........yo da best yo......yo da BEST

    Posted by: 80 PROOF at July 20, 2006 7:22 AM

    How do i dlwnload the videos off of other sites like Pornotube.com???

    Posted by: elvis at July 20, 2006 7:54 PM

    Once I download to a .flv file, how can I convert it to burn to a dvd to play in a normal dvd player? Any free software? Thanks!

    Posted by: Steve at July 24, 2006 10:12 AM

    Thanks a lot for your precious tip. I downloaded and converted all to DVD with "Total Video Converter" from eMule. Today, july 25th, Javamoya didn't work. YOU'RE GREAT!

    Posted by: rogerionicht at July 25, 2006 2:02 AM

    Total video converter is good, but it only for 15 days....anyone can help me?

    Posted by: liza at July 25, 2006 5:00 AM


    Posted by: ROGERIONICHT at July 25, 2006 4:36 PM

    Does anyone know how to retreive, rip, or view a removed video from youtube? If its been removed by user or violations?

    Posted by: jr at July 26, 2006 4:14 AM

    thanks, it works...

    Posted by: Andy at July 26, 2006 7:35 AM

    i've try EMULE, but i don't know where to start...i've already have the key generator...

    Posted by: liza at July 26, 2006 9:54 PM

    Use Super from Erightsoft. It's free

    Posted by: iil at July 28, 2006 11:45 PM

    You rule!!!

    Posted by: kaveh at July 31, 2006 3:37 AM

    why all this extra download stuff, just watch the whole video then go to you temporary internet folder on your HD and copy the file into another directoty. done.

    Posted by: noname at August 1, 2006 10:20 PM

    thanks man..... you rock!

    Posted by: Joe at August 2, 2006 12:34 AM

    hey thr guys.....
    wanna ask sumtin here...
    anybody open javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php lately? i've tried 2 open it 4 quite sum time but its like da site was never existed...*sigh*

    oh yeah, anybody check out xtube.com lately?
    its kewl n....dunno wat 2 say....hehehe..lost ps words...but jus check em out...(only 4 non-religious dudes n dudettes....lol)

    i got 2 main questions, hope sumbody can answer..
    -does anybody know downloader dat can download like javimoya can?
    -anybody how i can download vids from xtube...they're worth 2 download...hehehe...

    anybody know, emel me at boytoy_innocent@yahoo.com.sg

    Posted by: innocent_boi at August 2, 2006 3:50 AM

    Hey anybody know what happened to javimoya site which can download youtube and other videos. It's not working. Can some one help us....pls

    Posted by: Evan at August 2, 2006 7:38 AM

    thank you so fukn much

    Posted by: warren at August 2, 2006 11:02 PM

    Youtube has made some changes.
    The youtube flash video file is now saved in the Local Settings\temp folder and is locked so that it cannot be copied while the Youtube player window exists.

    If you close the Youtube player window, the file in the temp folder is deleted so one cannot save it.

    Anyone have a fix for this?

    Posted by: ee at August 3, 2006 5:27 AM

    hemm...cant download from youtube now....dis sucks very much dude....anybody av an idea?

    Posted by: innocent_boi at August 4, 2006 12:20 AM

    God-damn ... its so easy without messing around
    1) watch the video you want in the default player
    2) Find the file you d/loaded..stored in
    C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files
    ...or similar to this,,,just search yout drive for "youtube"....
    3) copy and paste the file to your desktop, and rename it to whatever.avi , and play it in VLC media player

    Posted by: Phodis at August 4, 2006 6:05 AM

    it works!!! thanks a lot! you are THE MAN!!!!

    Posted by: cecille at August 4, 2006 7:38 PM

    This is very good on saturdays like today i can download the best videos from youtube and watch them without waiting for ages to have the whole video!

    Posted by: sunji at August 5, 2006 2:54 AM

    How to save vid that being flagged that is appropriate

    video may contain content that is inappropriate for some users, as flagged by YouTube's user community.

    To view this video, please verify you are 18 or older by logging in or signing up.

    Posted by: suzy at August 5, 2006 9:06 AM

    NEW Youtube Changes to stop downloads:
    The Youtube video temp file is now locked so that it cannot be copied while the Youtube player is open. When you close the Youtube window, the file in the temp folder is deleted.
    1) play the file in Youtube and leave the window open.
    2) pull the plug on your PC. (yes!) Youtube does not have time to delete temp file.
    3) restart.
    4) copy and rename file to xxx.flv and open in a .flv viewer program
    NOT very elegant, but it works.

    Posted by: andyb at August 6, 2006 9:14 AM

    if you replay a video, you will see that the file HAS been stored locally somewhere - it "downloads" instantly.
    So guys - where is it? Not in your temp folder, but...? where?

    Posted by: andyb at August 6, 2006 9:16 AM

    it works nigga. damn, a very laughable sort of an idea but it does work. but jus like u man im also surprised bout dat whole instant download thing durin a replay. need some work on it i guess huh. anyways thanx cuz.

    Posted by: jay sean at August 6, 2006 10:42 PM

    so how does this work with sites like pornotube.com?

    Posted by: siren at August 7, 2006 4:20 AM

    when i download greasemonkey it asks which progamme created it...can anyone help me please?

    Posted by: Me at August 7, 2006 4:58 AM

    can anyone help me on how to transfer the data to the firefox?

    Posted by: mike at August 7, 2006 10:15 PM

    how can i change the file type to .flv again? all video files i download are in .htm format. There seemed to be no option for changing the file type when i'm saving.

    Posted by: keeper at August 8, 2006 8:49 AM

    great, thanks for the guide

    Posted by: Mr Wizard at August 8, 2006 9:51 PM

    Yo dawg this page is da shizzle...cant believe I went this long waitin for long azz downloads!!! Off the chain. Big ups from Liberty City, da MIA!!

    Posted by: Ken Dorsey at August 8, 2006 10:28 PM

    plz tell me the script for myspace also

    Posted by: vicky at August 9, 2006 1:10 AM

    fuck firefox why not IE?? i know that you can save all vidz and you don't need firefox to make it work... wtf is wrong with IE...

    more people are happy if you post a way to do it on this browser than you will now have....

    Posted by: Me at August 10, 2006 1:25 PM

    "how can i change the file type to .flv again? all video files i download are in .htm format. There seemed to be no option for changing the file type when i'm saving."

    go to my computer.
    click tools.
    click folder options.
    uncheck the box that says " hide extensions for known file types".
    there u go. now u can change the extension to flv.

    Posted by: jay sean at August 11, 2006 12:02 AM


    Posted by: hernando at August 11, 2006 12:05 PM

    do you actually have to yank the power supply? can't you just disconnect your ethernet cable/adapter/phone line (whatever you use) while the window is still open?

    Posted by: Richard Nixon at August 11, 2006 10:23 PM

    Thanx to the GreaseMonkey and the author of this tip, it's really great, I could get all the Meat Puppets videos from YouTube, and also fully complete my discography and more of them ! Once again, thanx ! (from france, hehe).

    Posted by: Pier at August 14, 2006 8:17 AM

    Greasemonkey is the most popular method but it is NOT needed.

    Play the UTube movie in your browser and after it completes downloading...

    In C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\plugtmp-5\ there should be a file called "get_video" and has no extension.

    Copy "get_video" to a different directory and rename the file with an .flv extension.

    Posted by: Ozmagog at August 16, 2006 10:05 PM

    When I right click the this .js file, the option for installing the script doesn't show up.

    Posted by: Brittany at August 16, 2006 11:06 PM

    heya if eny1 can save videos from bebo.com please email me how to beacause this method doesnt work thank you!! pudd1ng@aol.com

    Posted by: pudd1ng at August 17, 2006 6:01 PM


    How to Download videos from PRONOTUBE
    isn't it the same script ??

    There is no red bar at the top of screen

    Plenty of cool sexy videos there, i know that interest so many people !! hehe

    Any help appreciated ( not only bye me lol )

    Posted by: JuJu at August 18, 2006 6:27 AM

    PORNOTUBE, sorry

    Posted by: JuJu at August 18, 2006 6:28 AM

    Nothing works for PORNOTUBE!!

    It is not in the temp files folder, even when the window is still open......the file HAS to be on the computer SOMEWHERE for it to play on my screen...can someone find out where it is?

    Or is there a program that can do a printscreen video?

    Posted by: Dr Giggles at August 19, 2006 1:31 PM

    Can someone tell me how to burn onto a dvd after i have downloaded from youtube (done this via replay converter). I have the videos i want to burn in a file, but they are window's media files. Window's didn't seem to work, and am not sure who else to use.

    Posted by: MARK BAMBACH at August 19, 2006 3:14 PM

    Thanks ! Very Good !

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    Posted by: Xerox at August 22, 2006 11:31 PM

    It works perfectly! Thanks a lot!

    Posted by: blackdragon at August 24, 2006 4:26 AM

    Wow, thanks man.

    Posted by: Me at September 3, 2006 5:53 AM

    WOW..how the F*** did you learn this technique.
    many thanks.

    Posted by: rip at September 6, 2006 12:03 AM

    I recently came across a site very much like youtube. livedigital.com has some very good video on it. CVan anyone tell me how to download their videos?

    Posted by: George Lopez at September 6, 2006 4:41 AM

    George I wish I could help you man. I have been wanting the same thing. These guys here are very computer savy maybe one will have an idea.

    Posted by: Dale Ingram at September 7, 2006 9:39 AM

    the video works, on vdownloader, but not sound? Do you have to change the bit rate? WHat do you change it to?

    Posted by: sound at September 7, 2006 5:47 PM

    I tried vdownloader and it only works with youtubemgoogle,and one other site I couldn't get it to work at all with livedigital it said invalaid url.

    Posted by: George Lopez at September 7, 2006 6:34 PM

    Oh my god! it works perfect. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us, Thank you.

    Posted by: Sam Lim at September 8, 2006 1:15 AM

    Excellent! It really works.

    By the way, I'll be now waiting for this page to be closed. And we think we will need to add a text "Youtube" on each videos for disclaimers.

    Posted by: Youtube Management at September 8, 2006 7:28 AM

    The progrma look's to work great, but when I open de the file with the player we can see only like 24 sec max of the video when the file is over 3 minutes. any idea?

    Posted by: Megapinky at September 11, 2006 12:15 PM

    Has anybody come up with a way to download from livedigital.com? These fellows are right it is a great site.

    Posted by: Ben Times at September 13, 2006 12:23 PM

    Help me, it always save a HTML document, i try to save it but no use.Why?

    Posted by: Matthew at September 15, 2006 6:28 AM

    como fazer o download you tube!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: Alexssandro Rodrigues at September 15, 2006 8:14 PM

    This is one of the most cool inventions I have ever seen.

    Posted by: Jay Kay at September 16, 2006 5:06 AM

    you are the best.nice job.thanks

    Posted by: nas mavros at September 18, 2006 6:44 AM

    Installed this a little while ago and it worked well, thanks. My computer crashed (not related to this) but since then I cannot reinstall this script. I get the error message...
    Error installing user script:
    [Exception..."component returned failure code: 0x804b000a [nsIIOService.newChannel]" nresult:
    "0x804b000a ()" location: "JS frame :: chrome://zoomfox/content/zoomfox.xul ::
    getContents :: line 69" data: no]
    ...any ideas anyone?

    Posted by: Xaviar at September 19, 2006 1:32 AM

    it DIDNT work for me.. i didnt see that "install user script" option no matter what i did.. there was no way to open the greasemonkey file.. maybe someone can help me because ive tried everything and im not exactly computer illiterate so something is wrong here.. my screenname is hbtsme and my email is hbtsme@aol.com so if anyone can help me, id really appreciate it

    Posted by: flows at September 20, 2006 12:43 PM


    Posted by: THE MAN at September 23, 2006 4:34 PM

    send it as fast as it can be.

    Posted by: david at September 24, 2006 3:58 AM

    May be a dumb question, but I can't figure out how to change the file extension for Mozilla. I might have checked off an option to not ask me how to save it or something, anny help?

    Posted by: Mark at September 28, 2006 12:30 AM

    This generally works well, but when I download from Dailymotion I only get the first 2 seconds of the video.

    Posted by: Sulla at September 29, 2006 10:30 AM

    thanks for this, its so much easier than i thought it would be xox

    Posted by: denise at October 4, 2006 1:02 AM

    i cant seem to download the videos from youtube.when i right click and select "save as", i only see the filename as "get_video".Any suggestions?

    Posted by: roy at October 4, 2006 3:18 AM

    This is great, awesome tutorial!

    Posted by: Brad at October 4, 2006 9:07 AM

    It appears that Youtubex has been circumvented ... any thoughts as to where I can go now to download and keep the videos?

    Posted by: Glen at October 6, 2006 9:07 PM


    Posted by: Amy at October 7, 2006 8:03 PM

    ***THANK YOU***

    this kicks the arse of installing crappy 3rd party software

    Posted by: Ian at October 9, 2006 7:28 AM

    when i right click on the save as link at youtube,,my computer doesn't give me the option to change the file to flv. the file type box is empty and it doesnt let me put any text in it.

    Posted by: Will at October 11, 2006 1:27 PM

    Could anyone please help me find a way to download private videos on youtube. I tried every way shown on this entire page.

    Posted by: Jeff at October 13, 2006 8:45 PM

    Bhendi isnt dis site da gr8est!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by: pa1 at October 14, 2006 3:23 AM

    hi there guy's, i already downloaded a youtube video...but if i try to burn it, the nero gets stop or hang...what should i do then?..the files name a.wmv at windows...how to convert them so that i can burn them...?

    Posted by: Pepaypoypey at October 16, 2006 5:45 AM

    Awesome add-on. Works great. You Tube is the only place I've found some old stuff I'm looking for.

    Posted by: Erasmus at October 19, 2006 10:24 AM

    To jsmooth995

    you're the man
    you are the man
    you r theman

    thank you

    Posted by: Shanr at October 22, 2006 10:54 AM

    when i downloaded a file from youtube.com and played it on vcl - the video plays but there is this blue line thingie flashing in the middle of the screen. is there anyway to get rid of this?

    Posted by: Camille at October 22, 2006 8:02 PM

    MATT!!! Thank you infinitely for your Mac d/l instrux! Were it not for you, I'd have suffered the same fate as the unfortunate man in your sample flv.

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    Posted by: cocoxye at October 26, 2006 11:53 PM

    Is there a way to get the free version of the video converter because it works great and even converts my videos so they can work on my phone does anyone know anything?

    Posted by: anthony at October 27, 2006 5:46 AM

    I was just wondering if you use total video converter do you really have to eventually pay for it cause I installed it then it installed into the mozilla and then this registration thing popped up and i said no but it gave me a fifteen day limit on using it till I had to pay 49 95 and I was just wondering if that was for real

    Posted by: JUn squared at October 29, 2006 1:03 AM

    Hi ppl. I have SERIOUS problem. I use "web video downloader" but i doenst converts videos :(((((
    Pls some1 HELP

    Posted by: Zoltan_the_dateless at October 31, 2006 1:29 PM

    i have one of these problems... te .tmp file is stored en config local\temp on a .tmp file that is created when the video window is opened... when i try to copy the .tmp file it says that cant be done because is a shared or in use file, i try several freeware programs like "unlocker" to try to unlock the file... but every program says the same.." cant be unlocked without having debug privileges... and the problem is that i cant use this machine without deepfreeze "on", and the same program dont let use debug privileges to any user or admin for secutiry reasons... so... if i use the metod of "unplug" the pc to dont let the video page delete the file, it sucks because the freezed pc dosnt store any new file... , Im stucked... any help?

    Posted by: call tv at October 31, 2006 6:08 PM

    um i downloaded grease monkey extension and then did that right click thing but the option isnt there

    Posted by: pplatin at November 2, 2006 3:11 AM

    um i have a slight problem ,,, once i installed this plugin and user script my audio will not work for Firefox explorer ... help?

    Posted by: chris at November 7, 2006 2:30 AM

    Will this work on www.obizgo.com? If not, is there a way I can make it work? Please let me know.

    Posted by: Magneto at November 9, 2006 12:19 AM

    this page is far far too old and out of date.
    there are too many alternatives to this now.

    this page is hitlered.

    Posted by: not you at November 10, 2006 3:14 AM

    ^^ DO NOT READ THE ABOVE ^^... youtube & Co have changed and so has downloading vids ;/

    Posted by: 0..0 at November 11, 2006 9:44 AM

    thanks a lot!

    Posted by: max at November 15, 2006 4:36 AM

    can you also download videos from google?

    Posted by: jason at November 15, 2006 6:54 PM

    Can you make a downloader for http://livedigital.com/

    Posted by: nick kiniski at November 16, 2006 6:00 AM

    Another one for downloading youtube stuff - vidgrabber.com

    Posted by: lightyear at November 16, 2006 10:35 AM

    Dude the solution still works on YOUtube i just downloaded a clip right now without any interruptions you need to check ii out

    Posted by: 3limalik at November 17, 2006 1:12 PM

    IT WONT LET ME CHANGE IT 2 A .flv? wat the fuk?

    Posted by: MIChAEL LOWE at November 24, 2006 6:35 AM

    Is there ANY program that you can just copy and paste the link of the video into and it will download it and convert it all in one go!?

    Posted by: Shlappa at November 29, 2006 7:32 AM

    For the sake of gods-christ, why o why dont the so-called know-alls THINK that many of us arent in the know, this typical, and unhelpful jargonization shite-talk is as useless as tits on a bull, Suggestion, refer would bve users to a TRIED.and TESTED player/converter/whatever..not somne gobbly-gook unworkable drivle stuff please!..reminds me of a course where the lecturer..read from a reccomendation after acid in eyes accident wITH a chemical we used QUoTe ! Irrigate affected area with copius quantities of H2O" (Rinse eyes with lots of running water..in PLAIN.>Understandable ENGLISH..)..CUT THE CRAPOLA YAPP ..HELP PEOPLE With real HELP THANKS..

    Posted by: dissatisfied at December 2, 2006 5:12 PM