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LoopyLou

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Downloading vids from youtube
« on: June 08, 2009, 08:43:38 PM »
Hi everyone!  I was wondering is there a way to download vids from youtube so I can then save them and use in lessons as our server blocks out youtube.  If you can do this, does anybody have a dummies guide on how to do it?  Thanx in advance.
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2009, 08:51:26 PM »
use zamzar.com -
step 1: paste in the url
steo 2: convert to avi
step 3: enter email address
step 4:click convert
dead easy ( I always convert to avi and it plays in windows media player - i guess wmv would work as well??)
I taught myself (if you can call it teaching!) so should be straight forward - i think Tony also had some instructions in a teaching and learning booklet thingy he did a while back
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2009, 08:53:37 PM »
Use Real Player - you have the automatic option to download

http://uk.real.com/realplayer/
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2009, 08:58:27 PM »
Zmazar's better imo than Realplayer as it doesn't need a big old download. Can take some time though - but they'll get there eventually.

You can save in other formats btw - doesn't have to be avi.
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2009, 09:13:21 PM »
Terry if you use Real Player can you move the videos out of the library to put into a powerpoint? Not managed that so far. Thanks.

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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2009, 09:20:51 PM »
Thanx for the quick response!
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 09:22:50 PM »
Agree with the Zamzar verdict. The best that I have used and can definitely save as flash file and import straight into smart notebook.

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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 09:59:38 PM »
I use 'YouTube Downloader'. You can save as a really high quality when you convert to wmv format.

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« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2009, 10:00:42 PM »
I was just about to say the same as trailblazer re flv files downloaded from youtube going straight into smart notebook - very handy! Real player downloads as flv if I remember correctly so I don't think you can embed into powerpoint - I also like youconvertit.com which I find slightly quicker than zamzar but it does a similar job
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2009, 11:24:00 PM »
If you want a site that isn't blocked, you can try GeoTube  - just coming up to 500 geography videos (mainly from YouTube):

http://geovideos.fliggo.com

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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2009, 03:59:34 PM »
I have tried this twice with a video from you tube and it has said both times that there is a problem with the file conversion. Just wondered if anyone else had had this and whether anyone thought I was doing something blatantly obvious. Cheers

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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2009, 07:25:23 PM »
What have you tried twice Gavin? Which idea are you referring to?  ???
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2009, 05:29:53 PM »

I am trying to download this video:

http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/videos/player_new.asp?w=640&h=480&f=/newscentre/videos/shortfilms/2009-3-9_Home_eng-0

On Zamzar it says there is 'error file has no extension'

Is this the site trying to protect itself. I have tried to find it on you tube, to no avail

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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2009, 06:38:41 PM »
Nice video it just seems to be downloading for me on real player without any trouble
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Re: Downloading vids from youtube
« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2009, 08:28:46 PM »

I am trying to download this video:

http://www.unep.org/NewsCentre/videos/player_new.asp?w=640&h=480&f=/newscentre/videos/shortfilms/2009-3-9_Home_eng-0

On Zamzar it says there is 'error file has no extension'

Is this the site trying to protect itself. I have tried to find it on you tube, to no avail

You need the actual file location to get Zamzar to play - that'll need the file extension as part of it. You Tube provides this in a handy wee box over on the right btw.

Part of it might be about them protecting their content. Partly it might be about them not realising that people may want to download it.

But it's not unreasonable for them to want to protect content like this so that it can't be altered or the content removed from their control quite so easily.
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