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FREE THINGS ONLINE: Extract video from video portals.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Extract video from video portals.

You got to love the amount of content you can get from such video portal such as Google video, youtube , ifilms. Sometimes I come across interesting software development content that I simply must have, or the occasional family guy episodes. Some content is simply too long to stream off the server or, I might be off on a trip and need to watch on the road. The only way I can get my way is to download the content for later viewing. Before they were no quite a few tools to extract the videos off youtube and other video portals but they are a variety of tools now thanks to people who took the time out to figure things out. Some are paid for and some free. What am going to show you is how to get the content for free and without applying so much brain in the process.

Step1 : Firstly you will need firefox (open source web browser) for the first method in order to utilze the tool. Which can be found here

Step 2 : Download VideoDownloader by Javi Moya which can be found here

clicking the link in firefox should bring up a software installation diagloue box.
Click install and restart firefox.
A small icon should appear at the button of the page. Click on it while watching your video. This will bring up another window. Right click anyone of the windows and save the the video. Videos are usually downloaded as .flv. you can either convert them with online tools or you can watch it directly using vlc player a cross platform media player which can be found here

Video downloader supports downloading videos from the following sites.

Angry Alien, Blennus,,, Dailymotion, Double Agent, eVideoShare, Free Video Blog, Google Video, Grinvi, iFilm, Keiichi Anime Forever, Metacafe, MySpace, MySpace Video Code, Putfile, Totally Crap, vidiLife, vSocial, AnimeEpisodes.Net, Badjojo, Blastro, Bofunk, Bolt, Castpost, CollegeHumor, Current TV, Dachix, Danerd,, DevilDucky, Double Agent, EVTV1, FindVideos, Hiphopdeal, Kontraband, Lulu TV,,,, Newgrounds, NothingToxic, PcPlanets, Pixparty, PlsThx, Revver, Sharkle, SmitHappens, StreetFire, That Video Site, VideoCodes4U, VideoCodesWorld, VideoCodeZone, Vimeo, Yikers YouTube and ZippyVideos.

Example of tube content running in vlc

Ok well how bout if you really don’t want to download firefox and your comfortable with using some other browser. Here is very simple tip just go to this website and copy past the youtube or google video etc link into the provided textbox and click download. A download link should automatically appear.

He is another website which does virtual the same coping link scenario as described above

And anther

And another

You may also want to try YouRipper a small tool that enables you to download video clips from YouTube and Google Video. It automatically clings itself to the title bar of your browser and all you have to do is copy and paste (or drag and drop) the URL of the YouTube page that contains the video clip and YouRipper will automatically extract the correct file and save it as Flash video (.flv) file in a folder of your choice. software can be found at this site



At February 17, 2007 at 7:45 AM , Blogger ωϊΪΪϊαm §öö said...

dude, why waste all those efforts when you can just use itube.
It will auto download and convert the files to Mpeg4 or ipod mov for you. The program is also small.


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