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I use youtube-dl for downloading videos from YouTube. It's a free console program (public domain licence), written in Python. I've used it on Windows and Linux and it worked well. (According to the official site it should work on Mac OS X too.) By default it downloads the video in the best quality provided by YouTube. If it's not playable with VLC you can ...


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JDownloader works great: freeware ads-free (make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing JDownloader) standalone works with Windows/Linux/Mac automatic acknowledgement if some video triggers "18+ years only" warning. ability to download batches (GUI that accepts a list of URLs) can download all video playlists can be configured to download all ...


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Two recommendations: 1.DVDSOFT (Stand alone): Their free apps work as modules where you can choose which feature to download & install, they have a full studio program which works as (audio video dvd converter for mobile and iphone devices and video downloader) As for DVDSOFT youtube downloader module, all what you have to do is to copy the video link, ...


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I use youtude-dl for downloading videos from YouTube. It's a console program (without any ads), written in Python. I've used it on Windows and Linux (it worked well) and according to the official site it should work on Mac OS X too. It also supports extracting audio. You can set the format too, for example: youtube-dl --extract-audio --audio-format mp3 "...


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If you use VLC there is an easy way for such conversion. To convert Youtube video to mp3 these are required steps: Start up VLC Media tab chose Open Network Stream & in new pop up screen add URL address of youtube video you want to convert. From Play drop down menu chose convert (keyboard shortcut is Alt+C In new screen make sure to fill in needed ...


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Youtube Center is one of the best as it integrates perfectly into the site and gives you a lot of other options to customize your viewing experience. It appends an extra set of options to each video including a download button, you can even only request audio. It's available for all major browsers as extensions or if you can install it via a userscript.


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The default VLC media player should be able to play and record YouTube videos by itself. The steps are as follows: Go to Views > Advanced Controls Go to Media > Open Network Stream Put the YouTube video URL in the box It should stream. To record, just click on the record button on the bottom left corner Recorded videos should be available in your ...


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You can use youtube-dl. It is command line tool. I tried this at only on Windows7. There is a GUI wrapper available called win-youtube-dl but it only works at 64-bit Windows. Open source Supports a lot of video sharing sites Can download subtitle of video Free Multiplatform Supports authentication Works with proxy (I never tried this) Can download ...


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The easy way to download and convert Web videos from hundreds of YouTube-like sites. This works also for audio and picture galleries. Video DownloadHelper :: Add-ons for Firefox


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youtube-dl is open-source with no potentially unwanted software, available in several repositories, and sports all of your requested features – minus the GUI. $ youtube-dl -F e4MSN6IImpI [youtube] Setting language [youtube] e4MSN6IImpI: Downloading webpage [youtube] e4MSN6IImpI: Downloading video info webpage [youtube] e4MSN6IImpI: Extracting video ...


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JDownloader works great: freeware ads-free (make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing JDownloader) works with Linux/Windows/Mac ability to download batches (GUI that accepts a list of URLs) can download video playlists option to download the video in various formats and qualities can be configured to download all downloadable URLs in clipboard ...


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I use the Fast Video Download for Firefox. If you come on a site that displays a video the icon starts flashing and you can select the video to be downloaded (in all its formats). Then you get a "Save As" dialog where you select the place it should go to. It uses the name of the videofile per default which may not be what you want so you have to insert the ...


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You can use DVDVideoSoft's Free YouTube Download: freeware ads-free (make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing) standalone works with Windows can download YouTube playlists (largest playlists size tried: 182 videos) It seems to work fine with non-ASCII characters, example: Make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing: Options:


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aTube catcher I always use it to download videos from youtube but if you a day would need it for another video from another site it works. Allows you to use differents format and have various functions. You can search for videos directly from the application I never had problems with this and works always. From site: More stable, reliable, and faster! ...


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SMPlayer has got a GUI tool (smtube) to enable YouTube downloading. Format saved - MPEG4, playable by any half-decent player, including VLC. Also FLV and WEBM. Video and audio - YES. Freeware - YES. Adult video triggers - NOT TESTED. Batch downloading - NO. The workflow centers on searching for videos in the YouTube Browser and then downloading them. The ...


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JDownloader used to work great (free, ads-free, Windows). Right now there is a bug that makes the mp3 download unavailable, but hopefully it should be fixed soon.


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You can use JDownloader: freeware ads-free (make sure you uncheck/skip the spyware when installing JDownloader) standalone works with Windows/Linux/Mac can download YouTube playlists if it contains fewer than 80 videos tons of other features like custom proxy configuration within application with authentication.


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You can use a userscript. Userscripts are small JavaScript scripts that run in your browser. They allow you to customize sites and edit their design or even add functionality, and they can be as easy or as hard as you want them to be! I've made a simple userscript that will move the video so that the controls can still be accessed, but the video can't ...


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KeepVid is a web application that is great for garbing videos from the web. Features: Can download videos in all popular formats Even saves only the audio from the video if that's what you want Totally Free of cost Notifies the user if the videos are tagged "18+" Because it is on the web it is not platform specific. No Advertisements


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Freemake offer a Youtube converter to many different formats including mp3. Whilst I have never used it, I can vouch for their products as I have used both their Video Converter & Video Downloader with great success. Its a free download with no registration required. Screenshot: Platforms: Windows XP/Vista/7/8


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Today I've tried the free studio from dvd video soft for youtubeToMp3 and it was quite easy and straight forward. Their app work as modules where you can choose which feature to download & install, they have a full studio program which works as (audio video DVD converter for mobile and iPhone devices) Free studio screenshot: As for the youtube to mp3,...


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mps-youtube is a console-based youtube player with playlist support. Doesn't display video, great for listening to music. It supports downloading media from youtube (although youtube-dl is much more full-featured regarding downloads). You may also have a look at minitube which is a standalone (graphical) youtube player tring to match a TV-like experience.


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Play/Pause is a minimalistic Firefox extension that just adds a Play/Pause button to YouTube video tabs. License: MIT Source code: https://github.com/DanielKamkha/PlayPauseFirefox


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I recommend SnipMP3. It is a web-app rather than a desktop program. It also (last I tried anyways) didn't properly load on Firefox although it used to so that could have just been a security mixup or something (or due to me using an alpha Firefox - may investigate if I get some time later). Just tested with Chrome on Win 7 and it works fine there. It does ...


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SVPtube − plays Youtube videos in your favorite media player or saves to hard drive. Freeware. Supports most available formats (as seen in the browser's official flash player), 3D, 2k and 4k resolution. To download video you need to select a custom player by right-clicking the tray icon, switch .exe filter to .wsf and select the svptube-dl.wsf file ...


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I can't believe no one suggested 4K Download. the pros this beside other software is it able to save 60FPS video, smart tracking like JDownloader. Have some ads but not intrusive at all.


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There is a free web browser history examiner utility which could be used to generate the information that you need, it is available here. Since it can export the information to a number of formats it should let you generate the view counts periodically - N.B. Internet Explorer is notorious for giving inflated counts of the number of visits. To quote the ...


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Well, I'm not entirely sure you can do this but you can always download the videos in audio format. Fetchaudio is a good website. It is quite simple to use and you can download YouTube videos in audio only online which is pretty good. Another service you could use is keepvid.com. You can also download YouTube videos in audio format. I used them quite ...


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I don't give you a standalone application, but the alternative one is web application. ClipConverter CC is allowing you to convert and download your Youtube video in the version what you like. I hadn't tried it before using proxy services on my school. But, I hope it will work.


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Magic Actions for YouTube can: AutoHD feature - start play all YouTube™ videos in HD + Highres > HD1440p > HD1080p > HD720p > 480p > 360p > 240p > 144p and a lot more. What chrome looks like with the extension enabled and a fixed size selected on my system:


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