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Offline ethercat

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Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« on: August 29, 2009, 12:03 »
Sometimes people want to download a video for personal use, recordkeeping, viewing offline, or whatever, but YouTube doesn't provide a utility for doing that.  Fortunately, other sites do.  There are also sites which will convert a flash video to other formats which are easier to play, and programs that will do the same.  Can anyone add to the list?

http://keepvid.com/
http://mediaconverter.org/

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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2009, 18:54 »
Keepvid is the one I use. It works great for Google Video and YouTube.
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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 03:49 »
Codo ergo sum.

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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2009, 13:47 »
I have been using sothink for this.

http://www.sothinkmedia.com/web-video-downloader-firefox/

Thanks!  It's nice to see some linux and Mac options there too!
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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2009, 18:49 »
What do you guys recommend as the best converter for FLV > MP3/audio formats? I want to strip out the video and just have audio from a few videos.
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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2009, 01:05 »
What do you guys recommend as the best converter for FLV > MP3/audio formats? I want to strip out the video and just have audio from a few videos.

sothink also has a free FLV player in addition to the Firefox plug-in for FLV capture.

I haven't yet tried to find any utility for stripping out the video.
Why would you want to do that? Just curious.

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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2009, 09:24 »
What do you guys recommend as the best converter for FLV > MP3/audio formats? I want to strip out the video and just have audio from a few videos.

VLC (at least some older versions -- the latest has been giving me trouble with this) can, but it's a few out of the way steps. 

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Re: Utilities for downloading and keeping videos
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2009, 13:54 »
I see... I'll do some more google-fu and try to come up with an easy solution. I can always record the playback with audacity, but I will have a messed up recording if there is any rebuffering needed, or the movie skips around for any reason.

Why do I want just the audio? Because there are some awesome unofficial remixes/tracks out there that I want to burn to CDs, or put on an mp3 player, etc.
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