Downloading files from YouTube

Lots of people know about this greasemonkey script for adding a “download” link to YouTube pages. However, I didn’t want to go to the hassle of installing the script (actually the real hassle was to upgrade FF), so I found this guy’s nice page:

it provides a nice web form where you just put in your YouTube,Google, or iFilm page URL, and it generates the download link for you. Very nice!

Once you’ve got your flv (Flash video file), you need something to play it with. Here is a simple desktop player for Mac or Windows:


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  1. […] As you may have noticed, many of the links from this site ( are directed towards Youtube.Unfortunately, Youtube does not make downloading their movies user friendly. However, I found this post to show you how to do it. […]

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