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prometheus
08-16-2015, 08:03 AM
Anyone found a better solution than firefox download helper for downloading youtube clips nowadays...for some time now, youtube downloads within the firefox download helper onlys shows ADP format which requires conversions and it also plays watermarks on the clips..this is horrible.

I still want firefox browser though.

jdownloader is a free software that you can paste the link in to and download ..but itīs slow.

I wanīt to download the latest clips from lightwave group and store them and replay offline when needed.

Youtube policies and viewer experience is getting worse constantly for every change they do.

Please lightwave group...post your material on vimeo if possible.
or store them at ftp locations with your own site navigation for easy download, sure youtube helps for marketing and attract others..but for us regular users, it would be nice to acess properly downloadable material for offline viewing.

kadri
08-16-2015, 08:21 AM
I use "Freemake Video Downloader" since 1-2 years or more. Works most of the time.
Be careful, might be one of the crapware installers in it if you don't do a custom install etc...
Used to have others before (one was the same as yours i think) that i don't remember now.

stiff paper
08-16-2015, 08:57 AM
Keepvid.com still seems to work past YouTube's latest shenanigans.

Bear in mind that I don't actually trust the keepvid page, but then I don't trust anything on the internet, so I use Noscript and various other methods to prevent everything I can, and you don't even have to allow anything at all on the keepvid page for it to work.

It's still working for me, so far.

Edit:
Just wanted to add that I found a vid on Vimeo last week that Downloadhelper wouldn't work with, so I expect Vimeo is going to do the same thing as YT.

Also, just copy/paste the URL to the keepvid page.

gjjackson
08-16-2015, 09:27 AM
There are all kinds of Add-On extensions for Firefox to download videos.

prometheus
08-16-2015, 10:00 AM
There are all kinds of Add-On extensions for Firefox to download videos.


Yaa..and there is all kinds of browsers and programs..so what?
I would be happy if you specify and suggest a good one.:D

kadri
08-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Yaa..and there is all kinds of browsers and programs..so what?
I would be happy if you specify and suggest a good one.:D


Terragen?...opppsss...wrong thread :D

prometheus
08-16-2015, 01:42 PM
Terragen?...opppsss...wrong thread :D

and you can download that with firefox youtube downloader..right:D

kadri
08-16-2015, 01:48 PM
:)

glebe digital
08-16-2015, 02:30 PM
The easiest route I've found:

http://www.clipconverter.cc/

Paste link, select format req'd, bingo. :)

gjjackson
08-17-2015, 05:11 AM
Yaa..and there is all kinds of browsers and programs..so what?
I would be happy if you specify and suggest a good one.:D

I use Avant browser with a Firefox engine.
With that I use YouTube Center: Top Video Downloader; 1-Click Dailymotion; Download Videos as MP4; NoScript

50one
08-17-2015, 06:11 AM
I use opera widget, one of a very few that actually works.

JamesCurtis
08-17-2015, 10:40 PM
Just so everyone knows Video Downloader has pushed out an update which fixes the ADP only issues. I'm using Firefox and works again.

Shiny_Mike
08-18-2015, 03:27 AM
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/user/ialc/?src=api works nicely

prometheus
08-18-2015, 04:20 AM
Just so everyone knows Video Downloader has pushed out an update which fixes the ADP only issues. I'm using Firefox and works again.

Thanks for the heads up on that, will check that when I get home later, that is the most comfortable solution to simply have it updated, rather than installing additional stuff with all those unknown things that comes with it.

And thanks very much to all of you other guys with the other suggestions to use those other downloaders, will take a look at them later too..though I will go with the downloader helper update as a priority.

Thanks.

raymondtrace
08-18-2015, 06:43 AM
Video DownloadHelper for Firefox has always updated pretty quickly after YouTube changes its delivery. It is usually best to just wait when it "breaks". I don't recall waiting any more than a day or two. I use this (http://yd.3dyd.com/home/) as a backup option.

prometheus
08-18-2015, 09:00 AM
Video DownloadHelper for Firefox has always updated pretty quickly after YouTube changes its delivery. It is usually best to just wait when it "breaks". I don't recall waiting any more than a day or two. I use this (http://yd.3dyd.com/home/) as a backup option.

well..this has been useless for months..not a day or so..so I donīt believe in just waiting.

raymondtrace
08-18-2015, 10:51 AM
That's odd. I use Video DownloadHelper all the time, at least once a day. I only noticed a break over this past weekend.

Make sure you have the latest. I think the developer forked his own add-on earlier this year. Maybe you're still running the old branch. I had a hiccup updating earlier this year so I uninstalled and reinstalled the add-on.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-Us/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

prometheus
08-18-2015, 11:20 AM
That's odd. I use Video DownloadHelper all the time, at least once a day. I only noticed a break over this past weekend.

Make sure you have the latest. I think the developer forked his own add-on earlier this year. Maybe you're still running the old branch. I had a hiccup updating earlier this year so I uninstalled and reinstalled the add-on.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-Us/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

Yes..I stand corrected, I think I wasnīt stating the truth here, it did in fact work within the time frame you mentioned..sort of, sometimes I could only see ADP options..but if I logged in I could often download clips.
and itīs only a full break this weekend.
I can now after the update download clips again ..and that without the need to log in either.

The ADP format change has been there for months though..but thatīs a different matter.

Thanks.

3dWannabe
08-23-2015, 06:20 PM
Video DownloadHelper had submitted to Mozilla (they must approve - and without their approval, in new releases, you can't install a plug-in [not sure if that has taken effect yet, but it will soon]) - and Mozilla was taking a very long time, but it's out now and working quite well!

You can always check for status on:

https://twitter.com/DownloadHelper
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/video-downloadhelper-q-and-a
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/video-downloadhelper-5

lightscape
08-23-2015, 07:25 PM
jdownloader ;)

summerslover
11-23-2015, 11:06 PM
online downloading I use this http://www.clipconverter.cc/, it's very convenient for download youtube video

Every4thPixel
11-24-2015, 02:45 AM
Just adding the "ss" to the URL between www. and Youtube will download your Youtube video directly to your computer.

Shawn Farrell
11-29-2015, 07:54 AM
Do yourself a favor and download the "FLASH VIDEO DOWNLOADER" plugin it's ICON is a BLUE ARROW pointing down...It works the best and most of the time you can download the 1080p version...it's great!

http://www.flashvideodownloader.org

zarti
12-01-2015, 04:21 PM
probably every single tool mentioned above or might be posted below uses ffmpeg

and https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ on your hd or on some servers somewhere .

some command-line retromicine does good to your health , java and mouse .

to update to the latest google 's changes , just type :

> youtube.exe -U


.peace

spherical
01-17-2016, 11:47 PM
I tested 8 YT downloaders this evening and, by far, the best found is: Complete YouTube Saver (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/complete-youtube-saver/)

It does require an install of ffmpeg, (fairly easy to do) but that should be a default prerequisite anyway for anyone serious about working with video/audio. Neither have any paid extras that need installing to make it all work and CYS offers a complete list of sizes/formats available once it is fully installed. Seriously cool!

Others either required "extras" to be added, only captured the video portion or only had lesser resolutions available.

I employed it this evening to archive the Star Trek Axanar Four Years War Prelude (http://www.axanarproductions.com/) that will most probably be forced to be taken down, because of wimpy ***holes at Paramount and CBS who don't have the capacity to recognize which side of the bread their butter is on and prevent it from hitting the floor when they inevitably fumble it. Just hire these guys, already, jerks! They have done amazing stuff and, what, making you look bad? Poor babies. Get a clue.

If we weren't in such a restricted state (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?149325-The-thing-about-Depression&p=1462408&viewfull=1#post1462408) at present, I would donate a fair piece of change to support Axanar Productions' effort to arrive at an amicable and positive solution. There is serious creativity at stake, here; not to mention the passive fostering of Draconian tactics if it isn't met with capable resistance.... much like that which is so wonderfully portrayed in the Prelude.