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How to use free apps to download YouTube videos?

by sunier2 / October 5, 2011 8:51 AM PDT

I've downloaded two apps for saving YouTube videos but can't get either one to work: KeepTube & YouTube Downloader. The first brings up lots of code in Keynote but does nothing; the second downloaded the two videos I entered the URLs of, but under Status it said Error - without explaining.
What's a simple way to save YouTube videos?

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I suspect
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 5, 2011 8:53 AM PDT

this might be due to YouTube's TOS.

They hold copyright and don't allow downloads without their permission, so I wonder if they are breaking these apps.


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downloading YouTube
by sunier2 / October 5, 2011 9:01 AM PDT

No, copyright is not the problem.
I finally got KeepYouTube to work and downloaded several. Now there's new problems: Many of them are displayed as a very tiny screen in the corner of my screen, with no way to show them full screen, even if 720dpi. (As there was on the YouTube site.) The other problem is that the beautiful 3D anaglyph Giant Bubbles in Golden Gate Park comes in large screen, but squeeze anamorphically - like people who don't know how to adjust the aspect ratio on their TVs - PLUS it is displayed as two side-by-side 3D images instead of overlapping anaglyph, so you can only view it if you can do the cross-eyed bit, which I can't.

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by MarkFlax Forum moderator / October 5, 2011 9:03 AM PDT
In reply to: downloading YouTube

Sorry but I have to lock.

Copyright is the problem and Forum Policy doesn't allow us to discuss this.


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