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Problem downloading videos from You Tube...no sound or video

Dec 14, 2010 11:02PM PST

I am attempting to copy videos off You Tube so I downloaded "You Tube Down loader" as recommended, and use Real Player SP for ongoing video replay. MY PROBLEM: Real player attempts to open the video without video or audio present(black screen), although I see the sound bar move across the bottom..and the video title and time duration and file extension are shown..NOTE! the You tube extensions are all.flv and Real player is attempting to convert these,I assume..I tried to convert to .WMV within Real Player and I've reinstalled Real Player several times..no luck. (a giant red abort warning appears every time)I have to assume the RP is working fine as all of my previously saved videos with a .WMV extension have sound and video. I'm stuck..any ideas...is the You Tube down loader really required or is the Real Player doing the down load...it would seem that file conversion should be "set" within the whatever down loader is being used prior to the actual transfer. Thanks Kent My system is a bone stock Windows XP Pro

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Just one problem.
Dec 15, 2010 1:58AM PST

The youtube agreement still gives you trouble and it appears they change from time to time to upset those folk that download it.

So back to the author of that to ask "What happened?"
Bob

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You Tube Issues
Dec 15, 2010 10:58PM PST

"What Happened" is that I still can't view the downloads...However I do have a friend in Florida that is being successful..SO..If You Tube is creating the glitch, some are getting around it.....would love to hear from anyone with another way to SAVE and VIEW the You Tube videos. Thanks DrOldz

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Sorry, we can't help
Dec 16, 2010 4:29AM PST

The problem is as Bob described. YouTube's Terms, ( http://www.youtube.com/t/terms ), prohibit users from copying content, and the CNET Forum Policies prevent this from being discussed in these forums.

To prevent other posts here that may offer ways around such restrictions, I am locking this thread.

Again, sorry.

Mark