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recording/downloading live streams and youtube videos

by Yalie2010 / July 16, 2010 2:33 PM PDT

I'm looking for software to download live streaming video, such as on ustream, livestream,, etc., and I'm having a really difficult time finding one that:

1.) works
2.) is free (perhaps that's my probelm?)
3.) and also downloads regular videos like those on Youtube.

I tried Orbit Downloader, but it doesn't work with the new Firefox (3.6).

Any suggestions?

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Just a note.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 16, 2010 10:45 PM PDT

We know that YouTube videos are copyrighted by YouTube, and their TOS clearly states that their videos cannot be copied without permission.

We couldn't help with that as it contravenes Forum Policy. If those other sites you mention have similar copyright restrictions you will fall onto the same Forum Policy violations.


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Please see previous message.
by Yalie2010 / July 16, 2010 11:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Just a note.

Mark - thanks for the message. Two things:

1.) The last time I checked, the software program "YOUTUBE DOWNLOADER" is one of the most downloaded programs on your sister site, Perhaps no one has brought this to your attention, in which case, you're welcome.

2.) I said videos LIKE those on Youtube. I wouldn't dare violate the copyright restrictions and terms of service of that site or ANY site. I was merely using those names as popular examples.

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I agree.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 16, 2010 11:38 PM PDT

Such downloaders are in a "arms race" with the live stream providers. As a downloader begins to work the streaming sites upgrade their download protection schemes.

In short you are asking for help in an arms race and all I can offer is that what works today may not tomorrow.

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Audio & video by ?
by ishanseo / July 25, 2010 10:27 PM PDT
In reply to: I agree.

YouTube has created an advanced set of copyright policies and content management tools to give rights holders control of their content. YouTube provides content management solutions for rights holders of all sizes across the world, and provides tools to cater to the specific needs of various rights owners.

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