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What Is The Best way To Save and Keep UTube Videos?

Dec 19, 2008 9:48AM PST

Any good solutions? I'd like to save to Itunes format.

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Dec 19, 2008 10:09AM PST

No, YouTube uses a special video format to prevent this very thing. While it can be done, it's against the terms of use for the site, as well as the wishes of the owners.

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Such A Discussion Is Against Forum Policies.. ..
Dec 19, 2008 10:36AM PST

Sorry, YouTube Shows Such Use... against their "Terms of Service".. therefore we can't discuss that on these forums.

"B. You may access User Submissions solely:

* for your information and personal use;
* as intended through the normal functionality of the YouTube Service; and
* for Streaming.

"Streaming" means a contemporaneous digital transmission of an audiovisual work via the Internet from the YouTube Service to a user's device in such a manner that the data is intended for real-time viewing and not intended to be copied, stored, permanently downloaded, or redistributed by the user. Accessing User Videos for any purpose or in any manner other than Streaming is expressly prohibited. User Videos are made available "as is."

Locking this thread.

Hope this helps.