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youtube downloader for HD

Dec 23, 2008 12:15AM PST

I need help finding a program that lets me get HD video off youtube the URL for the normal video is the same as the HD one what can i do to get the better quality

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Re: getting HD off youtube.
Dec 23, 2008 12:25AM PST

Downloading any movies from Youtube, other than to look at them in your browser (socalled streaming video) isn't allowed by their terms of use as shown in
So we lock all discussions on that subject.


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If you mean
Dec 23, 2008 12:26AM PST

If you mean download and save the file to your computer, that is a violation of the YouTube terms of service, so cannot be discussed here. If you are referring to something else, then you should clarify.

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And ...
Dec 23, 2008 12:28AM PST

not all their content is HD. And if it isn't HD you can't view in HD, of course.

If you know for sure, howeverm that a certain video should be HD, but it isn't if you click on the HD link, contact them via


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