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an alternative to unsafe youtube downloaders - your web browser?
Posted: 09 June 2013 05:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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BWSman - 09 June 2013 04:22 PM

The player uses the browser window to play videos; but once the videos are downloaded; any player that can read .flv (or whatever format the video is in) can be used.  I use the player because it has a scroll list of the files you downloaded on the left side when it is activated.  As seen in the options box; you can opt out of sending any information back to ant.com

I’ve noticed that, I like it.

I also noticed that shortly after I view a youtube video in youtube, the plugin starts downloading it automatically, without me asking it to do so. If I decide I was looking for a different video and keep searching, I still may end up downloading a 100 MB+ file. In some cases that’s fine but if you don’t have much disk space you’ll want to keep an eye on this. Do you know if it’s possible prevent automatic download and make it so that it only saves the flv when you request it to do so?

Other than that I think I like it ok.

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Posted: 09 June 2013 05:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Lindsey - 09 June 2013 02:42 PM

You shouldn’t have to download anything.  That button you pressed on is an advertiser link.

And that may be the reason I don’t trust it, i.e. what type of ad partner they allow may indicate how much or little they care about privacy.

I see iLivid as the advertiser each time I visit. Makes me wonder if iLivid is the one running it. Anyone who owns/runs keepvid?


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Just paste a Youtube link in the box to the left of the Download button and click on the Download button.  The only thing it may try to download is Java scripts to run Keepvid.  That should be a one time download.  You’ll get a list of download links like shown below.

DO NOT click on any of the big green or blue buttons!!  Those are ad buttons.


I know how to use it, but thanks.

I was trying to learn more about who’s running it. And trying to understand why Eset is warning about it. But it may have only balked at the download attempt after I clicked the ad.

 

 

 

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Posted: 09 June 2013 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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For Firefox users there are two methods I recommend:

Greasemonkey ...
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/?src=ss

with the You Tube Center script
http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/114002


or

Video Download Helper
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/

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Posted: 09 June 2013 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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The download helper extension works well (when it works).
Mine hasn’t worked in a little while (I’m not sure why).

I have been using
http://www.youtubeinmp4.com/

I dislike the popups, but I have had no viruses

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Posted: 10 June 2013 01:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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I am using http://www.share-tube.eu/
Using Firefox, AdblockPlus and NoScript, just allowing Share-tube.eu in NoScript and no problems.

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Posted: 10 June 2013 01:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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I’m using Safari, and one of my plugins (I think it’s ClickToFlash) adds a “Download Video” option to the contextual menu on youtube videos.

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