Sunday, August 24, 2008

Copy YouTube Videos or make MP3's out of them













The images of Beyonce (from YouTube video "Beyonce Live In Japan") you see on this post were lifted from YouTube videos I downloaded and converted into VideoCDS. You can do it too!



YouTube is a great resource and source of entertainment.

Have you ever watched a YouTube video and wished you could copy and save it , or maybe just copy the audio? (So you could maybe xfer it to your iPod?)

Save YouTube Audio

Three ways (maybe more exist) to do this:
#1 - connect a cassette or digital recorder to the output / earphone jack on your PC. Viola!
#2 - use a program like Adobe Audition or Audacity to record the stream directly (this doesn't always work - if it does for you, great!0
#3 - if you can't do #1 or #2, go to vidtomp3.com and follow the directions.

TIP: strip the extra crap off the YouTube video URL. If you get a response that says something like "URL not valid" or "URL not found" go into the code section YouTube displays in the upper right corner. Copy,paste into notepad an look for the REAL URL. It'll be http://---something, and that's the actual locationof the video on YouTube!

Save YouTube Video

You DON'T need a DVD burner! Personally, I save YouTube clips via keepvid, convert them via Super and make VideoCDs out of them that can be played on all DVD players (except the $29 ones at WalMart) and on ANY PC (you don't need a DVD player or burner - just a CD DRive!) You want tutorials? OK - I've got two great posts for you:

HOW TO BURN YOUTUBE VIDEOS

HARVESTING YOUTUBE VIDEO FOR YOUR WIDESCREEN

If you have difficulties finding any programs or components, drop me an email and I'll try to help: mouseover my photo in the sidebar to get my email addy!

By the way, I use a neat little program called LALIM to watch video CDS on my PCS. It fits on a floppy, so if anybody needs a copy, again, just email me or contact me via comments and I'll hook you up with it, for a VERY SMALL fee!

Some more good advice from LifeHacker, who takes a look at the best ways to get better video, download clips, and just find the video you’re looking for at YouTube.

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