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Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:19 pm

Is there a way to download videos from the site? My motivation is actually todays coverage of the first flight of the 748i. I would love to be able to show it to my dad who lives in North Carolina. He doesn't have the internet, nor will he get it. (in his 70's) But I know he would love to see this footage as he is also a huge fan of the 747.

True story, but I hope you'll bear with me. Keep in mind that this occurred in the early 70's, so things were a bit different then. My dad knew then the CEO of Lufthansa - Guenter Eser. My dad actually helped him get established in the states to get the Miami location going. Well, my dad would get invited to inaugural flights to new locations. This one time, my dad met up with a german pilot from WW2 that was the test pilot on the aircraft that pulled german gliders airborne. The aircraft type escapes me, but it was constructed much like the P-82 twin Mustang. (I have the Flug Revue magazine in storage somewhere, now I have a good reason to look for it) He told my dad to come to the cockpit once they were at flight level. He did so, and this is the part of the story he loves to tell because he knows it irks the hell out of me.   The pilot not only invited my dad into the cockpit, but also had him sit in the captains seat! Oh it gets better. Like I said, things were different then. At that time, evidently the crews were permitted to have one small glass of beer. Small orange juice glass if you will. My dad was given one. So not only was my dad was at the controls of a Lufthansa Boeing 747 over the Atlantic, he also had a glass of beer in his hand! (I hate him!)   One last salt in the wound was the pilot had my dad turn the "milk bottle lid" button just enough to go of course only to let go for "george" to get back on course. I know my dad will want this to be on his epitaph.

So with that said, I hope you'll understand why I'd love to get footage of the 748i flight for him to see.

Regards.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:17 am

RealPlayer allows me to download clips off YouTube...
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:48 am

I use DownloadHelper for Firefox. Can download videos from a lot of websites, I'm using it just now for CNN videos. For youtube, you can choose the resolution you want.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:41 am

Quoting PC12Fan (Thread starter):
The aircraft type escapes me, but it was constructed much like the P-82 twin Mustang. (I have the Flug Revue magazine in storage somewhere, now I have a good reason to look for it)

It was the He-111Z most likely.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:49 am

Quoting AF340 (Reply 3):
Google it!

You're doing it wrong  http://tinyurl.com/b25ky5
 
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:18 am

I use NetVideoHunter with Firefox.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:42 am

I use VDownloader...it lets you convert to pretty much any format you can think of (I mostly use it to get videos for my iPod- other programs probably let you do that too).

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 5):
You're doing it wrong http://tinyurl.com/b25ky5

I used to use that, but I think it's since been disabled.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:01 am

Quoting AF340 (Reply 3):
I can attest to this site:
http://keepvid.com/

Yeah, I'll second that one.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:33 pm

Thanks for all the info guys, much appreciated.

Quoting BMI727 (Reply 4):
It was the He-111Z most likely.

Googled it and that indeed appears to be the one. If no other German designs had that appearance than it is the one. Thanks. I'll be looking for the magazine signed by him today.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:40 pm

There are numerous downloaders for the Mac as well, but I've not yet tried any of them.

Until recently you could simply copy the URL of the actual video from the Activity window in Safari (it generally was the biggest of the files on the current page) and download that file by various means. But it seems that Youtube has recently blocked that path (the URL now refuses to download). Which could mean that at least some of the download utilities may now be broken as well.
 
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:02 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 10):

Hmm, interesting. Well, maybe I could somehow just contact the poster of the video.

Thank you sir.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:27 pm

I just tried another tip for Safari on the Mac, and that one still seems to work:

• Open Window > Activity and Window > Downloads.

• Open the Youtube video you want in the Safari browser window and select its desired resolution (see below).

• In the Activity window, identify the video file among the files on the current page. It will generally be the large file that's still loading while you're looking at the list. Select it and press CMD-C to copy its address.

• Paste the copied Link into the Downloads window with CMD-V.

The actual video file will then download to your local disk.

In general, the lower-resolution videos on Youtube (240p..480p) will be in the older .flv format which can be played with the VLC player on either Mac or PC.
On the Mac you may want to install the Perian codec package which makes QuickTime support .flv as well, among many other formats.

HD videos on Youtube (720p, 1080p) will generally be in the new .mp4 format which can be played natively on either platform.

Caution: When you're switching resolutions in a Youtube video, the embedded player will switch "mid flight". It will only load the rest of the video in the new resolution, and the download link may thus be missing the initial part (there are parameters in the link identifying the portion to be loaded).

To still get the whole video even after switching resolutions, simply let the video play in full in the browser window, then re-start it again (just click on the "play" icon). At that point the whole video will be loaded anew, and you just grab the fresh link from the Activity window during that second playback to get the entire file.

That seems to do it with the current version of Safari. I've just tested it with Safari 5.0.4 under Mac OS X "Snow Leopard" 10.6.6.

[Edited 2011-03-21 11:33:31]
 
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Tue Mar 22, 2011 12:34 am

Use Firefox and install an add-on called "Download Helper". It allows you to download any video from any site (including youtube ofcourse). You will also need a converter that converts .flv files into .avi format or .mpeg to play video on computer or on dvd.
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RE: Youtube 101 Question.. With Story

Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:56 pm

Quoting Klaus (Reply 12):
To still get the whole video even after switching resolutions, simply let the video play in full in the browser window, then re-start it again (just click on the "play" icon).

No need to let the video play, you can re-start right away.

Quoting AI121 (Reply 13):
Use Firefox and install an add-on called "Download Helper". It allows you to download any video from any site (including youtube ofcourse). You will also need a converter that converts .flv files into .avi format or .mpeg to play video on computer or on dvd.

Flv is readable on the computer with any good video player. On youtube specifically, since it is "Apple compatible", there is always an mp4 video even on low res/old videos, with download helper you just need to select the file with mp4 extension.
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