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    Saving YouTube videos

    Is there an easy way to save a U tube video as a file for future access, apart from saving a link which is not permanent. I use Windows 7.

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    Use YouTube Downloader. It's free, gets updated fairly regularly. Just watch the installation process carefully, to avoid undesired toolbars.

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    Thanks. I have installed the program but each time I triy to copy a You Tube video it fails. I normally use Chrome browser but tried it in Explorer 9 as recommended but with the same result. I use MSE and Win 7 firewall so those should not be a problem. Th "download" button in the program is in the section marked PRO but i presume that is not relevant. I have tried several videos. Can you help please

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    Odd your having issue's. I use this with no problems. Did you download the PRO version or the Basic one? You don't need the PRO version. Just make a folder somewhere that the program can download to, paste the url and hit download. Here's the Basic version. http://www.youtubedownloadersite.com/
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    As James wrote, you don't need the Pro version. The basic is enough and it has no pro section. Uninstall the Pro and download the Basic version. To use it, just copy any video URL and paste it into the app and click download. Can't get simpler than that (actually it cans, as the app detects when you copied an URL and adds it immediately ).

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    Ytd

    It is the free version I have installed. I have attached a couple of screen shots showing what happened.
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    What error messages, if any, do you get? Want to post one of the video links, so that it can be tested as well?

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    Both the error message "status failed" and the video link are shown on the attachments. I tried several You Tube videos, all with the same result. I used the texting whilst driving video from the last Windows Secrets, using the url at the top of the page and the url obtained by right clicking on the video itseldf. I also tried other videos, with the same result. The following links are to the WS video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HbjSWDwJILs
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=HbjSWDwJILs

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    It doesn't seem to be a problem with the videos. See if the info here is of any help.

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    You Tube

    I have tried again using Windows Explorer 9 as the browser but without success so I uninstalled YTD and re-installed, using an uninstaller that removes every bit from the registry, but the result was the same. None of the other suggestions are applicable as I use MSE and the Win 7 firewall. I will give up on the desktop and try on my wife's laptop - when I can get to use it. Thanks for all the help.

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    It's very weird, as I have used it here for a few years in different OSes, without ever an issue. Sorry about that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike21 View Post
    Is there an easy way to save a U tube video as a file for future access, apart from saving a link which is not permanent.
    Why is a link not permanent?

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    Saving YouTube videos

    I have been successfully using the RealPlayer addon "RealPlayer Browser Record Plugin 15.0.3" with Firefox, to save YouTube video clips.

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    Internet Download Manager works for me and it has the added bonuses of faster downloads and a resume capability!

    http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/
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    Smile Keepvid works OK

    I've just downloaded Wacky Web Week's "Alegría" OK with Keepvid <http://www.keepvid.com/> OK. And this is on Win 98!! YouTube have recently made changes. That's why I started using Keepvid.

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