Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Download YouTube video as MP4

In Download YouTube Videos as MP4 Files post, I had written about how you can download YouTube video as an MP4 file to your computer.

It used a “bookmarklet” (a bookmark with some javascript code, to download the videos).

Here is an updated bookmarklet for downloading YouTube videos.

YouTube Download Bookmarklet

To use it:

Right click on the above link and select “Bookmark this link” in Firefox or “Add to favorites” in Internet Explorer. (Select “Favorites Bar” in Internet Explorer or “Bookmarks Toolbar” in Firefox, and to make it easily accessible via the toolbar in these browsers).

When you click on the link, it should open up a dialog to save the mp4 to your computer. A good thing about this bookmarklet is that it detects and automatically downloads the HQ video if it is available.

PS: Remember to use it according to Google’s user agreement policy.

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