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RPCrowe
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Jun 01, 2013 09:21 |  #1

I have a need (desire) to save a small collection of YouTube travel videos to my notebook computer. I would like to have access to these videos while I am on my vacation to Venice, Greece and Istanbul. I especially need these videos on my computer for researching the ports I will visit during my Greece cruise. Apparently the Internet access aboard the Royal Carribbean ship, Allure of the Seas, is both slow and extremely expensive...

I am planning to do my own tour planning for the majority of the places we visit. What my wife and I are interested in seeing is not necessarily what canned tours will visit and even if they did, I want to be the one to decide how long and at what time I will visit the various points of interest.

As an example, the changing of the Evazoni (Palace Guards) in Athens is very important to both my wife and me. There is a minor change of the guard virtually every hour (the major guard change occurs on a day we will not be visiting Athens) but, I want to get there early enough to get in the front viewing row.

I learned my leason in Hong Kong about depending on a tour to get me places at the time I want to be there. By the time that the our tour got us to the Kowloon side of Hong Kong Harbor to see the Hong Kong Light Show, there was already a large crowd gathered to view the spetacular. I had to shoot from the rear of the crowd. Being 6'1" tall, I was able to shoot over the heads of the primarily shorter crowd. However, that meant no tripod or monopod use. Luckily, my 17-55mm f/2.8 IS lens bailed me out of that problem by being able to get sharp images at night, hand-held.

ISO 800 (the highest I liked to shoot my 30D), 55mm focal length, 1/25 second @ f/2.8

IMAGE: http://rpcrowe.smugmug.com/Travel/China-Focus-Tour-2010-Hong/i-2rC3TQG/0/L/021%20Harbor%20at%20night-L.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://rpcrowe.smugmug​.com …682538&k=2rC3TQ​G&lb=1&s=A  (external link)

As always, Google is my friend. I attempted to Google this query regarding saving the YouTube videos but received such a large variety of answers that I am right back where I started before the search.

Have any of my PTON friends downloaded and saved YouTube Videos and perhaps could walk me through how they did this?

See my images at http://rpcrowe.smugmug​.com/ (external link)

  
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Eli90
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Jun 03, 2013 08:25 |  #2

I'm not sure of the exact names of them but there are lots of video youtube converters on the internet. A friend used something called convertforme or something similar.




  
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Jun 03, 2013 08:54 |  #3

If you get realplayer it has an add on for your browser that allows you to download video off Youtube.


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Jun 04, 2013 07:33 |  #4

The absolute easiest way to save Youtube videos is to use the Firefox browser. There is an app called "Download Helper" that will save the videos for you. As you watch a video, you then click on DLH and it will give you options as to how to save it and what format to use. I also use a free video viewer called "VLC" media player which is great. Can't be much easier. Hope this helps.




  
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Jun 04, 2013 07:50 |  #5

If you are new to Firefox, I've got some more info. After downloading the FF browser and opening it, on the menu bar go to "TOOLS" -- click on "Add-ons" -- which will bring you to the "Add-ons Manager" page -- on the left side will be a list, click on "EXTENSIONS" and that will bring up the "DOWNLOAD HELPER" application which you then download and it will appear on the Firefox bar. Hope that helps a bit.




  
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Jun 06, 2013 23:28 |  #6

Check out YouTube Downloader at http://www.youtubedown​loadersite.com/ (external link). I use this all the time. It's free. It downloads them as an FLV file, but you can convert them in the program to all the popular formats. If you pay for it, then you can download to any format you want. Some YT videos will also be downloaded as MP4.


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