Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Rip Videos from sharing sites like YouTube

rip videos from sites tutorial

Video sharing sites like youtube, video Google, metacafe, iFilm, Putfilm, break are many popular those days. Many of these sites are web based that means no download option. So you would like to download these videos other than watching them online.

There are many software for implement this even some of them are free of charge. But there are many defectives also.
  • Normally these software very slow.
  • Most of them are advertising based.
  • Not reliable. (not like paid software freeware can deliver some malicious files eg: browser hijackers )

Keepvid is web based software for downloading videos form many video sharing sites it is not limited to 3, 4 sites keepvid is going more beyond from that. But most people thought it just stand only for Youtube. What keepvid does is searching pages for videos so it is not limited to youtube. You can enter any web page that has embedded video.

For the demonstration purpose I’m going to show you about downloading metacafe video. But as I said this is not limited to metacafe or even youtube. You can just try any site that has online video players.
  • First you need to copy the url of any metacafe video.
(Ex: "http://www.metacafe.com/watch/2318765/crazy_plane_ride/" )
  • Paste the URL in the url bar in the opening page

  • Click download

  • This will bring you video download links, some of these videos are available high quality and low quality formats. You choose high quality if available.

If you use download manager then you can download these video through it. NO more slow downloads.


Mia said...

Thank you! It's working :-)
Although I was a bit disspointed, I thought it will have image as well...hehe..silly me...

TN - houkwing said...

haha hope you enjoyed

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