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#1 Rick605

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 12:31 PM

Hi

 

I'm looking for a free youtube downloader that's safe.

 

In looking online, I've found YTD Downloader. Has anyone here used it? I'm open to all suggestions on downloaders.

 

I'd like to download videos from youtube and upload them to a Facebook page.

 

 

Thanks

 

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Edited by hamluis, 22 February 2015 - 12:43 PM.
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Posted 22 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

Worth reading, IMO:  http://www.wikihow.com/Post-a-YouTube-Video-on-Facebook .

Appears that there is no need for a download tool, unless I missed it.

 

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Edited by hamluis, 22 February 2015 - 12:43 PM.


#3 Rick605

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:04 PM

Thanks Louis. :)

 

I only want to share the video, not the whole link showing youtube.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

You can't share YouTube videos in that manner unless you're using a third party application to extract the direct links. Not only this violates YouTube's Terms of Service, but it may also infringe authors' copyrights... I personally would not share any such links unless I had proper approval from the author... Helping with downloading YouTube videos is prohibited on other forums I work for, so I won't go any further.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 03:30 PM

Here's an idea. You're still linked to YouTube in a way, so I don't think this goes against YouTube's TOS, nor the author's copyright.
 
Get the usual link from a YouTube video, the link from the address bar, not the one from the share button.
 
Replace the https: part at the beginning with:
 

http://quietube7.com/v.php/http:

 
Or, follow the instructions in the following link to use the button:

http://quietube.com/
 
 
And then, of course, you can shorten the link with TinyURL or Bitly.


Edited by Phantom010, 23 February 2015 - 03:32 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:11 PM

Thanks for the suggestions and for your help Phantom. :)

 

I belong to an organization called "Eckankar". They have a main Facebook page and here in Connecticut, we have an Eckankar in Connecticut page. I have permission to use anything on the Eckankar Facebook page, their Google page and anything on the official Eckankar Website on our Facebook page. but I'm not sure how to do that from Google or the Web site without talking to someone in Minnesota directly and going through channels can take quite a while. And I'd rather not use the "share" button on Facebook.

 

Thanks for the quiettube, TinyURL and Bitly suggestions.



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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:50 PM

I couldn't really help you with Facebook as I don't have an account.

 

You're welcome! :)



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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:15 AM

I use Clip Grab.

 

http://clipgrab.org/


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 09:44 AM

I use Clip Grab.

 

http://clipgrab.org/

 

That is one of the MANY YouTube downloaders available out there. It does not do what Quietube does seemingly legally. No download or extraction is necessary. Quietube works a bit like a Web proxy. It doesn't change the video, and leaves it linked to YouTube. It only takes away the comments and suggestions around the video, which I don't think is against YouTube's TOS or author's copyrights.

 

If you're gonna share videos on your Facebook account, better do it legally... :wink:


Edited by Phantom010, 24 February 2015 - 09:48 AM.


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Posted 24 February 2015 - 10:50 AM

Here's a nice example of what Quietube can do:

 

http://tinyurl.com/nddue2n

 

I've chosen a black background instead of the white default one:

 

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Edited by Phantom010, 24 February 2015 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:35 AM

Just found another alternative. No ads! There's even autoplay as well! :thumbup2:

 

http://www.viewpure.com/

 

 

THIS turns into http://viewpure.com/uD2nOjV3AaI

 

Same thing with the button you can drag to your bookmarks bar.

 

 

Before:

 

 

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After:

 

 

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 12:36 PM

You can safely download videos using VLC media player, it has this option buried within it's streaming features. This sometimes fails between step 3 and 4 and a scrolling error message appears rather than the video, I'm not sure why but VLC doesn't seem to like certain youtube URLs. This works for maybe 80% of videos on there.

1.open VLC media player
2."media"-->"open network stream"
3.input the URL of the youtube video
4.record it as it plays using the record button which can be made visible by going to "view"-->"advanced controls"
5. this makes an mkv file of the video, which will play perfectly in vlc but other media players might struggle with, you will then need to go through a trial and error conversion process to find a good set of conversion settings if you want to play it in other programs.

You can also try youtube video downloading websites, where you input the URL of the youtube video, the site does "something" and then serves you up a download of an avi, mp4, mpg, mkv, ogg, mov, wmv, asf, mpeg, file of the video, but many of these sites are loaded with adverts and some might try and encourage you to download "toolbars" or "download managers" which are likely to be malware.

The third solution is browser add-ons (especially for firefox) which can download the videos for you, once again: some of these are safe, other's aren't, it's not always easy to tell which are which.

For the purposes of re-posting the youtube videos elsewhere, you really shouldn't. If the video's creator said in his description that he is fine with people sharing and downloading the clips then it's fine enough to download them to your hard-drive for personal private non-commercial use but reuploading them elsewhere is probably not what the original video poster wanted. You should respect the wishes of the video creator first and foremost and when sharing the video with others just give them it's youtube link. I can see why people want to download videos for personal offline use (you might want to be able to watch it on a laptop whilst you are somewhere without good connectivity, or you might want to save your internet bandwidth on something you regularly view by downloading once rather than playing many times, or you might just want to "have" it where you can keep a copy on your harddrive) but for sharing your best option realy is just to give people the link and tell them to run an ad-blocker.

The whole of this response also goes towards the other recently opened thread on here about downloading youtube videos.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/567874/extracting-underlying-link-from-youtube-videos/

Edited by rp88, 25 February 2015 - 12:36 PM.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 01:16 PM

If the sole purpose is to share, then there's no need to download the videos. Viewpure does a great job.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:55 AM

I'd like to download videos from youtube and upload them to a Facebook page.

 

By sharing? You would need to have or logged in to Facebook and then on another tab of same browser, the youtube video is open or running. Then click on share - choose Facebook and a dialogue box will open that would ask to confirm and share on timeline and to public, contacts or custom specific people in contacts only.


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