Thursday, April 24, 2008

Download YouTube Video as MP4 file

ဂူဂယ္ ဗြီဒီယုိကုိ mp4 အျဖစ္ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ဖုိ႔ တပ္စ္တစ္ခုပါ။ ေအာက္က "Get YouTube video"

ဆုိတဲ့ လင့္ခ္ကုိ သင့္ရဲ႔ မီးေျမေခြးရဲ႔ bookmark bar ေပၚဆြဲတင္ပါ။ ယူက်ဴပ္ ဆုိက္က ၾကိဳက္တဲ့ ဗြီဒီယုိကုိသြားပါ။ Bookmark bar ေပၚက "Get Youtube Video" link ကုိႏွိပ္ပါ။ ဒါဆုိရင္ေအာက္ကပုံအတုိင္း
'Download as MP4" ဆုိတာေပၚလာပါလိမ့္မယ္။ လင့္ခ္ကုိ ကလစ္လုပ္ျပီး သိမ္း႐ုံပါပဲ။ ဒါဆုိရင္ ဒီဖုိင္ကုိ တုိက္႐ုိက္(ဘာမွေျပာင္းစရာမလုိပဲ) သင့္ရဲ႔ မုိဘုိင္းဖုန္း(မုိဒယ္ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ား)ေပၚမွာ ၾကည့္ႏုိင္ပါျပီ။

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Download YouTube Videos as MP4 Files

An interesting side-effect of YouTube's recent push for higher quality videos is that most videos can be downloaded as MP4 files directly from YouTube. Until now, you could only get FLV files from your browser's cache or using one of the many websites that let you download YouTube videos. In fact, to download the MP4 files, you need to use the same URL like for FLV files and append "&fmt=18":

ID is the video's identification value, SIGNATURE is a value that prevents you from downloading the file just by knowing the ID. You could create this URL by looking at the source code of a YouTube page, but it's much easier to automatically generate it.

One way is to save the following link as a bookmarklet by dragging it to your Links bar (in Firefox, Safari) or right-clicking and adding it to your favorites (in Internet Explorer, Opera):

%20Download%20as%20MP4%20'+%20%20((navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Safari')!=-1)?'(control-click%20and%20select%20Download%20linked%20file%20as)':('(right-click%20and%20select%20Save%20'+%20(navigator.appName=='Microsoft%20Internet%20Explorer'?'target':'link')%20+'%20as)'))+'';}void(0);">Get YouTube video

If you didn't manage to add the bookmarklet, this post has more detailed instructions.

When you want to download a YouTube video, click on the bookmarklet and you should see a new option below the embeddable code.

Because YouTube doesn't send the right MIME type, you shouldn't click on the download link. Right-click and select "save link as" or "save target as" and enter a proper name for the video. Make sure to use the .mp4 extension when you enter the filename.

Having to click on the bookmarklet is annoying, so this Greasemonkey script is a better alternative because it adds the download link automatically. It requires the Greasemonkey extension for Firefox or a similar plug-in for userscripts. Opera has built-in support for userscripts, so you only need to go to Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Content > JavaScript options, select the directory where you will put your script and copy the script to that directory.

YouTube's MP4 files have a higher resolution, stereo sound and can be played with applications like VLC, MPlayer, iTunes, QuickTime. Not all YouTube videos can be downloaded as MP4 files and the fallback format is FLV.

Note that YouTube's terms of use require you "not to access User Submissions or YouTube Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Website itself, the YouTube Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate," so these scripts could break YouTube's policies. The scripts only download files that are used by YouTube's player, so you may also find the videos in your browser's cache.

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