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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:24

Is there an easy way to download videos from YouTube at a specified quality?

I was reading techspot's easy youtube videos when I reaslised it was 4 years out of date.

 

Would anything like it still work though?



Best Answer +InsaneNutter , 13 January 2014 - 11:49

I use a plugin for Google Chrome - Chrome YouTube Downloader

It add's a little box on the YouTube it's self to download a video in various different qualities:
 

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#2 Nick H.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:27

I'm not sure about downloading at a specific quality, but I normally download videos using Video DownloadHelper.

#3 trag3dy

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:28

As far as I know the Video download helper in that article should still work. It's still being kept up to date.



#4 Skiver

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:30

If you are running Windows 8, there is a Metro app called Mega Tube that works quite well.



#5 Torolol

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:39

I use IDM myself
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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:46

I use SaveTube grease monkey script. it never failed me.



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:49   Best Answer

I use a plugin for Google Chrome - Chrome YouTube Downloader

It add's a little box on the YouTube it's self to download a video in various different qualities:
 

2nu2xf.jpg



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 11:53

YousableTubeFix for Greasemonkey adds a download button that uses the normal file download functionality in the browser, saves having to use random external tools.

#9 Pupik

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:11

YousableTubeFix for Greasemonkey adds a download button that uses the normal file download functionality in the browser, saves having to use random external tools.

https://userscripts....pts/show/114002 is much better option and actually getting updated.

Dev version a few times a day even: https://github.com/Y...veloper-Version



#10 Torolol

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:23

https://userscripts....pts/show/114002 is much better option and actually getting updated.
Dev version a few times a day even: https://github.com/Y...veloper-Version

userscripts is nice, but they usually only works for specific sites, and when such site doing an overhaul, the scripts will stop workings

#11 Pupik

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:27

userscripts is nice, but they usually only works for specific sites, and when such site doing an overhaul, the scripts will stop workings

And that's why the more script gets updated, the better. Also YouTube Center comes in extensions form for different browsers, too.



#12 link6155

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:27

For Windows 8/8,1, I use this: http://apps.microsof...db-6b5a9a559885

Using a Modern UI browser, visit the page of the YouTube video, go to the charm menu, go to "Share", and select YouTube Squirrel. From there you can choose which format you want to download the video in.

#13 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 13 January 2014 - 12:56

unless specifically stated on the youtube page, downloading for later personal user is still illigal.

 

As stated in Section 4 Article C of the Youtube Terms of Service.

 

 

You agree not to access Content through any technology or means other than the video playback pages of the Service itself, the Embeddable Player, or other explicitly authorized means YouTube may designate.

 

Source: http://www.youtube.c...?template=terms



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 13:30

https://userscripts....pts/show/114002 is much better option and actually getting updated.
Dev version a few times a day even: https://github.com/Y...veloper-Version


I saw that, I'll give it a try but I haven't had any issues with YousableTubeFix so far (Apart from Google's new page loading breaking it on secondary videos)

#15 JJ_

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 22:52

Many moons ago, I found from personal experience that most of the 'downloadable' apps which offered saving YT videos or as mp3 were packed with viruses, sucked or were full of bloat/ads.

 

Instead, I bookmarked http://keepvid.com/ which uses Java and is pretty neat. It lets you download the video in any quality you can view the video or as a sound file.