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Meenalochani
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Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Meenalochani » 10 Jun 2016, 02:48

Dear Rasikas,

Could someone help me with suggestions that I can use to save (legally) YouTube concerts and songs on to my folders in my computer so that I can listen to them at my leisure without going to the YouTube website?

Thank you,

Meenalochsni

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by VK RAMAN » 10 Jun 2016, 07:08

Register with YouTube and add these songs to your favorite. If you have a Gmail account, then you do not need registration with YouTube.

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Post by VK RAMAN » 10 Jun 2016, 07:25

If you want these songs offline, you have to download these songs while on line. Each file size of 4 minute duration willbe approx 80 megabits. It involve use of lot of data in internet use. Also such videos can be downloaded as audio only. Then data use will be much smaller. Do not share those songs publicly, you may get into legal issues with publisher.

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Rsachi » 12 Jun 2016, 09:31

I have found savefrom.net very good.
1. Go to your Youtube video.
2. Click Share = an upward right-ending curve.
3. Copy the link.
4.Go to savefrom.net
5.Enter the copied Youtube link by pasting it.
6. Savefrom.net gives you choice of video and audio quality of files to be downloaded (HD,.mp4,.mp3 etc.). Select what you want and click.
7.The file is downloaded=saved on your ocmputer.
8.you can move it to your desired folder.

These notes assume you know how to operate your computer and internet - the basics.
It works well on both macs and windows pcs.

It is perfectly legal to download Youtube videos. You cannot in turn sell them and make money I think.

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Post by mohan » 12 Jun 2016, 15:31

YouTube Red is also available in some countries and is a subscription service allowing ad-free videos and saving videos to mobile devices

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Post by Nick H » 12 Jun 2016, 15:43

Just use Ad Block Pro.

There are lots of software solutions for downloading youtube videos, and one or two for grabbing the sound track without the video track.

It may not be illegal, but I don't think Google/Youtube want us to do it. Cat and mouse game: the downloading software has to stay ahead of Youtube.

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Rsachi » 12 Jun 2016, 17:46

Nick, AFAIK, Youtube doesn't state it doesn't want vidros downloaded. If I understand corectly, it depends pn the shared site. Soundcloud and Livestream don't allow downloading. But illegally you can get around it ☺️

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Post by Meenalochani » 12 Jun 2016, 21:52

Dear Members,

Thank you all who had responded to my request for help on the above topic. I am glad I sought help from this forum and I am looking forward to trying some of the suggestions offered by you all.

Meenalochani

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Nick H » 12 Jun 2016, 22:09

YouTube Terms of Service...

4.c
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.
5.b
You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content.
It is just what my eyes fell on. I did not read the whole thing.

I was guided to the relevant words by this PC Advisor Article.

this on CNET.
This on Ubuntu forums

(They must change their TOS a lot over the years! The clause numbering keeps changing)

They state very clearly that they they do not want, and we may not, download videos. But, of course, it remains a trivially easy thing to so. We may not but we can

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Post by Rsachi » 12 Jun 2016, 23:26

Here is a very informative set of points, posted very recently, by a company that sells downloading software!
https://www.iskysoft.com/online-video/i ... ideos.html

I do think that since Indian intermet connectivity is very iffy for repeated streaming of a YT video, if I want to download a YT video once for my personal offline viewing later, I am safe.

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Nick H » 13 Jun 2016, 01:17

The stated terms are clear to the very limited extent that I read them. there is plenty of software that exists to do something else. Most of it is free: I don't know why anybody would actually pay for it!. That's another story.

This may be a copout.... ok, it is a cop out :oops: but I'm not going to read the entire YouTube TOS. At least not right now... maybe one day. You probably feel the same :D

Afterthought... we'd also have to dissect and analyse the difference between Copyright Law and YouTube Terms of Service. :shock:

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Post by SrinathK » 09 Sep 2017, 18:50

I use free youtube download classic. It's very simple to use. Just correctly set the output directory and then simply copy paste the video link. The third option is to download only (with no conversion) - which will let you get the original video. It's never been simpler to go to uploaders' channels and grab 'em when you find 'em.

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Nick H » 09 Sep 2017, 20:13

Some people might have used Youtube-mp3.org, a site which, given the youtube video url, made an mp3 file of the audio only available for download.

Not any more.

YouTube stream-ripping site killed by RIAA suit

Of course, my earlier statement, We may not, but we can is still true. But I never said it, right?

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by SrinathK » 23 Sep 2017, 19:17

There's another easy way NickH. On your smartphone, open any video in the Youtube app. There's a download button right there next to the share and like buttons. Then just find the download directory and copy to PC.

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Re: Save YouTube videos offline

Post by Nick H » 24 Sep 2017, 03:57

No doubt.

If I wanted to do such a thing, I'd save it on the PC in the first place :)

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