[LAU] Saving youtube audio and video
lau at kudla.org
Tue Dec 11 22:59:27 EST 2007
On Tuesday 11 December 2007 22:22, lanas wrote:
> Is it possible to see a youtube video (and audio) on disk so
> that, for instance, it can be played on the TV using MythTV ?
Yes, Youtube videos are just .flv files served to their player app via
normal HTTP. There are many Firefox add-ons and Greasemonkey scripts
that provide the download link for each video you view.
I use a pretty simple Greasemonkey script that's just called "Download
Video" and adds a yellow bar with a link to download the video at the
top of the page, but if you don't have Greasemonkey or want something
with more options, just visit
and search for youtube.
As far as MythTV goes, I think you have to convert the .flv files to
MPEG in order to get it to play them on your TV. mencoder can do
that for you, but I haven't the faintest idea what output settings
would be appropriate for playback on MythTV.
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