Store a flash video from youtube?

Hi,

I need to store a video from youtube, a flash, as a video for viewing at
a place where there is no internet.

Can it be done?

Sometimes I can identify the cached file that firefox uses, and I save
it. But sometimes the file is not there, perhaps because it is too big.
It seems to be the case with this video.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

zypper in youtube-dlSysteembeheer is geblokkeerd door de applicatie met pid 6768 (/usr/lib/YaST2/bin/y2base).
Deze applicatie afsluiten alvorens opnieuw te proberen.
laptop:/home/glosscomputer # zypper in youtube-dl
Ophalen van metadata uit installatiebron 'RPMS' ......................................................................................................[klaar]
Ophalen van metadata uit installatiebron 'openSUSE-12.2-Update' ......................................................................................[klaar]
Cache van bron 'openSUSE-12.2-Update' bouwen .........................................................................................................[klaar]
Gegevens van installatiebron laden...
Lezen van geïnstalleerde pakketten...
Afhankelijkheden tussen pakketten oplossen...


Het volgende NIEUWE pakket zal worden geïnstalleerd:
  youtube-dl 


1 nieuw te installeren pakket.
Totale downloadgrootte: 51,0 KiB Na de operatie zal aanvullend 42,7 KiB worden gebruikt.
Doorgaan? [j/n/?] (j): j
pakket youtube-dl-20121009-1.1.noarch wordt opgehaald                                                                  (1/1),  51,0 KiB ( 42,7 KiB uitgepakt)
Ophalen: youtube-dl-20121009-1.1.noarch.rpm ..........................................................................................................[klaar]
Installeert: youtube-dl-20121009-1.1 

there are quite a few firefox addons that will let you do this.
I’m currently using Flash Video Downloader which will give you a choice of all the available bitrates and formats (usually .flv, .mp4, .webm) to download so you can play back at any time (even without an internet connection).

Plenty of other addons that will do similar if you run a search over at firefox addons for “youtube download”

On 2013-01-21 15:26, farcusnz wrote:

> there are quite a few firefox addons that will let you do this.
> I’m currently using ‘Flash Video Downloader’
> (http://www.flashvideodownloader.org/) which will give you a choice of
> all the available bitrates and formats (usually .flv, .mp4, .webm) to
> download so you can play back at any time (even without an internet
> connection).
>
> Plenty of other addons that will do similar if you run a search over at
> firefox addons for “youtube download”

I just installed one named “Download youtube videos as mp4 and flv
1.4.15”. It adds a button on youtube pages to let download. It is
downloading at a ridiculous speed off 14 kb/s - uau, it has suddenly
finished.

Useless. The clip has only 3 seconds, till the moment I had paused
youtube display. Ok, second try, position the cursor at the end of the
video. It is downloading at 46KB, and at the moment I have Internet at
12 MB/s. This is ridiculous. It is going to take 12 minutes to download
a 3 minute video.

I’ll remove it and try “flash video downloader”, I have just seen it.
Mmm… it is downloading something, but I see no progress window, and it
is also very slow, it is going to take hours :-/. This is absurd.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

On 2013-01-21 13:56, Knurpht wrote:
>
> Code:
> --------------------

> Installeert: youtube-dl-20121009-1.1
> --------------------

I see it. CLI. You feed it the link to the youtube page. But it is also
terribly slow:


[download] Destination: Zgh9i8_Ij00.mp4
[download]   1.4% of 145.10M at  537.98k/s ETA 04:32

It is actually stalled, I see the network graph sitting a zero bytes. On
a second attempt it says it is going to take 20 minutes.

This is absurd, I have a good internet connection now and it is useless.
Slower than a modem :-/

It crashes, consistently several times:


....
[download] Destination: Zgh9i8_Ij00.mp4
[download]   5.6% of 145.10M at  115.85k/s ETA 20:10
ERROR: content too short (expected 152151711 bytes and served 8492072)


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))


knurpht@laptop:~/Video> youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpi-6aPxhrM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Setting language
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Gpi-6aPxhrM: Downloading video webpage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Gpi-6aPxhrM: Downloading video info webpage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 100.0% of 65.08M at  909.07k/s ETA 00:00

On 2013-01-21 22:24, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> I’ll remove it and try “flash video downloader”, I have just seen it.
> Mmm… it is downloading something, but I see no progress window, and it
> is also very slow, it is going to take hours :-/. This is absurd.

I got a notice that the download had finished, but it had only
downloaded a few seconds.

This is impossible.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

@Carlos: I see we cross posted :). The max download speed I’m getting on youtube-dl is around 2 MB/sec but this only at the end of large downloads . BTW did you check

youtube-dl --help

, and note the option

youtube-dl --list-extractors

?

There’s a lot more, maybe it’s even possible to speed it up

On 2013-01-21 22:46, Knurpht wrote:
>
> Code:
> --------------------
>
> knurpht@laptop:~/Video> youtube-dl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpi-6aPxhrM
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Setting language
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Gpi-6aPxhrM: Downloading video webpage
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= Gpi-6aPxhrM: Downloading video info webpage
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v= 100.0% of 65.08M at 909.07k/s ETA 00:00
>
> --------------------

Your video also stalls here. It downloaded about 40%, then stopped. I
restarted it, no go.

Then I thought it could be the wifi, so I went to the sitting room and
connected the cable - it downloaded in seconds. Then tried my video, it
goes slow, 114kb/s, now 109.

That the wifi stalls, I can understand. It is an apartment building and
everybody must have one, so they interfere. But now I’m on ethernet…


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

On Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:38:07 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

> On 2013-01-21 22:24, Carlos E. R. wrote:
>> I’ll remove it and try “flash video downloader”, I have just seen it.
>> Mmm… it is downloading something, but I see no progress window, and
>> it is also very slow, it is going to take hours :-/. This is absurd.
>
> I got a notice that the download had finished, but it had only
> downloaded a few seconds.
>
> This is impossible.

I’ve had good luck with keepvid.com (basically, it handles the
“conversion” and downloads at speeds that make it look like it’s just
downloading).

But as you’ve had problems with other solutions people have had success
with, YMMV.

Jim


Jim Henderson
openSUSE Forums Administrator
Forum Use Terms & Conditions at http://tinyurl.com/openSUSE-T-C

On 2013-01-21 23:18, Carlos E. R. wrote:

> Your video also stalls here. It downloaded about 40%, then stopped. I
> restarted it, no go.
>
> Then I thought it could be the wifi, so I went to the sitting room and
> connected the cable - it downloaded in seconds. Then tried my video, it
> goes slow, 114kb/s, now 109.
>
> That the wifi stalls, I can understand. It is an apartment building and
> everybody must have one, so they interfere. But now I’m on ethernet…

It finally downloaded… Dunno why it is so slow, Firefox has no problem
displaying when on wifi, but all these gadgets have problems. Maybe my
connection loses packets.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

On 2013-01-21 23:22, Jim Henderson wrote:
> But as you’ve had problems with other solutions people have had success
> with, YMMV.

Yes, I must have a local problem too.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

robin,
I’m not sure if this is what you’re after but this is what I do.

  1. I use the Fx addon video download helper it’s here:
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/video-downloadhelper/?src=ss

When you use this you’ll see 3 balls in one of the Fx toolbars. With no video playing they will be a gray color.When you click on a videoit becomes red,blue. & yellow. There’ll be a small black arrowhead to the right of those balls click that & a dropdown menu shows up select one of the mp4’s. You’ll get the whole video pretty quick!

2)The selected vid & the format you picked will be in a folder /home/yourname/dwhelper

3)Once in the dwhelper folder you can go to it C & P it to a flash drive or you can convert it using a transcoder of you choice to a DVD compatible format & burn it to a DVD RW or you can C & P that to a USB drive that’ll play on some TV’s these days.
This something that I do sometimes it works well. I hope that it does so for you.

download is handled by the Firefox download manager with this addon. To see the download progress you just need to view the firefox download manager.
Can’t explain the slow download. Using this addon I just downloaded a 150mb .mp4 in about 1 minute.

Try clearing out your browser cache perhaps?

A lot of isps now cache youtube content rather than giving the user direct access - I wonder if that might be the problem???
Are you using youtube .com or a local variant? Perhaps try the .com address to see if it makes any change to the addon.

I guess you successfully have the file you needed now though so it may not be worth the stress - unless you plan on using the addon again in the future.

On 2013-01-22 03:26, farcusnz wrote:
>
> robin_listas;2520707 Wrote:

> download is handled by the Firefox download manager with this addon. To
> see the download progress you just need to view the firefox download
> manager.

Yes, I figured that later. I was confused because the download manager
did not pop up automatically as with normal downloads.

> Can’t explain the slow download. Using this addon I just downloaded a
> 150mb .mp4 in about 1 minute.
>
> Try clearing out your browser cache perhaps?

It doesn’t affect download via command line (Knurpht suggestion), which
also stalls.

> A lot of isps now cache youtube content rather than giving the user
> direct access - I wonder if that might be the problem???

It would not surprise me…

> Are you using youtube .com or a local variant? Perhaps try the .com
> address to see if it makes any change to the addon.

dot com. But maybe it depends on the country each video is served from :-?

> I guess you successfully have the file you needed now though so it may
> not be worth the stress - unless you plan on using the addon again in
> the future.

Heh! No, I don’t plan anything soon… The next time I need it I will
have forgotten how. O:-)


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

On 2013-01-21 23:26, Knurpht wrote:
>
> @Carlos: I see we cross posted :). The max download speed I’m getting on
> youtube-dl is around 2 MB/sec but this only at the end of large
> downloads . BTW did you check
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> youtube-dl --help
> --------------------

Not then. I had a look just now and it has a lot of options. Complex…

> There’s a lot more, maybe it’s even possible to speed it up

Maybe it is my wifi network losing packets combined with something
related to the particular video I wanted. Your sample run faster. It
seems it works if I abort it and restart.

I also see strange stalls when I download email with fetchmail, it stops
for about 3 seconds on each account. This is a new ISP (for me) I’m
temporarily using (Ono at Spain).


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

This is probably the best I have come across too

On 2013-01-22 13:46, caf4926 wrote:
>
> Sagemta;2520764 Wrote:
>> robin,
>> I’m not sure if this is what you’re after but this is what I do.
>> 1) I use the Fx addon video download helper it’s here:
>> http://tinyurl.com/7zwx5dd

> This is probably the best I have come across too

I get a warning from FF that the addon may be malicious. :-?


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))

If you’re talking about the box with install on it that come with all the addons. The place I linked to was the Mozilla Addon Page.
It’s a safe place as is the addon. I personally use it all the time no bad stuff has ever come from it.