Another Way to Download Youtube, Gooogle, and other Videos

The other day I posted an article on how you can use Keepvid to download your favorite videos from Google, Youtube, and others. Well I found that there is another method which is a lot easier once it is configured. This other method serves up two options, you can use a bookmarklet (A bookmarklet is a small JavaScript program that can be stored as a URL within a bookmark in most popular web browsers, or within hyperlinks on a web page. Because Internet Explorer uses the term favorites instead of bookmarks, bookmarklets are also less commonly called favlets or favelets. Definition via Google). or a Greasemonkey script ("Greasemonkey is a software implementation of a concept called “Active Browsing”. It allows users of the Mozilla Firefox web browser to install user scripts which modify specific web pages." Definition via Google ).

In this article I will cover the bookmarklet because it is the simplest to use, does not require the installation of any add-ons, and it’s the simplest to install. Simply click the All-In-One Video Bookmarklet below and add it to your bookmarks. Alternately if your bookmark toolbar is available, you can simply drag the link below to your toolbar and it will automatically appear. Now you can just browse to your favorite website, Youtube, Google Video, and others; find the video you would like to download and click on the bookmarklet that is displayed on your browser. It will prompt you to download the video …choose a directory and save, you are now done! If you have any comments/suggestions or need some help, please let me know.

All-In-One Video Bookmarklet

Script Source:

"The bookmarklet has been tested successfully with Mozilla (1.7.13), Firefox ( and Opera (8.54). It will not work with Internet Explorer (6.0) due to IE’s limitation of URL length (some of the old links will)."

The videos you download from these websites will be saved for the most part as FLV files. In order to play these videos you need to either convert them to another format (you can view the tutorial here) or you can download any of these players listed below.

FLV Player

Riva FLV Player

VLC Media Player

Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

Script and Bookmarklet Author Page

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