This evening I found a few cool sites to share. MakeUseOf featured 4 Quick Ways to Download YouTube Videos today. While I’ve done my fair share of YouTube downloading, I have never heard of any of these four. Normally, I use Vixy.net or Keepvid, but sometimes both of those sites are extremely busy and work very slowly. I tried each of the four mentioned on MakeUseOf and they all worked pretty well.
- KISS YouTube – Add “kiss” for Keep It Super Simple before youtube in the URL and you can quickly download any movie. For example, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ_pz_-sSYQ becomes http://www.kissyoutube.com/watch?v=GZ_pz_-sSYQ and you get a lovely video all about the goal for November’s Prop 1. See post below for more info.
- YouTube Loader FireFox Plugin – I downloaded this for Firefox 3 on my Mac and it worked perfectly. I did need to install Greasemonkey first – just FYI
- YouTube Catcher – A bit slow, but you do have the ability to download the MP3 only which is kind of handy for some audio projects.
- Tube Leecher – Don’t you just love the title? I do! Very simple and very quick.