Downloading/Converting Online Media

Most of these applications convert multiple forms of media - images, audio, videos, etc. Most will also allow you to upload a media file from your computer to convert as well as convert media that is hosted online.

Zamzar

If you cannot access YouTube from school, consider downloading the videos with Zamzar so that they will play directly from your computer.
  1. Copy and paste the URL of the media you want to convert
  2. Click "Add URL"
  3. Select the format you want to convert the online media into - For video, I suggest .mpg or .wmv for Windows users and .mov for Apple users.
  4. Input your e-mail address
  5. Click "Convert"
  6. Zamzar will send you an e-mail alerting you when your file has been converted. Follow the directions contained in the e-mail to download your converted video file to your computer. Zamzar will store your converted file for 24 hours.



Vixy

Vixy is similar to Zamzar, but it only converts videos while Zamzar converts many other file types.
  1. Copy and paste the URL of the media you want to convert
  2. Select the format you want to convert the online media into - For video, I suggest .avi for Windows users and .mov for Apple users.
  3. Click Start



Movavi

Like Zamzar and Vixy, Movavi converts media hosted online into files formats that you can download and play from your desktop.
  1. Copy and paste the URL of the media you want to convert
  2. Select the format you want to convert the online media into - For video, I suggest .avi for Windows users and .mov for Apple users.
  3. Enter your e-mail address
  4. Click Convert
  • Movavi will convert up to five videos in a batch and will even put them together into one video file for downloading if desired.



Media Converter

Media Converter will convert media files from online sites and your computer. The instructions are essentially the same as for the other applications.

YouTube Converter

YouTube Converter


YouConvertIt

YouConvertIt


Catch YouTube

Catch YouTube

Click here to read the instructions


Catch-Video

Catch-Video



KickYouTube

The mechanism is web based and very straight forward. When you're watching a YouTube video that you would like to download for archiving or later perusal, simply add the word "kick" to the URL immediately in front of the word youtube.

Load the URL for the video in your browser:
http ://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOgHE5nEq04

Insert the word "kick" between the www. and the youtube.com section of the URL:
http://www.kickyoutube.com/watch?v=uOgHE5nEq04

After you send that URL, the page will reload with the KickYouTube toolbar at the top of the screen, as seen in the screenshot above. From there you can download the file from YouTube as an FLV, MPG, MP3, and even HD MP4. Note: going to the KickYouTube website directly will just give you a video demonstration on how to use the service, to actually engage the toolbar and begin grabbing files you have to find a YouTube video you want and insert the "kick" into the URL of the video.


Voobys

  1. Go to http://www.youtube.com/
  2. Type in the search area, any video that you would like to see, for example, type in "Do It Well" without the quotation marks.
  3. Click the video so you start watching it.
  4. As soon as you're on the page to watch the video, go to the Address bar (where you typed in www.youtube.com) and just erase the Youtube word, while substituting it for the word Voobys.
  5. Download the video. Now if done correctly, it will take you to a page that allows you to download the video, with a link that says Download Video. Click that and choose the destination you wish to save your video to.
  6. It will ask you to name the file, so type in any name you wish to name it except add either .wmv or .avi or any other format you wish to covert the video as, at the end of it. For example if you download the Evolution of Dance video, and you want to name it EvolutionDance, name the file as EvolutionDance.avi or EvolutionDance.wmv


TechCrunch YouTube Downloader

http://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/


Tooble

http://tooble.tv/


KeepHD

http://keephd.com/