[Blabber] good youtube ripper (for legal purposes I swear)

Justin localtalent at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 08:54:41 EST 2012


Dirpy is my utility of choice.

On Mar 4, 2012, at 7:44 PM, Peter Shenkin <shenkin at gmail.com> wrote:

> FWIW, I use DownThemAll! on Firefox for music downloads, but it would no doubt work for video, too.
> 
> As a little lagniappe, you can use regexes to specify the types of link it will stage for download by default; then you can go over the list and modify it before actually downloading. For the regex-challenged, it has a bunch of pre-configured lists; like, music files, images, etc.
> 
> You can also specify the default download dir. F'rinstance, Apple gives you a (not very obvious) dir called "Automatically Add to iTunes". Anything put there, well, automatically and instantaneously disappears and gets added to iTunes. So that's where I download my music files to.
> 
> DownThemAll! might actually be the only free software project I've ever given money to.
> 
> -P.
> 
> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 7:06 PM, Darcy Whyte <darcy at siteware.com> wrote:
> In firefox there is something called download helper plugin.
> 
> It can easily grab video from youtube and other sources.
> 
> --
> Darcy Whyte
> 
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> On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 7:02 PM, Joe Sadusk <joe at sadusk.com> wrote:
> So, my girlfriend is working with a project to archive media from the
> Occupy protests.  It just so happens that a great deal of this media was
> posted online, especially to youtube, and no other copies were
> maintained.  So she's looking for a good way of getting a lot of it out
> of there to put it in long term storage.  I know there are a lot of
> rippers out there, but does anyone have experience with a good one that
> will A) preserve quality as best possible B) not require a lot of
> tinkering by people who are more interested in the historical context of
> the media than the technical details of video ripping?
> 
> Joe
> 
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