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Download videos from YouTube in one step

Posted on 25 October 2012

Because you simply cannot rely on 3G to stream them.

Last week, I spent a good 10 minutes whinging about how SingTel’s 3G coverage is overpriced and crappy.

And then I found this floating around Facebook purportedly showing SingTel’s 3G coverage in Singapore:

The only thing I find funny about it is that it is actually fairly accurate.

And since things are the way they are, we can sit back and whine some more or do something about it.

So why not hack life and game the system?

Therefore, I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you how to overcome the annoying fact that it takes forever to stream YouTube videos using whatever 3G’s left in the air.

Because if it doesn’t stream on the go, why not just download YouTube videos directly into whatever device you might be using? For free.

Look, I am just an Everyday Tech User. If I can hack life and game the system, 99 percent of the population can as well.

As with all things in life, you can sit around and complain or you can do something about it.

So here goes.

Step #1:
Turn on your laptop/ desktop. Access YouTube. Find a video you like. This live version of Madness by Muse has left me moist for a few days. So I’ll download this.

Step #2:
Type the letters “pwn” in front of “youtube” in the URL. Hit enter. (“pwn” is an Internet slang and if you don’t know what it is, I am actually amazed you made it this far to read this article.)

Step #3:
You will be directed to automatically. This is where the magic happens. To convert the YouTube video, I’ll usually go for SaveVid. Click on it. It works 99 out of 100 times.

Step #4:
You will see the site appear. Sometimes you might be prompted by a message saying that JAVA(TM) is blocked. Whatever that means. Simply hit the “Run this time” button.

Step #5:
You didn’t even have to hold your breath, did you? You will be prompted to download any of the formats you fancy. High quality, low quality and mediocre quality. It’s really up to you. They even have MP3 formats.

Brilliant, isn’t it?

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  • fishcake

    Why not go to keepvid and savevid directly and copy/paste U tube url on to the blank address and choose your favorite video download extension?

    There are already add on extension for both Firefox and Opera … U might want to check it out … just click donwload option when U visited U-Tube on these 2 browsers.