Saving "youtube" videos to disk ??

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Mon Nov 27 20:45:31 UTC 2006

On Mon, 27 Nov 2006 21:27:29 +0100
Vincent Trouilliez <vincent.trouilliez at> wrote:

> Hello,
> I was wondering if anybody knew a way to save the videos you can find
> on "youtube", to disk ?
> Thing is, a Windows fan, friend of mine, when I sent him a link to this
> funny video: , said: "too
> bad you can't save it to disk!".
> So, I would love to come back to him with said video attached and say,
> "see, Penguins can do it !! :o) " ...
> I did a quick search on google and found a python script, which managed
> to retrieve the data from the website, and write a video file to the
> computer, but sadly, although the video itself looks fine... there is
> no sound to be heard :o(
> Anybody has managed to it, successfully ? I welcome any
> suggestions ! :-)

Yup. :-) Try this Firefox extension

You just click an icon in the bottom corner, download it and you get
a .flv file ( which plays in mplayer, or using ffplay in linux  ( part of
the ffmpeg package ) - I assume there's an flv player for windows .

Oh, and the sound works fine :)


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