Download and Convert YouTube Videos For Free

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Video DownloadHelper is probably the best and easiest flash video download utility. It allows you to not only download the videos from webpages like YouTube, Metacafe, MySpace, DailyMotion, iFilm etc, but it also converts it automatically to your preferred format for local playback, e.g. you can convert the YouTube videos directly to be played on your ipod/iphone with just one click.

Just install this addon in Firefox, and whenever you visit a supported website you would see the Video DownloadHelper icon turn colored and animated, click on it and you get the download and/or convert options.Video DownloadHelper

Once you click on the Download & Convert it would ask you to enable conversion. On a linux machine it would give you a choice of ffmpeg or mencoder for coversion. Make sure you have one of them installed or just do a

>> sudo apt-get install ffmpeg mencoder

and you have them installed. On a windows machine it would ask if you want to download and install the converter, if you choose yes then it would download and install the converter for you. Before the download begins it would also ask you to choose one of the popular formats you would like to convert your video to from a drop down menu. Just select it and you DownloadHelper would download and convert the video for you.

Downloading YouTube Video

Downloading YouTube Video


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