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Google Stops Video Conversion Sites From Ripping YouTube:

On June 19th, Google finally put a stop to many of the ways users rip YouTube videos to their desktop for editing use, by making most online video conversion sites to be incompatible with YouTube's formatting! This happened to online-convert.com and zamzar.com! Abridgers, reviewers, and other online editors are constantly finding harder and harder ways to get footage they need. I guess for now they'll need to either edit off of DV Ds or even illegal torrents!

Sorry. Through those sites, you can no longer save that rare Disney doc The Sweatbox for prosperity, or that unedited Pony episode with Derpy's original voice, or listen to your favorite abridged episodes on your iPod, or keep those songs iTunes won't provide, or even use footage you found online to edit into an AMV. Do it some other way!

edited 28th Jun '12 8:44:37 AM by kyun

Oh no, it's not like some other site will show up and adjust to this format. Everything is screwed....
 
My point is, why are bigger names trying at all? They'll just find another way to do it.

Conceptually Frameworked
Pretty sure my in-browser solution still works. And if I download them as .mp4, files they should go straight onto my iPod 8 times out of 10.

Is this add guarantee that no more sites like that will work?
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I didn't try all the sites, but a few I tried all said they were prohibited to serve videos from YouTube under Google's orders, all suspiciously announcing it on June 19th at the same time!

Google IS POWER.

downloading mp4 and ogv directly works just fine.

Those web sites are rip offs, honestly, they are not needed at all for recent videos because they already come in mp4 or ogv format. And FLV is easy to convert without a web site. These web sites were just stealing from youtube.

And I doubt the change in format had the specific intention to do this. I am sure changes like this happen more often than not and that the websites that do this will find a work around eventually.

Edit: [up] That makes more sense, rather than a change in format, yeah what these websites were doing was not really legal and all that google needed to stop them was to talk about court orders.

edited 28th Jun '12 2:14:10 PM by nairoxev

Argue with them = they do nothing.

Mention court orders = they **** their pants.

 8 Rocket Dude, Thu, 28th Jun '12 2:51:57 PM from AZ, United States
This hat doesn't fit!
*Uses Speedbit Video Downloader*

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 9 0dd 1, Fri, 29th Jun '12 12:09:01 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
@nair: How do you do that anyway? I used to just go into my Temporary Internet Files folder, but that doesn't seem to work for me anymore.
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You can still download videos directly from YouTube, if you're logged in.

 11 0dd 1, Fri, 29th Jun '12 2:29:33 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
...since when? How do you do that? Are you just talking about one's own uploaded videos, because that I do know. Other people's videos, though? Explicame, por favor.
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Conceptually Frameworked
This also has absolutely no effect on video downloader programs too. I doubt Google can catch all the completely separate programs that aren't even web-based.

I've never used it before, but Keepvid seems to be working still.
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 13 0dd 1, Fri, 29th Jun '12 3:46:58 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I think I used "Youtube to MP3 Converter" after the date this supposedly happened once and that worked too.
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[up][up] I doubt they are worried about programs.

@odd1: I just use a firefox addon called download helper. Although lately I am just pasting the URL in a program called jdownloader.

edited 29th Jun '12 6:37:34 PM by nairoxev

Adam
I don't have any problems. I download all my YouTube videos with Real Player, and I'm just fine. Granted, it's a program and not a site, but it's pretty useful. It even comes with a converter so you can put the videos in the proper format (I convert them to WMV so I can edit them in Windows Movie Maker). Highly recommended, get it.
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 16 0dd 1, Mon, 20th Aug '12 9:10:24 AM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
I've actually found that pretty much the only site that doesn't work is a single YouTube to MP3 site, and probably only because it has a petition that it's linking to instead of actually converting videos to MP3 files.
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 17 Taira Mai, Sat, 29th Sep '12 5:57:27 AM from El Paso Tx Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
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download helper works for me.
 18 Vampire Buddha, Sat, 29th Sep '12 8:31:30 AM from Where the moon is fat Relationship Status: Every rose has its thorn
Judderman
I use Flash Video Downloader, which works on every video sharing site I've ever found and, on YouTube, gives me a choice of definitions and formats to download. WebM looks awesome in Totem.
 19 johnnyfog, Sun, 10th Feb '13 8:49:17 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Not entirely a douche
I use Firefox Videodownloader plugin. It's cryptic to figure out how to use, but it works on blip et al. I have a stack of Nostalgia Chick dvds now.
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 20 Sorastitch, Mon, 11th Feb '13 9:42:08 AM from Last Seen in The Shadowlands
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[up] Ooo. I've never seen a blip downloader, so how is it cryptic? If it's really not that bad I'm going to try it for myself.
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 21 johnnyfog, Mon, 11th Feb '13 12:14:05 PM from NYC Relationship Status: They can't hide forever. We've got satellites.
Not entirely a douche
The interface is just a dick. It gives you 8-10 links for a video, but only the one marked "Medium" works, and sometimes you have to close a command prompt (which exists solely to plant a watermark on the video), and the link grays out if you don't download right away (or open a new tab, etc).

I dunno, it depends on your version. It's just not intuitive to use. But it works fine so far.

I would also avoid updates, because I am suspicious of them.
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 22 0dd 1, Mon, 11th Feb '13 3:36:40 PM from Nowhere Land
Just awesome like that
Alternatively, you could just download from a producer's RSS feed, no browser extensions/apps/whatever necessary. Example link.

edited 11th Feb '13 3:37:07 PM by 0dd1

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 23 ABRICK, Tue, 12th Feb '13 12:04:24 PM from IN A CAVE!
Hiding a box of scraps
Now, now kids, please make sure you're illegally downloading those youtubes through PERFECTLY LEGAL MEANS.
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 24 Sorastitch, Tue, 12th Feb '13 12:35:20 PM from Last Seen in The Shadowlands
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We have to download these illegally through illegal means? I dun't get it
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