[ILUG-BOM] Youtube finally downloaded and converted in GUI

Rony gnulinuxist at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 02:10:28 IST 2009


In Firefox there is a plugin 
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006 called 
downloadhelper http://www.downloadhelper.net/

Just install this firefox plugin and ensure that you have the ffmpeg 
package installed through your distro's package manager. When you play 
the video in youtube you will an animated tool icon next to the address 
bar. It will allow you directly download and convert the video to your 
customised format, even mp3 for sound only. In the Tools -> 
DownloadHelper menu there is a 'preferences' section. Thats where you 
first set all your custom preferences and once you are set, simply click 
on the drop down list of the animated tool icon and select a download 
video format, it will open another submenu that has options like 
'download', 'download and convert' etc. Thats it. It is a one click 
download and convert to your preferred folder.



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