Thursday, May 03, 2007

dumb tech question

I am off to Aussie tomorrow, to speak at various things in Melbourne and Adelaide. I have a video clip that I really want to play at each of these gatherings (it sort of stirs up my Aussie mates you know). It is on Youtube and I can not presume that all the 12 places I am speaking have wireless. Is there a way for me to download unto my laptop a Youtube video?

Update: Hey thanks heaps everyone. All sorted. For those who are interested, this is the video that I, as a Kiwi, am keen to use in Aussie :). It’s called – Someone always wants to steal your stuff.

Posted by steve at 09:10 AM


  1. Yep…

    Comment by Mark Nichols — May 3, 2007 @ 9:28 am

  2. You could try this site:


    Comment by steve bishop — May 3, 2007 @ 9:31 am

  3. I download the .flv files (that are used in youtube) with this FF add-on:

    Then you can play them with this:

    Comment by mih — May 3, 2007 @ 9:48 am

  4. safe travels

    Comment by jen — May 3, 2007 @ 11:18 am

  5. it is also here if that helps.

    Comment by lynne — May 3, 2007 @ 12:08 pm

  6. If you go to you can download the video as a .flv also, and then go and download flv-viewer. It works, I’ve done it before.

    Comment by Paul M — May 3, 2007 @ 2:04 pm

  7. Similar to the above, I often use the VideoDownloader plugin for Firefox (which works with more than just YouTube)

    And then play the saved FLV file in VLC.

    VLC is wonderful – saved my bacon a few times. I have it on both the Mac and PC.

    Comment by Stephen Garner — May 3, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

  8. Also, if it’s also available on Google Video (not as a linked from there to YouTube) that also offers download option for PC and iPod that should work(?) too without all the add-ons.

    Comment by Stephen Garner — May 3, 2007 @ 3:10 pm

  9. Steve,

    if you have a mac. best thing I have found (by far) is called podtube. downloads, encodes and puts the movie in itunes. It costs 5 dollars but worth every penny.

    Comment by lammert vrieling — May 3, 2007 @ 6:59 pm

  10. And isn’t it ironic that the advert is for a foreign owned corporation!

    Comment by tim bulkeley — May 4, 2007 @ 11:57 am

  11. That’s just revenge for on guys for stealing Bondi.

    Comment by Matt Stone — May 5, 2007 @ 2:46 am

  12. guess us kiwis got to do something with all your tax money 🙂

    Comment by steve — May 6, 2007 @ 2:35 am

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