Here is a quick and dirty way to get Youtube videos converted to MP4…which will then easily import via media converter to your Sansa:
This site will do it for free.
1 - Copy the youtube link.
2 - Paste to the box.
3 - Click convert button.
4 - The page will refresh, with “low quality” and “high quality” links in green at the bottom of the page.
5 - Right click the one you want and choose “save link as” or “save target as”.
This will save the youtube video as a .MP4 file (quicktime will play this file). Sansa converter easily recognized and converted this for me. When I took it off the Sansa, I saw that it had converted it to .AVI, which Windows Media Player can play.
The catch: The conversion process downsamples the media to 15 frames per second. It is decent, but not great. You get what you pay for I guess. The site wants you to buy it’s conversion software, and this is the hook to get you in. But the free conversion doesnt have any other catches as far as I can tell. There is no limit to how much you can use it.
The High Quality videos are higher resolution but take up more space. For me, they tended to be between 18 and 25 megabytes.
I am using Windows Vista 32-bit, and copying to a 2gb Sansa Fuze.
Message Edited by pruje on 12-13-2008 07:16 AM