02-02-2009 11:49 AM - edited 02-02-2009 11:53 AM
This is the simplest way to download a YouTube Music Videos in avi format for SMC. No extra software necessary! Also works to convert just the music portion of the video to an mp3 or ogg file. Easy as 1 2 3...
Steps: Copy the YouTube video link example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1aSMhAAWg8&fmt=18
Goto mediaconverter.org to convert and download http://mediaconverter.org/
and that's it, your ready for SMC.
Here's the step by step:
1) Copy the link to your Video from YouTube
Goto http://mediaconverter.org/ and Paste in the YouTube link.
If you are converting wanting to convert the video then select AVI, else
select mp3 or ogg for a music file.
I would recommend not setting these values, let the converter handle it,
based on the YouTube video specs.
JUST CLICK NEXT STEP. Advanced users can play with these to
cut down the converted file size.
A few screens will flash while its doing the conversion: Coffee break
A few minutes later the Conversion is done. Time to download the file to your computer.
If you converted a Video for your Fuze, then continue with SMC and convert the AVI file using SMC to the Fuze.
If you created a mp3 or ogg music file, then you know what to do! Right? ^.^ (Add it to the Fuze's Music Folder)
ps. Advanced users please share your settings that reduce the video file size
Message Edited by niko_sama on 02-02-2009 01:53 PM
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02-02-2009 12:17 PM
Looks interesting, although I tried something similar to this the other day. Tried both that and this app with Hulu.com and neither one worked. They must have some sort of blocking software to prevent downloading or converting. All you can do is watch.
Got a error msg. that the URL wasn't a valid one. Tried it 3 times. Even tried the one where you can 'share' with someone else. Nada.
02-02-2009 12:59 PM
Niko did you try it with Hulu?
Did you notice this forum has a search function? Its not impossible to figure that someone else asked your question before you did, and we have answered it(probably multiple times). Check it out! Or Check out the Knowledge Base
02-02-2009 01:45 PM
This tutor is for Youtube I didn't know what Hulu was but i took a look, It's a video site like Youtube. For flash sites other than Youtube. I usually capture the FLV file using Orbit Downloader's Grab it!! utility. Video sites like to try to hide the video within complicated scripts, Orbit scans the stream and is pretty good at detecting Flash content. It will display a list of possible downloads for you to select from. Then you can download the ones you want. You can then watch the flv file with vlc or convert it to another format with several free converters. But that is beyond this tutor. This Tutor is specifically for YouTube
02-02-2009 01:53 PM
This will work with the following sites:
Supported video portals Free
All from the free version and:
02-02-2009 04:08 PM
Appreciate your help niko. I wasn't trying to get off-topic before, but I noticed a lot of 'grabber' apps that specifically mentioned they would work with Lulu.com or Lulu.tv. I'm still not sure what the heck Lulu is, but it says it's a publishing website, not a video-hosting site. So I thought all these references were typos and actually meant Hulu.com.
Just tried your suggestion of Replay Media Catcher. Sorry, but I'm not impressed. The 'free trial' version only allows you to 'record' 75% of any video, not the full length. And the paid version is $40! The way the desciption read is that it 'records' in real-time too. Not good for trying to capture say an hour-long TV program or 2 hour movie. Thanks but No Thanks.
Guess I'll keep looking. Tried the Orbit thing. Wouldn't work with the Hulu site. Graboid wasn't any better. Then there was one I tried (I don't remember the name) that DID download the video I wanted, but the audio was in German, not English, and it was a free limited time trial thing anyway.
Anyway, on with the quest . . .
02-02-2009 08:03 PM
After a week''s worth of frustrating failures trying to use another converter (keepvid), only to
be met by a tripping codec-schmodec notice of some kind from the SMC, I was
finally able to successfully download a video onto my Fuze tonight - all thanks to your clear and informative share.
This gal's not too old to learn afterall ~Bless you niko!
An older rookie mp3-player player,
02-03-2009 07:34 AM
^__^ I'm glad it helped ! *smiles*