Download and save youtube video to your G1General

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  1. meltyblood913

    meltyblood913 Active Member

    Here is a cool trick to save videos to your G1.
    If you use firefox web browser you will need to download a plugin called download helper.
    Now you go to youtube and find a video you like.
    then wait for it to load.
    then when you select download helper in the top right corner you select from dropdown menu the file name of video followed by .flv.
    when you download the .flv file then i use xvidforpsp and convert the .flv to mp4 ot h.264 and then copy it to the G1 memory card and tada you just saved the youtube video for playback to your G1 to play at anytime and save without having to find it again.:D

  2. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

  3. pestilence

    pestilence Well-Known Member

  4. cNo7

    cNo7 Well-Known Member

  5. androidtapp

    androidtapp Member

  6. dancemaster345

    dancemaster345 New Member

    thanks androidtapp, great video tutorial
  7. meltyblood913

    meltyblood913 Active Member

    Wow thats a great one i will remember that hack
    i will have to bookmark that one saves me time from converting the video on a pc.
  8. PhantomTrace

    PhantomTrace Well-Known Member

    Awesome!!!! cant wait for the capabilities when flash and SD storage is fixed!!!
  9. wzz8l2x2

    wzz8l2x2 New Member

    oh wow.. thanks.
    now i gotta get a bigger micro sd card.. lol
  10. sylo88

    sylo88 Member

    1) Use the Youtube Broswer find and vid and click share.
    2) Copy and paste the location, go to
    3) Download in .mp4 format, use "Video Player" to play it.

    Enjoy. :)
  11. blambu56

    blambu56 Well-Known Member

    Great help guys -
  12. CheskaD

    CheskaD New Member

    I do use Grabthat video. I tried it myself and it really works. Simple and fast.

    All you have to do is log on to YouTube. Select the video you want to download. Copy the url on the Address bar. Go to and paste the YouTube url to the box. Press the download button to start downloading your video. Save the video to your desktop and you can change the filename. In order for you to transfer video files into your computer, you need to download flash player software at, and take note it is for FREE.

    It is simple and fast. Besides, those softwares are FREE.

  13. kevstv

    kevstv Active Member

    there is a great app on the market that does this for you. It's called YouTube Downloader. Once installed, simply find the vid you want on the youtube website, click the link and you will be asked what you want to open the link with, select the downloader and it will download the vid straight to your sdcard.

    N3TWORK BURN3R Well-Known Member

    Im about to make all of your lives 10 times easier. In order to download youtube vids without the need of apps on your PC or G1, simply type in "pwn" in the front of youtube. So in example,

  15. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    This worked great on the pc ... but could not get it to work with default browser or Steel ... Any suggestions ?
  16. kizer

    kizer Active Member

    Worked on my default browser. Un-rooted RC33.
  17. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    LOL ... that was a great suggestion !!!

    .... Well I got it to work after several attemps and pasting the url into the download box, and after several site failures/problems... ???
  18. kevstv

    kevstv Active Member

    YouTube Downloader!! So simple and easy to use!!
  19. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    Use that APP as well, but the issue here was to use a simple easy to remember method for use on your PC & G1 .

    It was simple for me to start because of a couple of network errors ... I believe .. :rolleyes:
  20. corymey

    corymey New Member

    i have downloaded some videos from my phone and now it wont let me down load anymore it keeps force closing everytime i click on the "High Quality Mp4" link can anyone help me?
  21. Tazjin

    Tazjin New Member

    The best way of downloading a Youtube vid to your computer is creating a bookmark pointing at

    Code (Text):
    1. javascript:if (document.getElementById('download-youtube-video')==null && !!(document.location.href.match(/http:\/\/[a-zA-Z\.]*youtube\.com\/watch/))) {var yt_mp4_path=''+swfArgs['video_id']+'&t='+swfArgs['t']; var div_embed=document.getElementById('watch-embed-div');div_embed.innerHTML=div_embed.innerHTML+'<br /> <span id=\'download-youtube-video\'><a href=\''+yt_mp4_path+'\'>Download as MP4</a> (click and save)</span>';}void(0);
    That will add a download link at the bottom of the description box, if clicked while you're on the video site.
  22. justmore

    justmore New Member

  23. sobo715

    sobo715 New Member

    i dont have no dropdown bar when the video loads
  24. Buffman

    Buffman Member


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