Have you ever been frustrated because a Youtube video has been “removed by user” or you just can’t find the keywords to access it again when you want to share or have the time to watch?
Some of the best are long documentaries you don’t have time to watch when you first run across them. (There is one I sent to Dr. Eowyn that runs 4 hours! I’ll bet she still hasn’t found time to watch it–LOL It’s probably already been removed from Youtube due to the politically-incorrect information provided a a college professor spilling the beans about what the real situation is in his country)
If there is any possibility of a copyright infringement dispute, Youtube aka Google sends a warning the Youtube /user uploader. To be on the safe side legally, the user takes it offline. It’s happened to me. I have two friends who are Tribute artist singers; one is dead-on Neil Diamond singer with a full 10-piece back up band, the other is the personification of Elvis and does live performances with pre-recorded backup music.
I’ve recorded both with my little flip-cam and posted them on my Youtube Channel. Steve Kelly, who does the knock-out Neil Diamond music with his band Cherry-Cherry, has always passed Youtube scrutiny. The Elvis impersonator who is also the KIRO radio traffic reporter Shane Cobane, videos have all been flagged for take-down except this one. There were about 10 other Shane/Elvis videos Youtube made me take down. Why not this one? Who knows?
I said all this to say, there is a quick, free, user-friendly way to save Youtube videos (even the long documentaries) to your computer, flash drive, burn to a cd or dvd, etc. Youtubedownloader.com
It also allows you to convert the video to other formats, even MP3 audio files you can play on your IPOD. Don’t take my word for it. It’s got a five-star rating from CNET, too! They offer a “pro” version for $19.95; but, the freeware one works just great and is regularly updated! Go for the free YTD Basic version, not the “pro” version. ~LTG