Update 25 Nov 2007: Some videos couldn't be downloaded so now with some PHP power all videos can be downloaded...yeah !!!
Introducing the Download Youtube Video widget which you can add to your blog/website !
400 pixel Large Version
This size is perfect to embed inside post or website.
To install this 400 Pixel "Download Youtube Video" Widget on your blog/website
just copy and paste the below code:-
200 pixel Mini Version
This size is perfect to embed on the sidebar.
To install this 200 Pixel "Download Youtube Video" Widget on your blog/website just copy and paste the below code:-
To add to the sidebar on your blogger just click the below button:-
After the Download ?
Update: Once downloaded rename the file with extension .flv (eg somename.flv)
To view the FLV files You need a FLV player, there are tons of free flv player available such as
You can even use VLC player !
How does it work ?
Note: This method works for most videos but for all the videos use the widget above !
The magic url is http://cache.googlevideo.com/get_video?origin=188.8.131.52&video_id=
(I suggest you add this red link to bookmark)
How to Download ?
Now to download You tube videos just add the video id to the above url
For eg if the video url is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7dpJ0oseIA
The part in red is the video id.
The download link becomes:- http://cache.googlevideo.com/get_video?origin=184.108.40.206&video_id=Y7dpJ0oseIA
Now paste this link in your browser or even better in your Download manager like DAP and Download !!
Now sometimes it may not work cuz Google don't like people downloading copyrighted stuff (if they had liked you wud have seen a download button on youtube long ago) so Google may turn their back to the magic url and you get a fancy error page like this:-
Stay tuned to this page we might just update the magic URL !