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Title: saving a youtube video
Post by: KM3K on October 21, 2010, 07:19:28 PM
Next month I'm scheduled to give to our local club a 40 minute talk about VSWR.
YouTube has several neat videos showing how a standing wave comes about, anyone of which I'd like to make part of my PowerPoint presentation.
But, so far, based on my inability to save and replay a YouTube video, I'm thinking that it cannot be done.
Has anyone a way to save/replay a YouTube video to PowerPoint?
Jerry KM3K


Title: RE: saving a youtube video
Post by: KG6AF on October 21, 2010, 09:33:24 PM
I've had good luck with the free YouTube Downloader program.  You can find it at:

http://youtubedownload.altervista.org/


Title: RE: saving a youtube video
Post by: KM3K on October 22, 2010, 07:31:00 AM
Well, KG6AF, thanks for the lead.
Everything was really clicking along just great until I tried to load the video-file into PowerPoint. My PowerPoint won't take the MP4 file.
It'll take many kinds of other video-files.
I'm in an area where I don't know one video-file type from another.
Maybe the problem is I'm using Vista; I'll have to check if an upgrade to Win7 helps.
Anyway, as I'm typing this, the thought came to mind that maybe I can temporarily leave PowerPoint and run the video from my thumb-drive; I'll have to check to see if that is a possibility.
Thanks again for the very significant lead.
73 Jerry KM3K


Title: RE: saving a youtube video
Post by: KG6AF on October 22, 2010, 09:19:24 AM
Yes, just play the videos in another program.  I use Vista, too (ugh!), and my favorite video player is VLC.  It's free, and can be downloaded here:

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

No need for extensions or plug-ins: it comes with pretty much everything.



Title: RE: saving a youtube video
Post by: KQ6EA on November 02, 2010, 01:07:54 PM
If you're using Firefox, Video Download Helper is excellent.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006/


Title: RE: saving a youtube video
Post by: WB6RXG on November 02, 2010, 01:31:38 PM
Another slick program is freecorder.  It's the best program I've used for saving videos so far.  It downloads and converts videos of several types.  Works with several browsers too.

http://www.applian.com/freecorder4/

73,
Stuart WB6RXG


Title: RE: saving a youtube video
Post by: KF4DCY on November 24, 2010, 09:38:54 AM
real player works for me.