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Author Topic: saving a youtube video  (Read 1978 times)
KM3K
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« 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
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KG6AF
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« Reply #1 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/
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KM3K
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« Reply #2 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
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KG6AF
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« Reply #3 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.

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« Reply #4 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/
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WB6RXG
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« Reply #5 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/

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Stuart WB6RXG
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KF4DCY
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010, 09:38:54 AM »

real player works for me.
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