How can i download guitar tutorials from youtube?
May 8, 2016 4:37 AM   Subscribe

Howdy Hive, i have been attempting to learn several songs for guitar via streaming which is a pain. It would be great if i can just download them. Is there an app or method you can recommend that downloads youtube videos?

Howdy Hive, i have been attempting to learn several songs for guitar via streaming which is a pain. It would be great if i can just download them. Is there an app or method you can recommend that downloads youtube videos?
posted by citybuddha to Computers & Internet (14 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
I use KeepVid.
posted by 4ster at 4:43 AM on May 8, 2016


Is there a reliable app that will download directly to an ipad as well? I am aware they exist however, i am looking for recommendations
posted by citybuddha at 5:30 AM on May 8, 2016


I just tried Keepvid and it seems the downloaded videos will not play on my Imac
posted by citybuddha at 5:42 AM on May 8, 2016


I neglected to mention that I am using a mac
posted by citybuddha at 6:05 AM on May 8, 2016


If you've got brew, "brew install youtube-dl" and then "youtube-dl [url]".

If you're not using brew, I'm sure there's another way to install it.

The tool works on a surprising number of sites, not just youtube.

If you're having problems playing videos, try VLC.
posted by Leon at 6:13 AM on May 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


Brew seems to be somewhat out of my league. Thanks though
posted by citybuddha at 6:21 AM on May 8, 2016


ClickToFlash is a plug-in for Safari whose purpose is to prevent vids made with Flash player from playing until you click on them, and/or render them in html5 or QuickTime. (Flash & OSX don't play well together, so keeping vids from loading can help pages load faster, use less CPU, etc.) A sort of auxiliary benefit is that once you've got the video playing, you can right click on it and get an option to download.
posted by soundguy99 at 6:35 AM on May 8, 2016


If you're on a mac, I like the app 4K Video Downloader.
posted by bluecore at 6:35 AM on May 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


No idea how well Click to Flash works on iPads, though, sorry.
posted by soundguy99 at 6:37 AM on May 8, 2016


This is working for me, on the iPad.
posted by Bearman at 7:35 AM on May 8, 2016


YouTube Downloader
posted by jammy at 9:57 AM on May 8, 2016


Just put "ss" in front of the url (after the www., put the "ss" right there, right before the youtubexxx part). It will take you to a website that lets you download. There is always some solution like this, occasionally they get shut down and then reopened in a new website with a slightly different process. Some googling will tell you what the current iteration is. As of 08 May 2016 this still works. Right now the service is called http://en.savefrom.net/
posted by seasparrow at 10:04 AM on May 8, 2016 [1 favorite]


MacX downloader is quick, easy, does multiple downloads
posted by KateViolet at 7:53 PM on May 8, 2016


I use youtube-dl, too. It's just a python script, actually, if that helps. No fancy install required. (If you have python -- which is easy & free to get -- you can download the youtube-dl source code, navigate in a console to the folder youtube_dl where __main__.py is and run it with python __main__.py + the target url.)

2nding VLC for playing back the videos.
posted by bertran at 1:37 AM on May 9, 2016


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