Not sure what instructions you are following... Don't have time to read up.
You are skipping a step... Take your picture, and RIGHT CLICK where it says 1080p, or below that 720p etc.
NOW you will see the ability to download the video.
It's been said many times, can't figure out why people are having so many problems still...
Johnny didn't say I had to right click. He just said, "It appears in the Drop Down Menu when you click on the "i"", and that's all I saw in the other posts about it. That it would just appear in the Drop Down Menu
Thanks for the tip- that makes perfect sense now that I know this. That's the thing I've found with so much stuff on Apple- it's not a matter of it making sense. It ALWAYS makes sense once I know the answer. It's just a matter of knowing what to do or EXACTLY where to look. As a former Windows user, I have found that many long time Apple users take for granted that we know all the steps in between that get skipped in "step by step" instructions that are not truly step by step.
I've tried the numerous other suggestions on this thread and still couldn't DL Youtube Videos like I used to in Safari 5.
Finally tried your method (Wondershare YouTube Free Downloader software) and it JUST WORKED! (After I sorted out the Pacifier Install madness) Cool. One problem I am noticing on Safari is that about 50% of the time I open a Youtube page the video refuses to play. Another thing I have noticed is that if I go full screen in Safari (with HTML5 YouTube videos) when I hit Escape to return to normal screen it crashes Safari 100% of the time. I regualrly cut and paste URLs from Safari to CHrome or FF for these reasons (boring).
I would use Chrome as primary browser but I don't like it as much in some other respects (can't move 1Password icon for one and it's bookmark menus are ugly for another)
Anyhow thanks heaps your solution has ended my hours long quest to save a 3min video :-)
One question. What format is the video saved by Free Downloader encoded in? The only app that will open it is MPlayer. The extension is MP4 but neither QT player 7 or X, nor compressor will open the video, I doubt it is .mp4. I have the Perian extension loaded too. I'l consider there not-free Converter I guess but it seems strange to be calling it MP4 when .mp4 players don't like the files.
I've been using Wondershare for over a year now and loved it until it stopped working and I've been too busy to figure out why. When it did work I would drag the videos into a freebee called FLV Crunch and that woudl convert the files to the format I needed. I'm amazed you got WOndershare to work BC Ive been trying to do that all week. The answers at the company are deadends but I highly recommend crunch. It's been put to the test, and it produces a real MP4. Something though I've noticed is that for use later on in my Iphone I had to run another conversion for Ipod/phone using handbrake. Another Freebee. They regularly update with an option to convert for use on various models of phone.
Those who are using Safari 6 to download Youtube videos can still manage without the Activity window; it just takes a couple of extra steps. First, you must make sure to turn on the Web Developer by going to Preferences, the Advanced tab, then click on Show Develop menu in menu bar. Navigate to the Youtube page you are interested in select the desired video resolution. Under the Develop menu, click on Show Web Inspector (or type Alt-Command-I). In the resource pane you should see a series of folders such as Frames, Images, etc. Click on Other, then navigate to the videoplayback -- rX--- entry, where X is a number. If your video is large, you may see a circular download progress indicator working to the right of the entry. When it is finished downloading, look in the right pane under Location, and you should see an entry Full URL. In my case it says something like http://r3---xo-ord1.c.youtube.com/videoplayback? followed by a series of letters. Copy the entire URL. Then open your downloads window (the down arrow tab that appears in the upper right of your browser after you have downloaded a file) and paste the url with Command-V. Voila, it works! I found this by trial and error, so I thought I would post the results here.
WHY take 75 steps to download a flash video... when all you need to do is use 1 simple extension?
I stay subscribed to this discussion mainly for the laughs.
It's like going through terminal typing out commands... instead of using the mouse/trackpad to change your desktop background in preferences. it can be done both ways, one is easy the other complex...
and yes, I have seen people suggest "tips" that use the terminal instead of preference pane, or even instead of right clicking... Just amazes me people think up complex ways to do something so simple.
I see a flash video i want to download?
I right click and download video. done in 1 or 2 steps depending where the video is.
quicktime was changed with Lion. if the AAC audio is not in the "correct" track it won't play in quicktime, but every other player WILL play it.
2nd responce by richard90
Handbrake, or Miro video converter. both free, Miro is faster if an mp4 just needs the Audio track adjusted, takes like 30 seconds to *fix* a 12 minute video.
i use and like many of the safari extensions for flv/youtube/html5 etc but a more general solution for the missing activity monitor list is provided by hetima with SafariStand https://discussions.apple.com/message/20651191#20651191
Hi, I followed your video on youtube but when I try to open the video in another window it just downloads a file after having opend a blank window. This file can not be opened with quick time. I have tried making the video pop out and then downloading via the other the source but again this file can not be opened with quick time. Any ideas?
Sorclive like Johnnyjohnny2 and Zenobius said on page 5.....
THIS IS HOW TO DO IT!!
1) Use Safari and go to YOUTUBE5 SAFARI EXTENSION at this link--->> http://www.verticalforest.com/2010/10/27/youtube5-version-2/ Or just google youtube5
2) download the extension and open it, 2 seconds later, your youtube video player changes into awesomely easy to download player.
3) IN THE YOUTUBE video you want to download, click on the "I" for info button in the upper right corner
4) the dropdown gives you the 720, 360, etc.... Right click on the resolution you want, make sure you "Right Click" on the resolution you want to bring up another drop down window will appear ANNNNDDDD!!!
5) THE DROPDOWN MENU SAYS: "DOWNLOAD LINKED FILE" or "DOWNLOAD LINKED FILE AS" choose one
THATS IT THATS IT THATS IT!!!
Enjoy my friend
Guys, I've been trying to find an easy way to download youtube since the Activity window disappeared. Finally I found an easy way which does not involve downloading any third party software. Try it, it's easy and works well. Here is a link to the youtube video which shows you how to do it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NMBbEEokpY