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How do I obtain YouTube videos?

  1. Kosmo profile image90
    Kosmoposted 9 years ago

    YouTube says I can't download their videos. Is this true? I've seen YouTube videos on other people's hubs. Must I purchase them or what? (I hope I don't seem totally clueless.) Please help.

  2. Inspirepub profile image80
    Inspirepubposted 9 years ago

    Copy the URL of the video you want, and paste it into the video capsule where it says "Video URL"

  3. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    You can't download them (save them to your computer) but you can embed them (by doing as Inspirepub has explained).

  4. ngureco profile image87
    ngurecoposted 9 years ago

    Hi Inspirepub,

    This video issue may look obvious but you may be surprised to know how may of us didn't know that. There is also a few other things like making two columns, writing words next to the photograph, putting the photo in the middle of your text, making links that will open in a blank page, etc., etc.

    Thank you.

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      ngureco, I have a hub on Capsules that may be of help to you.

  5. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    Actually, it is possible to download videos from YouTube, you just need third party software or similar to do it. (I have a Firefox extension that does the trick nicely, though the video quality usually sucks.) It's only really necessary if you want to save a video to your computer or iPod, though. HubPages (and many other sites) use the URL to automatically embed the video, as Jenny described.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Or you can just use safari on a mac and download any embedded flv.