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YouTube Tools Web 2.0 is a phenomenon and YouTube is the perfect symbol of Web 2.0 applications. It has become wildly popular – one of the most popular, most-visited sites on the internet. No matter how often you visit it, you always come back. Below, we present to you the best applications for dealing with Youtube.

iDesktop.tv – iDesktop.tv is basically a Youtube but with a way more interactive interface plus an option to download and save any video to your PC. It also allows user to choose and download video in desired format, including AVI (Windows), 3GP (Mobile), MP4 (iPod), and MOV (Quicktime).

iDesktop - Youtube Browser, Converter and Downloader

OrbitDownloader (Windows) – Powerful all-in-one media downloader for your desktop. OrbitDownloader removes the download barriers from almost all popular social media websites, i.e. Youtube, Dailymotion, Pandora, Rapidshare and many others. Once installed, you’ll be able to speedy download from almost any video or music streaming website.

Streaming Music and Video  Downloader

Highlights include:

  • Download from social music and video websites.
  • Download acceleration. Outperforms most of the traditional Youtube downloaders.
  • Option to pasue and resume download at any time.

Videoembed (Greasemonkey Greasemonkey Makes Firefox Unbeatable Greasemonkey Makes Firefox Unbeatable Read More script) – This one is really cool. Youtube videos are linked from everywhere these days. And this addon lets you watch the video right on the page it’s linked from. It automatically adds embedded video after each link to pages like Metacafe, Youtube, Myspace… and many others so you can view the video without going to the website. Check it out in action on the Digg’s video section.

Before:

VideoEmbed - Automatically adds embedded video after video links

After:

VideoEmbed- Greasemonkey  script for automatically embedding Youtube videos

VideoFocus – Want to watch online videos without any distractions like ads, chats, comments, etc? This Greasemonkey script strips everything (ads, comments, related video…) but video and a plain background. Works with 30+ video sharing sites.

That’s about it… For more alternative ways to download and convert Youtube videos see our previously posted 18 Free Ways To Download Any Video off the Internet 18 Free Ways To Download Any Video Off The Internet 18 Free Ways To Download Any Video Off The Internet Read More .

(By) Contributed by Sumesh and edited by Aibek. Sumesh is a blogger and freelance writer. You can check out his blog at Techzilo.com.

  1. CharlesSP
    January 12, 2010 at 5:59 am

    I've been looking for days now in order to get a simple method so I can easily download youtube videos .
    There are lots them including software programms , firefox plugins , many scripts etc.. Well most of them are ok at doing what they really do .

    But I will mention a trick that it's the greatest that I've found. This trick includes using http://www.tubeleecher.com.

    Ok here are the steps involved

    1) visit http://www.tubeleecher.com
    2) copy the youtube link you want to downlod
    3) paste it on tubeleecher web page
    4) save the video and you're done

    You can play the video you downloaded with a flash player.
    Download it here http://download.cnet.com/FLV-Player/3000-13632_4-10467081.html

    I've found also a youtube video explaining the whole proccess of getting youtube videos with the method described above.
    Watch it here -- >http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h87N9F_mdc

  2. Jack
    September 9, 2009 at 7:11 am

    You can make ringtones out of YouTube videos with this tool http://www.mytinyphone.com/p/make-ringtone/

  3. Flash
    March 30, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Good post. For creating YouTube videos...Here are some tools from Chris Pirillo - What Youtube Tools can you recommend?

    Scate Ignite 4 is good as well for uploading slide presentations and video mashups directly to youtube.

  4. Stan
    August 6, 2008 at 4:51 am

    Very good tools. Indeed, I didn't know anything about them. Thanks. i love such type of applications. A friend of mine just send me a link to
    fluny.com Fluny, a youtube video gallery generator.

    It looks interesting, especialy the effects in the slideshow like in iTunes.
    The website looks like too simple, i hope they will update it shortly as it is still in beta mode.

  5. Desmond
    March 28, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Great tools...

    but to download videos at fast speed, i use "zillatube"

    it's at http://www.zillatube.com
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    ~~ :))

  6. Jhony
    February 15, 2008 at 4:27 am

    If some one using Mac, there is a new cool app for you.
    web2 delight
    This handle not just YuoTube lot more

    • Geek
      February 16, 2008 at 4:32 am

      cool! That's nice. Search and playback is fantastic. can load iPod with videos and photos. collection scheduling is good feature. video quality is disabled :(

  7. Sumesh
    February 13, 2008 at 7:02 pm

    Well, congratz - you got linked from lifehacker to a post linked to from this post (greasemonkey script).

  8. Vishal
    February 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Linux and MacOSX filesystem for youtube

  9. Ty Graham
    February 13, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    You forgot one more: Blip'd lets you embed widgets into Youtube videos so you can make money selling whatever you want from your videos.

  10. MediaHitMan
    February 13, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    There's an emerging mobile company that, among other things, enables you to watch any YouTube video on your ordinary cell phone and send the videos to your friends cell phones too. Check out Uronimo.com.

  11. Dan
    February 13, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Interesting approach. I'll give those tools a go ;) Thanks.

    • T-Mac
      December 30, 2008 at 6:13 am

      Nice. But i want to recommend you video-download-capture.com. Video Download Capture can also download and convert those Youtube videos.And its built-in seach engine can help you seach videos in the user's interface.
      Hope you guys will like it.
      Thank you,Aibek.

  12. subcorpus
    February 13, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    this good info ...
    am gonna try that with downloading youtube videos ...
    now only if i can covert 'em videos to play on my ipod ...
    thats be kewl ...

  13. pools
    February 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I'm really surprised there's no Miro here.
    Miro lets you search Youtube, Google Video, Revver, Dailymotion, blip.tv, Mefeedia & Yahoo! Video from a desktop application which will also download the videos to your computer whether it runs Linux, MacOSX or Windows .
    Each search can also be saved as a 'channel', like an RSS feed so it can automatically download newer search results as they become available.

    You must try Miro at getmiro.com

  14. Matt Ellsworth
    February 13, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Those are some neat tricks. I like the grease monkey script to bring everything together.

  15. MediaHitMan
    February 13, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    An emerging mobile media company (Uronimo) enables you watch YouTube videos on ordinary cell phones and share them with your firends. Check it out.

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