Skip to comments.Vanity Question: Where can I download debate video file?
Posted on 10/18/2012 12:43:01 PM PDT by BigDaddyTX
I've searched and searched but can't find any actual video files that I can download, edit, cut, highlight and re-upload. I can't capture video on this PC either. Can anyone point me to a resource with video files of the debates?
Thanks but I’m looking for the file(s) to actually download to my PC and edit. I can’t find a way to do that but, of course, can find about 100 sites to “view” it/them.
Youtube links plus Youtube downloader.
If you are using the Mozilla Firefox browser, there is an extension that you can add to it called FlashGot that allows you to download embedded files. This would include the .flv video file from websites like YouTube.
Bump for later download! Thanks!!
a youtube catcher will download a file if you want it on your HD
Also RealPlayer. It’s a free program. And it works with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. It also has a converter to for converting YouTube video’s .flv format to .mwv, so you can watch them on Windows Media and elsewhere.
That site by itself is not all you need of course, it is simply a great site that allows you to download videos from Youtube or other online video hosting or news sites.
It is a great resource.
Interesting piece on YouTube’s .flv video format...
YouTube and the Flash video format:
Ive been trying to figure out why the quality of some videos suffers so greatly after being uploaded to YouTube. Heres what Ive learned.
When you upload a video to YouTube, it is transcoded (decoded to raw video, then re-encoded) into Flash Video (FLV) format. The video frame size is scaled to no larger than 320×240. I havent been able to tell exactly what the rates are, but the frame rate appears to be between 25 and 30 frames per second, and the video data rate appears to be somewhere around 200 Kilobits (kbps) per second. Audio is reduced to mono and transcoded to a lower bit rate. This transcoding is whats going on in between the time you complete your upload to YouTube, and the time that the video is finally available for viewing.
200 kpbs is an exceptionally low data rate for video. By comparison, typical DVD rates are around 8 Megabits per second (mbps), and DV video has a rate of 25 mbps. Of course, these formats have over four times as many pixels as a YouTube video. Computing the data rate on a per-pixel basis, DVD video has a data rate about 9 times greater than the FLV format used at YouTube, and DV video has a data rate nearly 28 times greater. ...”
Lots more at link:
It adds a Download drop-down to the YouTube user interface which allows you to download the video in a supported format.
It can be installed in Firefox, if you have the Greasmonkey extension installed, or you can install it directly in Chrome.
Thanks, your solution worked for youtube videos.
I installed Chrome then downloaded the userscript http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/98782
Chrome wouldn’t recognize the script because it didn’t come from their “store”. I found that all I had to do was to open the extensions page chrome://chrome/extensions/ then drag the script file into it. Chrome now recognizes it.
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