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Norm Muelleman Aug 24, 2011, 08:48am EDT Report Abuse
Hello all;

Prior to my HDD failure, I had set-up GNS3 to work with Cisco's SDM so I could practice for my CCNA Security exam. Well, after moving bases, the HDD crash, etc., I'm having to start over. I can't find the original site that had a really good tutorial how to set-up GNS3, and to get SDM to work in it.

I found another site, with a really good video onYouTube. I want to save the video onto my PC to prevent me from losing this again. I've seen thru Google that there are several sites you can go to that will grab the video for you and save it, then d/l it to your PC. Flixy I think was one of them. But these were a couple years old.

Anyone have good experience or tips to do this?


Norm Muelleman
Cisco CCNA
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Network+
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Working on A+ and MCSA

My computer ate your computer for lunch :)
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john albrich Aug 24, 2011, 02:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Saving YouTube videos to HDD

There are quite a few freeware programs available on download sites like majorgeeks, download.com, etc that claim to support multiple video websites. Note: they may rely on the user to comply with any ToS with a given website, although I would think some could have the programmed intelligence to determine if a given website allows downloading a specific video (like someone's instruction video).

I see them pop-up in the majorgeeks "daily updates list" (the majorgeeks.com home page) all the time.

I would bet there are even some Firefox plug-ins? Not sure on that...and of course you have to be using Firefox.


edit to add:
just checked Firefox (tools>>add-ons>>browse all add-ons) and it listed pages of add-on titles available when I searched on the term [ YouTube ]

edit:
changed "manufacturer's" to "someone's" cause I realized LOTS of individuals have also made instruction videos and posted them to various websites. Once again, the meds made me have a "Doh!" moment after I've posted.

micro Aug 24, 2011, 04:03pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Saving YouTube videos to HDD
@John
I was going to say the same thing about Firefox, i just assumed that he had to do this way for some reason.

Here is the link to my fav FX video downloader add-on:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/easy-youtube-vi...wnl-10137/

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kOrny Aug 25, 2011, 11:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Saving YouTube videos to HDD
john albrich said:

Once again, the meds made me have a "Doh!" moment after I've posted.

share! ;)

Norm Muelleman Aug 26, 2011, 06:01am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Saving YouTube videos to HDD
@Micro;

I tried that link you provided, but I kept getting unable to connect error msgs. Is it correct?

Norm Muelleman
Cisco CCNA
CompTIA Security+
CompTIA Network+
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Working on A+ and MCSA

My computer ate your computer for lunch :)
micro Aug 26, 2011, 09:45am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Saving YouTube videos to HDD
Norm Muelleman said:
@Micro;

I tried that link you provided, but I kept getting unable to connect error msgs. Is it correct?


I just tried it and it works fine.
Is it blocked via your network etc?
I even tried it with IE, though it is a firefox plug in and the link worked.

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Silence in the face of evil is it's self Ev
john albrich Aug 26, 2011, 03:06pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Saving YouTube videos to HDD
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If you keep having trouble with that link, try going to that "add-on" via the "add-ons" list in Firefox per my instructions at
http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/77889/#593169

Or, try linking to a different YouTube assisting "add-ons" to see if you're having a problem with that specific "add-on" page. You can always choose to not install one or remove it after installation if it's not what you're looking for.

Note Mozilla's warnings* for "add-ons" regarding reliability, etc. I strongly recommend making a system backup before installing and using any "add-on" until you have verified it won't cause a problem on your system. For example, using Macrium Reflect Free Edition it takes me only 2 minutes to backup the system I use for casual stuff like email, internet browsing, etc.


* Are add-ons safe to install?
Unless clearly marked otherwise, add-ons available from this gallery have been checked and approved by Mozilla's team of editors and are safe to install. We recommend that you only install approved add-ons. If you wish to install unapproved add-ons or add-ons from third-party websites, use caution as these add-ons may harm your computer or violate your privacy.



edit to add:
Oh...and if you find a freeware program particularly useful, I encourage making an appropriate donation (through a relatively safe intermediary like PayPal) to a freeware program's developer. Make SURE however, that any "donate" link you connect to actually takes you to a secure intermediary (like PayPal) and not someone "spoofing" a PayPal, etc webpage trying to get your personal credit card info.



 

    
 
 

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