A how to guide to download Youtube .FLV videos using OPERA and PIE
I am using Opera Mobile 9.405 on an HTC Touch with the TCPMP player and this is a method that I have found to download .FLV videos. I know there is a PIE option using FlashVideoBundle, but if you want to use Opera or the other method does not work for you with PIE try this out. This method also works for downloading to desktop computers
Step 1. Go to www.youtube.com
and pick a video that you would like to download
Step 2. In the address bar change to word “youtube
” to “voobys
” for example if the address bars says http://www.youtube
.com/watch?v=nq7Ji8hiMRM you will change it to http://www
.com/watch?v=nq7Ji8hiMRM then hit refresh to follow the new link.
Step 3. Click the DOWNLOAD button
Step 4. You MUST
add the extension .flv
to the end of the file name you are saving it as, for example get_video.flv
Step 5. When the download is complete click open the file and watch it through TCPMP
Please let me know if it works for different websites and different versions of Opera. I am a N00B so I won’t be much help if it doesn’t work for you. Hopefully someone with more experience can chime in.