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Is there a way to embed a video off of a website and on to my usb?

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  1. C3Yaoihunter

    C3Yaoihunter Thread Starter

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    When I'm trolling through various sites trying to find the videos I want to watch, it can be a long and tedious endeavor. One thing that I always notice is that some websites have videos that were taken from other websites where the video first originated. I asked someone how this is done, and they said that you can "embed" a video from one site to another, for instance a youtube video. In addition, one of my friends has actually managed to save videos from youtube and other websites onto their usb, so now he doesn't have to spend hour after hour searching through site after site to re-watch the videos he wants. If anyone knows how to download, or better yet, "embed" videos from websites onto a usb, I'd like to know, and not just for videos from youtube, but videos from any website, including flash videos.
     
  2. Phantom010

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    YouTube's Terms of Use forbid downloading content from their website, as a lot of it is copyrighted.

    The same goes for most websites with Flash videos. If the videos can't be downloaded or aren't specifically identified as downloadable, they aren't, period.
     
  3. TerryNet

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    YouTube's Terms of Service disallows downloads, and you will get no help here with circumventing site restrictions.

    You can generally download videos that are meant for downloading through the right click context menu or the browser's File menu.

    EDIT: Geez, I'm getting really slow! :)
     
  4. Elvandil

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    As far as "embedding" goes, it is really a bunch of code that creates a player on the web page and then streams the video from the original site (with that site's permission). So, no, you can't "embed" a video to USB, and if you could, you would still need to stream it from the net while watching it.
     
  5. TerryNet

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    You can bookmark or save the URL's of videos so that you needn't search for them in the future.
     
  6. C3Yaoihunter

    C3Yaoihunter Thread Starter

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    Well then how would I go about doing that?
     
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    Not to sound contradictory, or anything, but when I was searching for a solution to my question, via google, I came across a website called KeepVid.com that claimed to allow one to legitimately download videos from youtube and other sites through some type of add-on. Also, so many people submit videos to youtube everyday, some probably from other sites; I can't imagine that youtube would bother to have every single video copywrited and thus un-down-loadable. I think someone, at some point, has managed to pull a video of of youtube and save it to their own site or something else, if not a usb.
     
  8. Phantom010

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    Even if YouTube and the RIAA are knowingly permitting illegal music sharing through YouTube, downloading videos from YouTube, with whichever tool you may find on the Web, is still against their Terms of Service, therefore against this forum's rules. We do not offer any help with illegal activities, as questionable as they may seem.

    YouTube's Terms of Service
     
  9. TerryNet

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    Thanks you, Phantom010, for explaining that.

    To bookmark a site using Firefox: Bookmarks - Bookmark this page - select where in the bookmarks organization you want it to go - Done. Other browsers are similar. Microsoft still calls bookmarks "favorites."

    To save a URL drag the site's favicon to where you want the shortcut (e.g., to the desktop).
     
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