We recommend you to try to download streaming media from YouTube using a FREE demo version of Replay Media Catcher. Note that even if you buy Replay Media Catcher, it comes with 30-day unconditional money back gurantee, so you have nothing to lose anyway.
Replay Media Catcher is FREE for recording/downloading/saving/capturing YouTube videos
How to download HTTP .FLV videos with Replay Media Catcher 3.11 from www.youtube.com on Windows 7, Vista or XP
Launch Replay Media Catcher. It appears like this:
Click the Start Recording button. (Note: With many web-sites it is necessary to click the Start Recording button before navigating to the site. So please start recording before opening YouTube in your web-browser.) The button changes like this:
Launch your web-browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Chrome...) and navigate to www.youtube.com.
Note that we recommend to launch your web-browser from Replay Media Catcher by clicking Record -> Launch Default Browser.
Play the videos you want to download from YouTube. Files recorded from www.youtube.com (and other web-sites) start appearing in the files list like this:
Once recording starts, you don't need to watch what you're recording. You can stop watching or listening, leave www.youtube.com, and go play something else to download. Recording continues automatically.
Click Stop Recording when you're finished recording media streams from YouTube and other web-sites.
How to Extract MP3's from FLV video files recorded from YouTube
If you've ever watched an FLV video from YouTube (or any other Flash Video file), and wanted the soundtrack, Replay Media Catcher has a tool you can use to extract the audio as an MP3 file. Here's how to do it:
Select Tools, Extract MP3 from FLV from the menu.
Locate the FLV file from YouTube, and select Open. The Extract MP3 screen appears:
Set the name of the MP3 file as you like it (For example, you can leave the name of the FLV video from Hulu YouTube and just change the extension to .MP3), and click Save.
Your MP3 file will be created in seconds.
Note that the FLV extraction tool of Replay Media Catcher allows you to convert FLV files to MP3 losslessly (i.e. you won't lose any quality when extracting MP3 audio tracks from YouTube).
How to download HTTP .FLV videos with Replay Media Catcher 3.11 from www.youtube.com on Mac OS X
Freeware Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems like Mac OS. With freeware Wine for Mac OS, freeware WineBottler for Mac OS, shareware Crossover for Mac OS you can install and run Windows applications just like you would in Windows. You don't need a Windows license to run Replay Media Catcher on Mac OS:
How to install and run Replay Media Catcher on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
How to download HTTP .FLV videos with Replay Media Catcher 3.11 from www.youtube.com on Linux
Video tutorial: How to use Replay Media Catcher 3.11 (YouTube downloader) to record streaming audio and video from web-sites like www.youtube.com
YouTube offers videos. It broadcasts HTTP .FLV streams.
Legal note: Is it legal to download videos from YouTube?
All-streaming-media.com is not affiliated with YouTube (www.youtube.com), nor the company that owns the trademark rights to YouTube. This tutorial is provided for educational purposes only. Replay Media Catcher is intended for use as a personal archiving tool only. Please respect the rights of the copyright holders of any material you download. If you like a broadcast you've recorded, please buy the media! Our web-site is not intended to be a replacement for the media stores, rather it allows you to listen/watch and make an educated purchase.
Links to YouTube, Replay Media Catcher and other YouTube downloaders
I can't download from YouTube with Replay Media Catcher. What should I do?
If you have problems recording/downloading/ripping audio/video streams from YouTube using this tutorial, please post about it in our Streaming audio/video recording forum. The following links may also help you to find a YouTube downloader/ripper: