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  • YourTube - Download YouTube Videos FROM YouTube.app


    UPDATE: It's out.

    Remember MxTube? MxTube is officially extinct. Another victim of survival the fittest. YourTube will be available via CydiaStore sometime in the Very Near Future IS NOW AVAILABLE in the Cydia Store, and my goodness is it brilliant. We got ahold of an early tester version, and it's everything a YouTube downloader should be.

    For starters, it's A PART OF YouTube.app. Well, technically it's an extension using MobileSubstrate (saurik's magic doorway to the iPhone for devs), built by pumpkin - point being, it integrates seamlessly with YouTube.app. And it works beautifully...

    Say, for instance, I just love SNL's Mother Lover bit (I do). And I'd like to have it on my phone, or desktop, regardless of whether I'm connected to the net. What do I do? With YourTube installed, I just open YouTube.app, and find the video like I would normally. Click on the little blue arrow next to the video (which is always there), and... what's this? A new button in the top right - download. Press that, and (if there's multiple qualities up) I'm asked if I'd like to download the High Quality or Low Quality version of the app. Well thanks, YourTube, I'll take the High Quality version.



    The same cute familiar animation you'd see in iTunes.app when you choose a song appears, the video jumps down to my Downloads tab, and if I tap that tab... there it is. Coming down quite nicely. I can even swipe to cancel or delete.



    The quality is even better than you'd expect (much better than on 3G, which always shoots me the Low Quality version - unless I'm running 3G Unrestrictor), and all downloads are viewed/managed from within YouTube.app itself from the Downloads tab.



    The downloaded movies are in an .mp4 format, so any iPhone file browser should be able to play them as well as YouTube.app itself. Of course, if you're the SSH type who'd prefer to grab them yourself and toss 'em to your desktop, check out /var/mobile/Media/Downloads/YourTube/ to see a list of your files. The file names aren't too pretty, heh, but you can grab any of your downloads from there as well.

    There's no official word on price yet, but the rumblings on the street suggest a $2 tag. EDIT: Yup, $2 is official. And I'd pay more. Snap this one up, only available on the Cydia Store, sometime in the next 24 hours most likely.


    This article was originally published in forum thread: YourTube - Download YouTube Videos FROM YouTube.app started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 294 Comments
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Fantastic work. Love it!
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      I hate apps you gotta buy first. I can't buy them! Cydia keeps telling me it can't identify my device so I can't purchase it.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      Quote Originally Posted by €hR!$ View Post
      I hate apps you gotta buy first. I can't buy them! Cydia keeps telling me it can't identify my device so I can't purchase it.

      Have you assosiated your google or facebook account with Cydia Store.

      If I'm right - buying from Cydia Store is a 2 part process.

      First register with either google or facebook and then purchase.

      You only need to register with google or facebook once you just login there after.

      Its so you can re-download if you have to re-jailbraik.
    1. ronfin44's Avatar
      ronfin44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pumpkin View Post
      To those who are wondering why to get Yourtube when MxTube is already free, I'd like to clarify some things.

      MxTube, as many of you remember, started back in iPhone OS 1.x. It was originally a web-based tool that was hindered by a fancy authentication scheme that was put onto Apple's specific API for retrieving high-quality mp4 videos from youtube. Mxweas (the main author of MxTube) was sad because of this, and asked in a public IRC channel on the osx86.hu network whether someone could help him. As an experienced reverser who enjoyed a challenge, I spent a few hours on the problem and wrote a ruby script that performed the authentication protocol to the Youtube API's satisfaction and retrieved the special authorization key to download videos. I emailed mxweas the same night in Februrary 2008 telling him I had figured out the protocol and gave him the ruby script. He sat on it for a few days and wasn't able to figure out my code, and asked for me to re-implement it in Objective C. I am not a fan (understatement of the year) of the language but eventually he got so persistent, saying that MxTube would be scrapped if I didn't do that, that I wrote him an implementation of the protocol (about 10 times as long, of course) in Objective C. He thanked me and said he'd put me in his credits.

      So MxTube was released and all was well. He then started looking for heavy-duty hosting services for his homepage, so I asked him how many visits he was getting, and it was millions. In fact, he was making several thousand dollars a months on ads alone. This was cool and I was happy that a 16-year-old could make that much money online, but it also seemed reasonable that since I had contributed a core component of his program, without which the program could not work, I could get a slice of that money. Especially since I'm a poor graduate student and could do with some extra money. Anyway, he agreed, but for various reasons, was unable to send me any money. Despite the money issues, mxweas and I remain on good terms and he even came to visit me in person recently!


      tl;dr: we never had a formal contract or anything, so I don't have any legal recourse or even desire to force mxweas to give me money. And I'm definitely not discounting the work he did himself on MxTube. But considering that I directly enabled him to earn more than 20 grand, and that he's not maintaining his program anymore, I figured I'd try to compete with a modern, more integrated solution.

      On that note, quite aside from the reasons above and my position in the community, I think you'll like Yourtube because it's so elegantly integrated with Youtube.app. You automatically get all the features it provides, including access to your online Youtube account, and the downloading functionality feels like it's been there all along. Another advantage is that the modification is lightweight to maintain, which means that if Apple updates anything that breaks Yourtube, we'll be able to fix it promptly.

      Thanks for your time and support,
      pumpkin
      pumpkin,

      When I first saw this thread I commented on how you can't beat something that's FREE if the end results are the same, but then I read what you said and thought it was pretty ****** that someone else capitalized on your hard work. Without you he wouldn't have had sh1t. I decided to delete MxTube today and was happy to purchase your YourTube app. I hope you make well more than $20K on this one. Anyway, thanks. -fin
    1. iChopPryde's Avatar
      iChopPryde -
      Alright I bought the app and love it I did a little review on it if you want to see it in action here you go

      [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h3gzGbRfWM]YouTube - Yourtube in Cyda Review[/ame]
    1. KINESIS's Avatar
      KINESIS -
      A lot of good apps is becoming payed softwares... i doubt that is a good overall idea...
      wanna charge for it? available trhoug modding/jailbreaking...?
      hmmm
    1. homeromachado's Avatar
      homeromachado -
      How to install this app on an iPhone with OS 3.1 beta
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      Quote Originally Posted by homeromachado View Post
      How to install this app on an iPhone with OS 3.1 beta
      I wasn't aware that 3.1 is Jailbroke yet. (well to the General Public)
    1. homeromachado's Avatar
      homeromachado -
      This app should be in AppStore
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      Quote Originally Posted by homeromachado View Post
      This app should be in AppStore
      Are you for real. What makes you think Apple would allow it. Wether it should be allowed in the appstore is a whole different topic.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Dang Cydia keeps crashing when I try to pay with Paypal!
    1. Zehlek's Avatar
      Zehlek -
      Anyone know where it downloads it to on your iphone?
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zehlek View Post
      Anyone know where it downloads it to on your iphone?
      Sounds a bit dodgy. Why do you want to know that. Just curious
    1. homeromachado's Avatar
      homeromachado -
      There is an App on AppStore (iWoopie) that promises to do the same thing download videos from youtube but it crashes all the time. This app looks great so it should be on AppStore *sorry about my poor english*
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zehlek View Post
      Anyone know where it downloads it to on your iphone?
      It's not a seperate app. It's intergrated into the stock YouTube app.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      Quote Originally Posted by homeromachado View Post
      There is an App on AppStore (iWoopie) that promises to do the same thing download videos from youtube but it crashes all the time. This app looks great so it should be on AppStore *sorry about my poor english*
      I'm prety sure Apple wouldn't allow, it changes the look/use of one of there apps, and to make it stand alone defeats the purpose really.
    1. laz305's Avatar
      laz305 -
      Hey I didn't see anyone say if this works on 3GS, can someone confirm plz?
    1. homeromachado's Avatar
      homeromachado -
      Sorry about that and thank you.
    1. Real_Iphonecrazy's Avatar
      Real_Iphonecrazy -
      Quote Originally Posted by laz305 View Post
      Hey I didn't see anyone say if this works on 3GS, can someone confirm plz?
      Yes

      If Jailbroke

      And on FW3.0

      Quote Originally Posted by homeromachado View Post
      Sorry about that and thank you.
      No Probs
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      I got it and it works great! I love how it's integrated into the regular YouTube app. Thanks Pumpkin for a great app!