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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. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by ronfin44 View Post
      What part would that be? The charging money part or the having a seperate yet FREE app that does the same thing?

      MxTube > $$$.app

      No matter how "easy" something is, you can never beat FREE when the end results are the same.
      Not true at all... I routinely go out of my way to pay a little extra at places all the time that offer me better service, more ease of use, or an overall better experience. I buy my coffee at Starbucks instead of Circle K cause I like the atmosphere and the chairs. I go to one Thai restaurant over the other much cheaper one because they always know my name and are nicer. I pay 3 cents more per gallon for my gas because one gas station is closer than the cheaper one. I buy Apple instead of Windows because it gets the same job done easier, quicker, and sexier. Same with YourTube over MxTube.

      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      My main point....... I've been jailbreaking since day 1 to "stick it to the man"

      I never thought I'd see the day were I'd have to buy cydia apps
      This kinda line of reasoning is ridiculous.

      I've been jailbreaking since day 1 to "stick it to the man" as well - the man who decided I couldn't have full access to the device I PURCHASED. Meaning if I want to have downloads right from within YouTube.app, well by all means, let me. Or if I want to put new icons on the phone I paid $600 for, and now own... then by all means, let me.

      I do NOT see anywhere in there where "sticking it to the man" means "hey devs, do all your work for free for me, and by the way I need it immediately."

      There is a huge difference between "sticking it to the man" as in being able to completely access your device (you don't see Apple selling me a Mac and telling me I can't install programs I didn't buy from them - why do it on the iPhone?) and "sticking it to the man" as in being a freeloader and expecting everything to be handed to me on a silver platter because I posted a request on a forum.

      I agree if everything was paid, it'd be annoying. But I in no way think any dev should have to release ALL their work for free. Have you EVER paid for any of pumpkin's work with the Dev Team? Come on.
    1. carlbgc's Avatar
      carlbgc -
      Hey nub nubs, it's $2.

      I guess all the children who can't afford that should stick with mxtube and stop complaining. Us grown-ups who realize $2 is nothing will gladly buy this elegant app.
    1. KingRedmer's Avatar
      KingRedmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      hey nub nubs, it's $2.

      I guess all the children who can't afford that should stick with mxtube and stop complaining. Us grown-ups who realize $2 is nothing will gladly buy this elegant app.
      ^ +1 :d
    1. soto806's Avatar
      soto806 -
      Genuis!
    1. Wongster360's Avatar
      Wongster360 -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Maestro View Post
      Mxtube worked well enough, calling it "extinct" is off and it's free
      Maybe he meant MxTube will not be developed any further....

      I thought it worked quite well..
    1. massimo23's Avatar
      massimo23 -
      Great work Pumpkin, i love the way you integrated it in the youtube app. Thats one icon less on my iphone!!
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      @ poetic when I say stock it to the man I obviously do mean to do what I please with my iPhones but now we have to start paying for apps that aren't aproved and are not garunteed for our next update

      paying money for cydia apps that would have otherwise been free without the new charge feature in cydia discust me, throw an ad in there now apps that were free cost money cause there cheap and selfish now, I will easily Donate to them but if you want money then make an app store app and make the illegal unapproved apps free

      I respect the developers hustle as I've been writing codes but come on... Everyones whining these days (including me)
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Nah, its backwards thinking - the reality is, the advent of a Cydia store means the MAJORITY of the people who gave out free apps before STILL WILL. That's their M.O., and they do stuff in their spare time and share it for free.

      What the Cydia store does is opens a whole new ball game - folks who would previously not have released an app at all simply because they couldn't justify the time put into it can now get a little compensation back. And folks who have been pouring into the community for years now can get a little return, in ADDITION to also having free apps out.

      I have never had a problem tossing a few bucks out to someone who made a sleek solution to a task I wanted done. I mean... come on - its $2. Your lunch TODAY was at least 3 times that. If you had Taco Bell.

      And to top it off - if $2 really chaps your rear enough to blow your mind, there's always less elegant, slightly more complicated solutions for free. For me, $2 ONE TIME is more than worth it purely for the convenience and integration.
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      Wow, awesome!! Looking forward to the release!
    1. adrian1480's Avatar
      adrian1480 -
      Quote Originally Posted by chronzz View Post
      ill pay for it why use 2 different application when you can have it all in one.
      agreed!
    1. The Maestro's Avatar
      The Maestro -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      Nah, its backwards thinking - the reality is, the advent of a Cydia store means the MAJORITY of the people who gave out free apps before STILL WILL. That's their M.O., and they do stuff in their spare time and share it for free.

      What the Cydia store does is opens a whole new ball game - folks who would previously not have released an app at all simply because they couldn't justify the time put into it can now get a little compensation back. And folks who have been pouring into the community for years now can get a little return, in ADDITION to also having free apps out.

      I have never had a problem tossing a few bucks out to someone who made a sleek solution to a task I wanted done. I mean... come on - its $2. Your lunch TODAY was at least 3 times that. If you had Taco Bell.

      And to top it off - if $2 really chaps your rear enough to blow your mind, there's always less elegant, slightly more complicated solutions for free. For me, $2 ONE TIME is more than worth it purely for the convenience and integration.
      Let's agree to disagree bro, I actually like this app I'm just saying in general I don't like the cydia store concept, non the less apple might say no to some of my apps and I might have to result to cydia store (prolly not) but yea not gonna argue when we all just try and make our iPhones better
    1. Gustavo Saliola's Avatar
      Gustavo Saliola -
      Totaly agree. Great implementation. Cheap (More than fair) price. Lets grow up, everybody's hard work deserves be paid, and Cydia is the (evolved) place to acomplish that. Welcome to the future.
    1. Pr0707P3's Avatar
      Pr0707P3 -
      Quote Originally Posted by carlbgc View Post
      hey nub nubs, it's $2.

      I guess all the children who can't afford that should stick with mxtube and stop complaining. Us grown-ups who realize $2 is nothing will gladly buy this elegant app.
      +2 >d

      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      Nah, its backwards thinking - the reality is, the advent of a Cydia store means the MAJORITY of the people who gave out free apps before STILL WILL. That's their M.O., and they do stuff in their spare time and share it for free.

      What the Cydia store does is opens a whole new ball game - folks who would previously not have released an app at all simply because they couldn't justify the time put into it can now get a little compensation back. And folks who have been pouring into the community for years now can get a little return, in ADDITION to also having free apps out.

      I have never had a problem tossing a few bucks out to someone who made a sleek solution to a task I wanted done. I mean... come on - its $2. Your lunch TODAY was at least 3 times that. If you had Taco Bell.

      And to top it off - if $2 really chaps your rear enough to blow your mind, there's always less elegant, slightly more complicated solutions for free. For me, $2 ONE TIME is more than worth it purely for the convenience and integration.
      TOTALLY AGREE, I know my lunch today was around $9, soo practically 5x that amount. Its the same with anything that gets done. I am sure anyone who is complaining, would be the ones if they made something of serious value, be it a computer program, or actually something in real life. You would want someone to pay you to use it. Like video game designers, or car makers, or computer makers, or anything that is in any store around the world. I will gladly pay the $2 to pumpkin, for this amazing mod . I am trying to learn code but not doing to well...=\ If you want it for free, make it yourself. >D +10 to everyone who is supporting pumpkin and YourTube!
    1. Halo2kid49's Avatar
      Halo2kid49 -
      I'm gonna wait for the xsellize version of this app to come out. I mean it sounds awesome I just don't wanna pay for anything in cydia... MxTube is fine with me for now.

      It would be nice to not have the MxTube App icon on my homescreen anymore though...
    1. pacmac's Avatar
      pacmac -
      awsome! its better to have this in the app so we wont be switching back and forth in apps
    1. Wongster360's Avatar
      Wongster360 -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      Not true at all... I routinely go out of my way to pay a little extra at places all the time that offer me better service, more ease of use, or an overall better experience. I buy my coffee at Starbucks instead of Circle K cause I like the atmosphere and the chairs. I go to one Thai restaurant over the other much cheaper one because they always know my name and are nicer. I pay 3 cents more per gallon for my gas because one gas station is closer than the cheaper one. I buy Apple instead of Windows because it gets the same job done easier, quicker, and sexier. Same with YourTube over MxTube.

      This kinda line of reasoning is ridiculous.

      I do NOT see anywhere in there where "sticking it to the man" means "hey devs, do all your work for free for me, and by the way I need it immediately."
      Well said Poetic, thank you!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Halo2kid49 View Post
      I'm gonna wait for the xsellize version of this app to come out. I mean it sounds awesome I just don't wanna pay for anything in cydia... MxTube is fine with me for now.

      It would be nice to not have the MxTube App icon on my homescreen anymore though...


      ^ Wow. That is a nice dbag attitude. Pay for it if you want it
    1. vikblazin's Avatar
      vikblazin -
      i just wanna know if i buy something from the cydia store and then lets say i have to restore my phone, do i have to buy it again?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ No, its tied your email address
    1. scottct1's Avatar
      scottct1 -
      This looks great, my only wish would have the videos show up in the VIDEO's section of the iPod player.

      If you could do that this thing would rock (then I could download Music Videos from YouTube and have them Shuffle Play on the iPod.