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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. wgm214's Avatar
      wgm214 -
      Quote Originally Posted by rickuk View Post
      But you can't do that while you are out and about and away from your PC

      Has anyone ever managed to inject something directly into the music and video database on the iphone?
      yup, injecting music into ipod.app is one of the main features of mewseek pro. I remember reading that it was very hard and it did take him months to implement if i remember correctly.
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Open source does not equal free... get your terms right.
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      yessss finally the endless string of itunes/fw/jb updates are done... back to real news and app reviews
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Quote Originally Posted by poetic_folly View Post
      open source does not equal free... Get your terms right. :d
      +1 lol
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      I paid for 3G unrestrictor because it is a very useful utility and pretty much the only option. While YourTube is nice, I'm gonna stick to MxTube. I don't even use the app that much anyway. Paying just to download Youtube videos is a little stupid.
    1. GNice's Avatar
      GNice -
      I can't wait to grab it. $2 is a great deal. I mean c'mon, we are talking about $2! I will gladly pay that for something of value. Some of the sentiment here is almost scary.
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      This app seems pretty bad@55. I might have to check it out.
    1. leram84's Avatar
      leram84 -
      This is def the way to go tho... i really wish more devs would consider ms addons as appose to stand alone apps.

      TuneWiki for example
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Quote Originally Posted by LyndonW View Post
      I've never had it freeze. I frequently have more than 5 downloads going at once. The post also doesn't mention a "resume" function on YourTube either.
      The app doesn't freeze, the download does. Try downloading three or more over 3G simultaneously. When it gets to the third one it will never start.

      Also, I didn't imply that YourTube had "resume" or could do it better... I said that the resuming in MxTube doesn't always work, hence, it isn't "flawless" like the guys called it. If I can't rely on it to DL a vid when I have a poor signal for streaming (such as in the basement office at work) then it is of very limited use to me at all.
    1. Channan's Avatar
      Channan -
      MxTube was nice when it was the only option, but I'd love to be able to get rid of another app on my homescreen.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      @GNice

      I totally agree
    1. Go Gators's Avatar
      Go Gators -
      Quote Originally Posted by Oliva94 View Post
      I have never payed for any app from cydia, so I will use MxTube as I did before.
      (But if it can add a video to MobileMusicPlayer, then it would be awesome)
      Why are so many people so damn cheap???!!! I don't get it. The Dev Team and Geohot have been jailbreaking and unlocking our iphones for years now for FREE! We've been downloading so many cool apps through Installer and Cydia over the years for free too. What's the big deal if some of these guys make some money off of what they do? A lot of hard work goes into designing these apps and programs. I think it's awesome that most apps are free but what's wrong with paying a buck or two every once in awhile for a really great app? I think there's nothing wrong with it and I'm looking forward to YourTube being released so I can start using it. Thanks Pumpkin for your time and effort.
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      ^ +1

      What a bunch of cheap @zzs

      Its on cydia now! Bring your $2.00!
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      It's out!
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      SB beat you to it I'm downloading now.

      How come neither this nor 3GUnrestrictor actually appear in the 'cydia store'?
    1. braids's Avatar
      braids -
      I have used mxtube for a while and I like how it operates and its free. But what is 2 dollars for a intergrated version, I'll buy it. Heck after all the stuff I bought on the app store that was useless, $2 is nothing for something I will definely use.
    1. bschucher's Avatar
      bschucher -
      Been using MXtube since it came out but for two bucks this is a great app. The integration is excellent and the quality of the download is great. Worth two measly bucks for sure... Im amazed by how cheap some people are and unwilling to support devs..
    1. 7h31ll3g4l's Avatar
      7h31ll3g4l -
      first bug...

      Hello to everyone
      I can not display the toolbar in the download section no badge ...
      remains the favorite icon ... and not downloads: (

      NB: version regular buy... cydiastore....

      SUPPORT FOR THIS APP????


      bye...
    1. tosbsas's Avatar
      tosbsas -
      and so far no price tag? (:-((
    1. LGgeek's Avatar
      LGgeek -
      +1 for Go Gators comment. After all the apps,jail-breaking, troubleshooting folks have done how can people complain about a few bucks.

      did a reload but not seeing it in the store.

      update: ok found it by doing a search, I am getting confused as to what "in the Cydia store" means.