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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. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      It was cheap - So I bought it as a backup. Now I know why it's so cheap....

      If you don't use 3G your data usage must be miniscule...
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      got it and love it
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      I hope the developer had not abandoned the maintenance of this product. Still waiting to fix the problem of not completing the saving of videos.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      ^If you have a twitter you can tweet it @copumpkin
      You can email it at him too but not sure what his email is. lol.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      got it love it
    1. vtopchiev's Avatar
      vtopchiev -
      Quote Originally Posted by eaglesteve View Post

      1) Whenever I download, I noticed that I need to keep the downloading status bar in view. If I don't (let's say I start the download and move away to play already downloaded file), then the downloading will not be successful. Specifically, it will come to 100% complete status but get stuck there without finishing for some reason. The only way to get out is to cancel it and redo the download. I had earlier posted this problem and someone suggested that I reinstall YouRTube, which I did. I even restore my phone before doing that, but the same problem persists.
      Anyone has a solution for this issue? it also happens when I am browsing and searching for videos (not only when watching) and queuing them - all reach to the end without being moved as downloaded

      Well, seems like I solved it...
      Removed a few packages I had installed - Pushfix 2 and Youtube fix - had them installed while trying to solve another problem, turned out I never needed them, but that seems to fix the issue
    1. Luky_Luke's Avatar
      Luky_Luke -
      Nice post! Thanks for the info
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      Quote Originally Posted by vtopchiev View Post
      Anyone has a solution for this issue? it also happens when I am browsing and searching for videos (not only when watching) and queuing them - all reach to the end without being moved as downloaded

      Well, seems like I solved it...
      Removed a few packages I had installed - Pushfix 2 and Youtube fix - had them installed while trying to solve another problem, turned out I never needed them, but that seems to fix the issue
      I never had these packages, and the problem of non-completion of download is still there.
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Pumpkin's pretty much moved on from the iPhone scene.
      I could be wrong but I wouldn't hold my breath for an update.
    1. eaglesteve's Avatar
      eaglesteve -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Pumpkin's pretty much moved on from the iPhone scene.
      I could be wrong but I wouldn't hold my breath for an update.
      Disappointing to hear that he's abandoned the product. He should at least fix the non-completion problem before going off IMO. It also has the problem of using the wrong icon for videos, not having icons, but I can live with that.
    1. teexcue's Avatar
      teexcue -
      I've got an issue, I only have 3 tab slots at the bottom where there are sections for Favorites, Downloads, Most Viewed, etc. I tried reinstalling, but then it went down to 2 slots. So all I've got right now is "Search" and "More". Anyone know of a fix that doesn't involve restoring?
    1. jmunny fo twunny's Avatar
      jmunny fo twunny -
      Once again I'll start this post like I start every other post (I'm a newb) sorry if this has already been asked but I couldn't find anything. Is there anyway to move the downloaded your-tube videos in with your ipod music library. i have a ton of music videos downloaded and it would be nice to be able to add them to playlists and to just have them all in one spot.
    1. jmunny fo twunny's Avatar
      jmunny fo twunny -
      i should change my name to the thread killer haha.
    1. g0sbv's Avatar
      g0sbv -
      Use firefox and download an add on called downloadhelper and install it..you can then download any videos from youtube and automaticly convert them and save in your automaticly add to itunes folder..in itunes create a new play list called Youtube Videos drag the download files from recently added into Youtube Videos and sync with iphone they will be in ipod under Youtube Videos works just great
      R
    1. jmunny fo twunny's Avatar
      jmunny fo twunny -
      THANK YOU! i did it and it worked like a charm. thanks a million hun!
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Let's make this work for 4.0, I needed it tonight.
    1. Snoza's Avatar
      Snoza -
      YourTube not working on iphone 4 or iOS 4.0.1, any update coming soon?
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      Yes
    1. risingkazuya05's Avatar
      risingkazuya05 -
      just got an email from Dustin Howett, creator of SDM (also now updated to 1.5.0-1 to work with ios 4.x) and apparently part of the team that made this originally. Stated that update for ios 4.x will be coming up soon, either in the next couple of days or sooner
      *fingers crossed
    1. confucious's Avatar
      confucious -
      From his twitter
      SDM 1.5.0 is out! Works on all devices OS 3.0 or greater, iOS4, iPad, iPhone 4, etc. 1.5 is a free upgrade for existing users! Holy crap! :P