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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. delusion950's Avatar
      delusion950 -
      I love mxtube
    1. mdwsta4's Avatar
      mdwsta4 -
      great news, thanks! Although, when I load up Cydia, I'm still showing version 1.0.0-1.

      Ran into a problem too... entered both email addresses I use for payment and neither is showing payment on file. I purchased the app last year the day it was released. Are the developers quick to responding to emails? I emailed the address given in cydia
    1. kewell79's Avatar
      kewell79 -
      yes... still 1.0.0-1
    1. Sevdo's Avatar
      Sevdo -
      Thnx brother
    1. mSidhu's Avatar
      mSidhu -
      /var/mobile/Media/Downloads/YourTube/ does not exist in my iPhone 4's file system.
    1. Osamadakhil's Avatar
      Osamadakhil -
      Cydia is telling me that yourtube 2 has an upgrade and I did upgrade but nothing happens and cydia still tells me there is an upgrade removed it completely and installed again same thing !!
    1. slavipz's Avatar
      slavipz -
      Does it save the videos in the Ipod app?
    1. skippymiky's Avatar
      skippymiky -
      I for one just use Tunebite Youtube Downloader for the job since this one besides being able to download and save youtube videos can also work as a Youtube Converter and convert youtube flv to mp4 for ipod, iphone or some other formats I can use on my pc, for example.

      Plus Tunebite also has a menu to configure individual Audio and Video profiles depending frame rate, frames-per-second, resolution etc. to help setup audio and video files in perfect quality.
    1. Wyntier's Avatar
      Wyntier -
      Where the **** are the videos saved? it says it's a music video, and it's in my music on my ipod. nothing shows up in iFile search and nothing shows up in iTunes.



      edit: nevermind. /var/mobile/Media/Gremlin
    1. mamirza's Avatar
      mamirza -
      After upgrading to iOS 4, when execute YouTube, pop up shows

      'Cannot connect to YouTube'

      Any idea to fix this problem !
    1. bebopblues's Avatar
      bebopblues -
      I just upgraded to iOS 4.2.1 with latest Pwnage tool, and the Youtube 2 app from sinfuliphonerepo.com works. My problem is I don't know how to restore all my previous downloads from the iOS3 version of youtube downloader. I got hundreds of videos I like to restore. Simply restoring all the files to the /var/mobile/Media/Youtube folder doesn't work. Any ideas?
    1. mamirza's Avatar
      mamirza -
      Quote Originally Posted by bebopblues View Post
      I just upgraded to iOS 4.2.1 with latest Pwnage tool, and the Youtube 2 app from sinfuliphonerepo.com works. My problem is I don't know how to restore all my previous downloads from the iOS3 version of youtube downloader. I got hundreds of videos I like to restore. Simply restoring all the files to the /var/mobile/Media/Youtube folder doesn't work. Any ideas?

      Connect with iTunes and restore back up of iOS3 !
    1. bebopblues's Avatar
      bebopblues -
      Quote Originally Posted by mamirza View Post
      Connect with iTunes and restore back up of iOS3 !
      I used pkbackup and it doesn't backup the youtube videos. I had to manually back it up, which works fine on previous restores of iOS3.x, there's something different about Youtube 2 for iOS4.
    1. mamirza's Avatar
      mamirza -
      Another way to install, open iTune and drag movies from CUsers\Music\iTunes\Movies folder to Movies into iTunes...

      And then sync iPhone...