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A cross-browser script that adds a button to download YouTube videos as MP4 and FLV files. This script downloads the videos directly from YouTube and it integrates with YouTube's interface.
It creates a button under the video, to the left of "Add to"
Problem - YouTube comments do not display line breaks. This is seen with both my own comments and those from others.
2016-06-27 - This magically self-repaired either due to a Pale Moon update to 26.3.1 (x86), or YouTube fixing their shit.
Given a YouTube or Vimeo URL, downloads the underlying video file, with a sensible file name. It downloads the highest resolution version of the video available: first it tries HD MP4, then regular MP4, then WebM, and finally FLV. It also works on playlists, and works as a bookmarklet[doesn't exist] to download the video you're watching.
YouTube + RSS >
At a glance, there are ways but they are annoying. It's better to use an RSS reader. I'll check that out eventually.
Oh my gods, YouTube comments render correct sentence structure, with two spaces after punctuation.
I'm so fucking happy.
Except.. fuck you Google, for various other justified reasons.
Try harder - This is probably work tinkering with a little more.
5.6.32 tested 2015-11-15, on Pale Moon 25.7.3 (x64), on Windows 10, updated automatically.
I don't know how to use this. There is no toolbar icon available. Presumably this is a Pale Moon issue.
Problem: Cannot paste anything in a YouTube comment.
Try harder - This isn't installable in Pale Moon 25.4.1 (x64) although support reportedly exists for Pale Moon. Figure this out.
Back in the day, I had been subscribed to so many YouTube channels that they didn't have the functionality to show me all of the new videos.
I'm also seriously annoyed with having videos and channels "go missing" because of takedowns, bannings and closures. YouTube doesn't even give you the author or name of a video when it's removed.
The solution was to locally cache at least the basics of the information. If I had my way, all of the videos would be downloaded too, but that's too extreme even for me. I also think my ISP would have a fit.
Getting this information can be done via RSS.. at least while YouTube still supports such a thing. My last experiences with RSS and YouTube are found in rss2email, and a rant on usability-apathy.