: any way to do this?


monster and machine
Feb 5th, 2007, 03:47 AM
not sure whether to post this in the ipod forum or not but screw it.

i want to take some lectures off of youtube and listen tot hem on my ipod. first, i would need a way to actually download the vid from youtube, i know there must be a way to do that.

second, it would be preferable to just take the audio from the video so as to limit file sizes...i really don't need the picture for these lectures. i am into audio production and have good software but i have never worked with video so i don't really know where to start...is there a way to do this in logic pro?

now, can i put this on my ipod without any problems?

poisonmonkey
Feb 5th, 2007, 04:22 AM
Use firefox
get the extension video downloader or grease monkey
download the video
use isquint to change the format to something VLC can read
then use VLC to transcode the audio

all this is free from the web

So yes, there is a way to do this.
And yes, there would be no problems to put it on your ipod

gwillikers
Feb 5th, 2007, 05:28 AM
second, it would be preferable to just take the audio from the video so as to limit file sizes...i really don't need the picture for these lectures.

In that case, I would just grab the audio using WireTap Pro while watching the video. You can take the resulting AIFF file and convert it to MP3 using iTunes, and then load it onto your iPod.
(There used to be a freeware version of WireTap, but it is no longer available from Ambrosia. WireTap Pro offers the same basic functionality in it's unregistered state)...

http://www.ambrosiasw.com/utilities/wiretap

Chealion
Feb 5th, 2007, 02:12 PM
The alternative to WireTap Pro is Audio Hijack by Rogue Amoeba (http://rogueamoeba.com/)

pmoyniha
Feb 5th, 2007, 03:10 PM
You can also extract the audio from a video clip in iMovie if you don't want to download anything.

fyrefly
Feb 5th, 2007, 03:53 PM
Wow... I can't believe no-one's mentioned this. This thing is a lifeSAVER especially since you want to just save the AUDIO.

http://vixy.net/flv_converter

Go to this website, and under the "convert to" menu, there's an MP3 option. I've used this website so many times, it works like a charm.

elook
Feb 5th, 2007, 05:07 PM
There's also Switch. I used it to grab a Google vid and convert it to MP3 for iPod audio use. Freeware, I think for the basic version that does everything I need it too. I also nicely handles things like AIFF or WAV to MP3. Great for podcast producers battling multiple formatitis.