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App for iPhone that lets you save local copies of YouTube/etc. video (on a non-jailbroken phone)?

Asked by marmoset (971 points ) November 13th, 2011

Googling is giving me apps for jailbroken phones, or processes that require you to save the video onto a computer first and then transfer it to the phone.

Are there any apps that let you save directly to the phone (using only the phone)?

Thanks.

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XOIIO's avatar

Nope, even if there was it would have to store these files somewhere in the file system and Apple won’t allow that. Why don’t you just download them onto a computer and sync them on?

whitetigress's avatar

Just go to keepvid.com or savevid.com there’s nothing wrong with transferring it from your computer to your phone. There isn’t any app that will download from YouTube.

marmoset's avatar

Didn’t want to clutter up my question with a lot of detail, but I’m looking for the simplest way to get copies of the same few YouTube videos onto all of my family members’ iPhones. As far as I know, I can’t sync individual videos to their iPhones from my own computer. I was looking to see if there’s something simpler than getting all of them to go through a many-step process (because that ain’t gonna happen with the amount of time we have left to prep for a trip we’re about to go on).

whitetigress's avatar

I believe you have to drag the files onto your families personal iTunes. And then from there they can drag it into their iPhones.

XOIIO's avatar

Why not just email the links to them?

HungryGuy's avatar

I don’t think so. But you can use Download Helper to make local copies of YouTube videos to your PC, which you can then send to your phone, iPad, and whatnot. If there’s a song on YouTube you like, you can save it as MP3 rather than video if you wish. I don’t remember what I paid for it, but it was pretty cheap. A couple of dollars.

Sponge's avatar

Go to the app store and look up Azul media player, you’ll be able to download and play almost anything on your iPhone. Read the descriptions on the app store and you’ll see what I mean. To download the YouTube vid just launch the app then go to the vid you want and hold your finger on the “play” icon then a list of options will pop up, choose ” force download” and you’re set.

marmoset's avatar

Sponge, thank you! So far Azul is timing out at 0.2MB with every YouTube video I try… but if I can get it to work, it will be EXACTLY what I was looking for.

Sponge's avatar

@marmoset Ok forget about Azul, go ahead and get iDownloader. When you launch the app you’ll see 3 tabs Web, Links, and Downloads. Click on Web go to YouTube and choose the video you want, when the video is ready to download click on Links then click on the link provided and save. You can access you video thru the Downloads tab.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/idownloader/id426584852?mt=8

marmoset's avatar

Thanks Sponge! Just making sure—have you used iDownloader for downloading videos from YouTube?

I’m nervous about dropping another $3 on an app that doesn’t mention it works with YouTube…

(Its listing on iTunes says, “Download your legally purchased or rented movies. Supports Youku, DailyMotion, FunnyOrDie, MetaCafe, Break.com, VideoBash, Veoh, LiveLeak and more!”)

Sponge's avatar

@marmoset Yes i’ve used it plenty a time, it’s $3 well spent.

Sponge's avatar

Trust me this app works with YouTube flawlessly. You can create folders and rename your downloaded videos, you can move files from a folder to another and you can even save them to the camera roll

XOIIO's avatar

Are you two in the same region? Restrictions could change ths you know. Countries are managed differently by youtube.

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