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Is there a good replacement for SaveTube?

Asked by 2davidc8 (9624points) July 24th, 2019

I used to use SaveTube to download the audio portion of YouTube videos, ending up with an mp3 file on my computer (laptop).
However, I think that the SaveTube site has gone out of business. So, what is a good, safe replacement for it? By “safe”, I mean I don’t want to end up getting a ton of spam emails, or worse, viruses. If I have to look at a couple of ads, that’s OK.
I know that YouTube itself offers the capability to download not only the audio but the video as well, but I have to pay for it.
I’m looking for a free solution, because I’ll need to use this only once in while. I don’t need a subscription.

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LadyMarissa's avatar

My understanding is that google has purchased youtube & google is greedy. They are slowly blocking every ripper product with the ability to be used on their site. My favorite was recently blocked & I’ve had to switch to another. I use Mozilla Firefox for my browser & it has an app that still rips youtube both video & audio. I know that eventually google will block them all. I used to use the one that Mimi suggested & it probably is still working at this point so I suggest you try it!!!

2davidc8's avatar

Has anyone used KeepVid? I looked at their website and it seems that it is not free and that most YouTube content is excluded from download. Is my impression correct? Is it safe to use?

LadyMarissa's avatar

I have no knowledge of KeepVid. This is the one that I use.It doesn’t just work on Youtube but also on some of the others including some games. To my knowledge this only works with Firefox but I could be wrong. I think the link determines your browser & tells you IF it’s compatible. If you can’t get this worked out, DM me & I’ll see if we can’t find a way for me to download them for you & then send them to you.

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