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How to get .mp3’s or .Avi’s off youtube!

February 2, 2009

How To Get .Mp3’s off of youtube.

Step 1: Go To http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/ and click the download button to install Firefox 3

Step 2: Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006 to download the videodownloadhelper add-on.

Step 3: Go to www.youtube.com and search for the video you want to download. I will usehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEsnX4utdyQ for this tutorial.

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The videodownloadhelper icon should light up and start moving around. Obviously I cannot show you that it is moving.

Step 4: Click the arrow beside the moving icon. A menu should open up.

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For some reason it wont show my cursor, but you should click on the title of the video that is playing now. [Like, Welcome Home – Coheed and cambria]

Step 5: Save it to your desktop.

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As you can see, it will download in .flv format. The next few steps will explain how to make it a .mp3 [or .avi] file.

Step 6: Go to http://www.download.com/FormatFactory/3000-2194_4-10819418.html?tag=mncol and download “FormatFactory” to convert the .flv file to .mp3 [or .avi] format.

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Click on “Audio” and then “All to MP3” [Alternatively, All to AVI]

A box will come up that will look like this [If you are converting to AVI, it will be the same, but it’ll say AVI instead of MP3]

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You should click “add file” and a box will come up like this

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You will want to select the file you downloaded and click “open”.

The file will be in the box. Now you click “OK” and the box will disappear.

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Now click “start” and the format will start and finish.

Now you want to click on the “output folder” button and there should be a .mp3 [or AVI] version of the file you downloaded. Happy listening!

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