So for the longest time, I’ve tried to avoid posting YouTube videos because there wasn’t a simple and easy solution to download them. Sure there were a bunch of browser add-ons and extensions that one can use, but I don’t consider installing an extension simple and easy.
However, I finally gave in and began to include YouTube videos, while also including a link to KeepVid. But KeepVid was horrible, requiring you to use Java and who knows what other crap they install on your machine, but there just wasn’t a better solution at that time.
@boxofficeBUZ suggested I check out File2HD.com and it was awesome. The interface was exactly what I was looking for, but it didn’t include the HD versions (480p/720p/1080p) of the videos, which is the main purpose of this site.
I did some more searching and ended up with ClipConverter.cc. It was elegant and simple to use. Provide it with the YouTube url and it’ll give you the option to download or choose from 11 different formats to convert it to (mp3, aac, wma, m4a, ogg, mp4, 3pg, avi, mpg, wmv, flv).