(YouTube Video Downloads / Converter)

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.

There’s also a bunch of smart Javascript bookmarklets that reveal the video download links, but I couldn’t easily expose them since you have run the script after loading the YouTube page first.

@boxofficeBUZ suggested I check out 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 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).


Free Download: Xilisoft Video Converter

Xilisoft Video ConverterFor those interested in converting these HD videos to something playable on other devices (such as PS3), Giveaway of the Day is currently giving away: Xilisoft Video Converter

Normally a $35 software, you have till 11:59pm PST today (June 17th) to download, install, and activate it.

Xilisoft Video Converter is powerful, versatile video conversion software which converts between all popular video formats such as convert AVI to MPEG, WMV to AVI, WMV to MPEG or H.264 video, convert AVI files to iPod formats, etc.

No other programs like Xilisoft Video Converter supports so comprehensive video formats including AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, FLV, VOB (the video format used in DVD), DAT (the video format used in VCD, SVCD), etc. In addition, the video converter provides an easy way to convert video file to popular audio file, like MP2, MP3, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A, AAC, AC3, OGG, etc. The video converter also supports APE, CUE decoding and audio CD ripping.

Xilisoft Video Converter supports popular multimedia devices such as PSP, iPod, iPhone, Archos, mobile phone, Zune, etc. All conversions, such as AVI to MPEG, WMV to MPEG, WMV to AVI, MKV to AVI, MKV to MPEG, are very easy and fast with the best quality. Free download Xilisoft Video Converter to have a wonderful experience right now!

For more details, visit Xilisoft’s website.