Downloading Videos from YouTube and other Video Databases
There are many video resources on the web that are useful for teaching science. The district and school IT departments often filter such sites, yet it is possible to download educational videos so they can be shown directly from classroom computers without connection to the Internet. There are a variety of techniques, but many do not work consistently. The following are selected because they seem to work well and consistently.
- Software soultion for a mac: Download TubeTV. TubeTV is a freeware program for Mac OS X which enables you to search for, save, and convert YouTube and many other flash videos to a format suitable for playback on your favorite devices. This software requires that Perian also be installed. Perian is a free, open source QuickTime component that adds native support for many popular video formats.
- Web-based solution for Macs and PCs:
Extracting the audio
Occassionally you may want just the audio component of a YouTube Video. Listentoyoutube extracts the audio and saves it as a separate file.