This step-by-step guide will show you how to Download video from Youtube, Google, Yahoo and other video download website. Videos come from those websites are streaming videos. You need special software to capture steaming videos. Today we take YouTube video for example, write a guide about how to download streaming video to computer for free, provide two methods:
1. with free online flv converter;
2. with firfox
3. Transfer download youtube video to iPod, PSP and Zune

With free online flv converter

Step1. Open this website: http://vixy.net/ .It’s a free online FLV converter.

Step2. Then go to YouTube http://www.youtube.com and find a video that you loved. Copy the URL that in the Red box. Like this format: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

Step3. Paste your video file URL to the input box (figure as follow), choose the right format you want. If you want to edit the video, AVI is a good choice. And MP4 is fit for iPod, PSP, Zune, Apple TV and other MP4 players. This online converter also can rip audio to MP3. Then wait for the conversion.

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter
you also can try this online converter, http://keepvid.com , very easy to use, just the same as above, copy the URL to the address box, done.
youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

With Firefox and Video Download Helper

If you have Firefox browser, you can follow these steps.
Step1. Install the videodownloader extension. This is a plug-in for Firefox. It enables you capture streaming video from website. Here is the free download link:
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/2390

Step2. After installing videodownloader, restart Firefox. In the bottom right, you’ll see a little box. Go to the video you want to download, double click that little box, and select download link. Then you could download the streaming video you want. (Note, you have to rename the file extension from “html” to “flv”)

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

You have to rename the file extension from “html” to “flv” when you save the link. (Make sure your compute is show file extension)

youtube to ipod - free download youtube, youtube converter

Transfer download and transfer youtube video to iPod, PSP and Zune

I. Transfer youtube video to iPod
Step.1 After you download and convert the youtube video to MP4, connect your iPod to PC, launch iTunes. If you don’t have iTunes. You can download free from Apple official site:http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/download/
I recommend that you create a new list to place the file you converted.
youtube video to ipod

Step.2 Find the mp4 file you have downloaded, directly drag into the playlist you created just now. If you have added the file to the library of the iTunes, you can drag it from library to the new playlist directly.
youtube video to ipod

Step.3 Update your iPod. Click ‘File’->’update your iPod’. After updating, you can see the file list on your iPod. You can change the file name showing on iPod. Please right click the file, choose “Get info”, and change the info of this file at “Info”. You are done and enjoy!
youtube video to ipod

II. Transfer youtube video to PSP
You can download PSP Video9 to copy file from PC to PSP, it’s free. Here is the download link
http://www.pspvideo9.com/ It contains a PSP File Manager.
youtube video to ipod

Connect your PSP to PC via USB cable. Open PSP Video 9, click on the Copy button to go to the Copy page. On the left hand side of the copy page, you can see all the PSP video files on your PC. Select the video you just downloaded and click the “Copy Video to PSP” button. Now, provided you had enough free space for the file, the file should appear on the right hand side of the page meaning the file is now on your PSP.

III. Transfer youtube video to Zune
After you download and convert your youtube video MP4, run the Zune software, plug in your Zune player to computer, drag the MP4 video to Zune software library, and then click “Start to Sync”, the MP4 video will be transfered to your Zune. If you don’t have Zune software, you can download it free from here:http://www.zune.net
youtube video to ipod

Connect your PSP to PC via USB cable. Open PSP Video 9, click on the Copy button to go to the Copy page. On the left hand side of the copy page, you can see all the PSP video files on your PC. Select the video you just downloaded and click the “Copy Video to PSP” button. Now, provided you had enough free space for the file, the file should appear on the right hand side of the page meaning the file is now on your PSP.

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