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Downloading google videos

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There's a download link, but it's to a gvp file (I think that's what it's called) for the google video player. Open that file and there's a URL to the actual video file.

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There's a download link, but it's to a gvp file (I think that's what it's called) for the google video player. Open that file and there's a URL to the actual video file.

Thats a GVI (im pretty sure, but its not standard) but there are conversion tools

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There's a download link, but it's to a gvp file (I think that's what it's called) for the google video player. Open that file and there's a URL to the actual video file.

Thats a GVI (im pretty sure, but its not standard) but there are conversion tools

No, the file is nothing but some metadata and a URL to the actual video. Open it in notepad and download using the URL you find there.

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There's a download link, but it's to a gvp file (I think that's what it's called) for the google video player. Open that file and there's a URL to the actual video file.

Thats a GVI (im pretty sure, but its not standard) but there are conversion tools

No, the file is nothing but some metadata and a URL to the actual video. Open it in notepad and download using the URL you find there.

I know the GVP is metadata and a link, but when downloaded with Google's Video Player it downloads the full video file as a GVI

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Maybe for the commercial videos, they have some sort of DRM or something. The free content is in common formats. I seem to remember the videos I downloaded were avi files. The URL wipes out the filename, but if you have something like VLC or mplayer, it'll figure it out.

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You can also just try the "Download for iPod" option, that should give you a downloadable mp4.

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Search for videodownloader. I used it in the past to download it as a flv (flash video) and coverted it to whatever I needed.

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i save videos like this every day and by far the easiest way to save them is to use the firefox extension cacheviewer

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2489

it took me a few seconds to find it with cacheviewer, it lets you right-click and save the file too. you can do lots of filtered searches if you are having problems finding it too.

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The "GVI format" is simply a MPEG4 container, Likely XViD encoded.. It's viewable in VLC media player.. So do what n3xg3n said.. Download the metadata file.. Open it in a text editor and then copy the direct link to the content..

BTW, Googles own "Windows" video player is based on VLC.. They even host the freaking source code FFS!!

http://code.google.com/patches.html

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The "GVI format" is simply a MPEG4 container, Likely XViD encoded.. It's viewable in VLC media player.. So do what n3xg3n said.. Download the metadata file.. Open it in a text editor and then copy the direct link to the content..

BTW, Googles own "Windows" video player is based on VLC.. They even host the freaking source code FFS!!

http://code.google.com/patches.html

Ahem... Why search in metadata, when you can download the mp4 straight from the Google Video site?

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Ahem... Why search in metadata, when you can download the mp4 straight from the Google Video site?

Lower resolution? Aren't some videos (if they're higher-resolution than what ipod can use) downscaled?

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Ahem... Why search in metadata, when you can download the mp4 straight from the Google Video site?

Lower resolution? Aren't some videos (if they're higher-resolution than what ipod can use) downscaled?

Maybe. I haven't seen a bigger than iPod resolution video on Google Vid yet though.

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