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November
2009

Downloading a video in MP4 format in Google Chrome browser


I found this quite useful especially to make the videos  I like play in my iphone/ipod when I am offline. To have this feature in your chrome browser, follow the below simple steps.

Go to Chrome BookMark Manager and create a new bookmark with a name you like - "Download Videos" or something like that. For address field paste the below javascript code

javascript:window.location.href = 'http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=' + swfArgs['video_id']+ "&fmt=18" + "&l=" + swfArgs['l'] + "&sk=" + swfArgs['sk'] + '&fmt_map' + swfArgs['fmt_map'] + '&t=' + swfArgs['t'];
 
Note: The above bookmark works for youtube, if you want to make this work on other website, please change the url
 
Save the bookmark now.

Once you are done with this, you can go to any website that has a video embedded in it (like youtube, metacafe etc) and start playing the video. Once the video starts playing, just click your "Download Videos" bookmark and you will see the video getting downloaded in mp4 format in the Chrome's download status bar
 
Once the video is downloaded, connect your iphone/ipod to your computer and open itunes. You should be seeing the downloaded video in the video section now (provided you have the download folder added to itunes)

Author: pradeep