Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Illegal or not....

The public was warned that what had been uploaded to You Tube would not last very long before being removed, I assume for copyright reasons. It is a BBC documentary detailing the history of London's undergound train system. I wanted to see it but I did not have an hour to spare and I hated the thought of missing the show if it was removed.

Then I remember Kiss, which allows you to save a You Tube clip to your hard drive, or any other drive for that matter.

This is the url copied from the You Tube clip.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA6TuvYCA80

remove the front bits.
youtube.com/watch?v=IA6TuvYCA80

add kiss in front and then hit your enter key
kissyoutube.com/watch?v=IA6TuvYCA80

You are redirected to a site called Fetch Video and a button pops up and you need to select Run.
Then on the site you can see the links to download in varying qualities, so follow your normal method to download by right clicking etc.

Hey presto, depending on internet speeds, you should shortly have the video to keep and watch at your leisure. The morality of it is for you to decide. I have decided on the morality of geoblocking  and gouging Australian pockets with usurious prices for imported goods.

8 comments:

  1. My only beef with copyright issues is when something is "out of print/press" and never likely to be re-issued.
    Interesting.

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    1. FC, companies need to work with people on the net, not just attempt to block them.
      There will always be a way around.

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  2. Fabulous hint Andrew - many thanks - morality schmorality if something's unavailable - I'll be putting it into practice at home tonight!

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    1. Or Lad, if they charge us far more than is charged in the US or Europe.

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  3. Thank you for all that useful information. Which I will never ever use. But others will, so it's good of you to post it.

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    1. River, you never know. Grandchild posts an embarrassing vid to You Tube, then later deletes it. Gran is smart and has downloaded a copy.

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  4. Um! All that stuff Andrew.....well, it's just not going to happen :) I'll just take your word on how interesting the history of the London's underground train station is!

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    1. Grace, like I suggested to River, you never know in the future.

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