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tusaboss
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HELP: How do you download a long video from Youku.com?

Post by tusaboss » Dec 30th, '08, 19:41

I have found the series "ie naki ko" available on Youku.com but even using www.clipnabber.com I can't manage to download an episode.
The first episode is at the following link:
http://v.youku.com/v_playlist/f1483199o1p22.html
You may check that simply placing this link in clipnabber doesn't work...How can I download this video?

berrieberri
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Post by berrieberri » Dec 30th, '08, 19:50

You can download it using the DownloadHelper Firefox add-on.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006
It lets you download video clips from any site.

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Post by tusaboss » Dec 30th, '08, 23:02

berrieberri wrote:You can download it using the DownloadHelper Firefox add-on.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3006
It lets you download video clips from any site.
I tried as you say, but it only downloads the first 13.2 MB of the movie...Why does this happens and how could I download the whole movie (it is a 60+ minutes movie)

bjharm
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Post by bjharm » Dec 30th, '08, 23:18

the trouble with youku is any video over a certain length is cut is bits, thus using firefox you will only get the first section of the video, so this is what I do, first open the video you wish to download and copy the address to it from the brower. then open a new window and go to http://www.flvcd.com/
this site is made to help you download youku videos. you simple past the copied address into the box and it well come up with the real address of each part of the video, you can then use a downloader like internet download manager to download each section.
there are programs that can then join the files, each a flv file so watchable on thier own, back into one long file if you wish.
lol yes I know very fiddly but it works for me. I sure there other ways to do it.

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Post by tusaboss » Dec 31st, '08, 00:12

bjharm wrote:the trouble with youku is any video over a certain length is cut is bits, thus using firefox you will only get the first section of the video, so this is what I do, first open the video you wish to download and copy the address to it from the brower. then open a new window and go to http://www.flvcd.com/
this site is made to help you download youku videos. you simple past the copied address into the box and it well come up with the real address of each part of the video, you can then use a downloader like internet download manager to download each section.
there are programs that can then join the files, each a flv file so watchable on thier own, back into one long file if you wish.
lol yes I know very fiddly but it works for me. I sure there other ways to do it.
Thank you, I solved the problem in a way similar than the one you suggested, so I have the split files, at least...Now I need a good flv tio avi converter...The one I got from the web converted my file with the audio out of sync. What is the best way to convert flv to avi?

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Post by groink » Dec 31st, '08, 00:20

tusaboss wrote:What is the best way to convert flv to avi?
I'd actually keep the file as FLV. Programs such as VLC can play FLVs. Also, people who have ffdshow installed can use any video player, such as WMP or MPC. What you're basically thinking of doing is re-ripping, which will lessen the quality even further. Considering it is already in FLV, I wouldn't go any further. Leave it up to someone else to rip it to the format he wants once he downloads it.

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Post by bjharm » Dec 31st, '08, 09:34

I used allok video joiner as it can also handle rm files as well
if you pick highest quality it not too bad, but yes you have to remember that the flv files have already been converted from anther format and doing it yet again, can lead to even worse picture, but it is handy to have just one file instead of as many as 15 to keep track off. You will have to try and see for yourself what way you go

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