I have been trying for several weeks now to successfully download a video on YouTube of my friend. I probably used about 15 different “Video Downloading” programs and sites. However, even the best of the Firefox extensions and New Website didn’t save the video properly for me to export into Microsoft Video Creator, so I could mess with the video. Finally (although it didn’t work properly through IE, I had to switch to Firefox), YouTubeDesktop allowed me to save the video properly. Anyways, FYI, here is their “Welcome E-mail”:
SO WHAT IS YOUTUBEDESKTOP?
YouTube Desktop is incredibly cool with a modern design and terrific dynamic web application for searching, watching and downloading videos from the richest online video archive YouTube.
This is basically adding functionality and experience to what ?should be? there. The possibilities of the site reach far beyond that. It gives you the chance to create your own environment for watching video clips, saving them and sharing them with friends.
WHAT MAKES YOUTUBEDESKTOP UNIQUE?
Designing YouTubeDesktop we followed one primary idea ? to bring normal desktop application experience to the browser ? windows that can be dragged, resized, minimized in a tray, drag?n?drop of videos between players and results, standard menus ? all with one goal ? to make the richest web application for viewing and managing video content! You will be amazed by the flexibility and fabulous design of the website. It is user friendly and easy to navigate but also has great functionality.
+ The REAL Web 2.0 Experience
+ Interface, designed to be used just like every other desktop application
+ Fast flexible searching, displaying the results with option to resize them, so you can use the site even when sitting in your sofa and watching on a plasma TV ? will look just as perfect!
+ Managing Playlist ? create and save any video to watch later or share them with friends!
+ Watching multiple videos at the same time – you can have more than one player open ? all made easy using standard functionality ? dragging and resizing the windows, minimizing them within the tray ? never been easier!
+ Download Videos as avi, mp4 (ipod), mov, 3gp (mobile), wmv, flv, exe (built in standalone player) – all converted on the fly. That gives you the chance to save all your favourite videos on your computer and watch them whenever you want.
+ Drag and Drop interaction ? Allows you to drag videos around to create a new player or playlist.
+ Change themes ? set the way the site looks according to your mood
+ Share videos with friends – send url’s and recommend videos to friends through e-mail
+ View your recently played videos.
+ View Adult Content
+ And there are many more features we are about to add soon!
All these options guarantee you a pleasant experience and a lot of fun with your favourite YouTube video clips.