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How to rip YouTube videos to your computer using UnPlug

UPDATE: This still is fine for 2.0.0.x, but UnPlug does not run properly on Firefox 3 and later, so if you’re on 3.0, this unfortunately will not work.

Firefox extension UnPlug is a very useful tool for extracting embedded video from all sorts of websites.

It can be a bit alien to work out how to use at first though, so I’ve put together a quick video of just over a minute that walks you through the process. It assumes you’ve already got UnPlug installed and loaded into Firefox.

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  1. Allan Johns wrote:

    Hi Peter.I’ve done everything in your video and the videos download but without sound.Do you have any suggestions?
    many thanks.

    Friday, April 18, 2008 at 17:14 | Permalink |
  2. Peter wrote:

    Hey Allan,

    What program are you using to play back the files? Some applications might not correctly pick up the audio track.

    I can confirm that VLC works for me on videos ripped in this way.

    Saturday, April 19, 2008 at 22:03 | Permalink |

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