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Automate the download of YouTube videos in Safari 5.1
Authored by: Bairnsfather on Mar 10, '12 02:27:16PM

Sure.

  1. Open iCab
  2. Tools > Filter Manager
  3. Check “Enable Filters” and Click the “Import…” button in the top left section (1).
  4. In the Open File dialog/sheet that appears navigate to the “Filters for Filter Manager” folder which came with the download of iCab
  5. Select whatever filters you want to, at least YouTube Video Download.icabfilter. (You can select more than one filter at a time to import multiple at once.)

That’s it! Nothing else to configure.

The only caveat I’ve found is that this filter doesn’t take effect on “channel” pages. I.e. user pages with their info and such. You have to be on a page that is specific to one video.

For example this user page will not show the links to download the videos you watch:
http://www.YouTube.com/CopsSayLegalizeDrugs

On these pages however, (with the filter correctly installed), you’ll see all the available resolutions and file formats:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnLaTnfwJVA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGt5uDN9znI



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Automate the download of YouTube videos in Safari 5.1
Authored by: Bairnsfather on May 11, '12 09:17:56PM

I should add that if you visit YouTube via https, then you can easily edit the filter to work that way too.

1. Tools > Filter Manager
2. In section 2 "Filter URLs" just add an asterisk after the "p" in http to each of the three URLs.

They will look like this:
http*://www.youtube.com/*
http*://??.youtube.com/*
http*://youtube.com/*

Then no matter how you browse or land on YouTube iCab will show the available files.



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