YourTube YouTube video downloader
YouTube for Symbian won't let you download movies for offline viewing, but YourTube does. It lets you search for videos on YouTube, and you can choose between three video formats (mp4, flv, and 3gp) and different quality settings. YouTube is a mobile Java program, so when you save a movie to your phone it will pop up some security warnings.
The old versions of YourTube stopped working. It searches videos and finds them, but when you try to download them you'll get an "invalid server response" error.
The new YourTube update is supposed to fix this. Unfortunately this update also changes YourTube from free to commercial: it limits your search queries to 8 characters, and it wants money if you want to search longer names.
But YourTube is still an open source program, so maybe someone will remove the eight letter limit and rescue the free YourTube?
UPDATE: The free version of YourTube returned.
UTube YouTube video downloader
UTube is another mobile Java YouTube video downloader. You can choose between three video formats (mp4, flv, and 3gp) and different quality settings.
That's the good news.
The bad news is that UTube won't let you search YouTube, so you have to type or copy/paste the full YouTube video URL into the UTube downloader. This means lots of typing or workarounds like saving the page as a temporary bookmark to copy the URL, because web browsers for Symbian don't make it easy to copy URLs and paste 'em into other programs.
The latest UTube update doesn't come with a changelog.
Instead of using UTube you could simply save the UTube downloader site as a bookmark, since the UTube program does nothing but launch your browser anyway. Their site isn't even optimised for mobile phone browsers. It requirs lots of horizontal scrolling, because UTube has huge ad banners that won't fit on a mobile phone screen
• aztube.co.cc, the UTube downloader website
• UTube v2.11 beta at Mobile Castle
Youtube Mobile Downloader
Instead of using YourTube or UTube you can also download YouTube videos to your phone by pointing your mobile web browser to the Youtube Mobile Downloader site.
This site has a new URL.
The Youtube Mobile Downloader site lets you search for YouTube movies (which UTube cant do) without any limits (unlike YourTube). You can download your clips in three video formats at different quality settings, but the default format (.flv) often works best on your phone.
This site also has a big ad banner that causes horizontal scrollbars in your mobile browser, but the search function works and so do the downloads.
The Youtube Mobile Downloader is currently the best way to download videos from YouTube, so make sure to bookmark it in your mobile web browser.
• Youtube Mobile Downloader: www.mfws.ro/m.youtube.com
• Youtube Downloader: www.mfws.ro/youtube.com
You can download movies from RedTube too.
Friday, 28 August 2009