Monday, August 24, 2009

Video DownloadHelper Firefox extension + YouTube = Napster

Video DownloadHelper can download videos from YouTube (or other video sites) and convert the audio to mp3 (or other formats) using ffmpeg (the default). Pick the mp4 (high quality / high definition -- these are format 18 or 22) videos off of YouTube to get the highest quality audio (128 kbps).

Ah, this brings me back...

Update: Even better, now that Lala, et al are providing music streaming straight from a Google search, one need not even bother with YouTube -- faster download/conversion, and same (better?) quality.