TubeSock
TubeSock 5.0.0
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Grabs YouTube videos from web, copies them to iPod, Mac, PSP.   Demo ($19.99)
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TubeSock: Rip. Mix. Copy to iPod. TubeSock grabs YouTube videos from the Web and copies them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable. TubeSock knows how to convert the video using the codecs and bitrates best for each device. It can even add the video to iTunes for you.
What's New
Version 5.0.0: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later iTunes integration requires iTunes 6.0 or later



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TubeSock User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
(2)
Your rating: Now say why...
Overall:
(5)

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Michael-Vilain reviewed on 08 Dec 2012
I bought this back in 2008 and it worked just fine until 3.5. Then it stopped working and the developer didn't respond to emails. So I found iTubeX where the developer is very responsive. During the last Youtube 'shake out' he was right on top of it. That's why I only gave this half a star.

I walked away because the developer seemed to have done so. The current version 5.0.0 is available from the Mac App store and only runs on 10.7, according to the developer's web site. This site seems to have stale information.
[Version 5.0.0]


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Macinman commented on 07 Jan 2012
I've used tube sock for a while, in fact it was my first youtube download app I used when I wanted to keep videos. For the most part it's worked fine, until 3.5 quit working when youtube changed their format a while back. I have a couple alternatives I use, MacTubes, and the Youtube5 html5 safari extension which lets you download the video right from the webpage. I bought tussock 5 and it seems like a nice update, more mac native looking interface. question is, i haven't seen any other comments or reviews on this app past 2010, have people given up on it? Just curious the new version seems to work ok here. I think the only videos which won't download with tube sock are those which the owner has disabled embedding and outside usage on, certain apps can get around that, e.g. youtube5, i think mactubes sometimes will choke on that and so does tube sock. Anyway, i just mainly wanted to comment and find out why there were no new comments/reviews on this app, 5.0 has been out for a while.
[Version 5.0.0]


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Vsansum reviewed on 14 Dec 2010
It stopped working shortly after I bought it and the developer didn't reply to my email.
[Version 3.1.0b5]


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Tom_Jones reviewed on 28 May 2009
This program was pretty disappointing, tubesock works intermittently and the interface seems a bit uncoordinated. It'll randomly throw an error when I try to download some videos. I'd recommend tooble over this app, the UI is easier and I like their tech support too.
[Version 3.0b19]


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dak_dak_ukr.net commented on 15 Jan 2009
Guys - I found moviesherlock easiest to use, but not as functional as this one. It can actually do search
[Version 3.0b19]


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Robert Coogan commented on 28 Oct 2008
Tooble downloads and converts flv with the exact same quality as any other similar app (including Tubesock). Automatically converts the flv and imports it into iTunes at the same speed as Tubesock.

Plus it's free!

:D
[Version 3.0b18]

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Pat320 replied on 28 Oct 2008
Tobble download flv (poor quality) and convert to mp4, so the quality stay the same and it take more time.

Mactubes which is also free, DOWNLOADS THE MP4 VIDEO FROM YOUTUBE, BETTER QUALITY AND NO CONVERSION.

Mactubes is better.
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Robert Coogan replied on 03 Nov 2008
Uh...no. Same quality, but one is FREE. People can try both, and decide if they want to shell out $$$ for something that Tooble does for free. :)
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Pat320 replied on 03 Nov 2008
I wonder if you know the difference between a .flv and a .mp4 video downloaded from youtube…?
Why do you want get the .flv to convert, while the .mp4 is available on youtube?
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Pat320 commented on 28 Oct 2008
I remember tubesock 2/3 years ago, it was one of the few software available to get videos from youtube.

2/3 years later, tubesock comes back with the same old way to get videos.

Come on guys, there is a lot of free alternatives availables now to get videos from youtube or other Tubes sites.
Now you can download directly in mp4 from youtube and tubesock still DL the .flv to convert it !!!!

So please, update the software with the features of today!
[Version 3.0b18]


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Robert Coogan commented on 27 Oct 2008
Tooble does this for FREE.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/26735/tooble

;)
[Version 3.0b18]

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Pat320 replied on 28 Oct 2008
Tobble download flv (poor quality) and convert to mp4, so the quality stay the same and it take more time.
Mactubes which is also free, download the mp4 video from youtube, better quality and no conversion.
Mactubes is better.
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BlueSoft commented on 22 Oct 2008
Because of OYBOBBY's comment, I went looking for MacTubes. Found it and am now using and loving it. Thanks for the tip, OYBOBBY.

Forget TubeSock - MacTubes is a great little application.
[Version 2.0.3]

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Roberto56 replied on 25 Oct 2008
TubeSock people have obviously ripped us! I purchased registration back in May and have written to them several times but they have not even dignified my emails with a reply. I do not believe they have any intention to fix the problem or they would have replied asking us to be patient.
How dishonest and unprofessional!
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BlueSoft commented on 22 Oct 2008
OYBOBBY, where did you find Mac Tubes?
I'd like to try it.
[Version 2.0.3]


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Tom E. Gun had trouble on 22 Nov 2011
The 32bit arch version of this does not work at all. This was not fully tested before releasing!!
[Version 5.0.0]


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digitalboom had trouble on 27 Oct 2008
I've had Tube Sock for a couple of years, working great without any problems...bought it for other family members. Now all of a sudden I get the failed message, file doesn't exist. I went to the updates & still no progress. Wrote in for trouble shooting, no response :(. I even bought a another copy to see if that would work (DOES NOT WORK)!
I see that I am not the only unsatisfied customer. Tube Sock, it's time to fix.
[Version 2.0.3]

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ptm2020 replied on 06 Dec 2008
Tubesock Sucks.

Their Support Sucks too.


I bought the registered version 2.03 a couple of weeks ago and every time I tried to record a vid I would get an error type 1 message.

So I emailed their support. No reply.

I emailed their support again and again, no reply.

What a piece of crap.

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rg2 had trouble on 08 Aug 2008
TubeSock no longer seems to work, at least not with 2.0 sw on iPhone/iPod. There is no indication on their site that they are even aware of the problem or working on a solution. I found TubeTV to be just as easy to use and is free.
[Version 2.0.3]

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gapfaction replied on 21 Aug 2008
Thanks man! I will try the Free Tube TV then.
cheers!!!
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jameyfrank had trouble on 13 Jul 2008
I've used Tubesock 2.03 for some time, and been able to import YouTube videos onto my iPhone.

Yesterday I upgraded my iPhone to the 2.0 software, and iTunes to 7.7 on my Mac (OS X 10.5.4). Now, none of the videos I obtain through TubeSock work.
I also tried the "Convert Selection to iPod/iPhone" option in iTunes, which allows the music to play with a black white screen.
[Version 2.0.3]


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bassistje had trouble on 14 Sep 2006
Can't import or watch movies anymore in iTunes 7.
I wish I'd never done this...
[Version 1.0.1]

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neutralzone commented on 23 Sep 2006
PodTube still works with iTunes 7.

acorrino rated on 22 Nov 2011

[Version 5.0.0]



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Shylo321 rated on 09 Feb 2011

[Version 3.1.0b5]


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Version Downloads:2,484
Type:Multimedia Design : Video
License:Demo
Date:22 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $19.99
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