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TubeTV... Flash video download and conversion for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod.

Got an Apple TV, video iPod, or iPhone and want more content for it? Wish you could watch YouTube on your TV or iPod? Like to keep copies of your favorite Internet videos on your Mac?

What can it do?

TubeTV is a freeware program for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, and above which enables you to search for, save, and convert YouTube and many other flash videos to a format suitable for playback on your favorite devices.

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What's New
Version 1.0
  • [new feature] Fully cached flash movies can now be saved immediately rather than re-downloading (requires Leopard or higher).
  • [new feature] Support for bookmarking movies (favorites) added (requires Leopard or higher).
  • [new feature] Optional history of recently viewed movies (requires Leopard or higher).
  • [new feature] New and improved version checking system which can actually download new releases rather than just sending the user to a Web site.
  • [new feature] Redesigned progress window which behaves more like users expect with regard to resizing and positioning. Progress items have a new option to reveal associated files in the Finder.
  • [new feature] Enhanced preferences with more user customizability.
  • [new feature] Various UI enhancements.
  • [new feature] New option to automatically add converted movies to the TubeTV playlist in iTunes (playlist is created if not present). Movies are tagged to enable users to easily create smart playlists.
  • [new feature] New option to attempt a movie download from your default Web browser without first displaying the movie in TubeTV.
  • [new feature] Support for downloading movies from dailymotion.com.
  • [bugfix] Fixed a problem on certain Web sites where the save button wouldn't remain enabled even though it should have.
  • [bugfix] Fixed a crasher which could occur in rare cases when attempting to load a preview thumbnail using Perian.
  • [other] Retooled help system with much more information about all aspects of TubeTV.
  • [other] This version is localized in German by Björn Uhde and Wolf-Jakob Gratz, French by Antoine Desir, and Spanish by Francisco López.
  • [other] Numerous other small changes and improvements.
Version 0.9.2:
  • [new feature] Improved support for iPhone and added new export option for iPhone (Cellular) which is optimized for streaming movies to an iPhone over the EDGE data network.
Version 0.9.1:
  • [bugfix]Fixed a problem which prevented conversions of movies which contained accented characters (ñ, ç, é, í, etc.) and unicode symbols.
Version 0.9:
  • This version is English only.
  • [bugfix] This version of TubeTV is now compatible with Perian version 1.0; the previous version only worked with Perian 0.5 due to some changes in the way Perian loads flash videos.
  • [new feature] Simultaneous downloads now supported.
  • [new feature] Simultaneous background conversions now supported. Conversions are now handled by a separate background process to improve responsiveness and allow continued browsing while converting.
  • [new feature] New download/conversion window shows multiple downloads or conversions with preview images and cancel buttons.
  • ;li>[new feature] Option to automatically delete downloads after converting.
  • [new feature] Ability to right-click on a link to a Web page containing a movie and save it directly without first loading the page.
  • [new feature] Many other subtle changes including auto-detection of ~/Downloads folder on first launch if present and page load status indicator.
Version 1.0
  • [new feature] Fully cached flash movies can now be saved immediately rather than re-downloading (requires Leopard or higher).
  • [new feature] Support for bookmarking movies (favorites) added (requires Leopard or higher).
  • [new feature] Optional history of recently viewed movies (requires Leopard or higher).
  • [new feature] New and improved version checking more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC,
  • Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Mac OS X 10.5 for full functionality
  • QuickTime 7.4 or later
  • Perian 1.0 or later



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    TubeTV User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 1.x:
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    Akrobat reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
    Does not work on Lion. Ignores Google Video and Youtube is not much better.

    Been going through all these apps and most are totally crap.
    Still waiting on a Lion update for Cosmopod... the only one that worked all the time. Xvideo thief comes in second but always crashes on Google vids. Videobox sometimes works but crashes on conversion.
    [Version 1.0]


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    Niewiesznic reviewed on 17 May 2011
    It was excellent piece of software. It was working with every movie on the net. I wish it would work on 10.6 and further. RIP :(
    [Version 1.0]


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    Jazzyguy commented on 25 Nov 2009
    I just read the Developer's Blog.He has no time to develop this app further as he has a new job.He is planning to OpenSource this app among others he has.It was greatv while iy lasted.The app tubepod does work and deserves our support.I don't know what is wrong with MacTubes!
    [Version 1.0]


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    Jazzyguy commented on 25 Nov 2009
    The ONLY one to use is a FREE app called TUBEPOD!!! It works and is great!
    [Version 1.0]


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    Gary James reviewed on 11 Oct 2009
    Very good grabbing tool and it is free too.
    But it seems it doesn't capture all video I found. Some do, some do not. A pitty.

    In the it is simple like it should be with a nice interface.
    [Version 1.0]


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    Bill Sandifer commented on 12 Aug 2009
    Some of us 'whining dopes' donated to Tube TV and would really like to continue using it. I have the same problem, and it occurs to me it began after I updated Safari, certainly not a definitive relation. I downloaded a fresh Perian app, and it didn't help.

    I emailed support@chemoosoft.com and got an undeliverable return. Anybody have a fresh contact, or is he out of business?
    [Version 1.0]

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    Miguelbadajoz commented on 06 Oct 2009
    Did you find out sth about TubeTV??

    Thank you,
    Miguel
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    JosephA commented on 05 Aug 2009
    Loved TubeTv and enjoyed it for couple of years. Donated for using it. Lately I have noticed an error massage whenever I try to download a video. I wish someone will explain why this is happening and whether there is a solution. If they want more money, then they should let us know. All this is very frustrating.

    JosephA
    [Version 1.0]


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    Cerebrl reviewed on 01 Jul 2009
    Worked as advertised. UI isn't anything special, then again, it doesn't need to be. Downloads quick and converts to a couple of different formats in a couple of minutes.

    [Cerebrl]
    [Version 1.0]


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    Drdul reviewed on 21 Jun 2009
    I tried just about every YouTube downloader, and TubeTV was the one that I stayed with. I wanted one that was easy enough for my wife to use, yet offered enough options for downloading and converting. I like that the TubeTV window emulates a browser (rather than the iTunes-type windows of some other apps) and that URLs can be easily grabbed from Safari. I also liked that it worked, which surprisingly wasn't the case with a few other apps I tried (for various reasons, they choked on the high-quality FLV video I was testing them with, whereas TubeTV downloaded and converted the video without a problem).
    [Version 1.0]


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    vicwitt commented on 16 Jul 2008
    It worked great for me.
    It was surprised how easy it was to get youtube movies into quick time movies.
    [Version 1.0]


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    Jazzyguy had trouble on 25 Nov 2009
    MacTubes apparently is broken as well! Anyone know where we can go to d/l and convert?
    [Version 1.0]


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    Jazzyguy had trouble on 24 Nov 2009
    This App is broken. It will download but won't convert. We all have to go to MacTubes I guess.It was good while it lasted!
    [Version 1.0]


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    cotton770 had trouble on 28 Jul 2009
    loved tubetv.. it was quick and easy to get youtube videos. but just recently it stopped working. says it finished downloading, but when it goes to covert for ipod it throws an error and the flv doesn't have anything in it.
    [Version 1.0]

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    honkytone commented on 28 Jul 2009
    Just downloaded MacTubes and it works great, easier than TubeTV, and it downloads/converts to your choice of FLV, HQ, or MPEG4 on the spot.
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    cotton770 commented on 28 Jul 2009
    great thanks! i'll try that.
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    honkytone had trouble on 27 Jul 2009
    LOVE this app, have been using it for a couple of years, but all of a sudden it doesn't work for me. I get the download status window, it immediately tells me it's "finished downloading," but the saved .flv file is empty. What's up?
    [Version 1.0]

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    cotton770 commented on 28 Jul 2009
    i have the same problem! have you figured out what is wrong with yours yet?
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    honkytone commented on 28 Jul 2009
    The solution I've found so far has been to use Real Downloader instead, but I don't like it as much. Hoping someone might reply. No luck yet from the developer's site.
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    cotton770 commented on 28 Jul 2009
    thanks.
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    ash435 had trouble on 26 Jun 2008
    TubeTV is great - I've had it for a while.

    I recently installed the Safari 4 beta and I don't seem to get any sound with my movies.

    Is there a connection here? (Obviously if there is, it's my problem, but I thought someone would like to know).
    [Version 1.0]

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    ash435 commented on 26 Jun 2008
    Very sorry! Old version of Perian installed. Works even better than ever now - I like 'Download from Safari'.
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    philsh had trouble on 29 Jul 2007
    Looks promising but keeps crashing on my G4 iMac when trying to grab a URL from Firefox. ???
    [Version 0.9.2]

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    Chimoosoft (developer) replied on 30 Jul 2007
    Please contact Chimoosoft support with more details about your problem - it doesn't crash on Firefox for us..
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    Hoby had trouble on 10 Jul 2007
    Two problems:

    1. Many times, clicks inside the main window cause the whole page to refresh. This makes it hard to interact with the movie playback.

    2. Cosmetic bug - the multiple downloads window doesn't scale to the right size to avoid showing a scroll bar.
    [Version 0.9]



    debouchan rated on 10 Feb 2012

    [Version 1.0]



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    marcus27 rated on 16 Jul 2011

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    nayhla rated on 08 Jun 2011

    [Version 1.0]


    Downloads:112,583
    Version Downloads:86,179
    Type:Multimedia Design : Video
    License:Free
    Date:09 Feb 2008
    Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
    Price:Free0.00
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    TubeTV... Flash video download and conversion for Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod.

    Got an Apple TV, video iPod, or iPhone and want more content for it? Wish you could watch YouTube on your TV or iPod? Like to keep copies of your favorite Internet videos on your Mac?

    What can it do?

    TubeTV is a freeware program for Mac OS X Tiger, Leopard, and above which enables you to search for, save, and convert YouTube and many other flash videos to a format suitable for playback on your favorite devices.

    A built in search bar and Web browser helps you conveniently locate your favorite videos from common sites such as YouTube. If you prefer, a single button or menu option will grab the currently displayed URL or movie from your default Web browser (Safari, Camino, Firefox, or OmniWeb).

    High quality video conversions using the H.264 codec are performed with QuickTime® and Perian. If desired, TubeTV can add exported movies directly to iTunes and set appropriate comment tags enabling you to create a smart playlist. Alternately, double clicking on a converted video file will open it in iTunes or drag and drop a saved video file on to QuickTime Player to view it locally. Isn't this already part of Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod Touch?

    Yes, it's true that Apple has added YouTube support to the Apple TV (June 20th, 2007) and iPhone, but TubeTV can still be helpful for saving your favorite videos and adding them permanently to your library. The YouTube options on the Apple TV, iPhone, and iPod Touch don't have access to the entire YouTube library, and it's also possible you'd want to add content from other Web sites besides YouTube - TubeTV works with most flash video on many different Web sites. It's also still a great solution for viewing content on your video iPod, phone, or locally on your Mac.

    What else is it good for? Older computers tend to be too slow to play YouTube videos at full speed - they stutter and skip frames. Use TubeTV to download the movie and then play back the flv file with QuickTime player at full speed rather than suffering through the stutter - this works even on an eight year old Mac like a G4 400 MHz tower (from 1999!).

    Localizations

    TubeTV has been localized into Spanish, German, and French. Thanks to our localizers for their time and effort on this - more details on the TubeTV Web page.

    Features
    • Built in browser with search bar for YouTube and Google Video movies.
    • Support for many other sites which use flash video.
    • Support for bookmarking movies (requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or higher).
    • Optional history of recently viewed movies (requires Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or higher).
    • Ability to download using the flash video cache if the entire movie has been loaded.
    • "Download without watching" technology enables you to save a movie without first watching it.
    • Auto export video as flv (flash video), or for Apple TV, Video iPod, the 3rd generation iPod nano, the iPod Touch, iPhone, or other generic cell phone. See full compatibility list below.
    • Batch download.
    • Batch convert existing movies from your Mac.
    • Ability to add exported movies to iTunes with appropriate tags for smart playlist creation.
    • Uses the high quality H.264 video codec for export (with exception of the generic cell phone setting).
    • Option to grab URL or movie from your default browser (Safari, Firefox, Camino, or OmniWeb).
    • Universal binary - Intel, PPC native; written with Cocoa.


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