The SS YouTube

I learned a cool trick the other day, and thought I would pass it along.

So, the Daughter really loved "Drew Cary's Improv-A-Ganza".  She's got about 20 episodes sitting on the DVR (eating up about half the space).  And recently, the DVR has been acting up, rebooting a few times a day.  So, I figure this thing is nearing the end of its life, and I really don't want the Daughter to lose the shows she loves.

There's no good way to export them from the DVR, and the thought of trying to video the recordings off the TV onto the video camera doesn't seem great when you think it's going to be over 10 hours, and we live on a busy street, and all you need is for one siren to scream by and it's ruined.

So, I found the episodes on YouTube, but then had to figure out how to copy the videos.  And I really didn't want to do some screen capture software.

And then I learned the "SS" trick.

Take this video here:


Let's say you want to download a copy of when I proposed to Cora so you have a copy of your very own.  Take the URL:


and add an "SS" before the word "youtube" so that it looks like:


You will then go to SaveFrom.net where you have your choice of how to download the file.


I was having some trouble downloading the full 720 versions of the episodes, but then I installed the Chrome plug-in, and it downloaded files like a champ.

Obviously, please respect all copyrights. etc.  But next time you see that cute cat video that you just can't live without, remember the old SS YouTube trick.


Cora said...

You smartypants, you. That was very sweet of you to figure that out for her.

By the way, did you notice that the error message the DVR gives when it malfunctions is "DUI"? True story. Perhaps we should move the wine bottles?

SkylersDad said...

That is really cool stuff!

So. Cal. Gal said...

That's cool! I'll have to try it out. I have a 'thing' for a guy named Charlie White and would love to be able to salivate over him any time I want. ;)

That Janie Girl said...

Smarty pants! I would never have figured that out.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Oh hey! That's awesome!!