YouTube is the most popular site to visit for viewing online videos, sharing your favourite videos with people and commenting on videos you like. Recently YouTube was acquired by Google for a few billion dollars. Here is a collection of several YouTube third party tools which enhance your YouTube experience.
- YouTube Userscripts – a collection of scripts to perform several tasks with YouTube.
- Youtube Video Slideshow – insert a username or a video tag below and it starts a slideshow.
- fTube – a YouTube player that downloads the list of 25 most recent videos featured on the YouTube front page. The user can select a video from the list and hit the play button to play it in-Flash.
- TubeCH – YouTube flash player.
- iTube – grab Youtube videos, then convert and import them into iTunes. Requires .Net framework and works exclusively on Windows.
- PodTube – a Mac OS X program, downloads, encodes, and adds YouTube videos to your iTunes library but requires Safari to fetch the videos.
- TvTube – For Mac users. Allows you to browse YouTube, Google Video and Yahoo Videos, for movie clips that people upload, choose your favorite clips and add them to your shared library.
- YouTube API – XML Feed Ripper – PHP script that taps into the YouTube API to deliver videos by tag, by username or what’s a current favorite.
- YouTube Widget – brings all of YouTubes videos to your Mac Dashboard.
- Search The Tube – A quick way to find videos for your website, blog or profile.
- YoutubeCrazyVideos – A Youtube videos desktop player. Freeware.
- IndexTube – categorized and browsable index of the publicly available Youtube videos.
Integrate YouTube Into Your Site / Blog
- YouTube badge maker – will show your viewers images of your 6 most recently uploaded videos.
- YouTube WordPress Plugin – Display YouTube videos on your WordPress blog according to Tags.
- YouTube Video Gallery WordPress Plugin – displays a gallery of videos from youtube.com.
- WordPress Related Videos Plugin – Uses tags to look for related videos on YouTube, displays the three most recent related videos on your WordPress blog post and updates videos automatically.
- WordPress Favourite YouTube Videos – WordPress plugin / widget to display, in a very configurable manner, your latest favorite videos from Youtube.
- Viper’s Video Quicktags – WP plugin that easily generates codes for copy / pasting to embed videos from sites like YouTube and Google Video or for self-hosted videos into your posts.
- WP-FLV – WordPress plugin simplfies the process of inserting flash video files (FLV) inside a WordPress post or page.
- TubePress – a highly configurable WordPress plugin that displays YouTube videos in an embedded gallery in posts and/or pages.
Download and Save YouTube Videos
- Video Downloader – a firefox extension that allows you to download videos to your computer from YouTube and most video sites.
- YouTubeX – allows you to save and download YouTube videos easily using only your IE or firefox browser.
- TubeSock – grabs YouTube videos from the web and copies them to your video iPod, Mac, or PlayStation Portable.
- VideoDL – is a quick AJAX application that allows you to download online video into your computer. It supports top 3 video sites – YouTube, Google Video, and Break.com.
- Download YouTube via bookmarklets – A collection of Greasemonkey scripts and bookmarklets to do the job.
- Youtube-dl – is a small command-line program to download videos from YouTube.com. It requires the Python interpreter, version 2.4 or later.
- KeepVid – Download videos direct from most video sites like YouTube.
- YouTube Downloader – enter url and download YouTube videos.
- Youtube Grabber – is a free tool that downloads FLV files from youtube.
- GooTube FLV Retriever – enter the video page URL, download the youtube video.
- Capture Youtube and Google videos – save them as AVI files encoded in the MPEG4 format, using only one command.
- YouRipper – a freeware software which enables you to download videos from the YouTube and Google Video
- Save YouTube Videos – paste the youtube video url and download the video.
- Kyootoob – is a youtube downloader and optionally a converter.
Top / Best YouTube Videos
- PureVideo – collects top 10 videos from around the web
- The World Internet TV charts – tracks the most popular video clips from four leading Internet TV sites.
- Top YouTube Videos – a daily updated selection of the most popular videos from YouTube.
- Vidspedia – is a collection of the best Google and YouTube videos, submitted and rated by users.
- Youtube top-rated – a coverpop with the 1,001 top rated videos from YouTube updated every week.
- Best of YouTube – a blog selecting the best Youtube videos.
- Viral Video Chart – tracks the world’s most blogged about videos including GooTube and MySpace.
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