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Am I right that some recent change has now prevented this?
Is this a worldwide change?

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If you are talking about downloading your own video, you can do so from the video manager: How to Download Your Own Video.

If you want to download other people's videos you can use a 3rd party site, like the one below.

Normal URL:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q7Leq6wqxA

How you would modify it for downloading:

http://www.keepyoutube.com/watch?v=1q7Leq6wqxA

Hope that is what your question was asking about!

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  • The keepyoutube.com site runs a Java app and reports the certificate is unknown - is it safe? – MrWhite Dec 9 '11 at 21:20
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    Yes it is. I have been using it for quite some time and have been fine. No virus threats at all. – ComputerLocus Dec 10 '11 at 0:27
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I use FlashGot + DownThemAll! add-ons on Firefox to download videos. Just tested now to see that it is working.

I hope that's what you want.

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    But with what you suggest it's only for firefox. This means it only applies if he is using FireFox which he may not be. – ComputerLocus Dec 9 '11 at 20:31

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