August 28, 2014

Download YouTube Videos to SD Card with Copy/Paste Feature in Android

Recpect knuckles go to AndroidTapp for the heads up on this one.  Using simple, easy to follow steps, one can find YouTube videos and save them directly to their G1′s SD card.  We tried this out and got it to work the first time, so we can attest to its simplicity.

  1. Search for the video you want.
  2. Tap the YouTube link, by default the G1 will prompt 2 options: Browser or YouTube. Chose “Browser”. The reason, to get the YouTube link.
  3. Tap “Menu” + “Go to URL”, the YouTube URL should appear (or something similar).
  4. Press on the keyboard “Menu” + “C” to Copy on the G1
  5. Go to a website
  6. In the search field press on the keyboard “Menu” + “V” to Paste on the G1, hit Enter
  7. Scroll down and tap “›› Download ‹‹ (video.mp4 – High Quality)“. This will open a new window and download the MP4 in your browser history. Disregard the .FLV version as the G1 can’t do Flash Video… yet. (Alternatively, it’s saved on your SD Card under “downloads” folder).

Ta-da!  See how easy that was?  We bet you don’t even need to read these a second time.  Thanks to copy/paste for the help on this. Sorry iPhone users. In the words of Jeff Probst, “We’ve got nothing for you. Head back to camp.”