If you’ve ever wanted to download a YouTube video for some reason to be able to use the video on your harddrive or to send it to a friend who doesn’t have broadband or access to YouTube, perhaps you’ve noticed the immense volume of technical jargon and numerous steps and suggested programs that make you quickly avert your attention to another problem in the universe. First you have to download the video as an .FLV file and then you have to convert to .MPG. You also have to worry about the programs you are downloading whether they cost money or have viruses.
ConvertTube is a free online program that converts YouTube videos to .mpg in simple steps. Enter the YouTube web address of your video (URL), let it process and then, when it is done, download the completed file to your harddrive.
The only limitation is that if you don’t register, then you can only convert one video every 8-9 minutes.