Saturday, September 22, 2007
Convert any YouTube video to play on the iPhone under Mac OS X
This nice little app has a built in Web browser (and a built-in YouTube search mechanism) that allows you to navigate to the YouTube (or Google Video) movie page of your choice, then click the Save button to automatically export it in an iPhone-compatible format (go to Preferences and select Auto convert downloads for: iPhone). You can also grab a URL from your currently running Web browser to save.
Once you’ve saved the video — by default, it goes to the Desktop — just double-click it, and the video will move to the iTunes library, then to your iPhone on the next sync. Make sure your iPhone is set to synchronize videos by clicking on its icon in iTunes, then selecting the Video tab).
The video conversions are done using QuickTime’s H.264 codec, but you’ll also need to install the free Perian conversion codec (you’ll be prompted to do so when you first launch TubeTV).
Download TubeTV here