PodTube

Version: 2.1 || Release Date: 2007-03-14 || License: Shareware (5$) App Owner: sam

Encode any YouTube video for your iPod. Simply and quickly download, encode for iPod and add to your iTunes library any YouTube video you browse with, Safari, in a single click!

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Version 2.1 has just been released.
And now we are allowed to try before buying...

PodTube is not free anymore. Now you have to pay 5 dollars to use it. (You may confirm this in the developer's website.)
And you may not even try the new version. You are allowed to download it only AFTER you have paid.
Here's a free alternative:
Use Safari. Wait until the movie is fully loaded. Then open the Activity window. Look for the biggest file there (usualy with a few megabytes) and double-click it. The Downloads window will appear and you will see the FLV file being downloaded.
Then, use iSquint to convert it to MPEG-4/H.264.
It's easy and... completely free!
And you can dowload from YouTube, Dailymotion and other websites.
With some Firefox extensions it is also possible to download the FLV files.

This has stopped working for me on both my Macs since iTunes 7. It downloads an FLV file to my desktop, but the app just keeps spinning away saying "downloading" and never does the conversion to iTunes. I have a G4 powerbook and a G5 iMac both with 10.4.7

video is added to iTunes library from trash (??)

just move it to your movies folder and you'll be fine. weird thing to do though.

Works as expected. Hard-wired to Safari, though, which is a PITA.