I want to view and possibly remix a video on youtube. I have seen many demos and articles describing where the cache is on older versions of the browsers, but now it seems that Safari is stored in a .db file, and I haven't figured out chrome.

How can I extract and save an HTML5 file in a way so that I can view it later, or edit it in a video editing program?


If you just want to download a video, you can use youtube-dl.

Downloading a YouTube video with Safari:

  1. Enable using the HTML5 player from https://www.youtube.com/html5.
  2. Enable the develop menu from Preferences > Advanced > Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  3. Select Develop > Show Page Resources.
  4. Reload the page.
  5. Double-click the videoplayback resource.
  6. Focus the location bar and press option-return.

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