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Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
06-19-2012, 10:38 PM,
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Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/06/19/google_youtube_youtubemp3/
Google blocks MP3 rippers from YouTube
YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates supporters


By Iain Thomson in San Francisco

Posted in Music and Media, 19th June 2012 19:03 GMT

Websites that allow MP3 files to be recorded from YouTube are feeling the wrath of the Chocolate Factory, and popular ripping site YouTube-mp3 is calling foul.

"Google is accusing us to threaten your safety and wanted us to close this service. If we wouldn't comply they threatened to sue us," said no-last-name Philip on YouTube.mp3's blog [1]. "Unfortunately Google has just blocked all of our servers from accessing YouTube so we had to disable all conversion functionality."

Google is trying to criminalize the estimated 200 million people that use such services, Philip said, and pointed out that taking a recording in this way is legal in some countries. Google is also being hypocritical, he asserted, applying terms and conditions while digitizing books without the author's consent and borrowing headlines for Google News.

"We have always taken violations of our Terms of Service seriously," a YouTube spokesman told El Reg in an email, "and will continue to enforce these Terms of Service against sites that violate them."

A source familiar with the case said there was some surprise within Google that this issue had kicked off so publicly, although YouTube-mp3's public protest had obviously had an effect on the buzz. Google puts out plenty of these requests and has blocked services that strip out advertising from YouTbue in the past, and officially the company is saying that it's just business as usual.

But YouTube-mp3 and similar services are not new, so why the sudden crackdown? Google is certainly rolling out more persistent advertising on YouTube and could be looking to shut down anything that calls that into question. Advertisers are looking a lot more closely at internet traffic data these days, thanks in part to better BI tools, and there's downward pressure on rates.

There's also Hollywood to consider. The media moguls have learned to get along with YouTube, and now the service is looking to expand its access to films for sale as well as access to back-catalog material and the rights to stream live events [2].

YouTube-mp3 is calling for supporters and users to contact YouTube to express their concern, and Philip says: "If you are Larry Page or Sergey Brin: Contact me." ®
Links

http://www.youtube-mp3.org/help-us
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/27/youtube_gets_frontrow_downunder/

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06-20-2012, 08:51 AM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
I knew something was up! I can still download videos via ant video downloader, but I cannot find a single converter to make .webm into .mp3. Ugh, and I was enjoying so much my free music. Thankfully AdblockPlus still works on Jewtube, as I was really getting tired of Dunkin' Donuts ads, which are also on Drudge. Why the emphasis on donuts? Hopefully a solution can be found soon... Or I suppose one could just do the conventional pirating method. So many clicks, though... So many clicks...
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
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06-20-2012, 03:52 PM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
(06-20-2012, 08:51 AM)Anarchist Wrote: Thankfully AdblockPlus still works on Jewtube, as I was really getting tired of Dunkin' Donuts ads, which are also on Drudge.

It's 'cause so many cops jerk off to videos of tasering helpless people
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06-20-2012, 06:29 PM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
Too true. They have epic god-complexes. My mother's side of the family is almost all law enforcement, most have retired. I talk to them, and they tell me how disgusted they were as they saw it decline into what it is today. My one grandma was agreeing with me when I said they purposely hire idiots, and she noticed more and more stupid people becoming cops. One could not even use do/due properly. He would say in a report something as "I had to due it..." or "It was do Tuesday." There still are a few good ones, but contrary to the idea of a few bad apples, I believe it is a few good apples left in a mold-filled, decaying, rotten barrel. While my pity goes to the few good ones left, to me, they are guilty by association, as they aid the machine that does what it is doing.

Oh, and if you ever find out a way to get mp3 off Jewtube, please post it!
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
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06-20-2012, 08:35 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-20-2012, 08:38 PM by h3rm35.)
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
check this link:
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-search-and-download-mp3-using-google/

if that doesn't work, try these:

How to Download or Capture .FLV streaming video, .MP3 streaming audio from Adobe Flash Player
Downloading and capturing .flv streaming video, .mp3 streaming audio from Adobe Flash Player [RTMP, HTTP]

Replay Media Catcher (Shareware / Windows): Download or capture FLV and MP4 video and MP3 audio streams (HTTP, RTMP) from Adobe Flash Player automatically
Coojah and Blader (Adware / Windows): Download or capture, MP3, FLV and MP4 streams (HTTP, RTMP, RTMPE) from Adobe Flash Player automatically
StreamTransport (Freeware / Windows): Download FLV and MP4 video streams (HTTP, RTMP, RTMPT, RTMPE, RTMPTE) from Adobe Flash Player automatically
rtmpdump, rtmpsuck, rtmpsrv (Freeware / Linux, Mac OS, Android, Windows): Set of command line tools to download or capture RTMP and RTMPE streams from flash player.
Freecorder 4 (Freeware / Windows): Capture streaming FLV videos (HTTP and HTTPS) automatically
WM Recorder 14 (Shareware / Windows): Download FLV video (HTTP, RTMP) from Adobe Flash Player automatically
Tunebite (Shareware / Windows): Download FLV video (HTTP, RTMP) from Adobe Flash Player. Record RTMPE and other protected videos from screen.
aTubeCatcher (Freeware / Windows): Download FLV video (HTTP, RTMP) from Adobe Flash Player. Capture flash videos. Record videos from screen.

also:

YouTube to MP3 :: Add-ons for Firefox

I don't know if any of them work, but they're worth a try.
finding these took me about 3 minutes total with a search for "capture web audio" and "capture streaming audio"
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06-20-2012, 11:52 PM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
Thanks, will check it out after work!
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. - Henry L. Mencken

I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant. - Henry L. Mencken
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06-21-2012, 06:57 AM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
This still works for me: http://atube-catcher.dsnetwb.com/video/

I also use this add on which is simple http://www.bestvideodownloader.com/
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06-21-2012, 08:10 AM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
maybe I'm mistaken, but that seems like a video capture, is it? (no offence intended)
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06-21-2012, 08:27 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-21-2012, 08:30 AM by zapoper7.)
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
h3rm35 Wrote:maybe I'm mistaken, but that seems like a video capture, is it? (no offence intended)

If you had bothered to read what these softwares can do, you wouldn't have posted that comment. (no offense intended) LOL
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06-21-2012, 06:38 PM,
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
I didn't feel like doing the research if I could just ask you. Now I know and I didn't waste any time. I'm a big fan of working smarter, not harder.
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06-30-2012, 10:48 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-02-2012, 09:27 AM by SarahConnor.)
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RE: Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube / aTube Catcher
aTube Catcher seems to be trying to connect every ~20 seconds to 92.123.153.202, 92.123.153.216 among others (1 download completed with it, application still open). = TUCOWS.COM CO? Ask toolbar not installed, IPs not related to the download site. "100% clean"?

Add: below the licence in the setup screen is a secondary licence for "anonymous" user stats gathering to suggest software of interest for download by user and which assures that this is traceless. Not further tested whether it persists beyond first use.
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07-01-2012, 01:58 AM,
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Google blocks MP3 rippers from UTube: YouTube-mp3.com calls for help from pirates...
all that 'doze bullshit... stick with sourceforge and reputable ffox aps (IMO).
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