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This took me some tinkering to find the easiest/best/free apps to do this. If you find something better, let me know.
- Use firefox. Get the add-on called Download Youtube Videos (nicely named). I have tried a few others, namely the one called “Youtube to MP3” and they all suck or don’t work. This gives you 1 click downloading of any youtube video you’re watching as a FLV file. Really easy stuff.
- Grab Freez FLV-MP3 converter. It’s free. (FYI, I tried SUPER, a great transcoding program I use a lot for video, and it didn’t like the FLV files. I also tried Mediacoder, another great transcoder I’ve used, and it barfed too.)
- Batch convert. Enjoy.
This is a slightly modified version of Lifehacker’s guide.