Update: Getting YouTube Video (FLV) URL

It seems, YouTube has started using Google cache-servers to serve Flash-Videos (FLV). There is now very easy way to get YouTube FLV files.

http://cache.googlevideo.com/get_video?video_id=<video_id>

That’s it, video_id can be found at various places:-

If you click on following link, you would be prompted to download flv 🙂

http://cache.googlevideo.com/get_video?video_id=M0ODskdEPnQ&origin=youtube.com

Update (Jan 11, 2008): Updated the URL for getting FLV from Google Cache server. Thanks to Rohan for sharing updated URL format.

Update: It seems cache.googlevideo.com doesn’t work, atleast not for me?

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