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.
That’s it, video_id can be found at various places:-
- YouTube Video link – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0ODskdEPnQ
- YouTube RSS feeds
- YouTube REST API
If you click on following link, you would be prompted to download flv
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?