YouTube A Bandwidth Problem? Try This!

In our school district YouTube has been the source of many different conversations and debates.  The amount of good content and the inability to use this content has had many of us teachers frustrated.  So our district unblocked YouTube on teacher computers only.  We were excited about using this resource in our classrooms and promptly began using YouTube.  This brought up another issue within our district and that was bandwidth.  As more teachers began to use this resource we found our bandwidth was often maxed out and the district wide slowdown of our internet service became a big problem.   This became a huge frustration for many teachers wanting to use their new resource.  The answer was simple and only took a little time to decimate the information to teachers to fix this problem.

The workaround was to download the video in the morning and keep it cached or download the video for the day on to your computer.  This solved the problem in our district for now.  Obviously, our hope is that our district will improve our bandwidth, so in the future this will not be an issue.  Until then however this will suffice and keep our teachers moving in in the right direction with technology.   Here are a list of programs we recommend to our staff to download YouTube videos.  (We did tell teachers to only keep them on their hard-drive for the day they were using the video in class and we also discussed copyright laws.)

Get your YouTube Video here!

  1. 3OUtube: http://3outube.com/
  2. YouTube Video Downloader: http://download-youtube-videos.org/
  3. aTube Catcher
  4. YouTube Downloader
  5. Orbit Downloader: http://www.orbitdownloader.com/
  6. KeepVid : http://keepvid.com/
  7. VideoDownloader
  8. DownloadYoutTubeVideos.com
  9. VideoDL: http://www.videodl.org/
  10. YTD YouTube Video Downloader

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5 Responses

  1. The most difficult thing is to find a blog with unique and fresh content but your blog is different. Keep it like this.

  2. All tube sites eat up massive bandwidth.

    • You are correct, but if you keep the video loaded on your computer that will free up bandwidth since you are not continually loading the video.

  3. Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you! Thank you for your info.And this is Dooclip site/blog. It pretty much covers youtube downlaod related stuff.

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