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what is the safest and "virus free" way to import you tube video in final cut express? Is there a way to save "you tube video" as a local file and reuse it in final cut express?

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Since you're using Final Cut, I'm assuming that you're on a Mac.

You can save YouTube videos using YouTube Downloader+ (here's the PC Version). YouTube Downloader saves the videos as FLV (which cannot be imported into Final Cut) so you will need to convert them to QuickTime format using a program such as Perian.

If Perian doesn't work out, you can find more options for converting FLV here.

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Thanks for the response. Have you used these programs? Are they virus free? –  dotnet-practitioner Sep 29 '10 at 21:50
    
I've only used YouTube Downloader, so I can verify that it is virus free. I haven't used Perian, but the site that it's hosted on looks legitimate. –  Ryan Berger Sep 30 '10 at 14:49

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