This article is the result of me being asked countless times how to change the .mp4 from http://video.google.com to .AVI, when you can simply download them as .AVI to begin with.
Step 1 Navigate to the Google Video that you want to download as if you were simply watching it normally.
Step 2 Click the Download button on the right side of the screen. It will ask if you want to download the Google Video Player. Click Cancel/No!.
Step 3 Click Manually download the video on the right side of the screen, under the Download button. Save this GVP file and open it with Notepad.
Step 4 If its not already on, turn on Word Wrap in Notepad by clicking the Format menu, then Word Wrap.
Step 5 In Notepad, select and copy all the text in between url: and docid:
Step 6 Paste this address into your internet browser or download manager, and let the download begin!
You can delete the GVP file you downloaded, its not needed any more.
That's all folks! AVI straight from Google Video.
Thanks to Fatsobob!
EDIT: Please remember, some (very rarely) Google videos are set to no download mode, which means there's no way to download them as far as I can tell. You can tell this type because it simply won't have a 'Download' button on the right. If you find a way to save them, let me know.
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