Chanko Thief

Locating/Preserving Rare Sumo Vids?

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Often times I find a great YouTube video of some  rare sumo footage or in this case, a wonderful Japanese documentary about a particular rikishi, only to have the video removed or the account deleted. It breaks my heart each time because I know I will never find this footage again, and in some cases it is possible that this historical footage could be lost forever.

Does anybody know of a way to save/preserve such videos? I thought that saving them in my “watch later” queue would save them, but when the YouTube account that posted the video originally gets deleted, the video goes with it.

What inspired this thread was a brilliant Japanese documentary I found on YouTube about Kitanoumi a few months ago. It centered around the end of his career and showed amazing footage of him playing with his little boy, him visiting a knee specialist and discussing the X-ray showing ligament damage, him wearing a Nike/adidas track suit while biking around Tokyo, and even a great bit on his okamisan (I believe) preparing a beautiful sushi platter for him out of the sea bream that he got for winning the yusho.

All incredible, never to be seen again footage gone in an instant because somebody decided to delete their YouTube account. Tragic....

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Just do a Google search for how to extract videos from You Tube. There are websites you can use to download and then you can save them wherever you like.

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Can’t you save them by being a YouTube Premium member? That allows you to downloads them and save hem. 

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43 minutes ago, Gaijingai said:

Can’t you save them by being a YouTube Premium member? That allows you to downloads them and save hem. 

but you then have the enigma of having to pay to steal copyrighted material.  :-P

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20 hours ago, Asojima said:

but you then have the enigma of having to pay to steal copyrighted material.  :-P

I won’t tell on anyone, despite the reward offered by Interpol.

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On 05/06/2020 at 10:47, 3ast2 said:

Which OS (ie. Windows, Linux, macOS, Android or iOS) are you on, @Chanko Thief?

It’s a Windows, I know that, but I’m afraid I don’t know more than that as I am far from a technology person haha. I always have to have my wife help me out with anything computer related.

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