Hacking YouTube with YouTube Center

I’ve had a couple of people ask me lately how to save videos from YouTube. A couple years back you could simply look in the Safari activity window and option+click the FLV file to save it locally. Not any more.

Luckily there’s YouTube Center. So what is it?

YouTube Center is a userscript designed to expand the functionality of YouTube. It includes the ability to download the video you’re watching, auto selecting your preferred video quality and much more.

You can see all the features here. Once installed in your browser of choice, simply head over to YouTube and you’ll see the YouTube Center settings panel along with extra options below each video.