What is TubeSock?
TubeSock downloads videos from the web and saves them to iTunes for playback on your computer, iPod, iPhone, or AppleTV. TubeSock was the first software to download videos from YouTube and other video web sites: version 1.0 shipped in June, 2007.
Moving videos from your computer to your iPod is clearly personal use, so yes. Although I suppose if you're hooking your video iPod to a theatrical video projector and playing videos to a packed house of paying patrons, then no. So don't do that, ok?
Anyway, our lawyers think there is legal precedent.
TubeSock supports a variety of video formats. Nowadays, many video sites offer MP4-formatted videos for iPhone or iPad use, and TubeSock always tries to download these pre-converted videos first. If that's not possible, TubeSock will try to download the older FLV file format, and then convert that into an MP4 suitable for playback on your device. This all happens invisibly, without you having to do anything.
When you buy TubeSock, we send you an email with a registration code link. This is a regular HTML email, but the link is a little unusual -- instead of going to a web page, the link will open TubeSock and give it your registration code. It's important to make sure you've got TubeSock downloaded already, or clicking the link won't work.
If the link isn't working when you click it, try copying & pasting it into Safari.
TubeSock 5.0 remembers the URL each video came from, making it easy to share your favorites with friends.
TubeSock 5.0 works with Mac OS X Lion's full screen mode. TubeSock 5.0 also runs on Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.5. TubeSock for Windows supports Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7.
TubeSock includes a bookmarklet for your favorite web browser that opens the current page in TubeSock, for simple one-click use.