If you've been using youtubedown as a bookmarklet, try the new version. I rewrote the CGI wrapper to be much more reliable, not time out, and display download and muxing / transcoding progress.
Tags: firstperson, mpegs
The second link in this blog post does not appear to be the complete youtubedown, but instead a truncated version with a .cgi extension.
They are two different programs.
Faugh, I missed the bit about bookmarklet, which probably explains things.
By reading the source code of the script one can relive the horrid Descensus ad Inferos jwz has been through.
When I try to download the perl script to my machine using wget I get a 403 Forbidden error... ?