Youtube video archive This has been discussed in the past and I decided to do some work on it. As we all know, there is a problem with false-flagging and "guilty until proven innocent" suspensions. But for whatever reason our videos aren't accessible on youtube in the future, it is a good idea to have an archive. The archive should be of practical size as well. Many of our source videos are 1GB+ and we may have 100 videos on our channel. It simply isn't going to work to have a 20TB folder of all these. The .flv of full length videos is usually in the ballpark of 50MB which is much more practical to keep. I haven't settled on the best way to do this so I'm going to throw out what I've found so far: Get the Download helper extension for firefox: download helper. I have gone through each of my videos and saved the high-quality .FLV version of it the name usually starts with [35HQ] or something similar. The mp4 is compressed much more and looks worse. Now I have all 33 of my videos in a folder which is less than 2 GB. Not too terribly big. Now I'm wondering, should I include a text file with the description with each video and put them in separate folders or maybe make 1 text file with the description of all of them. Or is this even necessary at all? As for distributing, torrents are a possibility, however IP fagging would be a concern. They might be too large for sites like rapidshare as well. If everybody could do something like this with their channel, we could have a library put together in a relatively short time. Anyways, discuss.