Anyone out there have an idea how to solve this?
Over at SpokenWord.org we’re trying to figure out how to scrape YouTube pages (or pages with embedded YouTube players), then hack a video or ShockWave URL that we can include in the <enclosure> element of RSS feeds. We’ve been able to do this for programs in YouTube EDU such as this page (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1XpTc1-lh0), which we convert to this media-file URL (http://www.youtube.com/v/Y1XpTc1-lh0&f=user_uploads&app=youtube_gdata). The latter URL can be played by standard Flash players, so we can include it in RSS feeds. But this only works for certain special cases such as YouTube EDU, not for mainstream YouTube pages.