How do you download YouTube videos ? There are many methods to download YouTube videos. In this article I am giving you methods what I follow to download YouTube videos. I will give you conclusion with the fastest method to download YouTube videos. Earlier I have talked about How to download movies using torrents, this time from YouTube.
YouTube is the second largest search engine after Google. YouTube has too many videos like movies, information, courses, short films and many more. Any one can create channel and upload videos. When you want to stream video in YouTube, you need good internet speed. So downloading and watching video offline is the best method. Even though downloading YouTube videos is against to YouTube terms, many people prefer to download videos from YouTube.
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You must have download managers in your computer to download large files from YouTube. Because browser download managers will not support resume feature. Of course, you can download YouTube videos without download manager. Here, I will discuss every possible method.
How do you download YouTube videos ?
Method 1: Using IDM
IDM(Internet Download Manager) is a premium download manager. If you don’t want to spend money for download manager, skip this method and continue reading from second method. I prefer IDM to download any thing from internet. Because IDM is the no.1 download manager in the world. It will super charge your download speed. With IDM, You can download any thing from internet with one click. It is the fastest download manager. You can also read my review about Internet download manager.
Click here to Buy IDM or to Download IDM free trial. Install the software.
Open your YouTube video in browser. IDM will show download button on the video shows that in below screen. (You can also copy video url and add to IDM by clicking on + symbol.) Click on the Download button.
You will see available video formats and qualities.
Select any quality you want. Chose 1080 P or 720P for HD quality. If want lower quality, you can choose any other quality. You will see below screen.
If you want, you can change destination folder by clicking on three horizontal dots symbol. And click Start Download. Your video will start downloading. You can pause at any time and you can resume at any time.
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Method 2: Using FDM
For those who doesn’t want to spend money for IDM, FDM(Free Download Manager) is the best alternative to IDM. It will also give resume feature and improves download speed. Since it is a free software, it will lack some features like one click download.
Download FDM and Install the software.
Open YouTube. Search for your Video to download. Copy Video URL
Open FDM from desktop icon.
- Click on + symbol. You will see another small window.
- You will automatically see copied URL other wise paste the URL in URL field.
- Select your destination folder to save video.
- Click Ok. Now you will see below screen.
It will show available pixel formats. You can select your required size. You may also select audio to get audio in separate file. If video is available in 720P or 1080P format, it will show in above list. Click Ok. It will start downloading video.
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Method 3: Using VLC player
You can download YouTube videos using VLC player. It uses your browser download manager, so it will not support resume feature. I recommend you to use this method to download small files.
1.Open YouTube video. Copy Video URL.
2.Open VLC player.
3.Go to Media in top menu.
4.Click on Open Network Stream.
5.Paste URL in field shows that in below screenshot.
6.Click Play. Video will start playing in VLC player.
7.Go to Tools.
8.Click on Codec Information. You will see Codec media information window.
9. Right click on Location Field at the bottom.
10.Click Select All.
11.Press Ctrl+C to copy entire line.
12.Open new browser tab.
13.Paste copied information (URL). Now your browser will start playing video.
14.Right click on video and click on Save Video As. You will see Save As dialog box window. Browse required folder to save video and save video.
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These are the methods I use to download YouTube videos. For small files you can use VLC. For bigger or small files you can use FDM. If you could offer a small amount to buy lifetime license of IDM, it is best to buy IDM.