Sometimes there may be a need to download YouTube videos for personal purposes. However its not a surprising fact that downloading YouTube videos may be a violation on occasions according to terms of service. Unless there is an explicit permission, anyhow we will discuss the legal aspect later in this article. As the world is going more dependent on technology, new needs and demands emerge in the society.
Common Reasons for which People Often Download Videos From www.youtube.com
- Due to lack of internet connection in some areas, people download videos to watch later.
- The bad internet connection may be the reason which usually unable to stream high-quality videos. Furthermore, the limited internet data plan might be the cause for that.
- Another aspect is more important than above, which also contribute well as the above listed. People also download videos from YouTube if they suspect that the video may disappear after a specific time.
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How to Download YouTube Videos – Methods
Downloading YouTube videos is handy but may be little tricky for some, the method you use depends on the device at which you download YouTube videos. Here the list below depicts the possible ways by which one can easily download videos. Along with that, one should also understand the topics of ethics and legality which are components of downloading. While you use the software to download videos, some of them may have adware. So beware when you click on any external links or downloading software from them.
- Using VLC Player – Only For Win, MAC, Linux
- Use 4K Video Downloader App – Only For Win, MAC, Linux
- Using Savefrom.net – A web-based Method
- Downloading Videos to your iPhone or iPad
- Downloading Videos to your Android phone
Using VLC Player For Win, MAC or Linux Devices – RECOMMENDED
We recommend using this method because this can protect you from websites which show annoying ads. Moreover, VLC Player also saves you from installing unwanted third party software which other methods probably seek for. If you already have VLC player on your PC, then move to next step otherwise Download VLC from here.
a- Launch VLC Media Player and click on the ‘Media’ tab from the top toolbar. From the drop-down click on ‘Open Network Stream’ a new window will appear. Now open YouTube and play the video in your browser which you want to download. At next copy the URL of the video and place it in the VLC window where it asks for NETWORK URL.
b- Now the video starts playing in VLC, at next step Right Click on the video and from the drop down go to “Codec Information”.
c- You will see the new screen on your VLC Media Player, now find the location bar with a URL. Just from the bottom of the window, copy the URL and open this URL in your Browser. This is the exact location of video at Google’s Servers.
d- As the YouTube video start playing in your browser, right-click over it and from the menu select ‘Save As’ and now the video will be on your computer. For fast downloading, we only recommend downloading the video from the official source of YouTube, that’s why VLC is the best option.
Using 4K Video Downloader App for Win, MAC or Linux Devices
One can use 4K Video Downloader App to download the videos from YouTube and converter are available for mp3,mp4 and avi formats. Officially YouTube does not offer the feature to download the videos from the website. However, there are many software & tools are available which helps to download videos from YouTube. Similar to other tools here is 4K Video Downloader App which you have to download on your PC. After you have completed the setup of 4K App follow the steps below.
a- Open the YouTube Video in your browser and copy the URL of the Video.
b- Now Run 4K App, now from the home windows click on the ‘PASTE LINK’ option. Now wait a second, until you see the possible qualities available for download.
c- Select the location on your PC where you want to download the YouTube video and then click on Download button.
d- Now wait until 4K Downloader App completes the process of video downloading. As it completes enjoy your YouTube video without an internet connection.
Download YouTube Videos Using Savefrom.net – Web-Based Method
Savefrom.net is a website with which users can download videos from any source just like YouTube. The quality of Videos downloaded from YouTube is good and the time which Savefrom.net takes to download the videos is also justified. Follow the steps below to download videos from YouTube with Savefrom.net.
a- Open the website of Savefrom.net and paste the URL of YouTube video in the bar at top of homepage.
b- Now click on the Go button and soon you will see the formats of video in which it is available. Select the format type and then click the Button to Download the video.
c- That’s all! Once it completes the download, enjoy watching it without connecting to the internet.
Downloading YouTube Videos to Your iPhone or iPad
Learn how one can download the YouTube videos on your iPhone or iPad. Officially the Apple app store doesn’t like to have any such application, which can download videos from YouTube. This is the common reason that such applications abruptly vanishes from the store. Read the steps from below and implement it on you iPhone or iPad.
a- First of all you have to download the free application on your iPhone or iPad whose name is Document 5. This is a PDF application which has a web browser, open the browser and search ‘savefrom.net’.
b- Open Savefrom.net YouTube Downloader, now find the video which you have to download from YouTube Application. Now tap on video and click on the Share button, from here select the option ‘Copy Link‘.
c- Now come back to the Document 5 Browser and paste the link on the SaveFrom.net search bar. Now tap on the GO Button to start downloading You Tube video.
d- Select the resolution and quality of the video which you are downloading. And confirm the download.
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Downloading YouTube Videos to Your Android Phone
Although the YouTube Red subscribers on Android app can watch offline videos with YouTube Offline feature. However, if the video is not available for offline watching, then user have to get another way for that. Therefore here we come up with the methods with which you can download YouTube videos on Android phone.
As we mentioned above that using YouTube offline is not very flexible methods to transfer videos on your phone. As it depends on the owner of the video to make it available at Offline feature or not. However, use the third-party apps for that purpose. Many apps are available but one of the best is TubeMate application. As such types of applications are not available on GooglePlay store.
For that first of all, you have to change the settings of your Android handset. Open Settings and then click on Security tab. Here in the new screen find ‘Unknown Sources’ and turn this feature on. Now from the browser search for TubeMate YouTube Downloader, and download the app.
Confirm the download of APK and then install the application. After installation, run it and enter the URL of video which you want to download.
Select the video format, and quality of resolution and download the file. The file will be saved on your phone, so make sure you have enough space for that. That’s all you have done it.!