How To Download YouTube Videos : Quick And Easy Methods – Watching online videos is a great way to spend your free time. There are many sites that host online videos but the most prominent one is YouTube. Other sites that try to compete with YouTube include DailyMotion and Vimeo among others.
What is YouTube?
YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others. Originally created in 2005, YouTube is now one of the most popular sites on the Web, with visitors watching around 6 billion hours of video every month. (Definition credit to this site)
According to this site, YouTube has more than a billion users and this figure is steadily increasing everyday. More than 300 hours of videos are uploaded on YouTube every single minute. YouTube has every video genre you can imagine – from animal videos, documentaries, fan made movies, short funny videos to the strange and bizzare – the site has it.
No wonder users and subscribers want to download YouTube videos to their devices for their own use. Perhaps they want to watch it later or share it with a friend – whatever the reason, people are looking for ways to download YouTube videos.
For this tutorial, I am going to show you several quick and easy methods to download YouTube videos to your devices for offline use.
Warning : Downloading copyrighted materials from YouTube or any other site maybe illegal in your country. There are downloadable videos from YouTube which will not get you in trouble. Videos uploaded by other users may not be downloadable and you may face legal actions if you choose to do so. This site does not in any way condone piracy. The tutorials shown below are for educational purposes only. Proceed at your own risk.
How To Download YouTube Videos : Quick And Easy Methods
I will teach you three methods to download YouTube videos. One method will involve the use of additional software. We will visit a website for another method while the last one will not need anything at all.
Download YouTube Videos Using Clipgrab
ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for Facebook, Vimeo, YouTube, and many other online video sites. Clipgrab supports several video formats including MPEG4, WMV (Windows), OGG Theora, MP3 (Audio only), OGG Vorbis (Audio only). It can also download videos to HD (1080p), 720p, 480p and 360p. The program also converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.
Step 1. Visit this link on your computer’s browser to download Clipgrab (it’s free).
Step 2. Click the “Free Download” button to start the program’s download.
Step 3. Click on the file you downloaded to install the Clipgrab on your computer.
Step 4. Wait for the installation to finish then launch Clipgrab.
Step 5. Visit the YouTube site and select a video you want to download to your computer.
Step 6. Double-click on the URL of the video you want to download to select all.
Step 7. Paste the copied URL in Clipgrab. Choose the “Format” and the “Quality” of the video. Click “Grab this clip!” when you are done to start downloading the video to your computer.
Step 8. After finishing the download, Clipgrab will open the folder where the downloaded file is located. You can now do as you please with your downloaded file.
You can watch the video below to see how to download YouTube videos using Clipgrab.
Next, we will visit a website to download YouTube videos.
Download YouTube Videos Via A Website
You don’t need to download any software for this next method. Just follow the steps below to download YouTube videos through a website.
Step 1. Open this link (https://en.savefrom.net) using your preferred browser on your computer.
Step 2. Open YouTube and select a video you want to download.
Step 3. Double-click on the URL address of the selected video to select all.
Step 4. Copy the selected URL to the clipboard by pressing CRTL + C keys simultaneously.
Step 5. Go back to the savefrom.net site and paste (CRTL + V keys) the copied URL into the space provided.
Step 7. Click on the green “Download” button to start downloading the video to your computer.
Step 8. Enjoy your newly downloaded video on your computer even when you’re offline.
Watch the short video below to see how the complete process is easily done.
Here is another video showing how you can download YouTube videos via the savefrom.net site using an “alternate” procedure.
You can also download YouTube Videos to your mobile device using savefrom.net. The process is almost identical to the guide presented above. Watch the video below to see how the procedure is done.
This last procedure will show you how to download YouTube videos using only your mobile device.
Download YouTube Videos (Free) To Your Mobile Device
YouTube has billions of interesting videos that viewers watch every minute. The steps below show how to download free YouTube videos to your mobile device with the need for additional addons or software.
Step 1. Open the YouTube site on your mobile device using your preferred internet browser.
Step 2. Browse for videos that may interest you. (Do note that NOT all videos are freely downloadable as they may contain copyrighted material).
Step 3. Check if the video you selected can be downloaded. You will see a “Download” link underneath the video if it can be downloaded.
Step 4. Choose the “Quality” of the video you want to download.
Step 5. Tap “OK” to begin downloading the “Free” video to your mobile device.
Step 6. Wait for the download to finish then you watch or share your downloaded YouTube video with anyone even when you’re offline.
If you’re a real avid fan of YouTube, then you can subscribe to their premium service, YouTube Red. This service allows users to watch and download all YouTube contents. Users also have access to “exclusive” contents available only to subscribers. YouTube Red is currently available in the following countries – Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea and the United States.
That’s it! Now you know how to download YouTube videos using several quick and easy methods. Please share this post with your friends if your found it useful. If you have any questions or just want to connect with us, you can contact us here.