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This wikiHow teaches you how to download YouTube videos to your computer, phone, or tablet. Keep in mind that while downloading most YouTube videos isn’t illegal, it may violate Google’s terms of service.[1]

Read this article to learn several easy ways to download YouTube videos to your computer, Android, iPhone, or iPad.

  1. 1

    Install Open Video Downloader.
    This is a free open source downloading tool that makes it easy to download any YouTube video on Windows and macOS. You can get it from https://jely2002.github.io/youtube-dl-gui.

    • To install on Windows, click the
      GET
      icon to install the Microsoft Store version, as the other version doesn’n work on some Windows PCs.
    • On a Mac, click the
      Download
      button, then double-click the downloaded file to install the app.
  2. 2

    Go to the YouTube video you want to download in a web browser.
    You can use any web browser, such as Safari or Chrome.

  3. 3

    Copy the video’s URL.
    Just highlight the URL of the video in the address bar, right-click the highlighted wilayah, and then select
    Copy.

  4. 4

    Mulai the Open Video Downloader app.
    You’ll see it in your Windows Tiba menu or in your Mac’s Applications folder.

  5. 5

    Right-click the address restoran and select


    Paste

    .

    The address kafetaria is at the top of Open Video Downloader. This pastes your video’s URL into the field.

  6. 6

    Click the


    +

    .

    The tool will scan the video and display some options for download.

  7. 7

    Select your download preferences.
    The “Video + Audio” format is selected by default—this ensures you’re downloading the entire video, including the audio. You can also choose the video resolution you want to download from the second drop-down menu.

  8. 8

    Click the green


    Download


    button.

    It’s at the bottom of Open Video Downloader. The video will begin to download to your computer.

    • Depending on the size and length of the video, as well as your internet speed, the download can take some time. Keep an eye on the progress bar so you know when the download is complete.
    • The video will save to your computer’s default downloads folder, which is usually called “Downloads.” You can click
      Show file in folder
      when the download finishes to get there quickly.
  1. 1

    Go to
    https://www.youtube.com
    on your computer.

    If you have VLC Media Player on your computer, you may be able to use it to download videos from YouTube. Start by navigating to YouTube in your browser.

    • This method should work for most videos, but sometimes may display a “Your input can’cakrawala be opened” error during the download.
    • If this method doesn’t work, the video might be age or location restricted. You can try a different method in this case.
  2. 2

    Go to the video you want to download.
    You can search for the video using the “Search” bar at the top of the screen. Once you select the video, it should begin playing right away.

  3. 3

    Copy the video’s URL.
    You can do this by highlighting the URL in the address restoran at the top of the browser and pressing

    Ctrl+C

    (PC) or



    Command
    +C

    (Mac).

  4. 4

    Open VLC Player.
    It should be in the Start menu on Windows and in the Applications folder on macOS. It’s the icon of an orange traffic cone.

    • If you don’t have it already, you can download VLC for free at https://www.videolan.org. VLC is an open-source video player with a lot of beneficial features for playing all kinds of files.
  5. 5

    Open a new network stream.
    Network streams allow you to play content from your web browser in VLC. The steps are a little different for Windows and macOS:

    • Windows: Click
      Alat angkut, then click
      Open Network Stream….
    • macOS: Click
      File
      and then
      Open Network.
  6. 6

    Paste the YouTube video’s URL into the field.
    Click the “Please enter a network URL” text box, then press

    Ctrl+V

    (PC) or



    Command
    +V

    (Mac).

  7. 7

    Click


    Play


    (PC) or


    Open


    (Mac).

    This will open the YouTube video in VLC.

    • If you are unable to play any YouTube videos,
      copy the text on this web page
      and paste it into a new Notepad or TextEdit file. Save the file as “youtube.lua“. On Windows, navigate to “C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\lua\playlist” in file explorer. On Mac, right-click on
      VLC.app
      in
      Applications
      and click
      Show Contents. Then navigate to “/MacOS/share/lua/playlist“. Delete the “youtube.luac” file and replace it with the “youtube.lua” file you saved.[2]
  8. 8

    View the video’s codec information.
    To do so:

    • Windows: Click
      Tools, then click
      Codec Information.
    • Mac: Click
      Window, then click
      Media Information.
  9. 9

    Copy the “Location” field.
    At the bottom of the window, you’ll see a long address that you’ll need to copy. Highlight the entire address and then follow these steps to copy it:

    • Windows: Right-click the highlighted link and click
      Copy.
    • Mac: Right-click the text field and click
      Open URL.
  10. 10

    Paste the copied URL into your web browser and press




    Enter


    .

    You can skip this step if you’re using a Mac as the video should already appear in a browser. If you’re using Windows, open a new browser tab, right-click the address bar, and then click
    Paste.

  11. 11

    Right-click the video and select


    Save video as

    .

    This should open your computer’s “Save” dialog.

  12. 12

    Download the video.
    Right-click the video in your browser, then click
    Save video as
    in the roboh-down menu. The video will begin downloading onto your computer as an MP4 file with the name “videoplayback”.

  13. 13

    Select a location and click


    Save

    .

    This downloads the video to your computer. Once the file is downloaded, you can view it by double-clicking the file.

  1. 1

    Download the 4K Video Downloader setup file.
    Go to https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader in your computer’s web browser, then click
    Get 4K Video Downloader
    on the left side of the page. The 4K Video Downloader setup file will download onto your computer.

    • 4K Video Downloader is available on both Windows and Mac computers.[3]
    • As long as you download 4K Video Downloader from their official site, the download will be safe.
  2. 2

    Install 4K Video Downloader.
    Once the 4K Video Downloader setup file finishes downloading, you can install it by doing the following:

    • Windows: Double-click the setup file, click
      Yes
      when prompted, and follow the on-screen setup instructions.
    • Mac: Double-click the setup file, verify the installation if necessary, click and drag the 4K Video Downloader app icon onto the “Applications” folder, and follow any on-screen instructions.
  3. 3

  4. 4

    Go to the video you want to download.
    The video should begin playing.

  5. 5

    Copy the video’s address.
    Click the video’s address in the bar at the top of your browser’s window, then press

    Ctrl+A

    (Windows) or



    Command
    +A

    (Mac) to fully select it and press

    Ctrl+C

    or



    Command
    +C

    to copy it.

  6. 6

    Open 4K Video Downloader.
    If 4K Video Downloader didn’t automatically open upon finishing its installation, click its link in the Windows Start menu or your Mac’s
    Applications
    folder.

  7. 7

    Click


    Paste Link

    .

    It’s in the top-left corner of the 4K Video Downloader window. Doing so will cause the 4K Video Downloader to extract the address you copied.

  8. 8

    Select a video format from the “Format” menu.
    If you don’t see “4K” listed in the quality options for a video which you know supports 4K, changing the video format from MP4 to MKV will usually prompt the 4K option to appear.

  9. 9

    Select a quality.
    By default, the highest possible quality will be selected, but you can check the box next to a different quality (e.g.,
    1080p) if your computer doesn’ufuk support the highest quality.

    • For example, many laptop screens don’t support 4K video, meaning that downloading a video in 4K is pointless.
  10. 10

    Click


    Download

    .

    It’s at the bottom of the window. Your video will begin downloading onto your computer.

  11. 11

    Open your video’s location.
    Once your video finishes downloading, right-click it and then click
    Show in Folder
    in the resulting drop-down menu. This will cause a File Explorer (Windows) or Finder (Mac) window with your downloaded video to open, at which point you can double-click the video to play it in your computer’s default video player.

    • On a Mac, you can hold down

      Ctrl

      while clicking the video to prompt the right-click menu to appear.
  1. 1

    Go to the YouTube video you want to download.
    You can use one of many free online video converter sites to download YouTube videos to your computer or Android.

    • Because video downloaders are sometimes used to skirt YouTube’s policies, they tend to disappear from the internet often. Because of this, we’ll give you several options in case the first downloader we recommend isn’lengkung langit working.
    • Online converters are often supported by ads, some of which can be invasive. Before downloading files with an online converter, it might be helpful to turn on your ad blocker.
  2. 2

    Copy the video’s URL.
    Highlight the URL in your browser’s address kafe, right-click (or long-tap) the highlighted address, and then select
    Copy.

    • If you’re watching the video in the YouTube app on an Android, tap
      Share
      below the video and select
      Copy link
      instead.
  3. 3

  4. 4

    Paste the copied URL into the field.
    You can do this by right-clicking (or long-tapping) the field at the center of the page and selecting
    Paste.

  5. 5

    Click


    Download

    .

    This scans the video and displays available formats and sizes to download.

  6. 6

    Click the


    Video


    button to show only video results.

    Now you’ll see all available video sizes and formats.

  7. 7

    Click the


    Download Now


    button next to your preferred version.

    This converts the video to the selected matra and displays the final size.

  8. 8

    Click


    Download Now


    again to download the video.

    This saves the video to your default download location, which is usually your computer or Android’s “Downloads” folder.

    • When the download is complete, you can open your Downloads folder and click or tap the video to open it in your default video player.
  1. 1

    Install Documents by Readdle on your iPhone or iPad.
    Apple makes it sort of difficult to download files to your iPhone or iPad, so you’ll use an app called Readdle. Here’s how to get it:

    • Open the
      App Store.
    • Tap
      Search
      at the bottom-right corner.
    • Type
      documents by readdle
      into the search bar at the top of the screen and tap

      Search
      .
    • Tap
      GET
      or the cloud icon next to “Documents – File Reader. Browser” by Readdle Technologies Limited. It’s the gray “D” icon with yellow and green accents.
    • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. 2

    Set up the Documents app.
    Tap
    Open
    once Documents is installed, and move through the welcome screens to set up the app.

    • During setup, you’ll be asked to select preferences, as well as sign up for a subscription. You can skip the subscription by tapping
      X
      or
      Skip
      when prompted.
  3. 3

    Open the YouTube app.
    It’s the white icon with a red rectangle and white triangle inside.

  4. 4

    Go to the video you want to download.
    Tap the magnifying glass at the top of the screen to search, or tap
    Library
    at the bottom-right corner to browse videos you’ve saved. Once you get to the video, it will start playing immediately.

  5. 5

    Copy the video’s URL.
    To do this quickly, just tap the
    Share
    icon below the video (the arrow) and select
    Copy link.

  6. 6

    Tap


    Copy link

    .

    It’s the gray icon with two overlapping rectangles in the bottom row of icons. This copies the video’s link to your clipboard.

  7. 7

    Return to the Documents app and tap the blue compass icon.
    It’s at the bottom-right corner of the “Documents” screen. This opens a web browser.

  8. 8

  9. 9

    Paste the copied URL into the field.
    To do this, tap and hold the field and select
    Paste.

  10. 10

    Tap the blue


    Download


    button.

    The website will scan the video and display different sizes and formats you can download.

  11. 11

    Tap


    Video

    .

    This filters the results to show only video formats.

  12. 12

    Tap


    DOWNLOAD NOW


    next to the format you want to download.

    This converts the video to a format you can download.

  13. 13

    Tap the


    Download Now


    button once the file is converted.

    You’ll be prompted to download the file to your iPhone or iPad.

  14. 14

    Choose a saving location and tap


    Done

    .

    This downloads the video to your iPhone or iPad.

  15. 15

    Add the Readdle folder to the Files app.
    If you add Readdle to your Files app it’ll be easy for you to access your downloaded videos. Here’s how:

    • Open the
      Files
      app (the blue folder) on your home screen. It may be buried in a folder.
    • Tap
      Browse
      at the bottom.
    • Tap
      Edit
      at the top-right corner.
    • Slide the “Documents” switch to the On (green) position. If it’s already enabled, you’re good to go.
    • Tap
      Done
      at the top-right corner.
    • You can now use the
      Files
      app to access the videos you download with Documents.
  16. 16

    Watch the downloaded video.
    When you’re ready to watch your video(s), follow these steps:

    • Open
      Files.
    • Tap
      Browse.
    • Tap
      Documents.
    • Tap
      Downloads.
    • Tap the video to watch it.

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  • Question

    How can you download YouTube videos?

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    The easiest way to download a YouTube video is to input the URL of the video into a YouTube downloader site. If you’re not sure where to find one, just do a Google search for “YouTube downloader,” then choose one of the top options on the search results page.

  • Question

    Can the downloaded video be played without internet?

    Community Answer

    Yes, any video downloaded using the methods above can be played without an internet connection. You’ll need internet to download the video in the first place, though.

  • Question

    How can I download videos on a tablet?

    Community Answer

    If you’re using an Android tablet, you can use the website downloader instructions above to download videos directly to your device. If you’re using an iPad, you’ll need to download the video to a computer first and then sync it with iTunes, as videos cannot be downloaded directly to iOS devices.

  • Question

    How do I download music?

    Community Answer

    If you’ve found a song on YouTube that you want to download, you can use a downloading service like Clipgrab or KeepVid to process the URL. This will give you a link to the MP3 version of the video, which will just contain the music (and any other audio).

  • Question

    Can I download a low-resolution video if the high-quality version is too large and takes too much time to download?

    Community Answer

    Yes and no. It depends on where you are downloading the video from, and what options there are. Some websites have a low-resolution download option while others do not.

  • Question

    How do I download only the audio?

    Community Answer

    Many of the YouTube downloading services will offer an MP3 option when you’ve entered the URL. This will allow you to download a file containing just the audio from the YouTube video.

  • Question

    I have an LG tablet. I would like to download movie videos from YouTube into Google Chrome for offline viewing. I seem unable to figure out what or how to do this. What do I do?

    Community Answer

    There should be download options below every video.

  • Question

    What should I do if I get an error message when I try to open a video that I downloaded from YouTube?

    Community Answer

    Go back to the download and check to see if the download is still in progress. If it has completed or failed, then you might have to re-download the file.

  • Question

    Do any of these methods allow for editing?

    Community Answer

    These methods will download the complete original video file. You can open the video file in your favorite video editing program after downloading it if you want to make edits.

  • Question

    Can I be save the Video to my Camera Roll?

    Community Answer

    Assuming that you are talking about an iOS Camera Roll, it is not possible to do without converting the file.

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wikiHow Video: How to Download YouTube Videos

  • Finding a music video and downloading it as an MP3 will result in a music file. The music may also titinada be the best quality because it’s from a video, not a high-quality audio dimensi.

  • Be patient! Even a one-minute video may take two to three minutes to download depending on your Internet speeds.

  • Downloading certain music and videos may be a breach of Intellectual Property laws since companies own the rights to the video and music you are downloading. If you want to avoid this, only download from YouTube with the explicit permission of the content creator. Otherwise, you may be liable for copyright infringement.

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To download a video from YouTube on your computer, phone, or tablet, mulai by opening the video in your web browser. Click or tap the URL in the top bar to select it. Copy the URL in the browser bar, and then head over to https://www.y2mate.com. Paste the copied URL into Y2Mate, and then click
Start
to see your download options. If you just want the audio, click the
Audio
tab to select a format and bitrate. To download the whole video, choose one of the options on the
Video
tab. Remember, the higher the resolution, the larger the video file. The download options will be different from video to video—longer videos may only be available to download in lower-quality formats. Once you save the video to your computer, phone, or tablet, you’ll be able to launch it in your favorite video player, like QuickTime or iMovie.

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