Favorite TV show, training video or music video – we can watch all this through YouTube on any device that has access to the Internet. But to keep it as a keepsake or look at the cottage, where there is no Internet – no. You can’t download anything from YouTube. Or wait…
How to download video to computer
With a browser extension
Browser extensions do not require any third party applications. All the tools will be built into the browser itself, and you only need to click the download button under the selected video.
YouTube Video Downloader
This plugin allows you to save videos up to 4K from Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Opera browsers. After going to the plugin site, select the desired browser from the list and click the “Install” button.
Under the button there is a link to step-by-step instructions if you are not confident in your abilities. Installation takes place in a couple of clicks, after which a download button will appear in the video viewing tab. In the drop-down menu, we can select the desired format and quality of the video.
A similar plugin to the previous one, but with reduced functionality. Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers are supported, and the maximum video resolution is limited to Full HD. On the plugin site in the lower right corner is the install button. By clicking it, we will get into a step-by-step installation window.
After completing these steps, a download button will appear in the video tab.
A feature of this plugin is the ability to download without installing an extension. To do this, you just need to copy the link to the video in the window and click the “Download” button.
Using online services
The online services are a separate downloader site. It has all the necessary functionality without requiring the installation of any applications.
Going to the service page , we will see buttons with formats and downloads, as well as the actual window for the link. We copy the link of the video we need into this window, select the format and click “Continue”.
Next, select the resolution we need and click the “Start” button.
After the video is processed, click the “Download” button. Videos up to 4K are available for download.
This service supports resolutions up to Full HD. The principle of operation is already familiar to us. Paste the copied link, select the format and click OK.
After compiling the video, a window will appear with the “Download” button, click on it to download. A floating window will also appear on this tab, we simply ignore it or block it.
With the help of programs
The advantages of downloading through specialized programs include faster work and the convenience of downloading large volumes of video.
Ummy Video Downloader
By clicking on the link to the site , download the exe file, then follow the installation steps step by step.
After installation, open the application and paste the link we need. Select the quality of the final video from the drop-down list, then click the “Download” button.
A window will appear with the save location settings, where you can choose where to save the file. The quality of the video and the default storage location can be changed in the settings by clicking on the gear icon.
Windows and Mac OS operating systems are supported, video resolution is up to 4K.
The next program on our list is ClipGrab. On the site , download, run the exe file, install.
After launching the application, paste the link into the search bar. Select the video options, click the “Download video” button.
Choose a save location and wait for the download to finish.
This application can be installed on devices running Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The maximum output video format is Full HD.
How to download videos to a tablet/smartphone running Apple iOS
The easiest way to download for both iOS and Android devices is the official YouTube app. We go to the App Store or Google Play, respectively, install the application.
To use the feature we want, you will need a YouTube Premium subscription. Once activated, a “Download” button will appear below the video. Click it and select the video quality.
Once the video is uploaded, the icon will change to a blue tick. The saved video will appear in your account and library tab.
We go to the App Store and find Documents in the list of applications, click the “Download” button. Having opened the application, we need to go to the built-in browser, for this we click on the compass icon in the lower right corner.
The next step, we need to use one of the online services discussed earlier. For example Clip Converter. We follow the same steps as in the process of downloading to a PC.
A download icon will appear in the upper right corner. After completion, you can select the save path and give the desired file name.
How to download videos to an Android tablet/smartphone
Free Social Video Downloader
We find this application in Google Play and click the “Install” button.
After opening the application, select the YouTube tab. Next, select the video we need, run it. When the icon in the upper right corner starts flashing, the video is available for download.
We click on the button and select the resolution of the video we need, click the “OK” button. The video will download in the background.
TubeMate Video Downloader
This app cannot be found on Google Play. Instead, we need to use the device’s built-in browser and download it from the site by clicking the “Download Now” button.
After installing the application, we go to YouTube and use the magnifying glass icon to find the video we need.
We start the video, after which a red button for downloading will appear.
Next, select the quality of the final video we need and click on this button again.
To view the downloads, you need to click on the icon with an arrow, which is located on the bottom panel.
When deciding to download a YouTube video, there are a couple of important things to keep in mind. To insert someone else’s video into your videos, you need the permission of the author of this video, the right to use it, or a link to the source. The vast majority of videos on YouTube are protected by copyright . The mere mention of the author of the video does not give the right to use its content and does not guarantee that your case will fall under the concept of fair use. Therefore, before uploading a video to the platform, be sure to check for copyright infringements.