How to Download YouTube Videos

How to Download YouTube videos  this is a big problem faces by every user .YouTube has been designed to only allow users to watch and view videos on their website. Many users want to download or save their favorite YouTube videos to their computer so they can watch them without being connected to the Internet or on other devices. Techyuga teaches you how to Download YouTube videos .

How to Download YouTube Videos in Pc

We will discuss both for mobile and also for computer How To Download YouTube Videos.


First, go to the¬†YouTube page¬†containing the video you want to download. When you’ve found the page, press¬†Ctrl+L¬†on your keyboard to highlight the text in the¬†address bar, and then¬†Ctrl+C¬†to¬†copy¬†the Internet address. If you are on an Apple computer substitute Ctrl with the¬†Command key.

  • ¬†Once this address has been copied, then go to¬†¬† then clicking inside the box and pressing¬†Ctrl+V¬†on your keyboard. Then, click the¬†Download Video¬†button.


5 ways to Download YouTube Videos


Using vd at Addressbar:


download youtube videos using Addressbar

Type¬†vd¬†in the address bar, just before¬†¬†Click the cursor right before the “” portion of the video’s URL in your browser’s address bar and add¬†vd. So becomes¬†


¬†Using VLC:¬†¬†¬†It’s the app with the icon of an orange traffic cone.


download youtube videos using vlc media player


If you don’t have it already, you can download VLC for free click to¬†Download VLC is an open-source video player with a lot of beneficial features for playing all kinds of files.

  • On Windows:¬†Click¬†Media, then click¬†Open Network Stream.
  • On Mac:¬†Click¬†File, then click¬†Open Network.
  • Paste the YouTube video’s URL into the field.¬†Make sure the entire URL got copied.
  • Click¬†Play¬†(Windows} or¬†Open¬†(Mac).¬†This will open the YouTube video in VLC.
  • View the Codec Information.
    • On Windows:¬†Click¬†Tools, then click¬†Codec Information.
    • On Mac:¬†Click¬†Window, then click¬†Media Information.
  • Copy the “Location” field at the bottom.¬†This is a really long address so make sure you select everything.
    • On Windows:¬†Right-click on the Location field and click¬†Select All, then right-click it again and select¬†Copy.
    • On Mac:¬†Right-click on the Location field and select¬†Open URL.
  • Open a new browser tab and paste the copied URL, then press¬†¬†Enter.¬†This will load the video directly in your browser.
    • You can skip this step if you’re on a Mac and you selected “Open URL” in the previous step.
  • Right-click the video in your browser and select¬†Save video as.¬†This will open the Save As window.
  • Give the video a name and select a location.¬†By default, the video will be named “videoplayback.” You can change this to whatever you’d like and select where you want to save it.
  • Click¬†Save.¬†The video will be downloaded to your computer at the highest quality and saved to the location you specified.


Download YouTube Videos on an Apple iPad and iPhone:

Downloading a YouTube video an to iPad or iPhone is a fairly straight-forward process. However, it does take a few more steps than downloading a video to a desktop computer or laptop. To download any YouTube video to your iPad or iPhone, follow the steps below.

  • In the App Store, search for the¬†Documents by Readdle¬†app, then download and install the app on your iPad or iPhone.
  • After the Documents by Readdle app has finished installing,¬†open¬†the app (the app icon will be titled as “Documents”).
  • At the bottom right corner of the app window, click on the¬†Safari browser icon(looks like a compass).
  • In the¬†address bar¬†at the top of the window, type¬†¬†and press the¬†Go¬†button at the bottom right of the on-screen keyboard.
  • Press the¬†Home button¬†on the iPad or iPhone.
  • Open the¬†Safari¬†browser, and go to the¬†¬†website or the¬†YouTube app.
  • Find the video you want to download, and on the video page, click the¬†Share¬†icon (an arrow pointing to the right).
  • After the Share video window opens,¬†press and hold¬†your finger on the YouTube video¬†URL¬†until a list of options appear. Select the¬†Copy¬†option to copy the video URL.
  • Press the¬†Home button¬†again and open the Documents app once more.
  • Tap your finger in the¬†Enter the URL¬†text box. Once the on-screen keyboard appears,¬†press¬†your finger in the “Enter the URL” text box to bring up the¬†Pasteoption. Tap the Paste option to paste the YouTube video URL into the text box. This action should display the YouTube video.
  • A green¬†Download¬†button is displayed below the video. Tap your finger on the¬†drop-down list¬†next to it to select the¬†MP4¬†video quality at which you’d like to download the video.¬†Tap the preferred video format¬†in the drop-down list.
  • On the¬†Save File¬†screen that opens, enter a name for the video file to be downloaded, then tap the¬†Done¬†button.
  • The video will be downloaded to the iPad or iPhone, in the Documents app. Tap the¬†Downloads¬†icon at the bottom right of the screen (an arrow pointing down with a line under it) to see the progress of the video download.
  • Once the video has finished downloading, tap on the video file name to open the Documents screen. If the video starts to play, stop the video and press¬†Done¬†to exit the video.
  • Tap the¬†Downloads¬†folder icon to view the downloaded video file.
  • Tap the ellipses icon to the bottom right of the video file and select the¬†Copy¬†option.
  • On the¬†Copy to¬†screen, tap the¬†Documents¬†option.
  • On the¬†Documents¬†screen, tap the¬†Camera Roll¬†option.

On the¬†Camera Roll¬†screen, tap the¬†Copy to “Camera Roll”¬†option at the bottom. The video is now located and available in the Photos section on your iPhone or iPad.


How to Download YouTube Videos on an Android smartphone and tablet:

Unfortunately, we could not find any good solutions on the Google Play store that allow you to download YouTube videos. Therefore, we recommending getting TubeMate from a third-party download site. Below are the steps on how to install TubeMate a free-to-use app (with limited advertising) for Android phones.

  • On your phone, visit¬† TubeMate and visit one of the verified download sites. In our example, we are downloading from Android Freeware.
  • Click the¬†Install App¬†button.
  • Click¬†OK¬†for the warning about the .apk file could harm your phone.
  • Click¬†Open¬†once downloaded.
  • If you’ve never installed an app from outside the Play store you will get an “Install blocked” message. Click Settings and check the box for Unknown sources and then click¬†Ok.
  • Click¬†Install.
  • Once the App has finished downloading open the App and if you agree to the terms of use click¬†Agree.
  • Within YouTube in the App locate the video you want to download and then click the¬†Green Down Arrow¬†on the top bar of TubeMate.
  • Select the quality of the video you want to download or, if you just want the audio, click one of the audio options.
  • Click the¬†Green download button¬†once the video type has been selected.
  • If prompted to install the MP3 Video Converter, select the option to install the App and then repeat the above steps to download the video again.
  • Once the video has been downloaded, it will appear in the Downloads in the program, which can be accessed by swiping your finger to the left.

Note:  The YouTube upgrade its service and adding filters on Regular basic so some process may not be working well. 


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