YouTube is the third most popular website which has specifically been designed to solely users to view and watch videos on their site. Several users want to download or save their favorite videos to their computer or devices so that they can watch these videos later even without internet connection. Below are some instructions which are needed to follow for downloading and watching YouTube videos on your computer for free. The main reason to be successful in the world is convenience but latter it starts decreasing if one tries to download the video for free. Every video cannot be saved using common methods.
Different ways to Download YouTube Videos on computer
Tubemate to download YouTube Videos on Android and PC
YouTube videos can be downloaded through various applications which are available for your computer as well for you mobile phones. There are many applications available for PC such as YouTube downloader and Tubemate which is also for Android phones. Tubemate is one the wonderful App for android phones that enables you to search, download, quick access as well as share YouTube videos. It is small in size and also available free of cost.
In case you want to know the steps to download tubemate for your PC follow the below guides.
How to Save YouTube Video on Your Computer?
Currently there are many sites which permit you to enter the URL of the video which you want to download and also provide link to download the video file. There are basically three steps to download any YouTube video.
- Firstly search the video on the YouTube page which you want to download. Afterwards press CTRL + L from the keyboard in order to highlight the text in the URL Bar and then press CTRL + C to copy this address.
- After copying this URL, paste this URL by pressing CTRL + V in text field by focusing inside the box, then click the download button.
- If all gone properly, then a new window will appear that display preview of video along download button as well as video format. By default MP4 360p format is available for downloading video.
A drop down list will appear if you click on MP4 360p format option. By clicking on more option you can also see additional video formats such as 3GP, FLV, WebM. Choose the video format option which you want and then click the green download button. Once the file has been downloaded it will automatically appear in download folder.
If one want to download several videos at the same time, and then utilize the Computer Hope Bookmarklet.
Other YouTube Download Sites
Nowadays there are several websites available which allow you to download YouTube videos. Here some of them are: SaveFrom.net, KeepVid.com and so forth. Here is one example showing how to download YouTube videos using KeepVid:
- First open the YouTube page and search the video which you want to download.
- Copy the URL of that playing video
- In another TAB open the KeepVid website
- Paste the URL of video in the Search Bar option available on KeepVid website.
- Press GOTO button then a page will appear with many available link along formats of video
- Choose the link that tells you the format of video and after clicking on the active link it start to download the video with available format.
Watching FLV Video on Your Computer
If one downloads the video in FLV format then you require a player that supports FLV format. Here are few suggestions to play the video:
- May Use VLC Player – It may play mostly all formats video
- May Use Window Media Player – One may play FLV files in window media player with right codecs.
Some FAQs about downloading videos on Pc from Youtube
What about Private Video?
One cannot download private video since YouTube service may not have necessary rights to access the video.
What If One Still Cannot Download Video
If one not enables to preview the video by following the above steps then first make yourself ensure that link is in working state by opening the webpage in new window. Once you ensure that link is working properly then again try the above steps. If the above step still does not work then refresh the web page by pressing F5 and follow the above steps again. If problem still remains same then try another website to download the video.
Save in also MP3 Format
If one is only interested in listening then an option Audio MP4 128 is available. This format downloads the Audio not the video. If you download the right format which you want then it is likely that player which you currently using do not have necessary codec file. For to play download the VLC player first and use it to play the video.