Do you want to download streaming video from a website so you can watch it whenever you want? Then you are lucky! Even if sites like YouTube don’t technically support downloads, there are plenty of free tools that can save videos, as long as they have a URL. This wikiHow teaches you how to use video downloaders and recording tools to save YouTube videos to MP4 or MP3, from a website to your desktop, phone or tablet.
Use an online downloader
Procedure 1 Open a browser and visit YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, or another video streaming site. This method does not work with paid streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, etc.
Find and play the video you want to download. Use the search bar on the site to search by title, creator, or content. Once you find the video, click Play.
Copy the video link. On sites like YouTube and Dailymotion, you simply right-click the URL in the address bar and click Copy. For sites like Facebook, you’ll need to follow these steps to copy the video link:
* Click Share below the video.
* Click Copy link, copy URL, or similar option.
Go to the video download website. Many websites allow you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, etc. Some sites have more powerful features, and some may not support all video formats. Such sites are often blocked and their domain names changed for legal reasons. Do a Google search for “video download sites” to find the sites that are currently running.
Click the video link text box. These sites usually have a text box at the top where you can type in the URL of the video. Click the text box at the top of the page to display the text cursor.
Press Ctrl+V on Windows and ⌘Command+V on Mac to paste the URL. The link to the previously copied video will appear in the text box.
Click Video Capture. It’s usually to the right of the video link text box and says “Download,” “Go to,” “capture,” “Capture video,” or something similar. The site will start processing video. If the site cannot handle the video, make sure the link you copy is complete. If this still cannot be resolved, please try another download site.
Locate the video quality and format you want and click Download next to it. The site may offer a variety of download options in formats such as MP4, WebM, MP3(audio only), and quality options such as 1080p, 720p, 480p, or 360p. Once you have found the format and quality of the video you want to download, click the download option next to it. Videos can be downloaded directly to the Downloads folder, or they can be played in a web browser. If so, proceed to the next step.
6 YouTube video tools recommended for download
One of the things we like about TubeMate is its highly responsive user interface, so you can quickly find and download your favorite videos. This application allows you to choose the format of the video and even supports converting the video to MP3. The only downside is that ads may pop up frequently while using the app.
KeepVid is one of the most popular YouTube video download tools on the market. It has an online, desktop and Android app. One of its advantages is that it can be used to download video in HD and 4K quality. It also supports video downloads from 27 different video sites, including Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.
- YTBvideoly YouTube download
YTBvideoly (TeraBox Online Video Downloader) is a free YouTube download tool that supports downloading YouTube videos in MP3 and MP4 formats. The interface is very friendly and easy to navigate, and you can easily find and download the videos you want. One thing we like about this app is that it offers a variety of video formats to download as many times as you want.
Snaptube is the latest YouTube video download. It comes with a built-in search function to help users quickly find the video they want. Using this app, you can download videos in any format and quality. You can also use Snaptube to download videos from other sites like Facebook and Twitter.
InsTube is another great Android YouTube video download app. Like other YouTube video download programs, it’s very simple to use. Once installed, all you have to do is go to YouTube, find the video you want, and click the download link. What sets InsTube apart from the other tools on the list is that it is highly customizable, allowing you to bookmark and even create a private space to hide some videos.
VidMate is a very easy to use Android app. VidMate’s biggest advantage over other tools is its extremely fast download speed. You can also easily customize where to download and save your videos. It also has video and music players, and can encrypt some videos.
These are 6 useful YouTube video downloading tools, choose one you like and start downloading!