How To Download Youtube Videos Online Easily

Many of you including me spend a lot of time watching our favorite videos on YouTube, but a favorite video is one which we would like to watch it again and again. Watching the same video again and again cause lot of  wastage in your bandwidth and if your internet connection is slow you will be interrupted every while.

Download YouTube Videos To Computer

Wouldn’t it be great to first download YouTube videos to computer & then watch it like you would a full movie, without interruptions??? Well here are best ways to download YouTube videos online easily.

Download Through Web Services

Just need to run a quick download? Try these few online video download and converter services where all you need to do is put in the video URL. To use online web services you need Java to be installed in your computer.

Download Java

1. CatchVideo

CatchVideo is quite simple to use. Just enter the video URL (video’s page address) and click the Download button. You will be asked Java needs your permission to run, click on always run on this site.

Java Popup

Now the java will run and brings another pop up as shown below, accept the risk box and click on run as shown below.

Java Security Warning

You will then be shown the various formats the video can be downloaded in, along with their download links. Now its your turn to download and save YouTube videos in your required format.

Youtube Downloader

2. KeepVid

KeepVid is also a similar online service like CatchVideo. To download YouTube videos online from KeepVid follow the same procedure as above.

Download Through Software’s

1. 4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader allows to download video from YouTube in high-quality and as fast as your computer and connection will allow. If you want that video on on your iPad, iPhone or other device it got you covered. Downloading is simple and straight forward: just copy the video link from your browser and click ‘Paste Url’. Done! It can download HD videos, full playlists and channels.(Thanx Kelvin for the tip)

Available for Windows, MAC, Linux (Ubuntu) | Cost : Free

2. Xilisoft YouTube Video Downloader

Xilisoft YouTube downloader is an easy to use and flexible application to download YouTube videos FLV, MP4 and Webm. In addition, you can upgrade to its advanced functions: Convert YouTube videos to all popular videos; Convert any your local videos in different formats. Moreover, multithread and batch processing assures you the fastest download speeds.

Available for Windows | Cost : Free (Downloading), Paid (Converting)

Download Through Browser Extensions / Plugins

There are plenty of browser tools that can help you download your videos fast. There is no reason to switch browsers to use these as we have a downloader for most of the major browsers out there.

1. SaveFrom.Net Helper is an online tool and a browser extension which helps people download videos from various sites. Having this extension installed in your browser, you only need to open the video’s page and click on the extension button (present near top-right of the browser).

It will open a new page with the video’s download links in various formats. It’s available on the Web and for:

2. FastestTube

FastestTube puts a Download button below the video. A menu appears when clicking it, which shows different formats. You choose the video format and the download will start!

It’s available for:

3. YouTube5 (Only For Safari)

YouTube5 is a downloader for the Safari browser which changes the default YouTube player, and enhances the video experience by providing some cool features like volume control button, ability to switch resolutions within the player, downloading videos, etc.

You can download the videos by clicking on the required video resolution shown in the player.

4. Video DownloadHelper (Only For Firefox)

DownloadHelper is a Firefox addon which allows you to download videos and images from many sites including YouTube, Google Videos, DailyMotion, etc. It can also convert downloaded videos to your preferred format.

When DownloadHelper feels that a site has content that can be downloaded, its icon animates and you can click the icon and choose the appropriate option from the menu.

From all the above methods you can also download videos from other video sharing websites like Vimeo, Daily Motion, MegaVideo, MetaCafe, Veoh etc….,

So go download YouTube videos to computer and start watching. Hey 1 minute don’t forget to share other ways to download videos online, Comment below it might help other readers.

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  1. Thank for article, I would like to add 4K Video Downloader as another tool for LInux and Mac use. What is important it can download hd video and full playlists and channels.

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