download youtube videos

Author: - Dinesh Aggarwal

Many times we like videos on the youtube and we want to download them so that we can see them in future without connecting to internet. There are many ways to download videos from the youtube. We will be discussing some of these methods here. For using any of these methods you must know the url of the youtube video that you wish to download. Simply search the video you wish to watch and copy the url of that video and use one of the below mentioned methods.

Method 1:-

Go to the following url

http://www.techcrunch.com/get-youtube-movie/

Paste the youtube video url in the box provided on the site and click on get video tab.

Method 2:- For Firefox users.

Get the video downloader add-on of Firefox from the url (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2390) Using this add-on you can download videos from Youtube, Google, Metacafe, iFilm, Dailymotion, Pornotube and other video sites. Also you can download all embedded objects on a webpage (movies, mp3s, flash, QuickTime, etc)!

Method 3:-
When you are watching a Youtube video the url is something like
http://youtube.com/watch?v=SwFUY3s-w-s
Just in front of the youtube.com domain name, insert the word 'kiss'.
Eg. http://kissyoutube.com/watch?v=SwFUY3s-w-s
And then press enter to go to the changed url. This will bring you to youtubekiss.com website. Just click on the download link to save the url. This site requires java to be installed on the system. I have noticed that sometimes it gives problems with Firefox. You can try internet explorer if Firefox is giving problems.
Also note that the you need to save the videos with .flv extension. For example dinesh.flv
You will require an flv player to view these videos. You can download the flv player from the following websites.
http://www.flvclick.com/

If you don’t want to download a flv player you can use zamzar.com site to convert the files to the format that you wish to use. This is a good method to download videos from youtube for free.

Method 4:-

Go to http://keepvid.com/ and paste the url of Youtube video and hit the download tab.

You will see something like below.

download youtube videos

Right click on the format of file that you want to download and click save target as. Notice that by default file is saved as .htm extension as shown below. You have to change it.

saving a youtube video

If you are saving the file as flv then change the name of file to .flv and “save as type “ to all files as shown below and you are done.

how to download video from youtube

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