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How to download YouTube videos

A little known secret, but it is actually possible to download YouTube videos on your PC or smartphone even without installing an extra application or program! In this article we have put together the best online services and programs to download your favourite videos so that you can enjoy them whenever and wherever, even without an internet connection.

Note: Remember to inform yourself of copyright laws in your country to avoid any illegal downloading.

Download YouTube Videos for Free

On a PC

  • Open YouTube and find the video you want to download.
  • Right-click on the video URL (the link that appears in the search bar) and copy it.

On a Mobile

  • Launch the YouTube app and find the video you want to download.
  • Click on the share icon (the arrow) located at the top of the video.

  • In the menu that opens, click Copy Link.

You should now be ready to use one of the following options to download your chosen video.

With Bitdownloader

  • Go the Bitdownloader website and paste the link into the white bar and click Download.

  • Select the format in which you would like to download and save your video.

With AmoyShare

  • Go to the AmoyShare, enter your URL in the box provided and click on the magnifying glass to launch the process.

  • Click on Download to download your video and then select your audio and video quality. You can either download in a lower quality straight away or download their app and download your video in HD.

How to Download YouTube Videos Using Software on Your PC

Below we've listed some options to download YouTube videos also using software downloaded on to your PC. This can be useful if you have a lot of videos to download or if you also don't have a great internet connection, want to bypass your internet browser and would prefer to watch the videos at a later time.

With iTube Studio

  • Download iTube Studio for Mac.
  • This program includes a browser that allows you to explore several video hosting platforms and bookmark your favourite finds So select your platform (in this case YouTube), and follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with your download. As with other programs, you can also select the format in which you want to save your download.

Note: This is only suitable for Mac users.

With Wise Video Download

  • Download Wise Video Downloader.

  • Wise Video Download is simple to use and you can either enter a video's URL or search for videos to download using the built-in video search feature.

Download Videos on Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome and head to the extensions page.

  • Next, click Add to Chrome. In the warning message that appears on screen, click Continue:

  • Once installed, head to YouTube and find the video you'd like to download. You will see that a new Download button now appears below your video player. Select the option, and then choose your file type. Videos will download just like any other file on Google Chrome.

The same extension is also available for Opera. You can download it here and follow the same procedure as described above.

Download Videos Using Your iPhone

With Files - File Manager and Browser

  • First, install Files - File Manager & Browser (formerly Downloads Lite) to your iPhone.

  • Open the application and via its interface go to YouTube. Now select a video of your choice and then click the video link. In the menu that appears, click the Download button.

Download YouTube Videos Using Your Android Smartphone

With YouTube Downloader HD

YouTube Downloader HD is one of the best apps for downloading videos for free from YouTube. There is no need for scripts or browser plug-ins, users only need to copy and paste the video URL directly from their web browser into the app and wait for a download link.

With YouTube Go

This app was originally designed for less powerful Android phones however users looking to download videos from YouTube can still use it to their advantage. You can uniquely download videos from YouTube but you can watch them anywhere (even without an internet connection) without buffering.

  • Download and install YouTube Go on your Android phone.

  • Use the app to select the video you would like to download and follow the onscreen instructions to proceed with your download.

Where Are The Videos Stored?

If you have downloaded the videos to your PC, they will be stored in the Downloads folder on hour hard drive unless you selected another folder during the download process. If you have downloaded using your phone, you'll be able to access them in your photo and video galleries.

N.B. In some countries, like the United States, downloading content for which you do not have permission or that you do not own is illegal and punishable by fines, prison, or both. CCM takes no responsibility for any consequences that may result from the illegal downloading of content from the Internet.

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Very much appreciate your help on how to download on youtube..cheers...Andy.