Using YouTube Videos/Downloading YouTube Videos

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There are a variety of ways to download YouTube videos to your computer with online services or software.

Online Services[edit]  is a free web service that allows you to download video and audio files (mp3, mp4, flv, webm, etc...) to download youtube videos follow the following steps

1- Type vd in the address bar, just before Click the cursor right before the "" portion of the video's URL in your browser's address bar and add vd. For example, would become

2- Press ↵ Enter. This goes to the website you just changed in the address bar of your web browser.

3- Click Download. This opens a drop-down menu with different quality options.

4- Click a download quality. Your download will start automatically.

If you want both audio and video in your video file, make sure you do not click one of the options that has an "x" next to the speaker icon. mp4 hd720p is the highest video format available from this service that has both audio and video. You can download the video only (without audio) at a higher quality. Depending on your browser's settings, you may need to select a folder you want to save your video file to, and then click Save before you download will begin.

KeepVid is an online service that allows people to download YouTube videos in FLV, MP4, WebM, or MP3 format.

FLV - FLV files can be viewed with FLV players such as Applian FLV Player and software that can play a variety of video formats such as VLC media player. A list of more software is here.

MP4 - MP4 files can be played with a these software.

WebM - WebM files can be played with these software.

Find what YouTube video that you want, right click with your mouse on the URL and click copy. Open up KeepVid and paste the link in the Download box. Click Download and when Java tries to load, let it. The website uses Java to generate the download links. Choose what format and video quality that you want and then right click on the link. Click on Save As and choose where you want to save your file.

Zamzar is another online service to download YouTube videos. On the Zamzar home page, click on Download Videos. That will bring you to four steps. Step one is to copy and paste the YouTube link. YouTube videos must be 100 megabytes (MB) at the most. The second step is to choose what video format that you want to convert the YouTube video to. File Info is a good resource to find what software accepts each file type. The third step is to enter your email address. The fourth step is to click Convert. When the website is finished converting the video, a download link will be emailed to you. It may take a while depending on the size of the video.

Software[edit]  is a free web service that allows you to download video and audio files (mp3, mp4, flv, webm, etc...)

YouTube Downloader is software that can not only download YouTube videos, it also allows you to make minor edits.

Free YouTube Downloader is another option which allows you to save YouTube videos in a variety of formats.