How to Download Youtube videos

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There are many reasons why you would download Youtube videos. For example listening offline to Music, or to watch your favorite video offline. But remember Youtube video’s are mend to watch online, some people make a living that way. Also be aware most video’s have Copyright infringement. If you re upload someone’s video, you have a chance Youtube will put strikes on you and take your video or Youtube channel down, so be careful.

Follow the four easy steps below to download a Youtube video!

Copy the URL of the video you want to download.


Step 1: Copy the URL of the video you want to download. The full link, https:// included.

  • Go to the Youtube search bar, and search the video you want to download.
  • Click on the video and copy the URL ( See the highlighted text in the image above).
  • You can copy the URL by pressing Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste. If you are on an Apple computer use the Command key instead of Ctrl key. You also can click the right mouse button and select copy.

Go to one of the video converter websites.


Step 2: Go to one of the video converter websites, see the list below. ( we use Online video converter as example).

There are a lot of video / clip converters where you can download your Youtube video’s for free. I will show you a list of fast downloading video converters.

ovcOnline Video Converter

You can download / convert audio, video and browser extensions on this website. not only Youtube video’s but also some videos from regular sites.

You can convert to the following formats. Audio formats: mp3, aac, ogg, m4a, wma, flac and wav. Video Formats:  mp4, m4v, mov, avi, flv, mpg, wmv. Highest video quality: HD 1440 p. Highest audio quality: 320kbps.


With this converter you can download audio and video from Youtube. With Clip converter you can select high quality, if a Youtube video is uploaded in 4K quality you can download it in that quality too. It works similar to Online video converter.

You can convert to the following formats. Audio Formats: mp3, m4a, aac. Video Formats: mp4, 3gp, avi, mov, mkv. Highest video quality: 4K 2160p. Highest audio quality: 256kbps.

Paste your URL in the box and select your format


Step 3: Paste your URL in the box and select your format. Most used video formats are mp4 and avi.

When you put your URL in the box you can select audio or video formats. If you want the Youtube video with display and sound, you should select an video format. Do you only want Music or the Audio of the clip, then you should select audio format. Mp3 and m4a are for most media players. To select your video quality, click on more settings. It’s above the big orange start button. 1080p is full High Definition quality, 720p and 1080p are frequently used video quality’s on Youtube.


Before you click on start you can change the start and end point of the video. For example if you don’t want the first thirty seconds of an video. Then you should set the start point at 00:30:00 seconds.


Finally you can click the Orange start button. and we arrive to the last step.

Select download and watch your downloaded video.

Step 4: Select download and watch your downloaded video.

When you press the download button the video or audio file is going to download. It appears in your browsers download folder and in your downloads folder in windows explorer.


help I can’t download a Youtube video

If you cant download a video after following all these steps, you might did something wrong and should try again. If your still not able to download music or a video, then you might have tried to download a copyrighted video. Some Company’s protect their content , then the converter will say they can’t convert your video. If you have other problems, please leave a comment or contact us.


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