How to Download YouTube Video to Computer/Mobile (Youtube Downloader/Converter)

Youtube Video Downloader/Converter for Offline Use:

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Before starting youtube video download, you consider Google’s terms of service for YouTube, which reads: “You shall not download any Content unless you see a ‘download’ or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content.” So what’s now! Read Below:

After all, watching YouTube videos offline is taking money out of Google’s pocket and those of the videos’ creators. There’s a reason YouTube runs pre-roll ads: people make a living that way.
So, let’s be clear, taking video from YouTube is a big no-no. If you want to share a video, YouTube makes it pretty damn easy to do, from embedding to emailing to sharing via social networks. You don’t really need to download a video most of the time. But maybe you have your reasons. We won’t judge. If you must download a YouTube video—absolutely need to, just for yourself, and not for dissemination, and not to be a total douche-nozzle—here’s how to guide.

Youtube Downloader/Converter: Free and Paid Software List



Third-party software is where many will find the best control for downloading online videos. Typically, you paste the URL for the YouTube video you want into the app, and it downloads the highest quality version it can find, typically in MP4 format. (It used to be that YouTube videos were all Flash-based, so your download was an FLV file, but those tend to be harder to play back. MP4, short for MPEG-4 Part 14 multimedia format, plays everywhere on anything.) Here are some options:


  • 4K Video Downloader (Free)

4K Video Downloader is frequently updated and features clear download links; no ad traps here.

Freemake Video Downloader (Free)
Freemake claims it can download video from over 10,000 sites; “Loved by 83 Million users,” it brags. With YouTube videos, it grabs things in any format, lets you save links, and downloads multiple videos at once.

  • Gihosoft TubeGet (Free)

Another free grabber program, TubeGet will download in HD, SD, or 4K, and from not just YouTube, but also 10,000-plus video-hosting sites—including, it claims, Netflix.

  • Airy ($19.95)

All you need to do is copy a YouTube link from the browser into Airy, and it does the rest. It even works with YouTube playlists.

  • YTD Video Downloader (Free or $29.90/year)

YTD works over 50 other video-hosting sites. It will convert files to other formats. Pay the yearly fee and you get more functions, like downloading multiple videos at once and download acceleration, plus no advertising. YTD has Android and iOS apps, but only the Android version actually downloads video.

  • YouTubeByClick (Free or $14.99/year or $40/unlimited)

The developer of YouTubeByClick says YTD was an inspiration; the software has most of the same features.

  • Any Video Converter (Free to $49.95)

It’s expensive, but AVC Ultimate claims not only that it can download video from 100+ sites like YouTube and Facebook, it can also capture streaming video—like from Netflix.

  • DLNow Video Downloader (Free)

Another freebie, DLNow Video Downloader has a list of over 570 sites it works with to download video.

  • Softorino YouTube Converter (Free to $19.95)

The folks at Softorino have a $39.95 product called Waltr 2 specifically for converting video that plays on the iPhone or iPad—without using iTunes or jailbreaking.


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