Back in Sep 2013, YouTube announced it would be adding offline observation to a mobile apps, permitting we to watch YouTube videos on your daily commute, or anywhere we don’t have an internet connection. What’s indeed happened is there’s now a reward use (YouTube Red) that allows we to do so. It also strips out a ads.
One problem: YouTube Red is not permitted in a UK.
The good news is that it’s easy to download YouTube videos to watch later, and here we’ll uncover we how to save them to your PC, smartphone or tablet, regardless of possibly we have an iOS, Android, Windows Phone or Blackberry device.
For a ethics and legality of doing this, see: Is it authorised to download YouTube videos? But sufficient to say, if you’re downloading video for your possess observation customarily afterwards we shouldn’t have anything to fear. Also see: how to download song from YouTube.
Jump true to a territory we need:
- Download YouTube videos regulating a web browser
- Download YouTube audio only
- Download YouTube videos to Android or iPhone / iPad
- Download YouTube playlists
There are 3 main ways to download YouTube videos to your PC or laptop: we can use a browser plug-in, pulp a URL of a video into a site that offers to download YouTube videos, or we can form vd, dl or dlv in front of YouTube in a residence bar when you’re on a page with a video we wish to download (eg. www.vdyoutube.com…), afterwards press Enter.
In a following walkthrough we’ll use KeepVid, though Freemake Video Converter and Freemake Video Downloader are also good choice options if we wish a square of module that can also modify a downloaded videos into other formats (see next for nonetheless another option: YouTubebyClick).
1. Head to www.youtube.com and find a video we wish to download. Copy a URL from your browser’s residence bar. Clicking in a residence bar is customarily adequate to prominence it, though clicking 3 times should also do a job. Press Ctrl-C to duplicate a highlighted address.
2. Head to keepvid.com and click in a box to a left of a Download button. Press Ctrl-V to pulp your copied URL and click Download. You’ll see a permitted versions of a video seem below. Ignore a large ‘download’ buttons – these are adverts.
3. From a list, select a format we want. We suggest MP4 for a best compatibility, and go for a top peculiarity – in this box it’s 720p. Simply click a couple to start a download – omit a flashing adverts around a page that are not download links during all.
4. Look in your ‘downloads’ folder, or click a downloaded video in your browser’s standing bar (we’re regulating Chrome here) to watch a video. You can also duplicate a record to another mechanism or send it to another device (here’s how to modify videos for giveaway regulating Freemake and Any Video Converter.)
You could otherwise use ClipConverter, a giveaway online apparatus that downloads YouTube videos and translates them into a format of your choice.
Simply revisit a site here, pulp a full YouTube URL into a categorical black bar and afterwards click once on your format of choice (e.g. MP4). Then click Continue, tighten any cocktail ups and finally click Start during a bottom of a window. The record will save in your selected format in your PC or Mac’s Downloads folder.
Sometimes we have to compensate for module if we wish an easy life. YouTube ByClick creates it magnificently easy to download video – or customarily audio – from YouTube. All we have to do is to duplicate a URL of a video and a pop-up will ask if we wish to download a audio or video. Or we can set a default and it won’t even ask: it will automatically download a MP3 or MP4 during a default quality.
If a video is part of a playlist we can click a ‘Download playlist’ symbol and you’ll get a pop-up like a one shown next where we can select that videos we wish from a playlist. A singular click on a Download symbol is all we need after that.
You get a day’s giveaway hearing to see if we like a program, though after that you’ll have to branch adult some cash. Currently, it’s half cost during $14.99 (approx £11.50).
Sometimes we competence wish to download customarily a audio from a video on YouTube. The easiest approach to do this is to find a video we want, afterwards supplement ‘to’ in a residence bar after youtube. So, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGCCdYfUQWc becomes https://www.youtubeto.com/watch?v=cGCCdYfUQWc
Hit Enter and you’ll go to a youtubeto website where a MP3 will automatically be downloaded to your downloads folder. Again, it couldn’t be easier.
If this routine doesn’t work, there are many other options including a following:
The routine is roughly matching to a one described above, though instead of regulating KeepVid.com, crop to http://www.listentoyoutube.com/ and pulp a URL of a video into a apparent box.
If a acclimatisation doesn’t occur automatically, click a blue Go button, and we will see a progress. Finally, click a download couple when it appears. Then, we can provide a record like any MP3, transferring and synching it to an MP3 player, smartphone or tablet.
For Android devices, simply duplicate a MP4 files(s) to a suitable folder, typically Movies, regulating Windows Explorer. You can afterwards play it behind regulating a Gallery app or another video player.
If we have an iPhone or iPad, import a record into iTunes and afterwards sync it to your iOS device. Alternatively, we can drag and dump a file(s) to your iPhone or iPad around a Apps add-on when we click on your devie in iTunes. All we need is an app, such as Good Reader or another video playback app that can send files regulating this method.
Of course, we can download YouTube videos directly to your smartphone or inscription though regulating your PC, laptop or Mac during all.
There are a few ways to download YouTube videos to a phone or tablet. The initial is to use an app, that we explain below. The second works customarily with Android, and customarily when you’re examination video regulating a browser rather than a YouTube app. This routine requires we to reinstate m.youtube… in a URL with possibly vdyoutube… or dlvyoutube…, afterwards press Enter. You’ll be taken directly to a download site where we can select your peculiarity choice and strike download (we had a few issues with pop-ups here – see how to stop Android pop-ups). Also, as we mentioned already, YouTube is enormous down on these sites and dlvyoutube.com isn’t operative during present.
There are many giveaway apps permitted on Google Play and in Apple’s App Store, though we’ve found that TubeMate is a good choice for Android (you will have to sideload this, given Google won’t concede it in a app store), while Video Player and File Manager for Dropbox and Google Drive works good on an iPad or iPhone. Note: These apps are frequently private and criminialized from app stores, so we’ll keep this essay adult to date with whichever app is now working. Unless we compensate for a Pro versions, we tend to get bombarded with ads though we’d strongly suggest we don’t compensate for them as they could get criminialized and stop operative during any impulse and we won’t get a refund.
All apps work in a same way. They embody a web browser, that customarily has YouTube, or a mobile chronicle of YouTube, set as a homepage – or a bookmark. You use a browser to find a video we like, customarily as we would on your PC. When a video starts playing, a summary will cocktail adult seeking if we wish to download (or save) a video. Tap this and a video will be downloaded.
There might be options to name a file, or select that peculiarity to download, though when downloaded, your videos should be permitted around a apart add-on within a app, labeled Files or Videos. You can watch these whenever we like, though an internet connection.
Here’s a minute walkthrough on regulating TubeMate on an Android device