Downloading from YouTube

What does it mean

YouTube is the largest video sharing platform on the internet in the world. Users can upload, watch, and share videos on various topics, from music and movies to education and entertainment. YouTube is also an important platform for marketing and advertising.

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YouTube is a huge source of videos, from which everyone can choose according to their interests. However, sometimes it can be useful to have some videos saved on your computer, so you can watch them even without internet access. For example, when you are traveling and want to listen to a lecture you forgot about. There are several ways, how to download a video from YouTube.

With YouTube Premium

The simplest way is to use YouTube Premium service. This service offers, among other things, the option to download videos for offline viewing. If you have an active subscription, just select the video and click on Download in the options. The video will be saved to your device.

With online services

There are also many online services, that offer the possibility of downloading videos from YouTube. These services are usually free, but they may have a limited number of downloads or offer videos in lower quality.

With VLC Media Player

If you don't want to pay for YouTube Premium, you can also use a popular media player, such as VLC Media Player. The procedure is as follows:

  1. Copy the URL of the video, you want to download.
  2. Open VLC Media Player and click on Media > Open Network Stream.
  3. Insert the copied video URL and click on Play.
  4. Wait, until the video loads.
  5. Click on Tools > Media Information.
  6. In the window, that opens, find the Location section. Copy the video URL.
  7. Open a web browser and paste the copied video URL.
  8. Click on Download.

Summary by ui42

  • YouTube Premium: The simplest and highest quality method.
  • Online services: Free, but may have a limited number of downloads or offer videos in lower quality.

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