How To Download YouTube Videos

I love this video from GeekBeatTV about downloading YouTube Videos. They regularly use videos for illustrations in their show, and now you can know how they get those videos from YouTube.

If you have Chrome or Firefox you can search for and download the “Easy Youtube Video Downloader extension/plugin.” It will give you a download button under the YouTube video that you are viewing.

If you use a different browser or computer – or just don’t want to download something else you can go to saveyoutube.com. Copy and paste the specific code at the end of the video’s permalink that you want to download.

For example: If Tonia wanted to download the tip she recorded with me and upload it to her channel she would go to the video’s page:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMFkTUPAISw

The code that she needs to paste on saveyoutube.com is after the = VMFkTUPAISw. Follow the instructions on that page for the download.

Word of Warning About Downloading YouTube Videos

Before you go any farther I want to make sure you are aware of copyright issues listed on the YouTube Terms of Service page:

Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content. YouTube and its licensors reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Service and the Content.

Get permission first!

Why download YouTube videos?

  1. It’s an easy way to transfer videos to someone across the country; especially when it’s a huge file. The video can be unlisted and the person receiving the email can still download it.
  2. People like to do remixes, collaborations, mash-ups, etc. An example is when I did the Wrap Up Of March Vlogging Madness that is embedded below. I pulled the other ladies videos from YouTube.

Have you ever downloaded a video from YouTube? Leave a comment and let me know where to watch your finished video.

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