YouTube has been designed to only allow users to watch and view videos on their website. Many users want to download YouTube videos (Favourites ones) to their computer so they can watch them without being connected to the Internet or on other devices.
Due to its convenience, Youtube.com is the most popular video hosting company and the third most popular website in the world. Nevertheless, its functionality is limited whenever you try to download YouTube videos for free.
You can save only a small number of videos by using common methods. Below are the steps required for downloading and watching YouTube videos on your computer for free.
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Do you wonder how to download your favorite YouTube video? Here are the steps to follow:
Step 1 ====> Click the green “Download” button to save the video, or choose the format you like (MP4, WEBM, 3GP) to save it.
Step 2 ====> Then click on the gray arrow on the right of the Download button in order to choose the preferred format from the drop-down menu.
Step 3 ====> Now you can enjoy the videos offline.
Saving YouTube Video as a Video File on Your Computer
Today, many websites that allow you to enter the URL of the video you want to save to your computer and get a link to download the video file. Below is a simple four-step process to download YouTube videos to your computer for free.
NB: These steps might not work if at a school or job that is blocking YouTube.
Step 1 ====> First of all, go to the YouTube page containing the video you want to download. When you have found the page, press Ctrl+L on your keyboard to highlight the text in the address bar, and then Ctrl+C to copy the Internet address.
Step 2 ====> Once this address has been copied, paste that address into the text field below by clicking inside the box and pressing Ctrl+V on your keyboard. Then, click the Download Video button.
NB If the text field or Download Video button above is not visible or clickable, you can also type savefrom.net/ in front of any YouTube address (URL).
Step 3 ====> Click the download video in browser link, below the green “Download the app and get your video” box. If you don’t see that link immediately, wait a few seconds.
Step 4 ====> If done properly, below the link mentioned above, you will see a preview of the video (as shown below), along with a green Download button and the video format. The default format for downloading the video is either Low or Medium quality.
Click the down arrow on the right side of the Download box to see additional video formats, such as MP4, WebM, or 3GP. There may also be more than one quality option for each video format. Select the video format you want and click the green Download button.