How To Download Videos From YouTube

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We all love YouTube right? Well there is no debate in saying that YouTube has emerged out as the king of all video content platforms. YouTube gives you the luxury to enjoy your favorite video content on the go. However, for that, you must be connected to the internet. 

Despite of the fact that almost all of us are connected to the internet all the time, but still there are times when you don’t have internet, so you don’t have the luxury to watch your content. As they say, one of must always be prepared for the worst, so you should download all your favorite videos that you watch quite often so that you still watch them even when you don’t have the internet.

Sadly, YouTube doesn’t allows you download the video directly from the site, but thanks to developers, there are a couple of tools available that you can use to download your videos from YouTube for absolutely free. If you don’t know about these tools, don’t worry, in the article below I am going to tell you about 3 awesome tools and how use them to download your favorite videos from YouTube.  


BitDownloader has been endorsed as the fastest tool to download any video not just from youtube, but from a variety of popular video sites such as DailyMotion, Megavideo, Metacafe, and Vimeo.

All you have to do is to copy the URL of the video that you wish to download and had over to BitDownloader and paste it in the bar that appears on the top. Click the “download” button at the right of bar and an option will appear to select the format of the download that you want i.e. FLV, MP4 or WebM format. Select the format and the video will start to download. Owing to its reliability and ease of use, BitDownloader is the most used software for video download and is loved by the community. 

NetVideoHunter (Firefox)

NetVideoHunter is a firefox browser extension that is compatible with many popular video content sites including facebook. First, you need to install the extension from the add-on site and a button will appear on the browser’s toolbar. 

Downloading video from NVH is pretty simple. Head to the page where the desired video is embedded. NetVideohunter button will already be there flashing alerting you that you can download the video. All you have to do is to click the button and click download, and click Download next to the video you want to save.

Though, there are several video download extensions from chrome but when it comes to reliability, NetVideoHunter is parallel to none. 

Desktop software

 The third and the final option that I would like to include is to download a program for your Mac or Computer that is designed to download web video. MacUser can find dozens of such programs on Mactube. Windows users can try free Youtube downloader. Both programs have gotten solid reviews and work as advertised.

Learn more: Download YouTube Videos Without Any Software