How to Download YouTube Videos for Free

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How to Download YouTube Videos

In this tutorial we will teach you how to download Youtube videos to your PC, phone or tablet.

1. Download by using VD on a Browser

Download Youtube Videos by using VD on a Browser

  • Open any web browser.
  • In the address bar type https://www.youtube.com
  • Select the video you want to download.
  • Play the video in the browser.
  • Go to the address of the video. Click on the address. Add vd before the youtube part of the address and press Enter Key.
  • It will prompts you straight to the VDT website for the specific video you intended to download
  • Select the quality of the video you wish to download. Click download. This will begin the video to play.
  • Click on the three dots on the video. Click download to download the video.
    Your video will begin downloading to your computer.

 

2. Download by using KeepVid on a Computer

Download by using KeepVid on a Computer

  • In the web browser type https://www.youtube.com
  • Select the video you want to download.
  • Play the video in the browser.
  • Click on the share icon.
  • It will show sharing options.
  • Click on the copy link to copy the link to your clipboard.
  • On the web browser type https://keepvid.pro/en42/youtube-video-downloader. (You can use a free YouTube download website)
  • Go to “Enter Link” field at the top of the KeepVid page and right click on it. Click Paste.
  • Click the “download now” button. It will fetch the youtube video and show some download options
  • If you want to download the video in best quality select “Best Download” or if you want it in lower quality select “Download Other Formats”. Click Download
  • Click on the three dots on the video. Click download to download the video.
  • Your video will begin downloading to your computer.

 

3. Download by using 4K Video Downloader

Download Youtube Videos by using 4K Video Downloader

  • In the web browser type https://www.4kdownload.com/products/product-videodownloader and go to 4K Video Downloader web page.
  • Then click on Get 4K Video Downloader to download the 4K Video Downloader setup file onto your computer.
  • Please note that 4K Video Downloader is now available not only for windows, but also for Mac and Ubuntu.
  • Once you download the 4K Video Downloader setup file install it onto your computer.
  • In your web browser go to https://www.youtube.com
  • Select the video you want to download.
  • Play the video in the browser.
  • Copy the youtube video’s address
  • Open 4K Video Downloader
  • Click on the Paste Link button in the top-left corner of the 4K Video Downloader window. This will fetch the address of the youtube video you wish to download.
  • Select the format (video quality) of the video you wish to download from the Format menu.
  • Click on Download at the bottom of the Get 4K Video Downloader window to download your preferred video.

 

4. Download by using VLC Player

Download Youtube Videos by using VLC Player

  • If you are not still download the VLC Player, download it from https://www.videolan.org or use another method.
  • Go to https://www.youtube.com on your web browser.
  • Select the video you want to download.
  • Play the video in the browser.
  • Copy the video’s URL. To do this, highlight the URL in the address bar at the top of the browser and press Ctrl + C for Windows or Command + C for Mac.
  • Open the VLC Player
  • Open a new Network stream: You can play content from your web browser in VLC by using Network Streams. To do this,
    • In Windows click Open Network Stream from the Media menu
    • In MacOS click Open Network from File menu
  • Paste the YouTube video’s URL to “Please enter a network URL” text box
    Click on Play for windows or Open for Mac.
  • This will prompts the video to play on your VLC Player
  • Now view the video’s codec information. To do this,
    • In Windows click Codec Information from the Tools menu
    • In Mac click Media Information from Window menu
  • Now copy the long address appear in the Location Filed at the bottom of the screen
  • Next paste the copied URL in the web browser and press Enter.
  • Click Save Video As by Right-clicking on the video. This will prompts you to open your computer’s “Save” dialog.
  • Change the name of the video to anything you preferred and click save. This will save the video in mp4 format.

 

5. Download by Using TubeMate for Android

Download Youtube Videos by Using TubeMate for Android

TubeMate lets you to download Youtube videos to your android device. It is a free app which is not available in the Play Store. However you can download the APK and install it in your device manually. There is a risk associate with APK files and install it. But Tubemate is a popular app and it has many reputable users. Let’s see how to do this.

  • In your web browser type http://tubemate.net and press enter
  • Tap on the APKMirror link
  • In the next screen click on the red Download APK button to download the APK file.
  • A popup will appear asking you whether to keep the file or not.
  • Tap OK
  • Then the APK file will be downloaded to your android device.
  • Select Open in the popup screen which appears thereafter
  • Click Install to install the app in your android device
  • Once the installation is completed click on Open
  • Review the terms stated and click on Agree. Means that you agreed to download the videos for the personal use only.
  • On the next popup which describes the permissions needed for the app, click on OK.
  • Then grant permissions to TubeMate by following the on screen instructions.
  • Now search for the video that you are willing to download.
  • Tap on the red arrow icon. A list of video download options will appear on the screen.
  • Select your preferred file type and size.
  • To download the video to your android device tap on the red arrow icon appears at the right side of the window.

 

6. Download by Using KeepVid on an iPhone or iPad

Download Youtube Videos by Using KeepVid on an iPhone or iPad

  • Install Documents by Readdle : Generally Apple does not allows to download files on to your iPhone or iPad easily. To do that you will have to use an app so called Readdle.
  • Follow the instructions to install it.
    • Go to the App store
    • Tap Search which is at the bottom right corner of the screen
    • In the search bar type readdle and tap Search
    • Next to “Documents by Readdle”, you’ll find a cloud icon. Tap on that and follow the on-screen instructions to download
  • Open YouTube App on your iPhone or iPad
  • Now select the video that you willing to download.
  • Tap on the Share icon.
  • Tap Copy Link to copy your video URL to the clipboard.
  • Now open the Documents App
  • In the Documents App at the bottom right corner there is a blue compass icon. Tap on that. This will open a web browser.
  • In the web browser go to https://keepvid.pro
  • Now tap and hold the “Enter Link” field in the screen.
  • Tap on Paste to paste your copied YouTube video URL to the field.
  • Tap on the Download Now button.
  • Keepvid will provide you some download options.
  • Select your preferred download option and select Download
  • Tap on Done.
  • This will download your video to your iPhone or iPad and returned to the main Documents by Readdle screen.
  • If Readdle is added to your Files app, you can easily access to your downloaded videos. To do that follow the instructions.
  • On your home screen, open the Files app
  • At the bottom tap on Browse
  • Tap on Edit
  • Move the slide switch of “Documents” to the On (green) position.
  • Tap on Done.
  • Now you can access to the videos you downloaded with Documents by Readdle through Files app
  • You can view your downloaded videos as follows
    • Open Files.
    • Tap on Browse.
    • Tap on Documents.
    • Tap on Downloads.
    • Tap the video that you wish to watch.

That’s it.

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