Using a YouTube video downloader you can keep a YouTube video on your hard drive. Downloaded videos have no latency, no glitches; you can view one without waiting for it to cache; rewinding and skipping forward is always instant and lag-free.
We can recommend some apps with step-by-step instructions on how to download videos from YouTube.
How to watch YouTube offline on Mac or PC? Airy is a downloader that can be used on its own or integrated into your browser. You can select any available MP4 quality or convert to MP3 or 3GP for a lower file size. Download multiple videos in a row, or even entire palylists at once.
Airy will also download subtitle tracks alongside the videos. It's a powerful tool, allowing infinite downloads in the queue, and downloading several files in parallel. And since it's a desktop app, quality is guaranteed.
2. Copy the URL of a YouTube video. You can either do it from the address bar, or from the "Share" button.
3. In Airy, there is a text box. You should paste the address there; the video should preload.
4. Select the format that you want for the files. For example, 360p MP4 is low-res video, suitable for a smartphone screen.
5. Press Download. Your max downloads will be limited, unless you fully activate the program.
Users often prefer to download videos without interrupting their browsing experience. Starting with YouTube downloader buttons, web browsers have a surprising variety of downloading solutions. Formats can be chosen, resolutions can be adjusted. In the end, browser converters are confined to a limited framework. However, they’re still worth a try.
Safari is a unique case - its add-on selection is way more limited than, say, Firefox; and, to make matters worse, Apple regulates any software that could be used to download copyrighted data. So, how to save Youtube videos to Mac if you only have Safari?
Airy is a potential workaround. If you have it installed, you can choose to integrate Airy with Safari and start downloads in a click.
Firefox has a lot of choice when it comes to downloader plugins. We recommend DownloadHelper. There’s only one downside - it’s a two-part installation with a desktop component. You’ll have to get the secondary installer from the official site. But, once that’s done, you have an excellent app.
On Chrome, add-on installation has its own share of difficulties. The official store, once again, doesn’t host apps with a YouTube download function. You’ll need a third-party solution. And in order to install third-party apps, you’ll need Crosspilot.
Online downloaders are very easy to access, but they have downsides aplenty. Expect low speeds and limited options. However, these services remain popular, and this is especially true for KeepVid. The website is quite simple to use - get a YouTube address and paste in in KeepVid. Then hit “Download”, and you’re all done. No installation needed.
There’s plenty of different online services out there - ones that can convert, download and cut YouTube videos with a single button. You’ll be surprised how much you can change an MP4 right in your browser.