YouTube is indeed the wonderland to explore a wide range of videos from funny clips to movies, music playlists to sports games and more. Sometimes, we expect to save one liked video to hard drive or devices for a better flexible offline playback but are stopped due to no direct download service provided on YouTube. So, how to save YouTube videos? This article is here to introduce 3 ways to save videos (HD MP4) from YouTube to computer and mobiles with no effort at all.
3 Ways to Save YouTube Videos
Boatloads of tools are pushed out for saving YouTube videos. Some help you realize video download through website, some are specially designed for browsers and some require you to install the application on computer.
1. Use Online YouTube Video Savers
An online YouTube video saver often refers to a web application available to download videos from YouTube. There are several famed online savers, like Keepvid. To save a YouTube video, these savers require you to copy and paste the video URL to the textbox on the webpage, then click Download/Start or similar button to fetch download links. Some can list all possible formats of the video YouTube provides, while some others only give MP4 option.
Online tools are considered as the most energy-efficient method to save YouTube videos because they don’t need to be downloaded and installed on your computer. On the other hand, ads interruption and security problem always bother users. Furthermore, not working issue may be produced resulting from unstable function.
2. Install Browser Add-ons/Extensions
Video DownloaderHelper and SaveFrom.net (both available for Firefox/Chrome) are widely-used browser adds-on to save videos from YouTube. After installation, Video DownloadHelper will automatically detect the video on a YouTube page. Hit the icon on toolbar of browser and a list of all possible options for downloading will be founded. If you are using SaveFrom.net, a download button will be activated on the YouTube video page. Click it to select SD/HD video to download.
Adhered to browsers, add-ons are easy to install, uninstall or disable so that many users would like to make use of this handy way to save YouTube videos. But like online YouTube saver, browser add-ons also experience down, blocked or not working issue frequently.
3. Download Desktop YouTube Downloader
Compared with online YouTube video savers and browser add-ons, desktop YouTube downloader software boasts its solid performance to save YouTube videos to computer. WinX YouTube Downloader is such a perfect program capable of free downloading any YouTube videos in SD, 720P/1080P HD even 4K/8K/3D (if there is a source) to MP4, FLV, 3GP, WebM with lossless quality at a super fast speed. Apart from YouTube video download, it can also save videos from Vimeo, Dailymotion, Vine, Facebook, Instagram and other 300+ sites in a few clicks.
Download and install WinX YouTube Downloader on your Windows (10) computer. Only 3 steps, you can save desired video from YouTube with this program.
Step 1. Launch WinX YouTube Downloader and hit +link-shaped button. Copy and paste URL of the target YouTube video to address bar of pop-up window.
Step 2. Click Analyze button to access to video title, duration and options varying from format, resolution, size and code. Select one option and click OK.
Step 3. Click Browse button to set target folder and then hit Download button to start saving the YouTube video.
After the download process is completed, you can transfer the saved YouTube video to iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and other devices.