There are tons of videos uploaded to YouTube every minute. And there must be some wonderful YouTube videos attracting you to download, right? YouTube video downloading is necessary when you want to circumvent YouTube errors while online watching, play YouTube video smoothly anytime anywhere, collect your favorite YouTube videos, edit YouTube videos for special purposes, etc. If you want to download YouTube video for free to save it locally, here's a simple three-step guide ready for you.
Note: YouTube allows users to watch videos online only and doesn't offer a direct download option. It is legal to share and embed YouTube videos on the internet, but it is hard to say if it is lawful to download a video from YouTube. You'd better download YouTube videos for personal use only.
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You can use a web-based video downloader or a piece of desktop software to download a YouTube video. And in this part, we will show you one of the most popular desktop online video downloader – WinX YouTube Downloader, to download videos, movies, TV series, songs and other video clips from YouTube.
WinX YouTube Downloader is a Windows-based free clean online video downloader, capable of free downloading videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Vimeo, IMDb, Vevo and other 600+ video sharing sites. And it allows users to download YouTube videos in MP4, FLV, 3GP or WebM. It can not only download 240p 360p SD YouTube videos, but also able to free download 720p 1080p and even 2160p 4K Ultra HD and 4320p 8K videos without any hassle. In addition, it is a good option to free download 3D videos from YouTube for playback on 3D TVs.
1. Download and install WinX YouTube Downloader on Windows PC (Windows 10 also supported).
2. Navigate to YouTube website, and seek out the video you wish to download.
Guide to download YouTube videos:
Step 1. Start YouTube Downloader and add target YouTube video URL.
Access to the target YouTube video, and copy its URL. Then, launch the YouTube video downloader, click the chain-like button, and paste the URL to the text field left of Analyze button.
Step 2. Parse the YouTube video URL and Specify output format and resolution.
A little while after you clicking Analyze button, it will deliver multiple output options varying in file format, video resolution, size, and codec. Simply choose any one you like.
Tips: WinX YouTube Downloader also supports free downloading YouTube playlsit & YouTube channel and recording living videos.
Step 3. Begin downloading YouTube video.
The only thing you need to do here is hit the Download button.
Once finished, you can watch downloaded YouTube videos on your computers, or transfer to portable devices like iPhone Xs (Max)/XR/X/8 for playback offline on the move.
All in one: a fast online video downloader, a video/audio/DVD converter, a video editor, a video compressor and a video recorder. It helps cut, crop, merge, adjust, and process (4K) videos with Full Hardware Acceleration.
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Donna Peng has been working as a copywriter in Digiarty Software for many years. She has written loads of articles to help people handle their DVDs, videos and other stuff.