YouTube, as the 2nd most-visited website across the world, owns more than 1 billion users, receiving billions of views per day. It allows users to upload homemade videos with no copyrighted content, to embed YouTube videos on web page, and to share them via social platforms or through Email. Its 2015-released new subscription service YouTube Red (with Originals) brings about ad-free YouTube offline watching feature. However, it's still impossible for users to download and rip video from YouTube.com.
Is it legal to download online YouTube videos?
Well, it really depends. If you just rip video off YouTube for personal and non-commercial using, that's not a big deal. But if you disseminate the content without official approval or even gain some benefits, you're likely to be accused and you must bear the corresponding legal liability totally by yourself.
The following part shares 3 simple methods for ripping YouTube videos on PC/Mac to users in demand.
Advantages: Unparalleled downloading speed, one-click to save YouTube video to computer/mobile devices
Although YouTube ripper software is here and there, they mainly focus more on downloading feature. The all-in-one YouTube ripper and converter tools are very few, while WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is at the top of list. Let's see why it can stand out from the crowd:
• Free rip any YouTube videos in original MP4, WebM, FLV formats to Windows 10 PC or Mac OS X.
• Convert YouTube video ripped online to MOV, WMV, AVI, MP3, iPhone, iPad, Android and more at will.
• Edit, merge, crop ripped YouTube videos. Select subtitle if it has or add SRT subtitle to the video.
• No.1 fast speed in downloading and converting YouTube videos by supporting the world's most advanced Intel QSV, MMX-SSE, Nvidia CUDA/NVENC, Hyper-threading and AMD 3DNow! tech.
• Also act as free video ripper of Facebook, Dailymotion, Vevo and 300+ video sharing sites (some Adult/porn sites included).
Thanks to the clear and user-oriented interface, the YouTube video ripping steps are quite simple and both Windows and Mac users work in the same way:
Fire up WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe ->
Click "YouTube URL" icon ->
Find, copy and paste the web address of YouTube video into the video URL bar (start with http://), then "Analyze" it ->
Check one video clip and confirm to download it by clicking "OK" ->
Hit "RUN" button to start ripping video off YouTube.
Note: If none of the video formats after analyzing is the one your desire, just check "Auto convert" option at the left bottom to convert it to whatever commonly used video/audio formats. Hundreds of mobile profiles also make it easier if you're not familiar with what the device specs that you wanna play the ripped YouTube video on.
Advantages: Direct rip YouTube video to local at the video page
Search YouTube download plug-in or alike keywords on Google, piles of easy YouTube ripper extensions for Firefox, Chrome and Safari come up. Their functions are quite similar, you can choose one by referring to the user comments to avoid some unstable add-ons. Mac users can rip video from YouTube using Safari only, refer to the specific steps.
Advantages: No any other third-party tool downloaded and installed
ClipConverter.cc and KeepVid are two typical YouTube ripper services free online. It's quite convenient to download YouTube videos only by copying and pasting the video URL online. Some video audio formats are also given here for YouTube video conversion, although they can only cater for the most basic needs. The only drawback of those online YouTube ripping services is that they may be down/not working at times, on the occasion you have to find some alternative ways to out.
More tips and tricks: If you have installed VLC video player on your computer, it's the right tool for grabbing video from YouTube by entering a network video URL in Media -> Open Network Stream -> Play, then Tools -> Codec Information -> select all text at Location bar, and at last right click the videos to Save Video as xxx at your Windows 10 PC or Mac OS X.
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