How to download YouTube Videos

How to use a YouTube downloader to watch videos offline in 2022

Owning a collection of YouTube videos downloaded using YouTube Downloader is not a difficult task, thanks to our curated selection of software that can do it for you. This can be a great option when you're in an area that doesn't have a cellular connection or WiFi signal, such as on a train, plane, or at work.

While you can use YouTube Premium to download videos, it only stores them in the app, allowing us to save them when we've created a list for you and upload them to the app of your choice.

How to use a YouTube downloader to watch videos offline in 2021
How to use a YouTube downloader

1. Get 4K Video Downloader

To download YouTube videos on Windows PC, start by downloading and installing 4K Video Downloader. This versatile software is completely free, and can download complete playlists, as well as 360-degree and 3D videos. When this is done, check the box labeled 'Launch' and click 'Finish'.

2. Copy and paste the video URL

Open your web browser, find the video you want to download from YouTube, and copy its URL from the address bar. Then go back to the 4K video downloader and click on the green 'Paste Link' button at the top left.

The software will retrieve information about the video and give you a choice of quality options. These will vary depending on the quality of the original video, but the software can download YouTube videos in 4K if available.

3. Choose values ​​and formats

4K Video Downloader will allow you to download entire YouTube videos or just rip audio. Choose your preferred selection using the drop-down menu on the left, then choose a format using the menu on the right. We prefer MP4 for our videos because it gives a good balance of quality and file size - and will basically run on every device.

Then, select your value. To play video on your TV or PC, we recommend choosing the highest resolution, but keep in mind that it will take longer and take up more space. Luckily, you can check the approximate file size on the left to see how much space it will take.

You can also choose where to save the downloaded video using the 'Browse' button below. Once you are happy, click 'Download'.

4. Download YouTube videos

YouTube videos will now be downloaded for you. If there are other videos in the producer's channel, the 4K video downloader will ask you if you want to download them as well. It can download 24 videos at once.

Once the video download is complete, you can find it in the destination folder, or right-click on the 4K video downloader and select 'Play'. If you do not adjust the settings, the video will remain in this list until you want to remove it - even if you turn off and restart the software.

5. Try Smart Mode

If you often download videos in the same format, watch Smart Mode. It saves your download preferences and loads them automatically. Click the lightblob icon in the top right and the next time you paste a URL into the 4K video downloader, it will be downloaded along with the latest settings you used.

1. Install TubeMate

TubeMate is one of the most popular tools for downloading YouTube videos on Android smartphones, and for good reason: it's really easy to use and has all the features you need without the bell and whistle you don't need.

TubeMate Video Downloader is not available in the Google Play Store (Google is not very interested in YouTube downloaders), so first you need to allow your Android device to install and run apps downloaded from other places. Be careful when you turn on this setting, because you want to make sure that only the apps you know are safe to download.

Open 'Settings' and go to 'Security'. Scroll down and tap Toggle next to where 'Unknown Source' is written. Now, visit the TubeMate YouTube Downloader website on your Android device and download it from one of the verified sites.

2. Choose a video to download

You may see a warning message about downloading the APK file, so click 'OK' to allow it. Once TubeMate is downloaded, run the file and tap 'Install', then tap 'Open'. You will be notified what permission is required to run the video downloader. If you're happy to go ahead, let it go and the app will launch.

TubeMate looks a lot like the official YouTube Android app, with a black background. Search for a video and start playing it, then tap the red 'Download' button at the bottom right.

3. Download the video

The next thing you will see is a list of formats. You will see video and audio formats and different quality and resolution options for everyone. If you have a high-quality device, download the highest quality version possible, but keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the larger the file will be: If your phone or tablet doesn't have too much free space, YouTube videos will fill it up soon.

When you are happy, tap the red 'Download' button again. The video will be downloaded in the background, so you can use your phone as usual - although downloading the video uses a lot of juice and can speed up your battery.

You can add YouTube videos in a row for later download. This is easy if you currently use 4G and want to wait until you have Wi-Fi before downloading any large files.

Download YouTube videos on an iPhone

The process of downloading YouTube clips is a bit different depending on which Apple OS you are using. If you use iOS on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch then you will need our first method and if you use Mac's OS X or MacOS then you will need the second one.

In iOS, the strategy is to install a cute little app called Documents. It is a file manager, but it will also be able to download YouTube clips. The process is a little vague but still straightforward.

First, find the clip you want to download in the YouTube app for iOS or Safari. Once you get it, tap the 'Share' icon and then the 'Copy Link'.

Open the document and look at its web browser icon, which is a small compass at the bottom right of the display. Tap on it and go to Paste the address of the YouTube clip in the large input box, select the quality options of your choice and the file will start downloading.

When it is finished, it will be displayed in the download section of the document, from where you can drag it to 'Photos> Camera Roll' so it is available from outside the Documents 5 app.

Download YouTube videos for a Mac

A Mac has a stack of options, but the most straightforward one is the MacX YouTube Downloader (also available for Windows). All you have to do is add the link and choose the quality options and you can download multiple clips at once.

Is it legal to download YouTube videos?

Using a third-party app to download YouTube videos is contrary to YouTube's Terms of Service, which states that you can only stream videos directly from its servers. Downloading YouTube videos also exposes you to potential copyright infringement unless your copyright holder has permission, it is in the public domain, or you own the video yourself.

That said, YouTube provides some ways to download videos through its web service and its own app. In this guide we will explain how to do this and take you through the other options available for iPhone, Android, Mac and PC.

How do I download videos with YouTube Premium?

If you have a YouTube Premium subscription, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits, including the ability to download videos offline without third-party software. You can do this using YouTube, YouTube Music and the YouTube Gaming App. Keep in mind that you can only watch videos downloaded using the app - you can't transfer the video file to another device or watch it with another player.

Start watching a video, then tap the 'Download' button (a gray arrow) at the bottom of the player and select a standard setting. Once the video has been successfully downloaded from YouTube, you can find it in your Library or Accounts tab.

You must sign in to your account to watch downloaded videos, and you will not be able to respond to videos with comments or likes while watching offline.

What format can I download YouTube videos from?

Video downloading apps usually give you a choice of file formats. The most common are MP4, 3GP, AVI and MOV; The choice of format and quality settings will affect how you view your video and how good the video will be.

If you are not too worried about video quality, 3GP is the file format for you. It is suitable for small screen mobile phones and scary in other things, but the files are small যা which is important for older mobiles, as they usually do not have much on-board storage or memory expansion capacity.

For other devices, MOV works on Apple's video format and on every Mac, AVI is made by Microsoft and works happily on PC, and MP4 is the equivalent of MP3 video and works on anything. We recommend sticking to MP4 for maximum compatibility.

What will be the quality of the video?

Your next decision is video quality. If you are downloading through a service like ClipConverter - a process explained on the previous page of this article, you will be given a choice of video sources. This is because YouTube streams multiple times for older mobiles, from 3GP to 1080p HD to large HD displays for high definition.

3GP aside, here are four options for your computer, smartphone or tablet: 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p. The bigger the file quality, the better the balance between quality and size: unless you're looking at a really large screen, you can probably handle without 1080p quality unless you have extra storage (although 360p video doesn't look good on HD displays).

If you do not have unlimited storage capacity, trade-off means finding the lowest video quality that you can watch on a display that you can tolerate.

If the video you're downloading has music, it doesn't matter which video quality you choose - whether the soundtrack has the same bitrate you go for 480p video or 1080p 1080p. Because YouTube audio and video streams are two different things, there is no difference in the quality of the soundtrack when you adjust the video quality.

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