Download YouTube Videos to Your Computer

Download YouTube Videos

Certainly, you can easily download YouTube videos to your Windows desktop or laptop for free. You must be wondering how this could be done?

You will know by the end of this article how easily you can get YouTube videos to your desktop or laptop.

YouTube was created on February 2005 by three former employees Steve Chen, Jawed Karim & Chad Hurley. Later on, in November 2006, Google bought YouTube and since then YouTube has been a part of Google service.

It is the most watched and powerful source of video sharing and downloading sites these days.

Why YouTube?

Nowadays YouTube is a very popular place for entertainment.

You can watch and download your favorite songs, movies, trailers, TV shows, clips, documentary films, educational videos or anything that makes you feel entertaining.

YouTube also allows users to create an account on it and can upload videos, view, share, etc. Most importantly, uploaded videos don’t contain any copyrighted content (comes under YouTube policies).

How to Search and Download YouTube Videos?

Currently, these are the most asked questions about how to download videos from YouTube?

Most computer users access YouTube on a daily basis for sure. Many of them want to download their favorite songs, movies, shows, etc on a computer desktop or laptop so they can watch offline again whenever they want.

However, there are so many third-party software and browser extensions available on the internet, by using them you can get videos from YouTube site.

But most of them are not compatible with different browsers. Sometimes they work or sometimes not.

[Read: Download YouTube to Mp3 Converter]

Get Videos from YouTube without any Software

This article will show you the easy method by which you can easily download videos from YouTube without any third-party software or browser extension.

Follow the steps given below:

Step 1. Open any of your browsers (Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc.)

Go to the YouTube site search and open any video of your choice that you want to download.

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Step 2. Right-click on the played video and select Copy video URL. By doing this, you have copied the URL link of the selected video.

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Step 3. Open another Tab on the same or any other browser, and open the website ( by typing in the address bar and hitting enter.


Step 4. Now, go to the website search option and paste the copied URL of YouTube video and hit enter to search for it.

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Step 5. This will show you the selected YouTube video in MP3 (Music) & Video format with different quality options to select.

Click on the Video Tab in order to download the video file and click on Record or Format shift to the MP4 button.

Note: 720p & 1080p may not be available for free nowadays. Available only with Pro.

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Step 6. Once you click on the Record button, a new window will be prompted on your screen and ask you to save (options may vary as per your current browser).

Click Save File. Your video will start downloading.

Your YouTube Video has been successfully downloaded to your computer. If you get prompted for Pro registration (check image below), you just need to ignore/close that message.

Registration is not required to download any YouTube video.

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4 thoughts on “Download YouTube Videos to Your Computer

  1. After reading this article, I followed your steps and it was very helpful for me. I would like to thank you for sharing this article.

  2. Very useful and step by step guide is given to download videos of YouTube. I find this article very much helpful for myself and I will surely try these steps to download youtube videos.

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