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How can I download videos from YouTube legally?

I have been using a free converter through which I download YouTube videos to MP4, MP3, and other formats. But I have been facing some issues with it. Is there any other alternative for it?

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The issue is whether you believe YouTube's agreements. Anyone that makes a downloader runs into this sooner than later.

So does your country abide by such agreements?
Do you?

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Mobile app

The YouTube mobile app allows downloads, but the content is restricted. You can't download songs which are under copyright, for example, but you're free to download other creators' work for later viewing.

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Video content is crucial

Check your YouTube content first. If the youtube video is labeled with Private or under copyright protected, mostly you're not allowed to download it. As for some free YouTube sources, they will let you download without any limitations. So the video content is the key.

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I think that it is not possible at all. Content has copy rights

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What many tell me.

Is they don't care about the legal angles.

My point is that YouTube Downloaders break all the time since Google changes something and blammo, the app/download breaks again.

-> As to the top question, Google writes when it's legal to download but folk tend to flame when you point that out so I don't anymore.

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