How to Download YouTube Videos
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How to Download YouTube Videos

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Speaker 1: Hello. Hello today. I'm gonna show you how to download videos for free from YouTube. Speaker 1: Now, before you jump into comments and say, Hey man, we already know how to do this. I'm well aware that CNET has very savvy YouTube users. So maybe this video's not for you, but who knows. There might be some helpful information you did not know before. So why not stick around before it gets started, hit that subscribe button for more. How to videos from CNET. Okay. Big disclaimer here. CNET does not condone, downloading, and then misusing video content [00:00:30] from YouTube. You absolutely should not and cannot download video from anyone and post it on your own channel that is straight up stealing and YouTube could flag your video and potential suspend your channel unless you own. The video have expressed permission from the copyright owner of the video or the video is part of the public domain downloading copyrighted material and using it for your own profit is against the law. Please check YouTube's terms of service for your permissions, with respect to downloading content. [00:01:00] Now that that's out of the way, the video downloader tool that I like to use as well as many of my CNET colleagues is 4k video downloader Speaker 1: 4k video downloader is free and will allow you to download videos in a bunch of different formats. If you want to download videos and 4k, like the name of the app implies it has to be an MK V format. The free version has a download limit of 30 videos per day, but the paid version will get rid of that as well as the banner ad. It's [00:01:30] not that expensive and it's a one time purchase, not a subscription. So this might be worth it to you in the long run. So let's get started and I'll demonstrate how to download a 10 80 P video file for free using the app you've seen at YouTube channel. As an example, first thing you wanna do is download the 4k video downloader app from 4k download.com. Once it's downloaded, open the app, sometimes you'll need to update the app. Speaker 1: When you first open it, YouTube updates, their algorithm regularly and 4k video [00:02:00] downloader updates. The app to meet those change is and allow you to download video files faster. If you're not up to date, your video downloads could creep very slowly and take forever. So it's best to be up to date before you start downloading, when you're ready to download, you simply copy the URL for the YouTube video and paste the link into the app. By using the green paste link button on the top left, after pasting the link 4k video, downloader will say it's parsing that link. And then a list of resolutions will be [00:02:30] displayed in the app. Choose the resolution you wanna download for me, it's usually the top option, which in this case is 10 80 P at 25 frames per second. You can select your format. The options here are MP four and MK V you can also select whether you would like to download the video or just extract the audio from the video, select browse at the bottom of the app and choose the folder where you'd like your video to download too. Speaker 1: Then click download. You'll see a progress bar and it's pretty Zippy fast, [00:03:00] and boom, it's downloaded on your computer in the app. You now have options to play the video from your PC show and finder. Delete the file as well as some other options. 4k video downloader has options like smart mode, which allow you to set your favorite video parameters. So the app will automatically download the format of your choosing on the top right hand side of the app are options to activate the paid version. You could add your YouTube subscription so you can download vis from your favorite channels [00:03:30] faster. And there are app preferences and help options on the top, right? So that's how to download videos with 4k video downloader, but that's not the, the only option out there. Video download helper is an extension for downloading YouTube videos using the Firefox web browser. Speaker 1: I added the extension to Chrome, but when I tried to download a video, it said that Google had blocked the extension from downloading videos from YouTube. And I didn't try Microsoft edge because I'm on an apple computer. You installed the extension. And when [00:04:00] you're on a YouTube URL, you'll see the video download helper, icon change color. This indicates that a video is available to download via the extension and you can easily download it. There are also some web-based video downloaders out there, but just be very careful with these because a lot of them are shady and could be loaded with spyware and viruses. If it looks shady, then it's probably shady. Especially if a bunch of popups are popping up telling you to scan your computer. Just be careful. There's a lot of weird stuff out there, but the first two I mentioned [00:04:30] in this video are both safe and free. Well, that's how you can download a video for free from YouTube. If you like this video, give us a like, and ring that bell for more videos from CNA, it's vast YouTube channel. And let me know in the comments, your favorite ways for downloading videos from YouTube, and thanks for watching.

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