When you download YouTube videos, you will watch them without an online connection, perfect for entertaining yourself on trips to planes, trains and places without reliable mobile Internet access.
If you have got a mobile plan with a limited data allowance, then downloading YouTube videos is great. You’ll download them to your phone using your home Wi-Fi, and can watch them run without risk going to your data allocation.
Downloading videos from YouTube and other video hosting sites is surprisingly easy – and you’ll roll for free. YouTube itself provides some tools for downloading videos (both on desktop and mobile), and has third-party tools that will also work. Read on to find out how.
1. Get 4K video downloader
To download YouTube videos to a Windows PC, start by downloading and installing 4K Video Downloaded. This versatile software is completely free, and can download entire playlists, as well as 360 degree and 3D videos. When it is complete, check the box marked ‘Launch’ and click ‘Finish’.
2. Copy and paste the video URL
Open your browser, find the video you want to download from YouTube and replicate its URL from the address bar. Then return to the 4K video downloader and click the green ‘Paste Link’ button on the far left.
The software will receive information about the video and provide you with a choice of quality options. These will vary depending on the standard of the first video, but YouTube can download videos in 4K when software is available.
3. Choose Standard and Format
The 4K video downloader will allow you to download entire YouTube videos, or rip audio only. Select your preferred selection using the menu on the left, then choose a format using the menu on the appropriate. We like MP4 for our videos, as it gives an honest balance of quality and file size – and can play on basically every device.
Then, choose your quality. To enjoy back video on your TV or PC, we recommend choosing the very best resolution, but keep in mind that it may take longer and take up more space. Fortunately, you will check the approximate file size on the left to find out what proportion it will take up.
You can also choose whether the downloaded video is saved using the ‘Browse’ button on Rock Bottom. Once happy, click ‘Download’.
4. Download YouTube videos
The YouTube video will now be downloaded for you. If there are other videos within the manufacturer’s channel, the 4K video downloader will ask if you want to download them as well. It can directly download up to 24 videos.
Once the video is downloaded, you’ll find it in the destination folder, or right-click it in the 4K video downloader and choose ‘Play’. Until you adjust the settings, the video will remain during this list until you choose to get rid of it – though you turn off and restart the software.
5. Try Smart Moode
If you regularly download videos in the same format, observe the smart mode. This protects your download preferences and loads them automatically. Click on the lightbulb icon at the far right and the next time you paste a URL into the 4K video downloader, it will download immediately with the final settings you use. For more tech news, visit Need Tricks.