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How to Download YouTube Videos on Your PC




YouTube is one of the most popular video-sharing platforms in the world, with billions of hours of content available for streaming. However, sometimes you might want to download YouTube videos on your PC for offline viewing, backup, editing, or other purposes. But how can you do that?


In this article, we will show you three easy and effective methods of downloading YouTube videos on your PC. We will also discuss the legal and ethical issues of downloading YouTube videos, as well as the pros and cons of each method. By the end of this article, you will be able to choose the best method for your needs and enjoy your favorite YouTube videos anytime, anywhere.




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Method 1: Using Open Video Downloader




What is Open Video Downloader and how to install it




Open Video Downloader is a free open source tool that allows you to download any YouTube video on Windows and macOS. You can get it from . To install it on Windows, click the GET icon to install the Microsoft Store version, as the other version doesn't work on some Windows PCs. On a Mac, click the Download button, then double-click the downloaded file to install the app.


How to use Open Video Downloader to download YouTube videos




Here are the steps to use Open Video Downloader to download YouTube videos:


  • Go to the YouTube video you want to download in a web browser.



  • Copy the video's URL from the address bar.



  • Start the Open Video Downloader app.



  • Right-click the address bar at the top of Open Video Downloader and select Paste. This will paste your video's URL into the field.



  • Click the + button. The tool will scan the video and display some options for download.



  • Select your download preferences. The "Video + Audio" format is selected by defaultthis ensures you're downloading the entire video, including the audio. You can also choose the video resolution and frame rate you want to download from the second drop-down menu. The higher the resolution and framerate, the better the quality. However, a higher-quality file will result in a larger file size.



  • Click the green Download button at the bottom of Open Video Downloader. The tool will start downloading the video and show you the progress and speed. You can pause or cancel the download at any time by clicking the Pause or Cancel buttons.



  • Once the download is complete, you can find the video file in your Downloads folder or wherever you set the output folder in Open Video Downloader's settings.



The pros and cons of Open Video Downloader




Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using Open Video Downloader to download YouTube videos:


Pros


Cons


It is free and open source.


It requires installation and updates.


It supports multiple video formats and resolutions.


It doesn't support downloading subtitles or annotations.


It has a simple and user-friendly interface.


It doesn't have a built-in video player or editor.


It can download videos from other websites besides YouTube.


It may not work on some videos due to YouTube's restrictions or changes.


Method 2: Using VLC Player




What is VLC Player and how to install it




VLC Player is a free and open source media player that can play almost any video or audio file. It also has some hidden features, such as downloading YouTube videos. You can get it from . To install it on Windows, click the Download VLC button, then run the downloaded file and follow the instructions. On a Mac, click the Download VLC button, then drag the VLC icon to your Applications folder.


How to use VLC Player to download YouTube videos




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  • Go to the YouTube video you want to download in a web browser.



  • Copy the video's URL from the address bar.



  • Start the VLC Player app.



  • Click Media in the menu bar, then select Open Network Stream. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+N on Windows or Command+N on Mac.



  • Paste your video's URL into the field under Network Protocol, then click Play. The video will start playing in VLC Player.



  • Click Tools in the menu bar, then select Codec Information. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl+J on Windows or Command+J on Mac.



  • Select and copy the text under Location at the bottom of the window. This is the direct link to the video file on YouTube's server.



  • Paste the link into a web browser's address bar, then press Enter. The video will start playing in your browser.



  • Right-click on the video and select Save Video As. Choose a name and location for your video file, then click Save. The video will start downloading to your PC.

  • Once the download is complete, you can find the video file in your Downloads folder or wherever you chose to save it.



The pros and cons of VLC Player




Here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of using VLC Player to download YouTube videos:


Pros


Cons


It is free and open source.


It requires installation and updates.


It can play almost any video or audio file.


It can only download one video at a time.


It has a lot of hidden features and customization options.


It has a complex and cluttered interface.


It can download videos from other websites besides YouTube.


It may not work on some videos due to YouTube's restrictions or changes.


Method 3: Using Online YouTube Video Downloader Websites




What are online YouTube video downloader websites and how to find them




Online YouTube video downloader websites are websites that allow you to download YouTube videos without installing any software. They usually work by asking you to paste the video's URL into a field, then offering you various download options. You can find them by searching for "YouTube video downloader" or "YouTube video converter" on any search engine. Some examples of online YouTube video downloader websites are .


How to use online YouTube video downloader websites to download YouTube videos




Here are the steps to use online YouTube video downloader websites to download YouTube videos:



  • Go to the YouTube video you want to download in a web browser.



  • Copy the video's URL from the address bar.



  • Go to an online YouTube video downloader website in another tab or window.



  • Paste your video's URL into the field on the website, then click Download, Convert, or a similar button. The website will process the video and display some options for download.



Select your download preferences. You can choose the video format, resolution, quality, and size you want to download from the available options. Some websites also allow you to download only the audio or conver


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