How to Download YouTube Videos: Easy Way

Download YouTube VideosYouTube is undoubtedly the most preferred website to share and watch favorite videos. Most users prefer to watch the videos online, while a few others like me would like to download them so that they can be saved and retained. Well, if you are one among those few who would like to download the videos from YouTube, then here is a way to do that.

In fact, there are many ways to download videos from YouTube, but here in this post, I would like to share with you one of the easiest way to do that. This can be done as follows:

  1. Download and install the latest version of Internet Download Manager.

    Internet Download Manager is a great add-on for your web browser which increases the download speed by 5 times. It also helps you to pause/resume and schedule your downloads. It has got a great interface and is user friendly. It works with most of the browsers including IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Opera.

  2. After you complete the installation, just open your browser and start searching for your favorite YouTube video. You will see the download button on top of the video using which you can download it instantly.

Download YouTube Videos

  1. Click on the “Download this Video” button to download the video onto your computer. The downloaded video will be in the flash video format (.flv).

  2. You can use VLC Player to play the downloaded video or use SUPER to convert it to your desired format.

By using this trick, along with the YouTube videos, you can even download almost any buffering content on the Internet including videos from MySpace and Google. I hope you like this small post. Don’t forget to pass your comments. Enjoy :)

46 Comments

  1. skk
    August 4, 2011 at 12:37 AM

    I’m using this trick from last year but problem is that IDM is valid for 30 days for free after that you have to purchase or place patch in idm installation folder.


    • shashank
      October 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM

      @skk. dude you can uninstall the IDM completely and reuse it again for 30 days . i use to do it only


  2. Wafiy
    August 4, 2011 at 5:58 AM

    WOW! Good post, Thank You ! but can download in HD format like mp4?


  3. B|ack ReApeR
    August 4, 2011 at 11:57 AM

    I use this often and will continue using this :D Although buffering doesn’t take much time for me yet I use it because on megavideos
    there’s a time limit to watch videos :P


  4. Rida
    August 4, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    Will try it today :-) thanks for the post :-)


  5. mohd saeed
    August 4, 2011 at 3:12 PM

    But what about when internet download manger expire , because it’s a paid version software ………?


  6. srikanth
    August 4, 2011 at 3:49 PM

    we can do like copy the youtube address and past in keepvid site then you can download in diffrent formats also ……………………………….


  7. Rabin
    August 4, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    NICE! Thanks for this post. It is really good. but for the HD video?


  8. Ozone
    August 4, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    You can use VLC player to convert to any format as well, quite easily. In Media choose Convert/Save add the file, click Convert/Save, here you will choose where to save it and what file format to save it as. The trick is you will need to give the new file the extension manually. Such as .mp3, .mp4, etc… and then click Start.


  9. Ozone
    August 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    Coincidentally, I have used RealPlayer Gold to download and edit youtube vidoes.. it is completely free and works in any browser.. Personally I never use the player itself though, and the download range from a few seconds to a few minutes depending on the file size.


  10. Prabhakar
    August 5, 2011 at 5:10 AM

    Is there anyway to recover the buffered video that we have watched on youtube?


  11. saif
    August 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM

    you can download HD videos in MP4 format…select 1080p format and press download button..it will give you option to download in MP4 or Flv formats.


  12. Bharvi @ haxandracks.co.cc
    August 7, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    nice trick but dis internt download manager is a trial version .. it’ll expire after 1 or 2 months… cauld u provide us licensed version of this software…???


  13. Harshil
    August 12, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Thanks. It’s really good you told this thing.


  14. Shaurya
    August 13, 2011 at 10:29 PM

    plz for God sake… plz post something new..


  15. dude:)
    August 17, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    Hey dude…Ur posts are really awesome…can U write a post on how to download softwares for free…??


  16. MM
    August 18, 2011 at 8:55 PM

    DAP(Download Accelerator Plus) is better than IDM in terms of speed


  17. shashankj
    August 30, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Great post buddy! keep rolling such more post.


  18. subash ghimire
    September 9, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    this is just a simple trick baby…..:0


  19. Gaurav Garg @ retireat21.in
    September 17, 2011 at 1:32 PM

    Nice Post Really working but can you provide me the full version of idm


  20. naps
    October 6, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    I have been using it since past 2 years..
    What happens is when youtube runs a vdeo, its generates URLs.
    It doesnt remain static, so when you download a video, and if you pause it with IDM for mor ethan half an hour, then you will find that the download cannot be resumed. Now how does keepvideo work?
    I have ben using the savevid.com site to get the static URL and i click on “add url” on IDM and download it because of its high speed.
    Note that these sites also launch java applets these are for redirecting the static url to a specific URL that is *UPDATED* every now and then, so please can anyone tell me technically how the applets work ??


  21. Omar Faruque
    October 13, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Very informative post.Thanks to post.Waiting for more.


  22. G@ur@v!
    October 16, 2011 at 8:32 PM

    gud! Well i’ve been using it for 2 years……!


  23. Himanshu
    December 7, 2011 at 6:54 AM

    Post is gud but no one bother about this methods because the a more effective platforms like http://www.saveyoutube.com, http://www.keepvid.com,
    http://www.freestudiotools.com


    • Osho Garg
      October 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM

      Himanshu, Agree With You But Better To IDM :)


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    February 7, 2012 at 3:39 PM

    such a nice starting blog.. i like your blog..


  25. Russel
    March 4, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Awesome!


  26. Lakshyaveer Choudhary
    May 2, 2012 at 9:14 AM

    it is a really good software but you can provide its key or a full version?


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    May 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

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  28. kunjan kumar
    May 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    thanks 4 the information it has been very much useful to me


  29. IronMan
    July 2, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    Nice topic. Although there is another trick I like to use which is and add-on inside Firefox, which is called Easyyoutube video downloader. This is an amazing video downloader as well as both mp3 and mp4 converter. Try it on!! Btw it´s free!


  30. IT support
    August 14, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    just what I needed thanks…


  31. Atiq
    September 5, 2012 at 4:46 PM

    Sir,
    After using IDM for last 30 days i have lost permission now by uninstalling the IDM and reinstalling it again from it’s site, it’s still showing your IDM has expired whether you should uninstall or buy the product.
    Could tell me any solution please…..
    Thnks in advance…..Hope the question would be entertain soon.


  32. kiran
    September 7, 2012 at 9:56 PM

    hey shrikant there might be the way to download the video directly from the mozilla firefox without any interference of the any idman

    so lets try it out ….


  33. saad saleem
    September 9, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    idm is valid for just 30 days……after that it didn’t work


  34. kiran
    September 15, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    the idm is trial period version it is allowed free for only 30 days … so how can i use it for the longer period
    .. i have deleted its regisrty but it does not works


  35. Devanand
    September 18, 2012 at 9:54 AM

    Nice topic. Although there is another trick I like to use which is and add-on inside Firefox, which is called Easyyoutube video downloader. This is an amazing video downloader as well as both mp3 and mp4 converter. Try it on!! Btw it´s free!


  36. Raj
    September 19, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    Wow it’s nice gd jb bro
    i have quetion that
    hw to run internet of mobile on pc


  37. Ramesh Das
    October 3, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    hey dude this is very old trick i am using idm since 1 and half year.and it really works. and i am using full version of idm.


  38. Gaurav
    October 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    I think switching to keepvid if the easiest way.


  39. FIDA
    October 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    I used it for one month and then i tried to reinstall it but it says u have IDM already installed.. wat to do now?


  40. Sam
    November 3, 2012 at 7:57 AM

    Bro plz confirm how to dwnld videos on mobile from you tube


  41. yusuf
    November 26, 2012 at 4:24 PM

    thanks for this knowledge bro……


  42. Fedoraproject developer
    December 4, 2012 at 8:38 AM

    This can get easier yet.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/easy-youtube-video-downl-10137/
    This little utility will let you download any video in similar fashion, but you can download in any quality you want. (1080p, dude! Woot!) And the best part is that is is not restricted to just Windows: anyone can get it. You just need Firefox or Iceweasel. ;)


  43. Akshay
    July 18, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    hey dude……this content is just awesome…..loved it…thank yu…


  44. Shubham Rana
    October 24, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Sir how to download youtube videos when any university,college,school block the youtube and the IDM is not working.. at that time

    sir please tell meeeee……..


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