How to Download YouTube Videos?

I have to download YouTube videos.

One method is to use VLC media player.

  • while playing the youtube in a browser copy the url
  • then open VLC and from file menu open network stream
  • once playing got to tools menu > choose codec information
  • bottom of window copy the location > paste location into a browser
  • right click on playing video > choose save video as

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Do use Firefox; Chrome doesn't like you downloading YouTube files, which figures.

Open a terminal and type man youtube-dl.

You can do it on websites for free just copy paste the youtube URL.