Use VLC to download & save You Tube videos

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#1

Once you stream and played the YouTube video on VLC media player after that you can also download the same if you want, for that follow the below steps.

  • While playing the Tube video on VLC, click on the Tools and then on Codec information (CTRL+J).
  • Now from the Codec Information copy the media link or location
  • Paste the above-copied link location in the browser and press enter key from the keyboard. When the video starts getting played, right click on that and select the Save as video option

#2

Hello pfeiffep

Have you tried the command line tool "youtube-dl" used with the option -F to see the available formats, then change the F to f, add a space and the number of the format that interests you?


#3

Good suggestion! No I haven't tried it ... for me it's kinda like continuing to look for lost keys after they've been found.

Of course if this were an ongoing need I'd explore other methods.


#4

I tried VLC, but I have found YouTube downloader 7.3.5 with it's companion app to be a lot simpler - works with almost every site that I've tried it with. VLC is my default playback app no matter what, but YouTubedownloader is so much easier to use! :slight_smile:
it is a firefox plugin