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Learn step by step how to download YouTube videos

Do you know how to download YouTube videos? Believe it or not, it is easier than you think. But, if you have no idea where to start, don’t worry, we are here to be your guide technology. Discover how to store a music video or a file from the NASA.

In general, it is legal to share and embed YouTube videos on the Internet, but it is not always possible to download them for use offline. Downloading videos is a violation of the Terms of service of YouTube, unless YouTube has explicitly given you permission to download the video in question.

It is also important to note that some of the many sites to download from YouTube use practices of generation of money is not conventional as cryptomining.

Step 1: Download the 4K Video Downloader

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Go to the official website of 4K Video Downloader and click on Get 4K Video Downloader to download it. Once that is downloaded, execute it to install the application on your PC.

If you don’t have a screen 4K, it does not allow you to be intimidated by the name. This is one of the download tools more versatile and easy-to-use currently available, and will work with all your files, regardless of the screen resolution of your PC.

The free version of this software has the ability to download individual videos with quality customizable up to 4K, it has support for 3D and videos of 360 degrees, can download subtitles and you can even do it through links embedded.

Also is available a payment version with a price of $20, but to download a simple video from YouTube, the free version will be sufficient.

Step 2: Copy the YouTube video URL

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The next step is the most simple: just go to the YouTube video you want to download and copy its URL from the address bar at the top of the browser window. With the URL locked and loaded in your clipboard, you can close the window or tab of the video.

Step 3: Paste in the URL

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Open the application 4K Video Downloader that you downloaded. It is not necessary to paste manually the URL. Simply click on the button Paste link in the upper-left corner of the menu bar and the software will take the URL from the clipboard of your PC.

Step 4: Download your video

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Once you have finished reviewing the video, you will be offered several options for the quality, the formats and the conversions of the video. You can also adjust the download location of the video, and the application will create a folder containing all your downloaded videos. It is important to take into account that the video that captures the software will be based on your IP address, not the URL that you enter, so that the VPN users may need to change your location to download the correct version.

Just click on the download button after selecting the desired options. Below, you will see a progress page that details the size and the download speed and estimated time remaining. You can pause or cancel the download at any time.

Once you’ve learned that, the 4K Video Downloader can be set to download videos automatically or with a single click using Subscriptions or smart Mode, respectively.

Other alternatives

The best alternative to 4K Video Downloader is one of the many options web-based that you can find online. While it is convenient not having to download software, these sites often use practices of creation of money is not conventional, such as cryptography or the pop-up advertisement. That makes the recommendation of these sites, so you really suggest the previous method.

In the second place, there are a number of alternative desktop for 4K Video Downloader, such as the VLC media player. We love VLC, but it is not so simple to download YouTube videos. In addition, you can not convert the video to another format, or choose the resolution you want.

*Updated by Maria Teresa Lopes 05 February 2019.

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