YouTube has been designed to only allow users to watch videos and post on their website. Many users want to save their favorite videos on their computer so they can watch them without being connected to the Internet or watching them on other devices. Here are the steps to download and watch YouTube videos on your computer.
Downloading YouTube videos to your computer
Today, there are many sites that allow you to enter the URL of the video you want to save to your computer and get a link to download the file. Three simple step process to download any YouTube video.
Note : If you are in a school or job that blocks YouTube, these steps may not work.
1 . First, go to the YouTube page containing the video you want to record. When you have found the page, press Ctrl + L on your keyboard to select the text in the address bar, then Ctrl + C to copy the Internet address.
2 . Once this address has been copied, open the below youtube video download websites and pressing Ctrl + V on your keyboard to paste the url on below websites in url field.
YouTube video download sites
To convert your url into videos, there are sites that allow you to download YouTube videos.
3 . If done correctly, a new window will appear showing a preview of the video, (as shown below) with the download links. For most users, we suggest you download the MP4 format. Other formats available may include FLV, 3GP, and WebM. Once you have selected your format, click on the appropriate download link.
Once the file has been downloaded, it will be available in your downloads folder.
Watch a FLV video on your computer
If you saved the file as an .flv file, you need a drive that supports .flv files. Here are some suggestions.
– VLC media player
– Windows Media Player
Microsoft Windows users also have the option to play FLV files with Windows Media Player with the correct codec.
Downloading and installing the CCCP codec installs the necessary codec to play FLV files, as well as other codecs you will probably need in the future.