How to Download From YouTube

YouTube allows you to watch homemade videos from around the world directly in your Internet browser. You may want to download a video from YouTube to watch later. You can do that by first downloading an add-on for your Firefox or Internet Explorer browser.

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YouTube lets anyone upload homemade videos to share with others.
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Firefox

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Go to addons.mozilla.org and type "Download YouTube Videos + Flash Video Downloader" into the search box.

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Click the link with the matching title in the list of results.

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Click the "Add to Firefox" button to install the add-on to Firefox on your machine.

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Navigate to the YouTube video you want to download and click the "Save Video" option near your browser's address bar.

Internet Explorer

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Go to the YouTube Downloader add-on download page at ieaddons.com/addons/detail.aspx?id=442.

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Click the "Add to Internet Explorer" button.

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Locate the YouTube video you want to download and copy its URL from your browser address bar.

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Launch the YouTube Downloader and paste the URL into the "Enter video URL" field.

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Click the radio button next to "Download video from YouTube" and click "OK."