How to Save a YouTube Video

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Have you ever found a video on YouTube that you would like to save for later use or keep in your collection? YouTube does not have that function. But external applications are available for you to save your favorite YouTube video. You could then convert the file so you can play the saved video.


Step 1

Navigate to the YouTube website ( Find the video that you want to download.

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Step 2

When you are on the Web page of your favorite video, click the "Share" button and copy the link. This can be found next to the video in a box labeled "URL."


Step 3

Navigate to SaveTube ( In the Video URL field, paste the link of the YouTube video. Then save it to your computer by selecting the "Video" button.

Step 4

Convert the file. You must download a FLV converter, such as the free FLV Converter ( to play the video.

Step 5

Open the video with a media player, such as Windows Media Player.


Make sure you install the latest version of Java ( to your computer.


Do not download videos that are protected by copyright.