How to Save YouTube Videos to Your Computer
Want to save a YouTube video on your computer? If you like a certain video clip it's important to save a copy to your desktop. Videos get taken down from YouTube by their posters all the time. Here are a few tips on how to save YouTube videos on your computer.
Things You'll Need
- Internet connection
Open YouTube and bring up the video you wish to copy.
Copy the URL address from the address bar. Either right click -save target as, or select the entire address and then copy it.
Sign up for a free trial at videodl.org. This is a file converting website that allows you to download videos and MP3's directly from the web and onto your computer. There are also a few other sites you might be familiar with that offer this same function.
Paste the URL of your YouTube video into the field right above the words "get it".
Click "get it". This will retrieve the videos link and display it below the search field.
Copy and paste the video link into your download manager. Make sure to change the file extension to ".FLV" before downloading.