Want to save a YouTube video on your computer? If you like a certain video clip, you should save a copy to your desktop, since videos are taken down from YouTube by their posters all the time. You can't save directly from YouTube to your desktop, but third-party software makes the process achievable.
Open YouTube and bring up the video you wish to copy.
Copy the URL address from the browser address bar.
Sign up for a free trial at VideoDL. This file-converting website allows you to download videos and MP3s directly from the web and onto your computer. Other similar websites offer this same function.
Paste the URL of the YouTube video into the field next to the words "Get It" on the VideoDL website.
Click "Get It." This retrieves the video link and displays it below the search field.
Copy and paste the video link into your download manager. Change the file extension to ".flv."