How to download video from YouTube free? How to save YouTube video on computer? There are many articles on this topic. After a period of trial, I've sorted out several effective ways to download video from YouTube. And now, I would like to share my experience on how to download video from YouTbue free and easily.
This article introduce three method about download video from Yotube website.
Download YouTube video with Firefox
Download Youtbe video with YouTube video downloader, Download video for Mac users
All these method about download YouTube video or copy YouTube video to hard drive are totally free and effective and safe.
Find a video clip you wanna download from YouTube.com
YouTube.com seems to have the greatest variety of video clips, from classic skatevideos, to old commercials, to archived music videos, etc. Go to find a favorite one.
Download video from YouTube free and save it as a FLV file
Method 1 :
For Firefox browser users to download from YouTube:
Step 1: Firefox is a free and powerful web browser. Download the lasted Firefox version. Here is the free download link:
Step 2: Install the video downloader extension. This is a plug-in for Firefox. It enables you capture streaming video from website.
Step 3: After installing video downloader, restart firefox. In the bottom right, you'll see a little box. Go to the video you want to download, double click that little box, and select download link. Then you could download the streaming video you want.
Then you can save YouTube video to your favorite folder on your computer. Note: once you successfully download video from YouTube, you need rename the file to *.flv In order to play it with YouTube player on your computer.
For Internet Explorer (PC) users
Free YouTube downloader can be downloaded.
Find a favorite video clip, copy the YouTube video URL (YouTube video address) and paste it to the "URL:" box. Change "save to" folder then click Ok.
Note: The FLV file isn't widely used, so you need to download a special player to play the file. Freeware FLV Player is highly recommended. Download free FLV Player.
For Internet Explorer (Mac) users
Search your hard drive for a file called get_video. You can use Spotlight to find the file.
Copy it to your Desktop
Rename the file extension from *.php to *.flv.
Convert YouTube FLV file
There are many programs to convert the YouTube FLV file. Mac users may look at Mac YouTube video downloader and converter. PC users have the powerful FLV Converter (recommend). It can convert FLV to AVI, FLV to MPEG, FLV to WMV, iPod, PSP, DVD, MOV, MP3, etc. You can also using the FLV to MPG iPod SWF Converter to convert FLV to AVI, convert FLV to MPEG.