How to Download a YouTube
one may need to download a YouTube video? Each of us
has his own answer. Some wants to save the video before it
is deleted, or to watch the video on his 50" HD TV, or, on
the contrary, to watch it on a small screen of his iPod.
Others have too slow Internet connection, or corporate
policy prohibits them to visit such websites. Finally, many
of us merely want to have a collection of our favorite video
stored at our hard drives.
Fortunately, there are many tools to download a video
from YouTube and convert it to formats other than FLV.
It may be difficult to choose a certain solution, so we have
spent time and selected the most quality products and
services to download videos from YouTube at our opinion.
But before we start the review, let us remind
you that YouTube's Terms of Service do not allow any
software or hardware solutions to download materials located
at the website. This means, all of the below tools break
Terms of Service, and by using these tools you are doing
this at your own risk.
to download a video from YouTube
It is simple and obvious.
You need to copy a link to the page containing a video,
paste to the UTL field and click the Download button. This
service requires Java plugin for your browser, and it works
not that fast.
This is a great
web-service to download and convert video files, not only
from YouTube. There is no much advertising there, it works
fast and doesn't require any additional modules, because
downloading and converting happen on the server side.
Software to download a video from YouTube
1. MediaVigor YouTube
A small, but
very nimble utility. It supports a wide variety of formats
including HD video and MP3, it downloads and converts in a
multi-thread mode, and is indeed very easy to use.
TubeTV (Mac OS)
To use this program
you need to download and install Perian extension. The tool
works stable, it is free and very easy to use.
YouTube Ripper (Linux)
This is a
script, and it really works. It saves video in the source
format only - FLV.
Of course, this
is not the entire list; we simply named the most popular
solutions, excluding paid ones, those that didn't work at
the moment, and those which safety was questionable.
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