In this article, we have covered all the best methods currently available for downloading videos from YouTube for free, and any device you use. (Computer, Tablet and Smartphone). Depending on the number of videos you need to download, we will advise you on the best solution to adopt. There are a lot of methods available and you can reach them immediately via the menu below.
Download videos from YouTube online via website
The simple and fast method does not require the installation of any software but uses websites (online services) for downloading videos in the desired format. This method is ideal if you want to download a few videos from YouTube, while we convertitoremp3.io converter software rather than sites if you need to download a large number of videos to speed up this operation.
Below is the list of the best online services for downloading videos from YouTube:
Undoubtedly, it is the best online service for downloading videos from Youtube for the following reasons: it is very fast, has no advertisements, allows you to download videos in different formats and qualities and also allows you to download:
– Just the audio track of the video
– Just the video without the audio track
Now let’s see how to use this online service. First, connect to convertitoremp3.io converter site and then:
Paste the link of the Youtube video into the provided white space as shown below in the picture;
Click “Download” and wait for a few seconds;
Right-click “Download MP4” if you want to download the video or “Download MP3” for just the audio track of the video;
From the drop-down menu that opens click on “Save As”;
Site Download Video From Youtube
If you want to download the video or just the audio track in a different quality, click on “Download Other Formats”, in this case you will find at the bottom (as shown in the image below) different formats and resolutions available. Also in this case you’ll have to right-click on the corresponding “Download” button and click “Save Link As” as shown below.
#2 4K Video Downloader
The third software that I recommend is 4k Video Downloader, with less functionality than the first program, but still does the essential work that we are interested in.
Here are three steps to download any video:
Select the link of the video you want to download from YouTube website.
Move the mouse cursor over the link, right-click on it and click “Copy” in the menu that appears.
Open the 4K Video Downloader program and click “Paste URL”.
copy link and download youtube video
A window will open where you can select whether you want to download the video (Download Video) or download the audio of the video (Extract Audio):
If you chose to download the video, after selecting the quality and format (and possibly whether to also download the subtitles of the video), select the folder where you want to save it by clicking on “Browse” and click on “Download”. If you chose to extract the audio track of the video in question, select the format, quality and the folder where you want to download the audio file and then click “Extract”.
#3 aTube Catcher
The fourth software I propose is aTube Catcher which, apart from YouTube, also allows you to download videos from other sites: Dailymotion, Porntube and many others, a total of 60 video sharing services.
This program is also free and very easy t.o use. You can download it from the official website from the following link:
Start the installation of the program and pay attention during the installation to the requests for installation of additional programs, where I invite you to click on “Decline” not to end up with unsolicited programs.
This is how the program appears at startup:
how to download youtube videos using atube catcher
In addition to downloading videos from YouTube and/or other video services, this software can convert downloaded videos to a variety of formats: XVID, VCD, SVCD, DVD, 3GP, MP3, MP4 for iPod, MP4 for PSP, etc.
To get the videos and save them on your computer, the procedure is simple:
Paste in the URL bar the address of the video you want to download
(for example, the address to enter will look like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8OipmKFDeM).
Choose the format according to the use you want to make of it (the extension of the video file will also change).
Click on the “Download” button.
At this point the process of downloading the video will begin, at the end of which you will find the downloaded file in the folder inserted in the Save as entry.
In case the video is available in various definition qualities you can select the quality you prefer, if you do not select anything, after a few seconds, the automatic download of the video in the maximum available quality will start.