The world at large seems to be moving toward making and downloading YouTube videos available on personal computers and other portable devices. Downloading YouTube videos from an external source also takes up bandwidth on the Internet and money from Google. There is a good reason why YouTube runs relevant ads on the sidebar of all its websites: people actually make a living doing that. So, of course, stealing video files from YouTube is also a no-no. If you still want to make some extra video files from your favorite YouTube channel, follow these easy steps:
Download the latest version of the Portable Storage Format vLC. For Windows operating systems, this is Windows ME or XP Home Edition. You can also download vLC for Linux operating systems. The latest Portable Storage Format has a total of 2.5GB of storage space.
Download and install the Free Video Clipper 4.0. This software is not affiliated or endorsed by YouTube or Google. It works with the latest versions of Windows, including Home and Laptop versions. To use this software, you’ll need to open a web browser and then access the software by clicking on the “Install/Uninstall” option found in the browser’s menu. Follow the simple instructions that the software provides.
Download the Free Video Clipper app. This program requires the installation of the MS Windows Store. After installation, open the MS Windows Store and search for the Free Video Clipper app. You’ll be prompted to download the latest version. Once the app is downloaded, you can go back to the YouTube channel where you last downloaded the videos.
Download the YouTube offline feature. The YouTube application has an offline feature which allows you to watch YouTube videos while you are not connected to the internet. To enable the feature, go to Settings, Video Store, and select “Off”. Once you have done so, you will be able to see all the channels and videos that are available offline
Watch YouTube videos while you are offline. To do this, connect your android phone or tablet to the computer via USB cable or Bluetooth device and open the YouTube application. Select “Channel” and browse to find your favorite channel. Once you have done so, hit the “Play” button located at the upper left corner of the screen. To access the offline viewing feature, tap the + sign next to the channel name.
Snaptube. – Like the Free Video Clipper, Snaptube also enables you to download videos while you are not connected to the internet. For this, you must install the Snaptube app on your android smartphone or tablet. After installation is completed, touch your device’s home screen to launch the app. If prompted, use the microphone feature for taking video recordings.
All the aforementioned devices can be used to download videos using a downloaded application such as H2 repositories or direct video links. A good example of a download manager application that allows you to download videos for free is the Https HD Video Downloader. This application lets you search, download and convert videos from various formats such as DivX and XviD formats.
Aside from these apps, there are other programs that let you download videos in a convenient manner. For example, you can download videos from Yahoo or Picasa. There are also programs that can automatically download videos from major social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitters. All the mentioned programs work by accessing the user’s data through the internet and downloading the files to the phone’s internal memory.
If you do not want to download the whole movie, you can use the Google Chrome browser. For instance, if you are in the process of watching a video on YouTube, you can simply tap on the title and go back to the YouTube homepage. For advanced users who use the Chrome browser more frequently, the built-in Go Back option can also help them go back to the previous page. This is very handy especially when you accidentally deleted something.
The drawbacks of using the Chrome browser more frequently compared to other formats include less storage space for downloaded videos. Although the storage space is smaller, the lack of compatibility with many formats makes it impractical. Furthermore, some of these apps only support certain video file formats. You will have difficulty using your favorite files unless you convert them to the same formats as what you are using. Fortunately, there are third-party apps available in the market that can convert your files for you.
One of these apps is the WebM Video Converter. This software is designed by professional developers and provides easy conversion of video files from other file formats such as AVI, MPG, WMA, opus, etc. into the portable format that you can use on your mobile device. WebM is a free download from the Google website. It allows you to view and download all types of media files including HTML, PPT, and FLV.