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Downloading videos from YouTube

Usually, YouTube programs mean tools for those who upload videos to this popular site.

But, those who watch these videos are much more, and they also have their own needs. :)

Many YouTube users would like to be able to save video to their computer. However, the service does not provide this opportunity. Moreover, the owner of YouTube (Google) is fundamentally against downloading. Therefore, we have to look for workarounds.

The video is saved in the browser cache. You can get it from there, but, for a start, you must definitely watch the video from start to finish. Then find where exactly the cache is stored (depending on the browser).The contents of the cache look something like this:browser cacheNext, you need to find the file - this is also not an easy task. Add an extension to the name (everything is stored there without them).
If this method does not scare you, there are many detailed instructions on the Internet. In my opinion, it's much easier to use third-party services. The choice of free tools is huge, you can find it to your liking - just sites where you insert a link to a video and get a sound file, browser plug-in that allow you to download videos directly from YouTube, programs for your computer.

Online services for downloading from YouTube

Many sites offer help in downloading videos. The process is similar to converting to MP3 - insert a link from YouTube into the field and download.
You can, for example, use the already mentioned Y2mate.  
Y2mate

YouTube download plugins

You can install a dedicated browser add-on. You only need to download the plugin from own site, but not from a special section in the browser settings. They may not be there as Google discourages YouTube downloads.

For example, the YouTube Video Downloader plugin. You just need to select your browser (if it is not automatically detected), click on the DIRECT INSTALL button and follow the instructions of the browser - it will offer to go to the add-ons section and install a new plug-in.YouTube Video DownloaderAfter that, a download button will appear under the video.YouTube Video Downloader

YouTube download programs

Programs for downloading videos from YouTube also exist. They work according to the same principle as sites - insert a link and download. If it is more convenient for you to use the program than a website or a plugin, I recommend Youtube Downloader HD. Youtube Downloader HDInsert a link to the video in the top field.
Select the video resolution. Better quality - more space the file will take on disk.
Checking the box allows you to convert video to MP4 format compatible with Apple IOS and Android.The bottom line shows where the downloaded file is saved.
The "Convert to AVI"button leads to a site where you can download a separate program to perform this operation.

System requirements - Windows 7 or newer.
You can download the Youtube Downloader HD program on the website  Youtube Downloader HD