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How to download youtube videos online

Youtube It is the platform preferred by many to upload videos and share all kinds of content, that is why today we are going to teach you How to download youtube videos online seamlessly so you can back up your favorite videos for offline viewing.

Download Youtube videos with JDownloader

What this ancient program does is, thanks to its link grabber, it recognizes the video from the Youtube url, for this:

  1. We open the JDownloader. If you don’t have it, we recommend you download it from its official website.
  2. We copy the url of the video we want to download. We do not complicate ourselves and select the one that appears in our browser.
  3. In the JDownloader link grabber we will see a series of files, this is because the program tracks both the thumbnails and the text files it finds on the page.
  4. We select the link that we want to download and right click and we choose “Add and start downloads«.
  5. If you don’t have all the video or audio codecs, it is possible that the program asks you to update or install something and then restarts. Do not worry as the link will be saved in the program when it reopens.
  6. Note that you will be left with a second window asking if you want to close the program, if you do not accept the update it will remain as “stuck” and you will not be able to finish it.
  7. As soon as you open the program, the download will start and when it is finished, it will notify you with a pop-up window.
  8. If you do not remember where you download the files, there is the possibility of opening the folder from the program itself, clicking with the right button and clicking on «open folder» once the download is complete.
  9. It will open for us Windows Explorer or the one that uses your operating system (since it is a multiplatform software) and you will be able to enjoy the youtube video quietly.

Download Youtube video with third party website

In this case, it’s a bit simpler and you won’t need to install any programs:

  1. Simply add “5s” to the youtube url after the www. for example:
  2. It will take you to a website called Yout5s. You can also paste the url in the bar that appears above.
  3. After a few seconds the bottom part of the web will change and you should get something like this.
  4. Once you press on «get link» another button will appear that says «to download» and after clicking on it, your video will start downloading.

Best sites to download YouTube videos online

They are not the only options, but they work quite well, yes, keep in mind that in some cases advertising will appear when you try to download:

  • clipconverter. It works similar to JDownloader but from the browser. It is not necessary to modify the url and it is pasted as is in “media address”. It will let us choose between several formats.
  • Yout5s. With up to 1GB download speed, we just need to add 5s to the url and our video will be ready to download.
  • Snappea: Like the previous ones, but with an Android version, as well as a section with the most downloaded videos.
  • savefrom. It only works in some countries. You can try to see if yours is included in their exceptions.
  • video grabber. It brings us a search bar with various editing options (we can trim the video, or record our screen).