Now I am going to show you the quick and easy way how to download Youtube video for free on your computer.
I will divide this text into two main parts.
In the first part, I will share with you some ideas how to use the files that you have already downloaded.
In the second part, I will give you a step-by-step instruction how to download the videos.
How to use the downloaded Youtube videos?
I don’t know your reasons why you may want to download Youtube videos, but I will tell you mine list.
Some of them may sound a bit strange at first sight but read the list below as an opportunity to grab some ideas, which you could apply in your daily and business activities.
1. The most obvious reason is you want to be undependable from possible internet outage. Imagine you want very much to watch a video, but at this moment you don’t have the time to do it. You just download it and have it available whenever you want it, without being afraid of the internet going down;
2. While traveling, you may be watching videos offline. Moreover, – your final destination may sometimes be without internet access or lousy internet access;
3. If there is content series that you follow and you want to switch between them quickly. Let’s say you experiment with different gym lessons, and you are on the fence which one to use. You download all of them and can easily compare.
Or let’s say you are very much keen on three cooking recipes.
You want to become a master in the course of time, preparing those dishes. Instead of going each time on Youtube, you just download them on your computer.
4. When you have (small) kids that love a very much specific set of songs on Youtube. The most natural solution is to have it on your (or their) device, instead of always trying to search it on the Internet.
5. Imagine that you are a great fan of your favorite band and recently you visited their concert. Let’s say soon after the event a record appeared on Youtube! The only way to guarantee you will keep this emotion forever is to download the video.
6. This reason is my favorite! As I am an online marketer and create content on my website, it is very often that I use Youtube videos for my articles, either to learn something or to share them with my audience.
In both cases, it is essential that I have my library of videos. Thus, I have everything in one place, I can order it in a way it works for me best, and I have quick and easy access.
OK. I have shared with you some reasons to have videos on your computer instead of relying on the Internet only. Let’s have a look at
A quick and easy way how to download Youtube video on your computer.
To watch the movies on your computer, you should have a multimedia player installed. There are lot’s of them on the internet. You can use free solutions, like VLC media player or BS Player, which will do an excellent job for you.
What is important is that they support favorite video and audio media file types, such as MP3, MP4, etc.
It is not on the today’s topic, but in case you are curious, learn HERE what is the difference between MP3 and MP4.
When you have your player installed, it is time to download the Youtube video.
Let’s for the sake of the experiment say that you want to have quick and constant access to a video, showing beautiful sunsets.
Just follow the steps below.
1. Go to Youtube, find and open the video of interest. This is what I found on Google, related to the topic:
2. Find the URL of the video, on the search bar. It should look like this:
Right before the word Youtube, add the word “gen.” The URL should look like
3. Click “Enter,” and this URL should lead you to the same video on GenYouTube’s page. GenYoutube is a free video downloader service that lets you download a copy of your video uploaded to Youtube.
Using Genyoutube you can download your videos from Youtube in mp4, mp3, webm, 3gp, flv formats both in HD and SD quality.
Down the page, you will see different options for audio and video formats.
4. Select an appropriate for you format and start downloading the video.
As the file I have chosen was HD quality, the size of the data was comparatively big. Just pay attention to this detail. Of course, you may download the file in compressed and much lower format size, but you will lose quality.
As usually happens, you will have to make a choice – fantastic HD quality coming with a big size file, or low quality and smaller file.
By the way, here you could see short sunset video that you might enjoy:)
I will keep this movie on my computer, and I will be watching it when I am in a dreamy mood!
OK. You already know the quick and easy way how to download Youtube video for free. It is that simple!
And while you can download videos for pleasure, or find your recipe more comfortable, I want to remind you, that you can use this skill to store videos, related to developing your website and make money out of it.
Click HERE to learn what is the best way to start a blog to make money!
I would love to hear from you! Did you try the method and did it work for you? What was your first downloaded video? Just write me in the section below, and I will be more than happy to answer you or assist you if you have any questions:)
To your new Youtube library:)