Five ways to download youtube video on your Windows PC for free
Downloading videos from YouTube means you can watch them without an internet connection, however, this action pretty seem impossible for most users of the app. But if possibly done, is ideal for keeping yourself entertained on planes, trains, and trips to places without reliable 3G,4G,5G or Wi-Fi. Downloading videos is also great if you have a mobile plan with a limited data allowance. You can download them to your phone using your home Wi-Fi, and watch them on the move without risking going over your data allocation.
It is surprisingly easy to download videos from YouTube and other video hosting sites that have strict terms of service and you can do it for free. Using third-party apps to download YouTube videos is against Youtube’s term of service – which states that you are only able to stream videos directly from its servers. Downloading YouTube videos also allow you to access potential copyright infringement unless you have permission from the copyright holder, it’s in the public domain, or you own the video yourself. if not here are five ways you can go about downloading your video directly to your mobile storage
Get a 4K downloader software
To download YouTube videos to a Windows PC, start by downloading and installing 4K Video Download. This functional software is completely free and can download whole playlists, as well as 360-degree and 3D videos. When it’s done, check the box marked ‘Launch’ and click ‘Finish’ to install.
Copy and paste the video URL
Open your web browser, find the video you want to download from YouTube and copy its URL from the address bar. After copying, return to the 4k software and click the green ‘Paste Link’ button at the top left. The software will retrieve information about the video and give you a choice of quality options of either ‘low’ or ‘high’. These will vary depending on the quality of the original video, but the software can download YouTube videos in 4K if it’s available.
Choose the quality and format
The software will allow you to download whole YouTube videos, or just rip the audio. Choose your preferred selection using the drop-down menu on the left, then choose a format using the menu on the right. it is advisable to select MP4 because it gives a good balance of quality and file size – and will play on basically every device.
you have options of choosing your quality. For playing back video on your TV or PC, we recommend picking the highest resolution, but bear in mind that this will take longer and will take up more space of course. Luckily, you can check the estimated file size on the left to see how much space it will take, this way you can decide on which action to take. You can also choose where the downloaded video should be saved using the ‘Browse’ button at the bottom. Once you’re happy, click ‘Download’.
download the Youtube video
The YouTube video will now be downloaded for you. If there are other videos in the creator’s channel, 4K Video Downloader will ask whether you want to download those as well. interestingly the software can download up to 24 videos at once. By the time the video is fully downloaded, you can play right from the destination.
Try smart mode
If you often download videos in the same format, check out Smart Mode. This saves your download preferences and loads them automatically. Click the light bulb icon at the top right and next time you paste a URL into 4K Video Downloader, it will be downloaded instantly with the last settings you used.