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Download YouTube Videos to Computer

There is no doubt YouTube is the most popular video sharing site all over the world. Many YouTube fans are anxious to enjoy their favorite YouTube videos offline. KeepVid Pro enables to download YouTube videos to your computer easily. There are 3 ways available to fulfill the task.

Precondition

Before using one of the following methods to download YouTube videos, you need to install and launch KeepVid Pro on your computer firstly. Then you will see the window as below.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Launch KeepVid Pro

Method 1: Download YouTube Videos to Computer by Copying and Pasting URL

Step 1 Search for the YouTube video and copy its URL.

Go to visit the YouTube website via your browser, find and open your favorite video that you wish to download, then copy its URL.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Copy the URL

Step 2 Download YouTube video with your desired resolution.

Go back to KeepVid Pro, tap + Paste URL at the upper-left corner, a setting dialog will pop up. You can clearly know what resolutions are available for the video and each option's video size, choose the proper option you need. Meanwhile, if the original video has subtitles, you're enabled to download subtitles with the language option. By default, KeepVid Pro will detect your system language and set it as the subtitle language.

After that, click Download button to start downloading the video.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Download YouTube video

Note: Optionally, before the download, you can keep your settings as default by checking the option Set my choices as default and don't ask me again and then KeepVid Pro will download YouTube videos with these settings next time, and won't pop up the dialog again. Besides, to recover the pop-up dialog, you can go to Preferences > Download > Turn off the option 1-Click Download Mode for YouTube.

Step 3 Check your video status and find your video.

As soon as you start downloading the video, it will be added to the Downloading library of KeepVid Pro. You can see the download progress.

Note: Here you can click Turbo Mode button to turn on Turbo Mode and download the video with 3X faster download speed.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - check your video status

After the download is completed, you can check it in the Downloaded library. Right-click on the video and select Open File Location from the drop-down menu, you will find the video on your computer easily.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - find your video

Note: The default video format is MP4, you can conver the video to other formats by clicking Add to Convert List button to add it to the Convert section. Besides, later you can transfer the video to any mobile device by clicking Add to Transfer List button to add it to the Transfer section.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Add video to Convert/Transfer list

Method 2: Download YouTube Videos to Computer by Using Browser Plugin

Step 1 Install the browser plugin.

For Windows users, KeepVid Pro supports Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE for short), Google Chrome browser plugins. And the first two browser plugins have been installed automatically if you ticked the option Install Video Download Plugin while KeepVid Pro installation, but Google Chrome plugin should be installed manually. For Mac users, KeepVid Pro supports Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome browser plugins, all of which should be installed manually.

So how to install browser plugins manually? Go to Preferences > Extensions and click Install button separately, for Firefox & IE browser plugins, the installation has been finished. But for Google Chrome plugin, it will jump to the guide page for further instructions which is absolutely safe without virus, just follow the steps to complete the installation.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Install plugins

Step 2 Download YouTube video with your desired resolution.

Situation 1: For Firefox, IE or Sarafi, move your mouse on the video, the Download button will display in the browser. Click it and select the resolution from the drop-down menu to start the download.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Download YouTube video with your desired resolution

Situation 2: For Google Chrome, the Download button will display in the browser. Click it to start the download and the resolution/kpbs will be the default value setting in the Preferences.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Download YouTube video with your desired resolution

Step 3 Check your video status and find your video.

Go to the Download section, the video will be in the Downloading library, you can see the download progress. After downloaded, the video can be found in the Downloaded library.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Download YouTube video with your desired resolution

Method 3: Download YouTube Videos to Computer by Using Built-in Browser

Step 1 Go to visit the YouTube website with bulit-in browser.

Go to Online section, click YouTube icon to enter the YouTube website.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Go to visit the YouTube website with bulit-in browser

Step 2 Find and download YouTube video.

Find and play your favorite video, then move your mouse on the video, the Download button will display at the upper-right corner of the video. Click it and select the resolution from the drop down menu to start the download.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Find and download YouTube video

Step 3 Check your video status and find your video.

Go to Download section, the video will be in the Downloading library, you can see the download progress. After downloaded, the video can be found in the Downloaded library.

Download YouTube Videos to Computer - Find and download YouTube video

Tips: Download YouTube Videos in Batch

As is known to all, YouTube provides all kinds of playlists and channels. KeepVid Pro enables you to download all the videos in the entire playlist or channel at one time, so downloading YouTube videos in batch is never a dream. Please follow the guide Download YouTube Playlist in One click.

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