Exploding Egg

Downloading Videos From YouTube

If you’ve ever wondered how to grab a video from YouTube so you can watch it offline on your computer, then I’ve got a solution for you.

I found a nice, simple and fast program called, creatively enough, YouTube Downloader. Better still, it’s free.

The software pops a little box on your computer, and all you have to do is cut and paste the link for your YouTube video into the box and it downloads it for you.

I found it’s great for grabbing up Kinks videos that I don’t yet have in my collection.


Update: For you Mac users out there my friend Amedeo suggests this program, which does the same thing: YouTube Downloader+ 1.8 for Mac

Another friend suggests this link to a program called Vixy for video downloading, which may be more diverse than the YouTube one I found. He also calls MediaCoder the Swiss army knife of video conversion programs.


April 11, 2010 - Posted by | Links | , ,


  1. I just downloaded a video; it grabs it in .flv format, which is generally useless for editing, and difficult to view. I like using zamzar.com, an online converter, which offers multiple formats to convert the YouTube masterpiece into. You get a link, via e-mail, to download the file after the process is finished.

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