Download Videos from YouTube & Other

This is a Very widely asked question so I thought to Jolt down Some Information on how to get it done, what all methods we can use to do soo …

Youtube, the one site that has revolutionized the online videos over the internet. Probably, everyone using internet will listen the word YOUTUBE atleast once in a while. This is similar with Google videos too. You feel comfortable while watching the videos but you have will also have a desire to download them and watch them instantaneously over your PC than going to the site and streaming the video all the time to watch it. The Youtube policy of " stream to see " disgusts me because if you refresh the page unexpectedly, then the video starts streaming from the beginning. When we see footage of love, the absence download collections can no longer watch and when they will regret it. Therefore, the best way is to love download video footage preserved. But YouTube itself only provided online viewing functions, but not mentioning the download link. Download video from YouTube easy, if a download tools to help us be better. Youtube should have come up with some idea to solve this. Let that be a side and now we shall see the methods to get a download a youtube video or a google video on to your PC. Four popular techniques are the following

– Online Downloader sites

– Greasemonkey scripts

– Firefox addons

– Softwares



Online video Downloader sites: In these sites you have to give the url of the youtube video in the space provided and click on "download" to download the file. A few sites that provide this feature are 1. 2. 3. 4. and many more…

This technique is not reliable as at all the times you will not be able to download from their sites

Grease monkey Scripts: This works only in Firefox as Greasemonkey is this addon is supported by Firefox only. You have to install some scripts to download the youtube videos. Steps to download using grease monkey, 1. You should use a Firefox browser, if you don’t have click here to download the latest version. 2. Install the Grease monkey addon from here. 3. After this install one of the following scripts

4. After doing all this refresh the youutbe or google video page to see an icon "save this file"or "download this file " or "get this video ",… 5. Click on it to save the file with a file name. Add .flv to the file name, like if abc is file name, rename the downloaded file as abc.flv

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Now use a flv player to view it or download a flv converter like (Riva FLV Encoder Total Video Converter ) into mpeg or avi or wmv format and watch it with normal video player like vlc or windows media player.  

Firefox addons: Here a few addons of Firefox that will directly download the youtube or Google videos

1. Unplug

2. Get video

3. Fast video download

4. Video Downloader

5. Video Download

Software to download Youtube or Google videos :

1. 2. 3. Youtube Accelerator Note 1 : Of all the techniques described above, using grease monkey is the mosty effeciient one and also the most reliable one. Note 2 : The same technique is applicable to Google videos too but the scripts and ddons and softwares my be different. There are other many other methods as well… HOw you get your Video’s downloaded?

  • inayat

    follow this link…………….watch this video……..
    it ll tell you the exact procedure of DOWNLOADING VIDEO 4M

  • Thanks …inayat
    the link got many vid tutorial for the actual Dummies of earth 😉
    so that they can watch and learn ..

  • a very simple way (to download flv) is to add “kiss” before youtube…

    for example you are watching this on youtube:

    if you want to download its FLV… just add ‘kiss’ before youtube:

    PS: needs JavaScript enabled (for the download button to appear)

  • There is also a program named “Youtube Video Downloader” with the help of which you just give the link in the program and the downloaded file gets saved in the same folder as the pprogram is residing. ..

  • Awais


    simply Install new real player v11 and you will enjoy to downlaod all that type of videos, like youtubes videos 🙂

  • @Awais … thanks thanks a new addition into this stuff

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  • Hey Dr-Hack, nice blog 🙂 .[2008|11|37e00759aed9dd442991b9b2148b2852]

  • SterlowPrerty

    Thak you for the news

  • BillyNH

    I’ve been looking for a lot of time now in order to find a simple method so I can easily download youtube videos .
    There are a lot of them including software tools , firefox plugins , various scripts etc.. Well most of them are ok at doing their work .

    But I will mention a way that it’s the most simple that I’ve found. This way includes using

    Ok here are the steps involved

    1) go to
    2) copy the youtube link you want to downlod
    3) paste it on tubeleecher site
    4) save the video and you’re done

    You can watch the video you downloaded with a flash player.
    Download it here

    There is also a youtube video showing the whole procedure of getting video from youtube with the method described above.
    Watch it here — >

  • I think I can help you with this.
    I came across an article recently, It mainly about how to free download video from video sharing websites.
    Have a look from
    Hope it can help you more or less!

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