How to Download YouTube Videos
According to YouTube, more than 100 hours of video are uploaded to the site every minute and more than 6 billion hours of video are watched each month.
That’s more than 680,000 YEARS of video watched every single month on YouTube.
While I’m sure most of those views are from people who only watch a video once, I’m also pretty confident many of those views are from people watching the same video more than once, maybe many times.
If there’s a video you’d like to save for offline viewing, so you’re not having to visit YouTube every time you want to watch it, it’s actually pretty easy to do.
All you need is a free Firefox extension called “Download Flash & Video“.
After you’ve downloaded the extension from the Firefox plugin site, visit the YouTube page of a video you’d like to download. The icon for Download Flash & Video will turn blue indicating there is a video that can be downloaded.
Click the blue button and the downloader extension will show you a list of versions and formats of the video file that you can choose to download.
Generally, I’d choose a version in MP4 format because most media players support that format.
Click the version you want and it will automatically start downloading for you.
Now you have your youtube video saved on your computer, available to be watched anytime without ads and without even the need for an active internet connect.
The Download Flash & Video extension also works on a number of other video sites, according to its extension page, so try it out on different websites you visit.
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