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August 6, 2021

How to Download YouTube Videos

How to Download YouTube Videos

How to Download YouTube Videos

How to Download YouTube Videos with a VLC Player?

If you don’t have the VLC media player in your computer system, then you can download it. VLC Media player is secure and makes it easier for you to download YouTube videos.

Here’s how:

1. Head To YouTube Video & Copy The URL.

Head to YouTube and open the video you want to download. Next, copy the URL of the video.

2. Open VLC Media Player.

Ideally, you shouldn’t wait for this step to open the VLC media player. You should keep it open on the taskbar for your benefit.

3. New Network Stream.

When you open the VLC media player, head over to the ‘Media’ option, and click on it.

Next, select the ‘Open Network Stream’ option. Of course, this is the case when you’re using a Windows OS.

When you’re using Mac, the flow is FILE > OPEN NETWORK.

4. Open Media.

In this stage, you’ll see a page with a text editor, no matter what OS you’re using. Here, paste the copied URL of the YouTube video you want to download.

5. Hit The ‘Play’ Option.

When you click on the ‘play’ option, the video starts playing on VLC.

6. Codec Information.

Next, click on the ‘Tools’ option on the top right-hand corner. There, you’ll find an option called ‘codec information.’ You can also reach the ‘codec information’ option by using the ‘CTRL + J’ command.

When you click on the ‘codec information,’ a new window opens up.

7. Location.

The window looks something like this:

You need to copy the information of the video from the location text box at the bottom of the page. This step is pretty straightforward for Windows users.

However, if you’re a Mac user, you need to right-click on the field and click on the ‘Open URL’ option.

8. Copy/Paste the URL.

If you’re on a Windows system, you already copied the URL. Paste it onto your web browser and click ‘Enter.’ The step is redundant for Mac users.

9. Save the Video.

At this stage, the video should be playing on your browser online. Right-click on the video and select the ‘Save video as’ option.

10. Download The Video.

The video will now start downloading. The default format is MP4, and the default title would be ‘videoplayback.’ Once it gets downloaded, save it with your other videos.

Although the process may seem lengthy right now, it’s pretty simple once you do it yourself.

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