When you find a great royalty-free image on the web, it’s really easy to save it to your computer. Just right-click it and save it. But what about videos? You can’t just right click them and there are only a few sites out there which have a download button for their video content. YouTube, being the most popular video site doesn’t have a download link.
However, there are several online services that will get any YouTube video you want in a click! All you have to do is paste a link and download the video in various formats. Of course, you should use this tools only for backing up your videos and other royalty-free materials. If you really like a particular video, respect the author and like it on YouTube.
SaveVideo.Me is a free service which will get you every YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, DailyMotion video you want. All you have to do is to paste the link, after which the site will get you some links with .FLV or .MP4 files to download.
There are a lot more video sites supported by SaveVideo.Me, and what’s great about it is the clean and minimalistic interface.
SaveYouTube is also a great service for downloading YouTube videos and it comes with some cool hacks. When you paste a YouTube link into SaveYouTube, you’ll have the option to download it or – to loop it. If you’ve ever wanted to have a repeat option on YouTube, this is a good workaround.
Another cool trick provided by SaveYouTube is the ability to save YouTube videos by editing the URL; open up the video you want to save and change the URL from youtube.com/watch… to saveyoutube.com/watch… and the download will start! Cool, isn’t it?
KeepVid will download your YouTube videos, after you decide which ones you’d like to download, right? Yep, you don’t have to search for videos on YouTube and copy/paste the link – just search for it on KeepVid and click on them to get download links.
If you’re more of a desktop app person, you can get KeepVid’s desktop downloader as well.
VideoDownloadX is a normal YouTube video downloader and it works like the others – paste the link to a YouTube video and download it. However, VideoDownloadX allows you to quicky convert those videos to some popular formats like .FLV, .MP3, .MP4, .MPG and .3GP, which ever you find more preferable.
SaveTube uses Java to download your videos, so you’ll need to have Java installed on your computer. Once you find the video you want to backup, provide SaveTube with a link and you’ll get the download links. If you don’t need the video itself, but only the audio part of it, SaveTube can extract the audio from the file and you can easily download it.
Have you ever used any YouTube video download tool? Which one do you prefer?