You might have landed here because you want to download youtube videos but youtube wont give the download option (but officially there is a way to save the youtube videos offline in some selected territories) and the app you downloaded in your smartphone (youtube downloaders)is full of spamwares,spywares and virus or mallicious codes of some kind.In this post i will give you the best possible ways to download the youtube videos.
The methods i am explaining are mostly for the web interface( especially chrome extensions ) and others are android based.
BONUS: Ever wondered why google doesnot publish apps to download youtube videos (youtube downloader apps) in the Google playstore? Its because the policy of youtube (yeah its google company you know that) is violated by such apps. So the apps that you find in the playstore are spam and carry spyware and are totally fake .
The methods that i am talking are :
- using tubemate app(Android)
- using vidmate app(Android)
- using savefromnet (website, you can use this as universal method)
- using chrome extension
- using Idm (Practically i find it faster than others)
1.Using tubemate app(Android)
This app by devian studios in 2010 is my favourite when it comes to downloading videos from Android phones. There has been a gradual changes every month or so and the interface is being improved by the team of enthuiast contributors.The interface is quite simple and you can just click on the green shaking download button to start your download. Before the download process begins, It shows the qualities of the video.You can download even upto 4K resolution and it supports direct mp3 download. But for Mp3 additional youtube mp3 converter is downloaded by the app.This app seems to have a native support of youtube videos and loads youtube as in youtube web app (not all the features). In addition, this app supports all major video hosting sites like Dailymotion, Vimeo,YouKu,Facebook,MetaCafe,Naver,Daum,LeTV and so on. This is my personal best youtube downloader. This app downloads youtube to mp4 and other formats sucah as WEBM.
- Simple interface so everyone can have easy access
- Multiple connections(upto 6 on WiFi) for faster downloads
- 4 simultaneous download
- Option to Speed limit
- Download caption (Subtitle)
- Native Video player(aka internal Player)
- Option to use proxy and HTTPS
- Battery optimization(Marshmallow and above)
- Available in Multiple languages
- The interface seems too old in todays material design trend
- The options(like proxy,HTTPS,Speed Limit) are little confusing for normal users
- Some user may be annoyed because this is ad-supported
This app is absolutely trustable and i am using it since 2011. In short this app is easy and simple. Download tubemate only from tubemate.net
[CAUTION] There are so many infected fake TubeMates on ‘Google Play’ and internet.
Please get TubeMate from the verified sites for your safety.
2.Using Vidmate app
Vidamate app is popular and is in trend in recent days. As i mentioned earlier ,tubemate lacked the modern and material design user interface and Vidmate just solves that issue. Personally the app felt very classy and sleek to me and user experience is awesome.You will get a round material button at the lower right to assit you with the download.And afterwards it will give options for video quality. At the time of writing the option is limited to Full HD(there was no option for 2K or 4K). This leads me to conclude that this app is meant as a portable youtube downloader suitable for most mobile formats(Although some flagships are 2k or more in resolution, it doesnot matter much to a human eye in small 5 inch screen).Here i must say there is native support to more videos hosting sites such as instagram videos,IMDb,Soundcloud (there are more) in addition to what tubemate supports. I didnt find speed as tubemate but this is a great alternative. You might be more addictive to youtube as it notifies some youtube videos when you turn on your network. These videos are some sort of sponsered video and you might find it annoying. Youtube mp3 converter is default included in app. I don’t like this youtube downloader because it annoys with videos that i dont like.This app downloads youtube to mp4 and no need to convert youtube to mp3 or use youtube to mp3 converter.
- Nice and modern interface
- Easy to use
- Support for more videos hosting sites than youtube
- Speed is bit slow as compared to tubemate.
- You might be annoyed by sponsored videos.
- You cant find more customization optins as in tubemate
- The maximum video quality is upto HD.
3.Save From Net
Save form net is indeed a very useful website to download youtube videos and most people used to download youtube videos from here(yeah many still do). This method is not preferred by the user when they are in Android or their iPhone. But this is handy and universal way to download youtube videos anywhere.
There are 4 methods as its official site suggests.(but i have used the third one only personally)
Goto to the site savefrom.net and download the savefrom.net helper. This method is what they recommend.This downloads youtube downloader client.
put the address after the address as in example below:
Here www.droiddynasty.com is example site. Replace it with youtube video’s address
This is the method that i use. you just have to add ss before youtube video’s url.
For example if your original url is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb4D75yOjhg
then type https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=cb4D75yOjhg
This method is relatively easy just enter the url (address ) of the youtube videos you want to download in the address bar provided in their official website.
4.Using chrome extension
There are many chrome extensions in chrome web store but all of them are not trustworthy. I have used a extension called youtube downloader but at the tieme of the writing it was not there. So, based on user reviews i found video downloader professional to be useful. But as i have not used this i cant say more of this. You can download this extension by clicking here.
5. Using idm
If you are a normal internet user then you have heard of idm aka internet download manager and used to download various files at possible max speed. This method uses the idm to download youtube videos and is the fastest among all the five ways i have mentioned here. You just have to activate the extension in your chrome browser(any browser you have) after installing idm. When a related resource ie. youtube videos in this case, there will be a popup near video .By clicking it you will be presented with the options to choose qualities.Note that this is not only youtube downloader but downloads most file types accross the net.
If you cannot afford internet download manager then free alternative is to use EagleGet downloader.(Not only youtube downloader)
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