Go to the video you want to download. Copy the video's URL. Open VLC. It's the app with the icon of an orange traffic cone. If you don't have it already, you can download VLC for free at https: VLC is an open-source video player with a lot of beneficial features for playing all kinds of files. Open a new Network stream. Network streams allow you to play content from your web browser in VLC: Mac — Click File , then click Open Network.
Make sure the entire URL got copied. Play the video. At the bottom of the window, click either Play Windows or Open Mac. View the video's codec information.
To do so: Windows — Click Tools , then click Codec Information. Mac — Click Window , then click Media Information. Copy the "Location" field. At the bottom of the window, you'll see a long address that you'll need to copy: Windows — Right-click the "Location" text field, click Select All , and then right-click it again and click Copy. Open the video in your browser.
This will load the video directly in your browser. Download the video. Right-click the video in your browser, then click Save video as in the resulting drop-down menu. The video will begin downloading onto your computer as an MP4 file with the name "videoplayback". Depending on your browser's settings, you may first need to select a save location and enter a name for your file before it will download.
If you're using an Android tablet, you can use the website downloader instructions above to download videos directly to your device. If you're using an iPad, you'll need to download the video to a computer first and then sync it with iTunes, as videos cannot be downloaded directly to iOS devices. Yes No. Not Helpful 54 Helpful Yes, any video downloaded using the methods above can be played without an internet connection. You'll need internet to download the video in the first place, though.
Not Helpful 49 Helpful Can I download a low-resolution video if the high-quality version is too large and takes too much time to download? Yes and no.
It depends on where you are downloading the video from, and what options there are. Some websites have a low-resolution download option while others do not. Not Helpful 46 Helpful This will give you a link to the MP3 version of the video, which will just contain the music and any other audio. Not Helpful 50 Helpful This will allow you to download a file containing just the audio from the YouTube video.
Not Helpful 62 Helpful I have an LG tablet.
I would like to download movie videos from YouTube into Google Chrome for offline viewing. I seem unable to figure out what or how to do this. What do I do? Not Helpful 15 Helpful Go back to the download and check to see if the download is still in progress. If it has completed or failed, then you might have to re-download the file.
Not Helpful 36 Helpful These methods will download the complete original video file. You can open the video file in your favorite video editing program after downloading it if you want to make edits. Not Helpful 47 Helpful Assuming that you are talking about an iOS Camera Roll, it is not possible to do without converting the file.
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Answer this question Flag as Flag as Why does the VLC one not want to open the file, why does it keep getting errors? Do I lose my quality in any of these links mentioned? After clicking Open URL, the video never loads in my browser. What am I doing wrong?
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Tips Be patient! Even a one minute video may take two to three minutes to download depending on your Internet speeds. Finding a music video and downloading it as a. The music may also not be the best quality because it's from a video, not a high-quality audio format.
Warnings Downloading certain music and videos may be a breach of Intellectual Property laws since companies own the rights to the video and music you are downloading. If you want to avoid this, only download from YouTube with the explicit permission of the content creator. Otherwise, you may be liable for copyright infringement.
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