How to Download YouTube Videos on Your Computer

Elizabeth Harper

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Downloading YouTube videos onto your computer is a quick and easy process through the internet. You can choose to download them as video or audio files. There are various websites that convert video URLs into downloadable files. For this guide, we will be using the YouTube converter from as an example. However, there are other downloaders available such as or Additionally, we will also show you a program for your PC that provides even more download options.

Please Note: While downloading YouTube videos for personal use technically goes against the platform’s terms of service, it is not currently illegal. However, it becomes a different story if you use the downloaded material in a different context, such as in another video or in any way distribute it. Distributing copyrighted material without the permission of the author is not allowed.

Another Important Note: Using the downloader from is safe. However, the website does contain various ads that may redirect you to questionable websites when clicked on. We recommend not clicking on any pop-up windows that appear and ignoring them. Furthermore, we advise against downloading the downloader as a browser plugin and instead utilizing only the online function of the converter.

Quick Instructions: Downloading YouTube Videos Online

Follow our step-by-step guide or take a look at the quick instructions below.

* Open YouTube and find the video you want to download.
* Copy the URL of the video.
* Go to (or your preferred converter’s website).
* Paste the copied URL into the provided field.
* Choose whether you want to download the video or audio file.
* Select the desired quality and format for the file.
* Click on the “Download” button to initiate the download.

Quick Instructions: Downloading YouTube Videos with 4K Video Downloader

The 4K Video Downloader allows you to download videos, playlists, channels, and subtitles from YouTube on your Windows PC or Mac, even in 4K resolution. To begin, you should download and install the 4K Video Downloader from our download page. Afterward, you can follow our step-by-step guide or refer to the quick instructions below.

* Download and install the 4K Video Downloader from the designated website.
* Open the software and navigate to YouTube.
* Copy the URL of the video you want to download.
* Return to the 4K Video Downloader and click on the “Paste Link” button.
* Choose the desired video quality and format.
* Select the download location on your computer.
* Click on the “Download” button.


With these methods, you can easily download YouTube videos onto your computer and enjoy them offline whenever you want. Just remember to respect the rights of content creators and use the downloaded material responsibly. Happy downloading!

Please note: The information provided in this article is for educational purposes only and should not be considered financial or investment advice. Always do your own research and consult with a professional financial advisor before making any financial decisions.

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