As it’s a web-based free video downloader, you don’t need to install any program on your computer and the best part is that there is no requirement to register or subscribe in order to use the service. It’s compatible with both the Windows or Mac system. And no matter you’re using Firefox, Chrome, IE, Opera, Safari or other web browser, you can use this online video downloader to grab online videos within the browser.
For this software, you just need to copy the YouTube link and paste it directly into the box that’s labeled for the link. Then you get to choose the format that you want to download it into. You’re going to need to download their specific software in order to be able to download, but then you just have to click to download, and you’re all set. It really is just that easy. You can even tell it to download multiple URLs at the same time, so you can fill in everything you want to download and tell it to start while you head off to do other things.
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When downloading, the program does try to hide some things. Paste in the URL for a YouTube video and the analysis engine runs and shows only a few download options. Click the Gear icon, then the Show All button and you'll see more—including ability to get a 4K 3,840-by-2,160 file in WebM format. The 577MB WebM test download took about 6.75 minutes. Grabbing playlists was possible, but you must adjust download settings one video at a time. The confusing interface makes it hard to go back to the other videos in the playlist.
Updated: YouTube no longer supports 4K video player in Safari according to the feedback from Reddit users. This is because of the VP9 video codec problem that safari doesn't support. So Mac users won't access to 4K video on YouTube in native 2160p resolution until Apple updates Safari to support VP9 codec. Or they can turn to another 4k video player like 5KPlayer or YouTube downloader for Mac to capture the 4K videos for viewing offline.
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• Fast speed & high quality: The download speed will depend heavily on the speed of your internet service, but we found it extremely fast without issue, within 30 secs for grabbing a 3-5 mins YouTube music video. This is because of the infusion of advanced download engine that enables you to legally download YouTube video at very fast speed and frees up your CPU exceedingly for other tasks. Moreover, the built-in High Quality Engine reduces noises and maximizes image quality dynamically, up to 98% quality reserved.
It may take some time depending on the number of files you have and the total size. You can use the "Email me when done" option to get notified once the archival completes. You can then download the created archive locally. Make sure to download it to your Google Drive shared folder or copy it there after download so it gets synced and backed up in the cloud.
When you’re looking for something to watch or listen to you want something that you’re going to enjoy, but you also want a good amount of value. With downloading an entire YouTube channel, you’re not going to have to worry about that because you’ll be able to check back in on a number of different videos and different episodes that you may or may not have seen before. This also gives you a whole lot more freedom to check out something different without having to worry about downloading yet another episode or video that you don’t have the data for.
This rule, to be carried out this month, applies to all the YouTubers, regardless of their location or their content (even if it is directed towards a mature audience). This sudden declaration has caused quite a big conundrum in the virtual world. According to the rule, YouTube can demonetise the content of YouTubers who fail to follow it and might even get fined.
Another workaround: Go back to the desktop and try AnyTrans ($39.99 for a single computer), a file manager for iOS devices that has an integrated downloader supporting 900 sites, including YouTube and Facebook. It'll transfer the videos to the iPhone for you over the USB cable. Even if you don't pay for AnyTrans, the download option remains and is free forever.
5K Player also features DLNA server playback so videos you grab can be watched on any devices on your home supporting DLNA network; it supports AirPlay for quick playback to supported devices. Pick a video in the library and you can do a quick conversion to MP4, MP3, or even ACC (an audio format preferred by iOS devices). The player didn't like playing back the overly large 4K file though and experienced buffering issues—VLC didn't have any problem with the same file. Ultimately, there's a lot to like about 5K Player, from the price to the features, especially if you look at them as extras on a downloader. But the interface and playback issues may have you looking elsewhere.
DistillVideo(https://distillvideo.com/) doesn’t store, offer, host, share or provide any kind of multimedia contents as they are open and already available to general public. We just provide services to distill or extract the available download links for the user (the person who use the service of DistillVideo). The user should abide by the copyright law and the terms of service of the websites the files are going to be downloaded from. In case of not being permitted to reuse the downloaded files, the user can not edit and (or) redistribute the downloaded videos, audios or images. In such cases, the services provided by Distill Video are only for personal use. If the source files are forbidden to be downloaded, the user can not use the service of DistillVideo to perform any downloading. The user is solely responsible for any misuse of these services, any copyright violations and any illegal use of the downloaded files. By using DistillVideo, the user agreed to accept our Terms of Service by default.
The next step is to open a command prompt by typing “cmd” into the Windows search box and hitting enter. This opens up a command-line interface. Right-click in the command line interface box and hit ctrl-v to paste in the command. You’ll notice that the command is huge and unwieldy – that’s why we copied and pasted it from the browser interface, rather than typing it in from scratch.