how to download youtube videos

Hope this post would help you to download your favorite YouTube video without using those crappy little tools that will do nothing but increase your storage space. In my opinion this is one of the safest possible way to download YouTube videos (using VLC player). I know that there are an awful lot of sites available that you can use to download YouTube videos and I’m sure that many of them would be blocked in your college or company 🙂

Go ahead and give it a try and please give a thumbs up if it works for you.

Step 1: Go to the YouTube video that you want to download.

Step 2. Copy that video URL


Step 3: Open your VLC player.

Step 4. Go to Media –> Open location from clipboard

download youtube video

Step 4. Paste that copied URL and click Play.

download video

and after few seconds it will start playing the same video in VLC player.


Step5: Go to Tools –> Code Information (Ctrl + j)


Step 6: Once you will click Codec Information, You will get following dialogue box and from there copy the location information as shown below.


Step 7: Copy the entire location from Codec Information and paste it on the address bar of your browser and hit enter. Once you’ll complete that step it will start loading that video in your browser as follows.


(Final) Step 8: To save that video, right-click on the video area and select Save Video As..


And that’s it guys, once you select Save Video As, it will ask you to give a valid file name and you are done.

Thanks 🙂


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