Tech Tip of the Week: Effortless Ways to Download Video Content from YouTube and Other Sites

By Julio Franco
Feb 3, 2010
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  1. We bet at least once you've wondered about downloading a YouTube clip and although there are many tips and services around to help you accomplish such a feat, here's a few we consider to be the best.

    This week's tip: Effortless Ways to Download Video Content from YouTube and Other Sites

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  2. What about VDownloader!

    It's a great program, used it tons of times to download videos
  3. or you can put OK in front of the url like this
  4. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Can't get it you work with chrome. Can't add it as a bookmark
  5. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    KG363, use the following text as the URL for a new bookmark in Chrome (click here to see the code properly if you're looking at the front page news comments):

  6. jgvmx

    jgvmx TS Rookie Posts: 45

    Firefox users can also use the videodownload helper add-on.
  7. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

    :) That was mentioned in the article: A Firefox favorite, Video DownloadHelper works on dozens of sites besides YouTube (MySpace, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost, etc.) and includes a slew of configuration and automatic conversion options.
  8. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    Thanks a bunch
  9. Full ac! +1
  10. BluStang05

    BluStang05 TS Rookie Posts: 30

    sweet tips
  11. Aneesh

    Aneesh TS Rookie Posts: 20

    For the last few days i am looking for such a i got it yeahhhhhh
  12. Classic Rock

    Classic Rock TS Member Posts: 65

  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    Sorry to bring this from the dead, but the URL doesn't seem to work for Chrome on the new Youtube, haven't tried anything else.
    Is there a revision?
  14. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,261   +92

  15. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,433   +143

    Oh wow...
  16. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta TS Rookie Posts: 52

    I din't get it. What to do after placing "OK" before youtube, how do we download the video?
  17. I use FreeMake Video Converter ( to download from YouTube and some other services. I like using this applicaton (which has a browser helper object) because it allows me to save the downloaded video in any format/resolution I desire.
  18. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,533   +48

    I use an add-on for Firefox called "Flash Video Downloader". Recognizes any vids on the page you're on, and gives you options from a drop-down menu for quality and available formats (and sizes). Most formats do come down in "flv" format though which can be annoying if you haven't got a converter.

    There's probably better stuff out there (like above^), but this does come in handy.

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