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September 13, 2009

How to Download YouTube Videos for Free Using Web Applications

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If you really want to download that YouTube video you like, here is a list of the web services you can do that to accomplish your task. You should remember that the use of any of these web services is a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service.

Since most of these web applications we will talk about will take the YouTube videos in the FLV (the native Flash format for all the videos on YouTube). If you want to view these videos you have two options: convert the videos into a format supported by the video player you will use or get a FLV player. Choose the option that suits your needs best.


Here are the top websites that you can use to download YouTube videos:

Downloader9. Use this free website to get any video from YouTube, Myspace, Metacafe or DailyMotion. Paste the video URL and you will be provided with a link for the video file in FLV format. Rename the video so that it has a FLV extension (that means “filename.flv”) and play it in the FLV player of your choosing.

Easy YouTube Video Downloader.
If you are a Firefox user, you will love this add-on. Easy YouTube Video Downloader will place a download button in the YouTube interface. Save your files into FLV, MP4 and 3GP.

This free website has the added possibility of saving videos in MP4 format, which is cool. Paste the URL and download the video in either MP4 or FLV file formats.

Vixy. This web tool has been around for some time. With only a few ads and the option to save the video in AVI, MP4, MOV, MP3 and 3GP, Vixy is really the way to go in most situations. This service is available in two plans a free and a premium one. The free plan, that you can use to download a limited number YouTube clips each day (you can save the files as AVI, MP4, 3GP, 3GP2, MOV, FLX, WMV or ZIP). The premium plans costs $7 a month and will allow unlimited downloads and will also adds more file formats to the list (one of them is the MP3 file format).

VideoGetting. Use this free web tool to download your favorite youtube video in any of the WMV, MP4, MP3, 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG OR MPEG file formats. The only downside is that you will need some patience in navigating through the ads.

VideoDownloadX. If you don’t mind navigating your way around ads, try this free YouTube Downloader website. Like with Downloader9, you will have to rename the file so that it ends with the flv extension.

This YouTube download tool also has a lot of ads, but it gets the job done.

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