How to download videos from YouTube

Step 1.  Download Free YouTube Download

Start the installer after downloading.
Install YouTube downloader and start using it

Free YouTube Download may bundle third-party apps including toolbars in its installation.
Every time the program is installed, you may accept or reject such offers. It will not influence Free YouTube Download’s installation and work any way.

Step 2. Launch Free YouTube Download

After installation the program will start automatically.
Next time go to Start > All Programs > DVDVideoSoft > Free YouTube Download or just click the DVDVideoSoft Free Studio icon on the desktop.
Launch Free YouTube Download

The interface is very simple and self-explaining.
The following buttons will help you download with Free YouTube Download:
Launch Free YouTube Download

Click 'Paste' button to add YouTube link(s), list of presets to choose format and quality of the output video and 'Download' button to load the file. Moreover, you can see menu with additional settings and main area, where chosen YouTube videos are shown.

Step 3. Paste video URL

Use your browser to select a page with YouTube video. Click the right mouse button on the video and choose 'Copy video URL' or copy a link from address bar of the browser.
Paste video URL

Go back to Free YouTube Download and press 'Paste' button. Your video will be added to the download list. Repeat this operation to add as many times as you need.

So the program allows to download and convert a large amount of files.

Step 4. Add Playlists, Channels

Besides, you can copy and paste the link to a playlist or a channel and convert video(s) from this source.
The program detects videos from the link. In the main area you'll see a list of chosen videos and playlists. Playlists have a blue inscription, where you can find out total amount of detected clips and playlist size.

Click the playlist and the list of videos appears in the new window. Select audio tracks you want to download from these playlist. Hit the right mouse button to use some interesting options: insert selection, sort by and more.

Write the song’s title or performer’s name in a Search downloads field to find an interesting video from the playlist. Click Close.

Step 5. Choose output format and quality

In the dropdown menu choose one of the available qualities and select one of the pre-configured video presets. You can download YouTube video in original YouTube format. Choose preset ‘Download’ for this purpose.
Moreover, you can use converting function to save your favorite files in MP4, AVI, MP3.
MP4 files are supported by almost any modern device. AVI may be useful for outdated devices and programs. Special preset is provided for iPhone / iPad/ iPod users. You get files in MP4 format with additional tuning for Apple gadgets.

Or you can convert your favorite YouTube stream to MP3. However, if you want to get audio file from YouTube video in different presets, use expanded options of Free YouTube to MP3 Converter. On the right you can see one more list, where you can set quality of downloaded and/or converted YouTube video stream from audio only to standard or high definition.

We recommend you to choose 1080p or 720p quality in most cases. It is enough to watch videos in high quality on majority of the gadgets, size of YouTube stream is rather small in this case, because files download fast.

Set high definition (4320p 8K or 2160 4K), if you want to enjoy the highest original quality and your device (monitor/ media player/ TV) supports it. If you want to get MP3 file, choose audio quality to save your time.

Step 6. Save YouTube video

Click the 'Download' button and wait for a while.

The file(s) will be saved to My Videos folder by default and can be shown on pressing 'Folder' button.

Step 7. Additional setting

There are a lot of useful options in the product.
Open Tools > Options to change default video format, output folder, file name setup, proxy server settings and more.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact customer support team
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