I often work with video materials, and often I am not limited to only those videos that I shot myself. Often there is a need to 'fill' a place on the timeline with something, and themed videos from YouTube and other video services come to the rescue. There are several solutions on how to download a video from YouTube – I decided to talk about the one I have been using myself for almost 7 years. This is an application that many have probably heard of, but as questions continue to come from readers and viewers, we will reveal all the cards.
You can download any video from YouTube in a couple of clicks. If there is a special application
Previously, in the editorial office, for a long time, we used special plugins for Chrome or Safari, which allow you to download the desired video from the Web. The problem was that most plugins download videos at a maximum resolution of 1080p, and sometimes even 720p. When editing a 4K video, it doesn't work at all. In addition, often a plugin is written for a specific site, and finding one that will download not only from YouTube, but also from TikTok, Facebook or Vimeo is never easy.
Not to mention that plugins sometimes work unstably: the video does not download completely, sometimes you get a damaged file or does not allow the selected video to be downloaded at all. Unsurprisingly, such plugins are usually written by enthusiastic programmers in their free time, no one really tests them.
YouTube video downloader app
Everything changed when our employee, who is editing for the channel Apple Insider.ru, told about the 4K Video Downloader application, which he uses to download videos from various services, including YouTube. In just a week, the entire editorial staff removed all sorts of crooked plugins and downloaded this application to their computer. It works on both PC and Mac or Linux, so a version was found for any platform.
Why is it so good? First, a simple and intuitive interface. It is enough to copy the link to the desired video and click 'Paste Link'. After the application analyzes the video, it will offer to download it in all formats available for this video. You can even download subtitles if you want, if you need them for your video.
It is enough to insert a link to the desired video
The application allows you to choose which resolution to download
Secondly, 4K Video Downloader supports downloading not only from YouTube, but also TikTok, Facebook, Vimeo, from Twitter, and from most other sites in maximum quality. Videos are loaded quickly, there are no restrictions on the number of downloaded videos.
A few seconds – and the video is already on your computer
How to download YouTube videos
The functions of the application also include downloading not only each video separately, but also entire playlists. Insert a link to the playlist, the application recognizes all videos – and you can download! You don't need to download each video separately, they are downloaded all at once. For example, if you wanted to watch smartphone reviews on our channel.
You can download not only one video, but also a whole playlist
The application is completely free to use, but to make my work easier, I chose the option with paid features. These include unlimited downloads of playlists, subtitles, channels, no ads, and a very cool channel subscription feature. And as soon as a new video is released on the channel, it will automatically download to your computer. Very comfortably. Moreover, the amount is small – only 699 rubles for a full license. You only have to pay once and you have a lifetime license.
Adding a channel to subscriptions
As soon as a new video appears on these channels, it will automatically download
I also like that the 4K Video Downloader developers are very easy to get in touch with, you can write to them if, for example, you have wishes for new functions or something does not work. You can write on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. And download the application from the link below. Give it a try and share your impressions!
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