Want to save your favorite Youtube video for later use or maybe some video editing? You’d need a way to download youtube videos to your PC or Mac. Below are 15 different ways to easily download the video in several output formats like MP4, FLV or MOV for example.

Some are free, some are paid, some are Windows-only, but there are also web-based tools that work on any OS as long as you have a browser. Have a look!

15 SaveTubeVideo (removed from list due to malware in current version)

Price: Free

OS: Windows-only

List by: | January 19, 2011 | Technology

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List written by: Sietse

Sietse (Seet-suh) is the founder of Allyouneedislists.com and all-round web enthusiast. Designing websites for about 10 years, but only creating content since 2009. The name is Dutch, in case you're wondering.


  1. I have used the “Free Youtube Downloader” and I can verify that its great. To be honest, I havnt tried the others but will give them a shot as I am curious as to how they perform. Thanks for the great post :)

    • The same with me. I’ve been using Free YouTube Download for quite a long time and can say for sure that it is a good program, I recommend to try it from http://dvdvideosoft.com ;)

  2. Thanks for sharing.
    It is also recommended to try http://www.wantyoutube.com/
    It’s totally free and easy to use.
    Or you can just add “want” in youtube URL to get videos!
    For example, “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=…” change this URL to “http://www.wantyoutube.com/watch?v=…”

  3. i have tried many youtube video downloader. all of them have advantages and drawbacks.

    I have settled down to final video downloader because , although it is not the fastest, it has one feature that all the other don’t have: autoresume the download in case of connection failure.

  4. Zamzar is NOT for free.

  5. thanks for the good information which i have been looking for last some days.

  6. You can use the torch browser for this…it’s quite easy with the media grabber built in. You can find it here: http://www.torchbrowser.com/

  7. SaveTubeVideo: Their product tries to force a malicious toolbar on IE and FF, and installs at least two other undesired items which are supposedly needed to run their product. Malwarebytes found 17 malwares. Download will hijack your browsers. Chrome, IE, Firefox.

    • eek! thanks for the reply Bernard, will remove it from the list! I dont think this was the case back when this list was published.

  8. I paid to view a video and would like to download it to view later as the viewing window is 48 hours and I already started it… which would allow me to do that?

    • Hi Brenda, thanks for your reply.

      I think you’re using a secure website that doesn’t allow downloads. Which video service are you using?



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