How to save YouTube videos on your desktop

The fact that YouTube does not have a “Download” button does not mean that you can not download a YouTube video. Several online sites allow you to enter the URL of a YouTube video and save it to your desktop. Once saved, you do not have to connect to the Internet to see it. Some users edit saved YouTube videos and upload them to other video sharing sites. All you need to download a YouTube video is its URL and an online YouTube video conversion website.

Use KissYouTube

Step 1

Paste the URL on YouTube in the address bar of your browser.

Step 2

Change the word “YouTube” to “KissYouTube” in the URL and press “Enter.” The browser will go to the KissYouTube website.

Step 3

Double-click on the “Download” icon under the video preview windows. A dialog box with the word Save will open.

Step 4

Click on “Save” to save the video. The web page will save the file on your desktop.

Use KeepVid

Step 1

Go to KeepVid and paste your YouTube URL into the text box.

Step 2

Double click on “Download”. A list of the output file formats appears at the bottom of the screen.

Step 3

Click on one of the formats. A Save dialog box will open.

Step 4

Click “Save” to save the video in the file format you have selected.

Use KickYouTube

Step 1

Paste the YouTube URL into your browser’s address bar.

Step 2

Change the word “YouTube” in “KickYouTube” in the URL and press “Enter”. The browser will go to the KickYouTube website.

Step 3

Click on one of the output file formats at the top of the screen. The Save dialog box will open.

Step 4

Click “Save” to save the video in the file format you have selected.

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