This week’s Q comes from Emily Freeman. She asked how to download videos from YouTube.
@HowTheyBlog How to download a You Tube video to my hard drive.
— emily p freeman (@emilypfreeman) October 10, 2013
I’ve had to do this before for Keynote presentations and it can be a huge hassle to figure out. I’ve downloaded apps that no longer work and solutions that become archaic with the fast changing web. (Obviously, only use the following method on videos you are legally allowed to use.)
My solution today is simple, but note that it is Mac only. I’ll list the Windows app that is comparable, but please know that I have not personally tested it since I don’t have access to a PC.
There are also some apps (like MacTubes) that are supposedly one click solutions, but I’ve found they rarely work when I need them to. What I like about this solution is that it will work no matter what kind of video it is or how it is encoded or played back.
So here we go…
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