If you watch videos on the web regularly, you’ve inevitably found one on YouTube that you wish you could watch whenever you want, even without an internet connection. The ideal is to download it locally (on your laptop, PC, smartphone, etc.) and to do this there is a multitude of free software that allows you to do so. I have even better to offer you: I will give you in this article several tips to free download YouTube videos without software.
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Disclaimer: Only download or retrieve a video from YouTube if it is not illegal.
Outside sites SaveFrom.net and telechargerunevideo.com, there are several other sites from which you can easily upload and download videos YouTube without software. This is the case with VideoDownloadZone.com.
To get started, you need to open the video you plan to download on YouTube. So, the process is virtually the same. You must therefore copy the link of the video and go to the site https://VideoDownloadZone.com/. Now paste the URL retrieved from YouTube in the bar reserved for this purpose.
Then all you have to do is click on the “Start” button. You will be prompted to choose the format in which you plan to recover your video. You have the choice between MP4 and WEBM for video as well as M4A and MP3 for audio. Once the format has been chosen, click on “Generated download link” to start the download.
Method 2: use VLC software
You did not know it? Well, know that it is indeed possible to download and recover YouTube videos with the famous French media player VLC.
The method is just as simple as the ones we have already discussed. First get the URL of your video and then open the VLC software on your computer. In the software’s “File” menu, now select “Open a network stream”. You will then see a “Enter a network URL” field.
As you will understand, it is at this level that you will paste the URL of the YouTube video. Playback will then start. At the bottom right of your screen, at the “Read” button, on the small down arrow, you must select “Convert”. This will allow you to choose the folder on your computer where you want to save the video as well as its format.
It only remains to wait until the play bar reaches the end; which marks the end of the operation.
Method 3: replace part of the URL with two “s”
This is one of the most popular and reliable methods on the internet to download videos without using any software or extensions. It could not be easier. Already start by going to the YouTube video you want to download. Then, select the entire part of the video URL that is before the domain name in your browser (https: // www.) And delete it. Above all, don’t forget to copy the point too. Now add the letter “s” twice instead and click on the enter key.
To download the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK1YDgQ_S8M, I will change the URL to
Automatically, the browser will redirect you to a web page of the savefrom.net site. On this page, you will have access to the preview of the video as well as to the various downloadable formats. All you have to do is select the format that suits you and the download will start automatically. The duration will depend on the size of the video as well as the speed of your Internet connection.
Once the download is complete, the video will be saved to your computer or smartphone and you can watch it later. Good game!
Method 4: use the SaveFrom.net site
Update: This service is now paying
If you are unable to use the “SS” method, then you can go directly to the SaveFrom.net site. This is a free online service for easily downloading YouTube videos. After opening the video, you want to download, do a Ctrl + L which will highlight the text located in the address bar of your browser. Then do Ctrl + C to copy it in order to paste it (Ctrl + V) in the text field located on the SaveFrom.net site. You will then see a button “Download my video” on which you will click.
If all these steps are followed correctly, you will have a new window that displays a preview of the video as well as the video formats offered. Click on the down arrow for more formats.
Select one of them and start the download by clicking on the “Download” button that appears. After a few seconds or minutes, depending on the size of the video and your connection, the video should be available on your computer or mobile phone!
Are you allowed to upload videos to YouTube?
Downloading and grabbing a video from YouTube is without a doubt the best way to save a video that you particularly like or want to watch later. But as you know, the site doesn’t have any tool or option to do it. This requires going through one of the methods we have talked about throughout this article.
What is it really in practice? Are you allowed or not to upload videos to YouTube? Just remember that for personal use, it is not illegal to upload a video to the platform. However, due to copyright, you should not retrieve videos for commercial use.