How to download a YouTube video quickly without installing any apps

Many people are asking me constantly via email how to download a video from YouTube. Google has not implemented any official download option to protect copyrighted videos. However, there is a simple way to bypass that limitation and download any video you want. Here is how.

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First, we need to open the video which we want to download. For example, let it be my Lock Screen Customizer demo video. Click the following url:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2lh3UbQ0PM

Now, in the address bar, add two "s" letters before the "YouTube" part, to get the following url:

http://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=b2lh3UbQ0PM

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Press Enter, and the "savefrom.net" web service will be opened which will allow you to download the video immediately!

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Savefrom.net is an impressive free service which allows you download videos directly from YouTube. It is not limited to YouTube - you can grab files from a huge list of supported services, including vimeo.com, dailymotion.com or even Facebook.

Additionally, Savefrom.net offers a free browser extension which can be used to download videos from supported services with one click. Personally, I am happy with the web service and do not install any extension.

If you know another useful way to download videos from YouTube, please share it in comments.

10 thoughts on “How to download a YouTube video quickly without installing any apps

  1. throkr

    Thanks for the tip !
    I wasn’t aware of this and that it could be that easy …

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep

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  2. Tushar Sinha

    Thank you for this useful information.

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  3. faraz

    You can download idm app it will download video in a seconds.

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  4. muttu

    that was awsome
    another way is to add magic in beetween you and tube in the URL

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  5. paulaadriananew

    I use Allavsoft to download YouTube Playlist to MP3, MP4, AVI, etc on Mac/Windows
    I prefer its batch download and direclty download to any video and music video format.

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  6. matt sone

    Valuable information. Thanks for the sharing. I’d also recommend Acethinker Video Downloader which I have used for many years. It is a free cloud based software to download YouTube videos without installing anything in your device.

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  7. ansil

    thanks for sharing Information About how to download youtube videos on pc without software

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  8. Bob

    I use a Javascript bookmarklet called PwnYouTube. It has worked for 10+ years for me without any issues or any changes made to YouTube.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Great!

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