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.
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:
Now, in the address bar, add two "s" letters before the "YouTube" part, to get the following url:
Press Enter, and the "savefrom.net" web service will be opened which will allow you to download the video immediately!
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.