Youtube is a hub of videos, but they are not only for entertainment and learning, you can get a lot of copyright-free/creative commons licensed videos for your project and content so the question is
can you download youtube videos?
yes, but there are some conditions.
Downloading Youtube videos is very easy if you found the right tool to download them. But you should know
*** LEGAL WARNING / Disclaimer ***
Downloading Youtube videos without permission is considered illegal activity by Youtube policy. And FreeSensei.com does not promote this type of action, This post is for educational purposes, Freesensei will not be responsible if you break the Youtube policy.
The Condition For Dowindolading are:
You Can Only download videos of your own channel, and videos that have a Creative Commons license. but some of the Creative Common Video’s may need attribution and usage permission to use it so make sure to check the description box before downloading, and some CC-licensed videos already contain download links, so you don’t have to use these tools
Youtube Policy can be updated in the future so make sure to check it before downloading anything
Here is a list of methods
You Can Choose Anyone Of these free methods Below To Download Youtube videos on android and other devices
List Of Content
***You Can Navigate To Any Methods By Clicking On them***
Before Going to the methods you need to know
How To Find Creative Commons Licensed Videos on Youtube?
Finding A Creative Common (CC) licensed video on youtube is easy,
Just search for any topic on youtube
Use filter and tap on Creative common, from the features section.
Select any video and check the description box if the video’s licensed as Creative Commons
Also, check if you need to give attributes before using the video and if it is already has a download link in the description box,
Method 1: How To Download videos of your own channel
This one is simple, No tools are needed. Visit Your Youtube Channel on a Browser, You need to be on a PC, and if you are on a mobile device use desktop mode.
Click on your channel logo / your profile pic, from the top right corner and a menu will pop
Then YouTube Studio will open,
On the left menu, click content
Select the video you want to download and click the 3 dot option
and hit download.
And your video will start downloading.
Method 2: The Yotube Downloader Site (Recommended)
In This method, you can use all devices like PC, Android, iPhone, with a browser in it, like Chrome or your default phone browser,
Just Visit Youtube and choose the video you want to download,
Click the share button, and then Copy Link
Now open a browser and Serch on Google: youtube online video downloader
Click on the first link, and then paste the link you copied from youtube
and press the download button to start downloading
Method 3: Download Youtube Videos In Android
Just Like the no 2 method, you have to use apps instead of websites in this method, But some downloader apps may be ban in your country so before installing any app check if the app is banned in your country.
Or otherwise, it will be considered an illegal activity.
Here Is a list of youtube downloader app on android: Check Now!
You can install any one of them, but I would recommend Snaptube and the Vidmate app
how to download youtube video in iphone
Unfortunately, Any Youtube Downloader app Is not available, Use Method 2 To Download Videos from youtube on iPhone.
Method 4: how to download youtube video in laptop/PC (Windows/Mac/Ubuntu)
like method 3 in this case you just needed to download and run PC software to download youtube videos.
This software is called 4k Video Downloader, And it’s available for 3 types of os, Windows, Mac os, ubuntu.
To download it on your device, go to Google and search for: 4k video downloader,
Visit The first link,
Choose your OS from the top right corner and hit download,
After installing Just Copy A Youtube video link and paste it on this software, Select video quality, and hit download
Method 5: Firefox browser extension
If you use only chrome to browse, this method is not for you, cause Chrome Webstore recently removed all extensions that allow downloading video directly from youtube.
just like I said before Youtube policy doesn’t allow videos to be downloaded without the owner’s permission,
you can only download videos of your own channel and Creative common licensed videos.
So to use the plugin on firefox:
Open Firefox browser and search for: easy youtube video downloader for firefox
Open the first link on google,
Click on the “Add To Firefox” button
the visit to youtube.com and open a video and you can see a “download as” button before the subscribing button.
The methods I mentioned are simple and anyone can do it, but always check in the description box, if the owner giving permission or it’s Creative common Licensed before downloading,
and don’t take youtube policy lightly, this matter can also be taken to a court.
and always give an attribute whenever you use a youtube video on your content.
additionally, some Creative common videos also provide download links, so you don’t have to use these apps and sites to download the video.