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How do i save youtube videos on my computer

Updated on March 26, 2011

Tutorial on how to save youtube videos on my computer

We will use a free tool known as save2pclight .

save2pc Light is a free tool that downloads videos from Youtube or Google Video and saves it as Avi or Mpeg or Flv file to your computer. You can download High Quality videos and High Definition videos from YouTube. using this free tool.

You can download it from here :

Once you have downloaded install save2PC in your computer.After installing go to Navigate to the video page you want to download.

Now at the right corner you can see the link of video. Copy that link .

Note the link in picture.

  • Now open save2PC.
  • Paste the URL copied to link text box (refer figure below) and click start
  • Video will be downloaded.
  • The progress if download will be displayed at bottom of save2pc
  • After download completes you can view the video.
  • We have successfully completed downloading.

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    • creativeMind profile image

      creativeMind 7 years ago from Cochin

      thanks suny51 for the comment

    • suny51 profile image

      suny51 7 years ago

      very interesting, I shall try the one right now,Thanks creative mind.

    • Philent profile image

      Philent 7 years ago

      Thanks; this is very useful!

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      Lucey Knight 7 years ago from North Richland Hills, Texas

      Thank you for sharing some valuable information that helped me learn something new.

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      nirudyogi 7 years ago

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      Helen Cater 8 years ago from UK

      I needed to do this for some research on my hub and found this very useful. Thanks again for another great hub.

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      Isabel_Belicia 8 years ago

      very informative-thanks

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      Kevin Peter 8 years ago from Global Citizen

      Is there any option to bulk download ? I have a bunch of youtube links with my Computer ,I want to download these to my harddisk .what is the option for bulk download?

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      creativeMind 8 years ago from Cochin

      ok..saving online is fine.. but there are people using broadband connection having night unlimited plans. for them saving offline is good idea.

      thanks cgull8m for your valuable comment.

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      cgull8m 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Nice Hub, very easy to use. I just save the YouTube videos in the YouTube site itself in my favorites and in playlists. It is my online video storage option :) But some videos are taken down the above method will be very useful.