What are the best ways to download YouTube videos?

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    #1Allavsoft

    Allavsoft

    Allavsoft is a powerful software for downloading and converting free videos in different kind of formats from various websites like Dailymotion, eHow. Yahoo Video, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    support
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "It is very easy to use, simply copy and paste the youtube video or music or playlist url to Allavsoft. and click Donwload button, it will automatically batch download all the media files. "
  2. 62

    #24K Video Downloader

    4K Video Downloader

    The 4K Video Downloader is a free multi-platform software for downloading video and audio from websites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or Facebook. It supports MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, MPR, and M4A formats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Patrick Vasquez
    Written on May 22, 2018
    "Youtube is quite finicky with downloading their material directly from their site, so I needed something that was easy to use to quickly save content for later viewing. This nifty add on was all I needed in a tiny package, it adds a simple download button to the web browser and lets me save the video in a variety of formats, from mp3, mkv to mp4; there are a ton of file formats supported."
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    #3Freemake Video Downloader

    Freemake Video Downloader

    For more than 9 years, Freemake Video Downloader has been letting users download videos from different websites like YouTube, Facebook, and more. Users are free to save videos, playlists, and channels in their preferred format like MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Sandra Cole
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I was going on a camping trip where there was no wifi or cell service. I was looking for a way that would allow me to download some youtube videos in order to watch on my camping trip. I cam across this one and it helped me get what I needed to make my entertainment on my trip better."
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    #4Tube Video Downloader

    Tube Video Downloader
    Tube Video Downloader is a free application and an online downloader tool for Android devices and Chrome browser that lets users search any video by name, movie, album and download it with a simple click. 
    Apps

    Chrome, Android

    Free

    Jesse Ford
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "it is helpful to have a downloader for youtube and this one is really good and just requires a simple click."
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    #5Airy YouTube Downloader

    Airy YouTube Downloader
    Airy will help you save YouTube videos on your computer so that you can always watch it even if there is no Internet available. Airy is aimed to download videos from YouTube to in the simplest way possible. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19.95- Varies by plan

    Paridhi Mehta
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "I love being able to download and share YouTube videos. I also like that it's compatible with most major browsers."
  3. 36

    #6EasyLoad

    EasyLoad

    EasyLoad is an easy-to-use tool for downloading videos or audio files from any site. Simply copy a link from gomovies.to (or other) and paste it above.

    Websites

    Free

    Sean Torres
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Easy load downloads every video from the internet we want – for free. By clicking "download" and select our desired quality like MP4, MP3 or many others afterwards.we can obviously also download any audio file from a given site – additionally, Easy load automatically converts every given file format to an audio-only track like MP3.It is free and simple to use.We can also edit them before you download the file."
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    #7Easy Youtube Video Downloader

    Easy Youtube Video Downloader
    Easy Youtube Video Downloader is an extension available for Firefox and Chrome that allows you to download videos from YouTube in FLV, 3GP, MP3, and MP4 at 720p or 1080p qualities on YouTube pages.
    Software

    Firefox, Chrome

    Free

    Matthew Martinez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Top rated download extension. Users will enjoy the multiple formats available and the high definition settings. Makes keeping a YouTube video an easy task."
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    #8Clip Converter

    Clip Converter

    Clip Converter is an easy and free online file converter that allows you to convert a YouTube, Vimeo, and other videos from streaming websites to MP3, MP4, and M4A format. This website also allows you to watch videos online.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Jason Payne
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "it has been a good experience because i get to watch the videos i want."
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How To Download YouTube Videos Step By Step

    [TUTORIAL] How To Download YouTube Videos Step By Step

    How To Download YouTube Videos Step By Step is an article published on the blog website Infotecher created by CEO and Founder Of Life Treaty Varun Gohil. 

    Articles

    Free

    Jay Gohil
    Written on June 5, 2018
    "There are many Ways To Download YouTube Videos Read Article For More Videos"
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    #10YouTube Downloader

    YouTube Downloader
    With YouTube Downloader you can download YouTube videos into FLV, MP3, MP4, WMV, AVI, Flash or any other format, 100% for free and without restriction.
    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Software

    Jacqueline Black
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "YouTube Downloader is the best way to save a YouTube video. It saves in multiple formats and is user friendly."
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    #11aTube Catcher

    aTube Catcher
    aTube Catcher is a powerful tool that not only lets you download videos from YouTube, Myspace, Dailymotion, Metacafe but convert the downloaded video to play on all regular portable devices.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Brenda Andrews
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "my friends and I use this website and we love it."
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    #12YTD Video Downloader & Converter

    YTD Video Downloader & Converter
    YTD Video Downloader & Converter is a fast and easy to use tool that lets you download videos from 50+ sites and convert most video formats.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Henry Mason
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "The best thing about this product is it is free"
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    #13Gihosoft TubeGet

    Gihosoft TubeGet

    Gihosoft counts with this free YouTube downloader that allows you to save on your computer any video or audio you want for YouTube. It also allows you to download videos from Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, etc. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kevin Cooper
    Written on August 15, 2018
    "YouTube Downloader is an easy tool that allows you to download videos from Youtube and converts it to MP3 to your computer. Simply paste the URL of a video into the program, choose the ideal resolution, then the video will be downloaded into the selected folder."
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    #14SConverter

    SConverter

    SConverter is an online tool for converting YouTube videos using its links to all MP3 quality formats. This free video converter tool supports multiple platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS and Android devices. 

    Online Tools

    Free

    Youtube Downloader
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "SConverter help you to download videos from Youtube for free with high speed, besides you can download video from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,.. with all formats MP4, 3GP, WEBM, MP3,... and more"

Summary

Best What are the best ways to download YouTube videos
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AllavsoftSoftware 183 Paid
24K Video DownloaderSoftware 62 Free
3Freemake Video DownloaderSoftware 43 Free
4Tube Video DownloaderApps 39 Free
5Airy YouTube DownloaderSoftware 36 Paid
6EasyLoadWebsites 36 Free
7Easy Youtube Video DownloaderSoftware 31 Free
8Clip ConverterOnline Tools 31 Free
9[TUTORIAL] How To Download YouTube Videos Step By StepArticles 29 Free
10YouTube DownloaderSoftware 29 Paid
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