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Before that i recommend you to check our previous guide about how to download videos online. In that short guide we have included about different ways to download videos online, including YouTube videos. Even though there are few websites, software, applications that helps us to download YouTube videos online, i suggest you to learn to download videos via VLC media player, because it’s simple, safe, secure and moreover it’s geeky.
Download YouTube videos using VLC Media player
You can either watch the video or follow the steps given below.
Step 1 : Find a video on YouTube and copy it’s url from the browsers address bar.
Step 2: Now in VLC media player, head to Media => Network Stream.
Step 3: Paste the url of the YouTube video in the window appeared and click on ‘Play’.
Using these 3 steps we can play almost any video on internet. This trick is shared previously by us before => Play any video online via VLC .
If you want to download videos via VLC, you should complete these 3 steps first. Let’s see how to download the video now.
Step 4: Pause the video now and head towards Tools => Codec Information. Now copy the text in the Location field of the codec information window.
Step 5 : This is the last step. Open your browser (Chrome or Firefox is recommended) and paste the text you copied from the codec information window in the browser’s address bar and press enter.
If you’ve done everything as it is, then you can see the video playing. Now right click on the video and choose the option Save Video as and the video will be downloaded to your hard disk drive. That’s all needed to do.
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