Level: Basic


Youtube has grown to be the number one destination for finding videos. Whether it’s a music video, a tutorial on something, news or just cute skate-boarding cats, you’ll find it all on YouTube  Personally I like to download some un-official music videos of some of my favorite artists on YouTube  Of course you can stream it, but i choose to download because; first I always have a slow internet connection and buffering won’t help either, then secondly I want to keep a copy of the video on my computer.

How To:

Step 1:

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Go to youtube.com and search whatever you like. Once the video starts playing, copy the video URL which looks something like .

Step 2:


Go to keepvid.com . Enter the video URL into the download text field and click download. Wait as keepvid formats the video into different formats(.flv, .mp4, .mp3) so you can download. After 30 seconds, you will see download links with the different formats. Choose your preferred  format. e.g.  If you want only audio, then choose mp3, if you want to play the video on an ipod, then mp4 will do for yiu. I usually like mp4 format.

Step 3:

Once you click on a download link, your browser will prompt you for the download manager you want to use to download this video. You can use the inbuilt one or choose another one. Depending on the quality and the file size, your download will start right away and you should be having your video on your computer.

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