How to Download YouTube Video and Save It to Your Computer for Offline Viewing

YouTube has been one of the most beloved website to view all kind of videos posted by people colse to the world. Just enter the YouTube website and you can hunt virtually any kind of videos on the field you like.

With embedded Html code and video streaming technology, you are able to watch videos directly from your browser. You are also able to post text criticism or a video response to the videos, view other linked videos and upload your own video as well. With lots of features given, unfortunately there is one highlight that YouTube does not furnish and that is to let you download the video.

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But here is a trick to let you download and save the video for offline viewing.

1. Go to any YouTube video you are watching. Right click on page and take the "View Source" choice from the menu. Or "View Page Source" for FireFox browser.

2. Press "Ctrl + F" to hunt for a word "player2.swf". And observation there is a Html line like this:


3. Replace the "/player2.swf" to "" and it will become:


4. Paste it to the "Address Bar" at top of your browser and press "Enter". Then it will prompt you to save the video. Remember to name your video with the ".flv" postponement at the end of the filename. A spoton example would be something like "myvideo.flv".

Keep in mind that the video you have saved just now is in Flash Video Format. It is the thorough file format YouTube use to play video on their website. So, your Windows Media Player might not able to play the video. But no worry, what you need to do is just go to and hunt for "flv player" and there are couples of Free player available. Just download and install it on your computer you will be able to watch the video you saved just now.

Ok, now grab the popcorn and enjoy the movie!

How to Download YouTube Video and Save It to Your Computer for Offline Viewing

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