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Tutorial - How to Download YouTube Videos?

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Introduction

You may not appreciate ads or other distractions when you're trying to watch a video online or want to make sure the video you love will not be removed or altered by the author. Free YouTube Video Download is a magic tool that will help download all your favorite videos from YouTube to save on your computer. You are no longer struggling with bad network connection and can take the downloaded videos on any portable devices, watching them while on the move.

Input Video URL from YouTube Step 1. Input Video URL from YouTube

Free YouTube Video Download provides a fast way to add video URL: what you need to do is just enter the URL in the bar of "Fast link add", then choose the link type from the dropdown menu of "Link type", finally click "Add".

Input Video URL from YouTubeClick "Add Link", more options can be applied to input URL in different situations:

Add a link: for one single video or audio download, enter the URL in activated window and click "OK";

Add links in batch: for more than one videos download, input the links (one link per line) in the popped up window and then click "OK";

Add playlist/user: for videos from playlist or user download, enter the URL of the playlist or user in activated window and click "OK";

Add playlists/users in batch: for videos of multiple playlists or users download, input the links (one link per line) in popped up window and then click "OK";

Import links from a text file: to import URLs from a text file directly, choose the text file containing URLs (one link per line) in activated window and then click "Open".
Input Video URL from YouTube If you need to download videos from those sites which require logins, click "Password" and input the correct username and password in the activated "Username" & "Password" boxes, finally click "Add".
Choose Output Format

Step 2. Choose Desired Output Format

Once the URL is imported successfully, various links of all video formats from the specific site will be listed in the dropdown menu of "Format" together with the video thumbnail and detailed info like resolution, codec, framerate, size, etc. Choose the format that best suits your needs. You are also allowed to preview the video in an activated previewer window when clicking "Preview". To delete download tasks, click "Remove" or "Clear All".
Specify Output Folder & Post-download Action

Step 3. Specify Output Folder & Post-download Action

Before download, click folder icon in the "Output directory" bar and choose an output folder to store the downloaded videos.

In the menu of "Post-download action", some actions can be automatically performed like "close the program"; "open output folder"; "shutdown PC/log off/restart"; "do nothing" when the download is complete.

Start Download

Step 4. Start Download

When everything is settled, click "Download" to start video download. You will be supplied with a progress bar and some details during the process. If there is a need to stop download, click "Stop". Once the download is finished, you can find the downloaded videos by clicking "Open Output Folder" or "Open". To view the log report, click "Logs".
More Advanced Settings

Step 5. More Advanced Settings

In order to avoid any download failure, it is necessary to keep the download engine up-to-date. Click "Update download engine" and in the activated window, hit "Get the latest version".



More Advanced SettingsA few more advanced settings are provided: click "Settings" and in the popped up window you can set max parallel downloads; download audio when a "DASH" video is selected; don't download again if local file contains the same video; don't load thumbs; play a sound when download is done; check updates on start.

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