Using YouTube Videos/Downloading YouTube Videos

There are a variety of ways to download YouTube videos to your computer with online services or software.

Officially Edit

It is possible to download videos which you have previously uploaded to your channel using the default website interface.

Online Services Edit

Many online services are sketchy and unreliable. The Wikimedia Community can only recommend its own internal products or tools from reputable free and open source partners.

Consider Commons:Commons:video2commons as the internal Wikimedia product

KeepVid is an online service that allows people to download YouTube videos in FLV, MP4, WebM, or MP3 format.

Files downloaded from YouTube can be played with most free video software, such as VLC.

Find what YouTube video that you want, right click with your mouse on the URL and click copy. Open up KeepVid and paste the link in the Download box. Click Download and when Java tries to load, let it. The website uses Java to generate the download links. Choose what format and video quality that you want and then right click on the link. Click on Save As and choose where you want to save your file.