YouTube hosts an immense number of videos. Some may even be ours. The platform does not allow the download of videos, but there are third-party tools with which we can download YouTube videos on our iPhone, iPad or Mac with just a couple of steps.
Yes, you can download videos, but be careful with copyright too.
Just as we may want to legally download music on our Mac to listen to it whenever we want, downloading videos can be interesting. As we just said, however, downloading videos is not allowed on the platform. Google is interested in us seeing them directly with them. In addition, there are legal and copyright aspects that we must take into account. Thus, the only videos that we should look at to download are the ones that we have contributed to the platform and that we want to recover from it.
There are several tools to download videos from YouTube, we are going to focus on a couple of online resources that have the advantage of being able to be used both on our Mac and on our iPad or iPhone with the same ease.
The first resource to pay attention to is y2mate.com, which allows us to paste the URL of a YouTube video and download it in different qualities, including 1080p. Moreover, the tool offers us to download only the audio in MP3 format.
So if we are watching the video on www.youtube.com/video… we can simply edit the URL and leave it like this: www.youtubepp.com/video… After making an intro we will find the download buttons directly at our disposal.
Download Lists or Entire Channels
Sometimes we will want to download the content of our channel. We can use the previous resource and advance video by video, but it is much more comfortable to do all the downloads at once. This is where youtubemultidownloader.net comes into play, a video download service that, in addition to offering a service similar to the one we just saw for individual videos, allows us to download entire lists or channels.
We can choose to visit the site and paste the URL of a channel or list, but it’s even easier to use a URL shortcut. Once we are watching the video, channel or playlist that interests us, simply add “1s” after the URL so that something like www.youtube1s.com/… remains and we will directly see the download links.
Both in the case of channels and lists, youtubemultidownloader will show us all the videos on the list so that we can download them quickly. Of course, the maximum quality remains in 720P.
It is true that the best way to keep a local copy of the videos that we post on YouTube is to never delete the original files. Sometimes, however, especially if they are old videos, downloading them may be the only option to recover them. In these cases we have several resources at our disposal.