There’s no doubt that YouTube is the ultimate resource for cool videos on the web. And sometimes when we find cool videos, we wanted to download it to our PC to watch it offline or to transfer it to our portable media player. Here are 17 online tools and desktop software which can help you accomplist this task. All software listed here are free to download.
Videodownloadx – lets you download videos from YouTube and save these videos to your PC. Does not convert the YouTube FLV video, so make sure you have the FLV player/converter.
Javimoya – Supports major video streaming sites including YouTube, MySpace, Metacafe, MySpace Music and others. You just need to enter the URL of videos that you want to download.
Vixy - Lets you convert YouTube videos to MPEG4 format, then upload the converted videos to your PC.
Keepvid – I have used this YouTube downloader several times and so far I have not encountered any problems. It lets you download videos not only from YouTube but from other video streaming sites as well. After downloading the video, you need to convert the FLV video into a format that can be read by your PC’s media player.
Kiss You Tube – an online YouTube video downloader. Its unique method of downloading the YouTube video requires you to add the word “kiss” at the beginning of the URL of the video after – http://www.kissyoutube.com/ to start downloading the video.
Download YouTube Videos Easily – an online video downloader tool that works exactly like the other online YouTube downloader. After entering the URL of the YouTube video on their download page, the file will ge scrapped from YouTube. You just need to right click on the link and select “save target as”.
Downloader9.com – another online YouTube video downloader. After entering the URL of the YouTube video, you’ll need to change the file name of the video with an .FLV extension to have played by another media player.
Videogetting – this online YouTube video downloader immediately converts the vidoes into specific formats as listed on the download page. You can opt to convert YouTube Videos into WMV, MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG.
ImToo Download YouTube Video – a free download software that you can use to download YouTube videos to your PC. It comes with a built-in FLV player so you can immediately watch the videos you’ve uploaded.
4U Download YouTube Video – a powerful video software that lets you download videos from YouTube and save it in as many format as you want. It support MPEG, AVI, DivX, 3GP, WMV, ASF, MOV, QT, VOB, and more. In addition, the software also lets you save YouTube videos to your iPod, PSP, iPhone, PDA, PocketPC, and other portable media players.
Biennesoft’s YouTube Downloader – Similar to 4U Download YouTube Video, Biennesoft’s YTD also allows you to download video and save it in various formats. This free software also lets you save the downloaded video to your portable media player.
YouTube Ripper – ripping YouTube video using this online service works like downloading YouTube video using the other online downloader we’ve mentioned. YouTube Ripper rips YouTube video and gives you a link to the video in .FLV format. Use FLV player to watch the video or get an FLV converter.
Orbit Downloader – This software grabs YouTube video while you’re watching it from the web. To download the video file fully, you need to keep it playing from your web browser.
Save YouTube – lets you back-up YouTube videos online. You just paste the URL of the video on their site and Save YouTube will give your the URL where the video is saved. You can visit the URL anytime then.
ApowerSoft Video Downloader – a spyware free video downloader that lets you download videos from YouTube, MySpace, Break, Google, Veoh, and other video streaming sites. It lets you convert the videos in various formats and lets you play videos in various formats as well.
You Tube Downloader HD – a free software that lets you download videos from YouTube to your computer. Notable feature of this video downloader is the fact that it lets you download HD and High-Quality videos.
Videoslurp – This video downloader offers one-click download, multiple video downloading, and lets you continue browsing while downloading videos.