At long last, YouTube devotees can get their video favorites to-go.
Once upon a time, downloading YouTube videos rivaled mapping Uzbekistan for degree of difficulty; few could do it, and even fewer even would try. Now, however, easy-to-load, user-friendly apps make YouTube downloads easy as microwave mac ‘n cheese. Although a few urban sophisticates may wonder why, with wifi literally everywhere, anyone might need a YouTube downloader, but people who occasionally venture past the bus lines’ end like to store their YouTube favorites for play when they get no links or bars on their tablets and handhelds.
YouTube downloads are doable, easy and free
Everybody knows a little bit about YouTube. For example, Abie, a technology blogger, notes, “YouTube is considered as the largest video sharing website and is one of the highest traffic generating website with 60 million unique viewers per month, making it a good source of audience where you can promote your business or your website. As such, Internet marketers prefer YouTube as their website of choice for their video marketing campaign.” Most people know Justin Bieber launched his career from YouTube, because as Phin McCuhil reminds, “The YouTube video streaming website lets you view movies, short clips and music videos online.” McCuhil continues, “If you want to save YouTube videos later so you can watch them when you’re not connected to the Internet, use a free program to save them to your computer. You can then convert them and transfer them to a portable media player, if desired.” The little add-on stands-out as the newsworthy part.
Now, your YouTube favorites are always just a touch or a click away.
Thumbs up on the freebie downloader
Adele Eliotwisely cautions, “You can find downloadable software that claims to let you download any YouTube video online. However, this software breaks YouTube’s terms of service and should not be used to download videos from the website.” Therefore, follow the experts’ recommendations. The biggest of big-time experts, the techo-wizards at C|NET enthusiastically endorse Free YouTube Downloader which “lets you easily download videos from YouTube and convert them to viewable video formats for your desktop, tablet, or other mobile device. It supports output to AVI, WMV, MOV, MP3, MP4, and many more formats.” In fact, the C|NET guys abandon their usual reserve, asserting, “If you want the ability to save and view YouTube videos while offline, this is the tool to use.” Other youtube music downloaders are also available online.
Maybe another runaway Mac advantage
Even the most devoted, dedicated, die-hard PC lovers always have conceded Mac holds the advantage in graphics, photos and videos. Steve Jobs and his Apple friends from the early days in the Cupertino garage always have manifest their visionary tendencies in artist-friendly software and applications. The original MacDraw program rendered drawings precisely enough that builders could use them with applications for building permits. Not surprisingly, then, new YouTube downloaders for OS-X-lion keep Apple’s streak alive. Engineers at Enlosoft have developed an “an all-in-one YouTube HD video downloader and converter that gives an easy and fast way to free download YouTube videos and then convert the YouTube HD videos, as well as local FLV videos, to any popular video formats. In addition, Mac OS users can also extract soundtracks from the downloaded YouTube HD videos.” When you use “this best YouTube HD Converter for Mac you can enjoy your YouTube HD videos offline with iPad 2, iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, PS3, Xbox 360, Motorola Xoom, and BlackBerry PlayBook.”
Try a download double-play.
After you perfect the fine art of downloading your YouTube favorites to your hard drive or mobile device, add one more peripheral to show your vital videos on your high-definition television. Paul Salmon reports, “The world of entertainment has changed drastically in the past few years with people now using computers to access media content. With Veebeam HD you can take that content and view it on your HDTV, and you can do so through a wireless connection. With Veebeam HD you get a secure wireless USB adaptor. This adaptor easily connects to the USB port on your computer just like any other USB device. The VeeBeam HD player connects to your HDTV. When you play a video file on your computer, you can send the display of that file to the HD player through the USB adaptor.”
Soon, just as today’s college freshmen cannot remember a time when there was no Internet, you will struggle to remember those dark days back in 2010 when YouTube downloads were either very dangerous or just plain impossible.