Want to download a video from YouTube? There are a ton of reasons why you’d want to save the file locally on your computer. Maybe you need to embed the video in a PowerPoint presentation, watch it on your iPod or even edit it in a video project. There’s only one problem: YouTube doesn’t allow you download their videos. Why? They want you to come to their site and be exposed to the adverting.
Even though YouTube doesn’t make it easy, you can still download their videos if you know a few tricks. Here’s a step-by-step MethodShop tutorial on how to download video files off YouTube and convert them for an iPod or iPhone.
This trick will work on Mac or PC using Firefox or Internet Explorer.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.