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#1 LikeLike888

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:39 PM

If links are not permitted to be posted you can post something like
''
Go on YouTube website

Type in
Google and Motley Crue 123

Left click on
Google and Motley Crue 123

Watch fourth top most video in video playlist named
Google and Motley Crue 123
''
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I am looking for a free and safe downloadable software that will for free enable me to download videos from YouTube to a computer such as an
hp laptop.



virustotal
website can scan files



Hypercam 2.0 can read videos on a computer.



You can make a YouTube video downloading such software I mentioned up above and scan the files of the software showing results so I know such software is safe to install and use.

#2 Saffith

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:05 PM

You can do it through a website, like this one. Paste the URL there and it should give you a download link.
If you want to download videos fairly often, a browser plugin's probably the easiest way. Here's one for Firefox, and here's one or Chrome.

#3 RedmageAdam

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:13 PM

In addition to what Saffith posted, I find Keepvid.com pretty nice too. A little bit less wieldy, but works for me. Only downside is you need to pay for downloading videos in 1080p, and I wouldn't be surprised if what he suggested can do that.



#4 ZoriaRPG

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 04:38 PM

I am unsure how much I would trust the output from any of these free utilities, or websites to be free of malicious content. I can recommend IDM (internet Download Manager), which supports ripping, but it is commercial, and one of the few instances of commercial software that I do not peronally object to buying.

 

Youtube continually changes various components of their embedding format, to 'block' programmes that do this, and the devs of IDM do a fantastic job in keeping up with the changes.

 

IMO, YouTube should allow downloading content that is not user-monetised, and be done.


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#5 Nicholas Steel

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 06:45 AM

I rely upon JDownloader 2 Beta. It has only failed me on I think 1 fairly shady video website (I think NicoNico?).



#6 thepsynergist

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 08:45 AM

NicoNico is Japan's Youtube.  It's hardly shady.



#7 Nicholas Steel

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Posted 11 September 2017 - 10:42 AM

Yeah I know, it's very overzealous about keeping outsiders (non-japanese) from watching stuff, let alone download the videos. I know there's an alternative website that lets you bypass the geoblocking bullcrap but it really shouldn't be necessary in the first place.


Edited by Nicholas Steel, 11 September 2017 - 10:43 AM.


#8 Arthas

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Posted 21 October 2017 - 02:10 AM

I use firefox and I find 'FVD-flash video downloader' to be the best youtube download plugin. And believe me I've tried all of them. It is also available for Chrome.




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