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Jihosoft 4K Video Downloader is available as a completely free system that actually works for both PC and Mac users, but there’s a paid version as well. What’s really great about this YouTube video downloader is that it actually works for just about any kind of video you want to download, whether that video comes from Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, SoundCloud, or YouTube, so you’re not stuck with just one platform. You’re also going to have the option to download in just about any resolution and still get all the audio and subtitles that usually come with the video. On top of all that, you can convert to any video format or even MP3 audio, so you’re always able to watch (or listen).


VidPaw is a versatile and totally free URL video downloader, which has the ability to download online videos from over 1000 sites with high quality, for example, download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo, and Facebook private videos, download Instagram videos and so forth. Moreover, it supports Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android Phone/Tablets. What’s more, there is no need to download any software or app on your devices. And you can simply reach the result with VidPaw.com. To download online videos with VidPaw, you just need simple steps.


You just need to copy page URL, or right click on the video to select "Copy video address", then paste the URL into the search box of Distill Video (http://distillvideo.com) and press “Start” button. After waiting 2-3 seconds, the video section showed, choose your preferred format and right click the "Download" button, then click "Save link as..." to download the video or audio into your computer or phone.

NOTE: Beware of the ad traps on some helper sites—ads that look like they should be the download button to get your desired content, but they are not. Also, depending on the ad network employed by the site, your own virus detection software may throw up some warnings. The more the developers of sites rely on ads they don't control, or resort to trying to get you to place something on your system as "payment," the worse off we all are.


You never know what’s going to be pulled down from your favorite social media sites. That means, if the show is removed, you wouldn’t have any way to access it. If you’ve already downloaded that information, however, you’ll be able to pull it back up and watch it over and over again, however frequently you want. You don’t have to worry about whether it’s going to still be available on the social media site you use when you go back to it.

We support videos download from popular video resources. You can download videos from anywhere: Instagram, Vimeo, Youtube, Facebook, VK, DailyMotion, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and many others. Check the images below the text, to find out if the service from where you’d like to download is supported by us. Our database grows every day. We work on adding new sites and improving customer experience. We care about your positive feedback. If you fail to find the website in the list, please contact us immediately and we will be glad to solve the problem and add any of the services needed to download videos.
When you copy a YouTube URL (even for a playlist), click in the WinX software to launch. You start with the "analyzer," which checks all the options. This tool also tried to default to the 1,920-by-1,080 version in MP4; I picked the 4K version (3,840 by 2,160 pixels) in WebM format, a subset of the MKV format—you can rename a .webm file to a .mkv and it'll work fine. In settings there are options to default to WebM at highest res. You can set up a number of videos to back up before you even click the download button. The 4K 575.4MB file took 1 minute and 39 seconds to download, more than double that of 4K Video Downloader.
When it’s time to get started, you have to decide whether you want the free version or the pro version that offers a few extra features. From there, you put the URL for the YouTube video or channel that you want to download directly into the link box and select the resolution that you want. You get to pick the outputs, the place to save the information, the subtitle languages and all of the other important features and then you click the button to download. From there, you’re going to be ready to start listening and watching your favorite shows.
The Chrome Web Store—where you get Chrome browser extensions—is controlled by YouTube's owner Alphabet/Google. Even an extension ostensibly for this purpose—like the obviously named Video Downloader professional above—states right up front in its description, "The download of YouTube videos to hard drive is locked because of restrictions of the Chrome Store." In general with Chrome extensions, the download of any RTMP protocol video (protected videos) or streaming video isn't possible.

In this video, we are using a google chrome browser extension called "Flash video downloader" from Google Webstore for google chrome. You can't download videos from YouTube using this extension, because google doesn't allow the extension to do so, as well as it is disabled on Youtube. And we do not recommend downloading videos from YouTube using any other tools or services unless Google or YouTube allows it.
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However, even free, you can grab 4K video from YouTube with no problem. A 575.4MB file took over 10.5 minutes—no surprise with the speed restriction, but still agonizingly painful. There's an option to convert the file to MKV, AVI, or WMV as you download it. If you want a playlist, you can do them in a batch, but in my test TubeGet would only allow a max of 1080p HD even on the 8K video playlist.
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