How To Download YouTube Video Using VLC Player

There are so many YouTube downloaders are there in internet. but all are not good, and you cant download the videos in original quality. But the best idea to download YouTube videos with original quality you can use VLC player as YouTube downloader. Here is the way to do that.

Step 1: In your web browser, open the video on YouTube you want download. Select the page address in the address bar and copy it with Ctrl + C (you can also click with the right mouse button on the link and click Copy).

download youtube videos using VLC media player

Step 2: Start VLC media player and click on the Media menu and then click Open Network Stream.

open network stream on VLC to embed youtube video url

Step 3: Click the Enter URL field network and paste the address of the YouTube video previously copied. For this, use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + V, or right-click and then from context menu choose Paste.

paste video url to download from youtube

Step 4: Click on the small arrow next to the Play button and click Convert.

convert youtube video using VLC

Step 5: Under the section Destination file, click Browse button.

save youtube videos directly to computer using VLC

Step 6: Select a location to save the video file and give it a name. Be sure to specify the extension .mp4 after the file. Click Save.

Step 7: Select the profile Video – H.264 + MP3 (MP4).

start downloading youtube video using VLC

Step 8: Finally, click Start.

Step 9: Video is downloaded and converted to MP4. Depending of the video size and you internet speed it may take from few minutes up to few hours for your video to be downloaded.

Now, why use Internet Download Manager, when you know how to download YouTube Videos using VLC Player. Do you know VLC media Player plays Blu-ray DVDs? (Windows 8)

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