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A member of this forum has been desperately looking for a proper way to download Youtube Videos into his PC. I vowed to help him and I decided to share my trick with our lovely USMLE Forums friends and visitors.

Before I tell you how to do it let me tell you why saving Youtube videos to your PC or Mac might be a good idea. Because initially I had no idea why that is important.

Here are the three most important reasons:

  1. Sometimes medical education companies and individuals attract their audiences by posting free Youtube videos but then later on when they grow famous they remove those videos and start to ask you money to watch those clips.
  2. Often, Youtube contains copyright protected videos uploaded by people. After a while when the copyright holder notices the video and informs Youtube they immediately remove it and you won't be able to see it anymore.
  3. Sometimes, your Internet connection is not always great. So you want to save the video in your local drive so that then you can view it offline. Or for example you copy it to your mobile and then you watch it on the go without the need for paying for very expensive mobile internet connection.
Now, how to do it..

If you search Google for "how to save youtube videos" they'll probably send you to keepvid or yousave websites. These websites are not reliable and their servers often crashes because of the thousands of requests per second. They also bother you with frequent interrupting advertisements and sometimes ask you to buy a software to do the job.

Here's the Free, Easy, and Reliable way :D

First of all you have to use Firefox browser. If you are not using Firefox browser then probably it's the time to make the best technology decision of your life. Ask all the computer experts and they'll tell you that Firefox is better than Internet Explorer or any other browser.

To download your free copy of Firefox go to www.firefox.com and download the latest version.

The beauty of Firefox is that you can customize it the way you like with thousands of add-ons that increase your productivity and simplify the way you interact with the Internet.

Now, once you have installed Firefox in your PC or Mac. Go to this page
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10137

It's a Youtube Video Download Add on that will make downloading Youtube videos easier than you ever thought.

Once the add-on is installed you'll see a new download buttons right below the embed link as circled below;

Clicking on these download buttons will let you download in the formats mentioned. FLV is the smallest memory requiring of all of them but it requires a special FLV player to be viewed. All other formats can play easily in your Windows Media Player or Real Player or Quick Time Player.

Enjoy :):p
 

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Thanks for the suggestions! I'm currently looking for a decent youtube downloader and these recommendations might be useful. Meanwhile I'd like to share what I've already found on the web. This youtube converter is the thing that I liked. It is free and simple. It downloads or converts Youtube video clips to mp3 or wav. Has a Mac version as well. You could give it a try;)
 

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Download Youtube videos now!

There are so many methods to download youtube videos to your computer. You can download some software which allows you to download videos directly to your pc or you can use online video downloading sites. For more details simply follow the link below. you can find download links to software or sites which let you download youtube videos for free!

http://www.techyv.com/questions/how-save-youtube-videos-it-possible
 

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Its simple!

While all of you are coming up with ways to download videos, I'll add mine too. I use www.keepvid.com
You just have to paste the URL of the video. I find it simple and time saving. Hope this helps.
 

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Thank you for sharing the informative post, there are many ways by which one can download the youtube videos and i have used the application or software such as freemake, and just by copy pasting the URL the youtube video automatically gets downloaded and this software is free to download.
 

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Yeah I agree with your reasons, it’s definitely common to see that, so better to download the important videos that we feel is good enough, I am currently using download manager since it’s very easy to use, so I don’t need to do much as it automatically gives the option for downloading.
 
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