These instructions use a Firefox add-on, YouTube Video and Audio Downloader, which is installed on the computers in the MEWS teaching area. If you would like to have this tool on your computer, open your Firefox browser. Type about:addons in the browser window. Search for the addon above and install it.
Once on the page with the desired video, select "download", located here:
Select the format you wish to download from the list:
Once you select, you will find your video on your desktop or in the downloads folder.
Find your video on the web and copy the URL for sharing or the one you are using to view the video
On the home page, paste the link of the video you wish to download into the bar at the top of the page and select "Grab it":
Select the format you wish to download from the list that appears, as shown below:
Upon selecting a format, your video will download and appear on your desktop, or in your downloads folder or another folder depending on your settings.
These instructions use Video Downloader Professional, a Chrome extension that is loaded on the Macs in the MEWS teaching area. To get this extension on your own computer, go to the Chrome Extension Store and add Video Downloader professional to the extensions in your Chrome browser.
Warning: Google updates to Chrome have disabled this extension in the past and may do so again.
First, log in with your google account and go to the video page on YouTube which you want to download
Click "+add to", so that this video will go to your playlist
Click the green download button on the top right corner, you will go to video downloader professional
Play the video and the green download button will show up again
Click the green download button again and you can select the format of video you want to download
Have a video or audio project for a class? Want some help with your YouTube and Vine videos? The RISE video consultants are back to help you with your multimedia projects. Check the schedule of staffed hours and drop by the MEWS to ask a question.
Want More than Drop-in Help?
Make an appointment with a MEWS consultant during our regularly scheduled hours. Select a Consultant Appointment slot in the Google calendar linked below: