YouTube is the only web page on the planet right now that we enjoy visiting so much. You can get everything in YouTube including movies, latest trailers, entertainment news, hands-on videos and reviews of the latest tech gadgets.
YouTube has been with us for around 11 years now, but Google won't allow its users to download videos and enjoy them offline. However, there are many tools online which help in downloading the videos, but there is one trick with which you can download YouTube videos without any additional software.
Everyone amongst us uses the popular video player for every operating system - VLC Media player. There are some hidden tricks under the VLC player and one of them is downloading the YouTube videos. So, here's the complete procedure to download YouTube videos using VLC Media player.
Step 1: Download and Install VLC Media Player
Firstly, if you don't have VLC Media player installed in your PC, you need to download and install it from the official site or from other third-party sources such as the filehippo.com. If you've already installed the software, then proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Open YouTube and Browse the Video
Now, you need to open YouTube.com and watch the video you want to download. Now, just copy the URL of the video and head over to next step.
Step 3: Click 'Media' Tab in VLC Player
Open VLC player and click on the 'Media' tab present at the top left corner and select the 'open network stream' option. Paste the copied link in the appeared screen and let the video stream. Make sure that you're connected to the internet.
Step 4: Select 'Tools' Tab!
Once after the video starts playing, select the 'Tools' tab from the same header menu and select the 'Codec Information'. Alternatively, you can even enter 'ctrl+j' to directly enter the codec information screen.
Now, a popup will appear with some information. At the bottom of the appeared box, you can see a tab named 'Location' with a URL in it. Just copy that.
Step 5: Paste the Code in Your Browser
Finally, paste the copied code in your browser and your video will be automatically downloaded.