YouTube Tech Tips

Downloading YouTube Videos

If you are going to show a YouTube video at school, church, civic club, etc. you don’t want to have to depend on the venue’s Internet. I highly recommend that you download the video at home.

Two other benefits of downloading the video rather than showing them on YouTube is that

  • you won’t have other videos on the side distracting AND
  • you won’t have advertising.

Try Here’s how…

  • Copy the URL of the YouTube video
  • Paste the URL in the field to the left of the ‘Download’ button (watch out for the ‘download’ ads below the field)
  • Select a format (most likely the first choice)


Removing Ads, Comments, Setting Start & End Times, etc. – “Advanced settings allow you to choose the start/stop time, and even password protect the video.  You can also create an easy to remember custom URL…”  Source: