How to Save a YouTube Video



If you find a YouTube video you want to save to your computer so you can embed it somewhere like on a Facebook page or even upload it to Twitter or your own blog you will need to save the video first. Yes, you can just grab the embed code to add a YouTube video to your blog or website but if you want to upload a YouTube video to Facebook you will need the original video stored on your computer first. To share a YouTube video on Facebook or Twitter you can just grab the share link but this doesn’t work so well if you are trying to gt a video to show on a Facebook page. You will need to upload the video to have it show on the Facebook page

1. Go to YouTube and find and copy the link to the video you want to save.

2. Open the VLC Media Player on your computer.

If you don’t have the VLC Media Player you can download and install it for free. VLC Media Player is OpenSource software so it is free for anyone to use.

3. Click the Media menu and then Open Network stream.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

4. Paste the YouTube video link in the Network URL box.

5. Click Play. The video will appear in the VLC Media Player and begin to play. You can pause the video if you like.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer



6. Right-click anywhere on the video and then left-click on Tools and the Codec Information.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

7. In the Location box you will see a long URL. Copy this link.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

8. Switch to your browser and paste this link into the address bar and press Enter. The video will load and begin to play. Pause the video.

9. Right-click on the video and click Save Video As and give the video a name. Now you are able to save the video to your computer and use it wherever you like.

How to Save A YouTube Video to your Computer

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