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Is there any way for me to save one of my videos on Youtube back to my computer?

Asked by Dutchess_III (38013points) January 26th, 2015

This was asked in 2009 but somethings may have changed since then.

I have a video of my grand daughter that I posted to Youtube. I managed to wipe out my operating system last summer and lost everything had saved on my computer so I’d like to save that video back to my computer. Can I do that?

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SavoirFaire's avatar

There should be a way of accessing it from your account. But if that doesn’t work, try this site. It should allow you to download the video in various formats.

Kropotkin's avatar

DownloadHelper for Firefox.

johnpowell's avatar

I use this do download videos from youtube. It is a bit complicated to set-up but is great once you do. A few months ago I wrote a little tutorial about how to install/use it on OS X.

Or if you simply don’t want to install anything send me a link to the video and I can grab it and upload it to my server so you can grab it from there.

johnpowell's avatar

Here you go

You should be able to right click that and Save Link As.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Thank you so much!

LeonardKonrad's avatar

Open your YouTube video,
Click on the address bar to edit the address
Add “ss” after “https://www.” , just before “youtube.com/watch?v…”
Press Enter

A download page will open

Dutchess_III's avatar

Awesome @LeonardKonrad! Hope you stick around!

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