We explain how to Download Youtube videos on Windows for offline viewing. Also complete playlists.
Youtube offers a virtually inexhaustible range of videos. However, an Internet connection is required to view the content via stream.
With Youtube Premium: Download feature and more extras
With Youtube Premium, you can download all videos locally to mobile devices directly in the Youtube apps and then watch them without an existing Internet connection. This is convenient if you are traveling on the train or in the plane more often. The downloads move particularly fast in the desired quality on the device and are collected in the Youtube app in a separate library. The price for Youtube Premium: 11.99 euros per month. In addition, Youtube Premium gives you all the videos absolutely ad-free and gives you complete access to Youtube Music. There are also exclusive Youtube original clips. Included with no additional charge is access to Google Play Music.
With relatively simple means you can download the videos on Youtube exclusively for private use (!) To watch them on the road or at home even without an Internet connection. With a free tool, you can even download a complete Youtube playlist of videos in one go.
Download Youtube videos in your browser
If you want to backup a video from Youtube offline fast and occasionally, you do not need to install any software on the Windows machine. Popular services such as Convert2mp3 or Vidpaw also do this task in the browser. You first need the Youtube URL of the video you want to download. Either first call the desired video in Youtube and copy the URL from the address bar to the clipboard. Or, right-click the video on a YouTube overview page and then copy the link to the clipboard using the browser shortcut menu.
For Convert2mp3, copy the link into the input field and then select the desired version (video or audio) and the desired format (such as mp3, m4a, aac, mp4, avi) from the drop-down menu. Finally, select the quality. After clicking on the button “convert” the video will be converted accordingly and you can download it.
At Vidpaw copy the link to the Youtube video in the appropriate input field and then click on the “Start” button. Then you will get a selection of download options in different video and audio formats. Alternatively you can simply add the word “paw” to the youtube link behind “youtube” to start the download more conveniently.