YouTube is a fantastic web application that lets you enjoy the best in music, documentary, movies and home-based videos from around the world. The trouble with the application is that you need a reasonably good internet connection to watch the videos in an uninterrupted fashion. If you are on a slow connection, or presently don’t have an internet connection, you can still watch the videos by saving them for offline viewing using a nifty little bookmarklet called KeepVid.
However, before you download the videos, just remember that some of the content is copyright protected. Now here’s how you can save YouTube videos for offline viewing.
Download YouTube Videos for Offline Viewing
Just head over to the KeepVid website, and drag the KeepVid bookmarklet to your bookmarks bar.
The next time you are watching a YouTube video that you want to view later on, you can simply click the KeepVid link.
You will be shown a list of downloadable options like the one in this image.
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Select an option that best suits you. Downloading the highest resolution will be a good choice since you will be able to play it not just on your computer, but also on your smartphone or tablet.
Alternatively, if you don’t want to use the bookmarklet, you may have to keep referring back to the keepvid.com website, copy-paste the YouTube link of the video you want to download and then click Download.
You could always use a number of Chrome, Firefox, or IE plugins to download YouTube videos, but this nifty bookmarklet is a much more convenient option.
One note of caution when using the website. There are some pretty clever advertisements that may be a bit misleading, such as a link telling you that your media player needs to be updated and such. Just be cautious about such links as they are not part of the download process.
Check out the website and bookmarklet here. Keepvid
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