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.
Note: KeepVid no longer gives you the ability to download YouTube videos.
The KeepVid homepage which previously let you download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook is no longer offering the service.
The site now displays stats and information educating users on the illegality of downloading video content from sites like YouTube and how it is against their Terms of Service.
In fact, it states that users aren’t allowed to download videos from YouTube, unless they are for fair use or permitted to be downloaded in the service.
Until video platforms have some sort of an agreement to allow downloading of the content on their platforms, this will remain illegal.
So if you want to download YouTube content and enjoy it at your own comfort, you won’t be able to do it with KeepVid.