How to download a YouTube Video.

Earlier today I asked about what tools people use to download YouTube Videos. One that seems to stand out is Dirpy Studio. Not only can you turn any YouTubeVideo into an mp3 you can also choose different video qualities and formats.

20 Comments leave a comment below

  1. A little late replying to your tweet earlier, but also check MacTubes.

  2. My favorite one was the simple and quick solution from, which allowed you to download youtube videos just by changing the letter “Y” to “3″ in the youtube video’s URL address.

    But it’s offline right now :(

  3. And it’s easy to ‘quote-cut’ interviews. Love-love-love

  4. Usually, I use youtube-dl or clive, two free software apps, to download youtube videos straight to my desktop. But when I’m not in the mood to download and transcode them, I use and/or

  5. i use cuz it’s web-based, fast, easy, and provides several video formats to choose from..

  6. I just use Tunebite Youtube Downloader to download and save youtube videos to my hard disk, it’s easy to use and it can also convert youtube flv to avi or some other formats I can use on my mobile devices:

    Plus Tunebite also has a menu to configure individual Audio and Video profiles depending frame rate, frames-per-second, resolution etc. to help setup media file perfectly for each mobile devices and to save space with smaller files.

    Pretty good solution as well, if u ask me

  7. i will have to try this. i can’t remember for what but i was trying to do this a little bit ago and could not find anything that actually worked successfully.

  8. Unfortunately, they just shut themselves down.

  9. To clarify: Dirpy just shut themselves down.

  10. so sad i didn’t use this more before they shut down!
    i was looking forward to download Barbapa videos in german for my kids. :(

  11. I just went to use this and found the site has shut down (as per the above comments) The alternative I just found was:

    As i only need the audio this was a a great site as it give you lots of options.

    Hope it’s of some use.

  12. You can also visit this site,

    copy and paste youtube video page URL and paste to the site,
    it will generate download link for you (FLV, MP4-HD, 3GP).

    Facebook, Metacafe video download supported too.

  13. seems like they are shutdown :( i found to be like the same youtube converter as dirpy

  14. Thanks for sharing.
    It is also recommended to visit
    It’s totally free and easy to use.
    Or you can just add “want” in youtube URL to get videos!

  15. My friends and I are using this Free online YouTube to mp3 website to get music from YouTube. Even without any registartion or software downloading, you can convert & download high quality songs for you iPod.

  16. hey,

    Though downloading YouTube videos is not legal & it’s not permitted by YouTube but If you and I were producers,we can allow YouTube downloading only if intended for fair use. Also you gonna find many youtube videos which is under creative common license and reuse is permitted. So you can download those kind of videos and also reuse it.
    You can follow the above method for downloading videos or here is the one which I follow

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