YouTube is one of the most used platforms in the world, in which billions of users surf daily in search of all types of content. The main protagonist in this network is the video, and there are several methods to download this content in a few seconds.
XVideoServiceThief is one of the alternatives that we liked the most in the past, and currently, it continues to enjoy a remarkable popularity. However, after testing their latest versions, we think it is far from other proposals, with a more comfortable interface, greater stability, and more options when downloading. So, moving away from programs, we use various web platforms, extensions and the odd trick to download YouTube videos in a quality that is more than acceptable, free and fast.
Web pages to download YouTube videos
When looking for web pages to download YouTube videos we find several possibilities. Most are quite similar, and they follow the process of “pasting video link, downloading video”. However, we leave you with the best options according to our judgment, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs and use.
Savefrom: the old trick of the SS in the URL
The fastest way to download a YouTube video is to add “SS” right after YouTube in the URL. So, if the video you’re viewing has a youtube.com/watch?xxx format, it should look like ssyoutube.com/watch?xxx.
In this way, we will access the page Savefrom, one of the best places to download YouTube content. In particular, we can download video in 720p (HD) quality and in MP4 format. Apart from YouTube, Savefrom allows us to download videos from Vimeo, Yandex, Facebook, Instagram, VK, Twitter, TikTok …
Vidpaw.com is another service that allows us to download YouTube videos for free. In this case, we have the advantage that the maximum quality is Full HD, although we can choose smaller configurations from 144p.
Peggo TV is another very comfortable web service that allows us to download videos from YouTube, both with audio and without audio (in case we only want the video clip). If we want the video with audio, we can download it in MP4 format with a maximum quality of 720p (HD). If we do it without audio, we can upload the quality up to 1080p (Full HD). In the same way, we can download in WEBM format without audio, in qualities ranging from 144p to 1080p.
ClipConverter is one of the most classic and well-known websites for downloading YouTube content, both video and audio. The interface of the page is not the most modern, but it is simple and intuitive. As in the other services, we paste the link of the video in the search box and choose the quality option that suits us best.
In this case, we can start from 360p up to 1080p, so we will not have too much trouble with the resolution of the video. In the same way, we can choose several formats, like MP4, 3GP, AVI, MOV or MKV, and if we want to download only video we can do it in MP3, M4A or ACC.
Extensions to download YouTube videos
Another, even faster method to download YouTube videos is to do it using the browser extensions. In this way, it will not be necessary to go around copying links in web pages, it will be enough to make a couple of clicks in certain sites to download the video automatically.
The ClipConverter extension gives us access to your web page, with the video already copied and configured for download. A method that saves us a couple of steps, and we can enjoy installing your addon. To do so, we just have to install the Tampermonkey extension in Chrome, Safari or Firefox, and then install that addon.
In case you did not know Tampermonkey, it is a secure extension that allows you to execute scripts on certain web pages. In this case, add the shortcut to ClipConverter on YouTube, right next to the channel subscription icon. On the other hand, you’ll be good to know that this is the only way to download YouTube videos through extensions in Chrome-based browsers, since Google does not allow extensions to perform this action.
In the case of Tampermonkey the extension takes us to the ClipConverter page through an addon, and thanks to that “trick” we can streamline the process.
Although the ClipConverter method works in browsers such as Firefox, in this browser we can use extensions that download the videos directly. For example, you can use Video Download Helper, a very useful tool to download videos in several resolutions, including Full HD, just by clicking on the browser extension while we are on YouTube.
Finally, and only for Firefox users, we will talk about YouTube Video Download, an extension that gives what it promises. When installing it, we will see a download button next to the videos. We can download them in their original quality (up to 4K), and even choose the FPS rate, in case it has been recorded at 60 FPS. A convenient tool that allows us to download YouTube videos in a couple of clicks.