Youtube has been making moves for years to restrict the ability for 3rd parties to download video from their service. However, there are still methods available that work. Additionally, many of these options will allow you to download from several different sites including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube alternatives like Bitchute or Odysee, etc.
Official Way To Download YouTube Videos
Youtube Premium offers the capability to download most videos via mobile but unfortunately that doesn’t extend to the desktop version.
Websites To Download YouTube Videos
9convert – Multiple video and audio only download options available.
Video Solo – MP4 and WebM downloads available in multiple resolutions as well as audio only downloads in MP3 and the ability to include subtitles.
YMate – Not as many features as Video Solo but has a simple interface that works as intended
Plugins For Downloading Youtube Videos
AddonCrop – Feature rich plugin with many different format and resolution options. However, it’s limited to converting videos less than 180 minutes.
DownloadYoutubeChrome – Google blocks this extension by default but you can follow the instructions on their website to bypass the restrictions.
Desktop App For Downloading Youtube Videos
jDownloader – This application is the cream of the crop when it comes to downloading videos online. It will allow you to download videos on almost any website. You’ll also be able to select any resolution available for the particular video you’re attempting to download.