How To Download Youtube Videos using VLC Media Player

I’m sure at least once you have tried VLC for playing videos or music. But only few knows about the amazing features of this Open Source project. Downloading videos from YouTube is a simple task and there are a lot of video downloaders are available, but how about using VLC to download YouTube videos? Yes, here we are discussing about downloading YouTube videos using VLC Media Player.youtube to vlc

Here are the steps to download YouTube videos using VLC Player:

1. Open any video in YouTube that you want to download and copy the URL from address bar.download youtube video using vlc

2. Open VLC media player and click on Media menu and select Open Network Stream or you can use the hot key Ctrl+Nvlc to download youtube videos

3. Paste the URL that you have copied earlier and click on the small drop down button next to the Play button then select Convert.convert youtube videos

4. Click the “Browse” button next to the “Destination” field, and choose a folder to save your file and name it as .mp4 or .flv extension.

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5. To get original file without conversion, click on the settings icon next to profile and select Video Codec tab and check Keep original video track and do same for Audio codec.save youtube video using vlc

6. Click Save to return to the Convert screen then click Start to download the YouTube video.

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2 Responses

  1. Shrinivas says:

    Learned some new stuff with this useful article.. Now i can uninstall Youtube downloader from my PC.. 🙂

  2. seoquick says:

    am using online tools, i never new VLC can do it, nice tutorial

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