YouTube has become an excellent tool for entertainment, research and training. Many of its videos are of a great value and probably you want to keep some in your private library to access it even if no internet connection, and for this, it requires to download the file.
There are extensions or plugin for browsers that allow you to download the videos, or web services that allow you to download only adding the video URL, but this opportunity will try very easily, consisting only remove the first part of the url and replace “ss” letters.
The URL is the set of characters that appear in the navigation bar that begins with http:// or simply www.
It is replacing the first few characters of the Youtube video url to the point by ss letters. For example the following video:
- www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDyCeBG-000 replace it as follows:
- ssyoutube.com/watch?v=WDyCeBG-000, ie remove www.
Then press enter and go to a page where you can download the video in different formats:
On the right side is the link to download the video appear as formats. In the example avove are two available formats: MP4 360p and MP4 720p or higher. Sometimes it even gives FLV, MP3 and other available formats and you are able to chose the option by clicking the arrow button. Once you click on the option you want it to be downloaded, the browser will start downloading the file.
Depending on the size of the video and your internet speed, the file will take time for the downloading process to be done.
The advantage of this option is that it can be used in any browser, either Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, etc.
Sometimes people are not able to play the video is because, the right codec is not installed on the player. In this case we suggest to search for the specific codec and install. There you go.