Without a connection, you can’t take advantage of the content offered as free access on YouTube, for example, to mention only the most famous one. Also, some platforms and publishers offer solutions, including free, allowing simple recovery of videos through stream ripping.
This is the case of the publisher Digiarty Software, which offers a free solution called WinX YouTube Downloader that we will use here as an example to explain how to download free YouTube videos under Windows to your PC and then use it on the platform of your choice (PC, mobile, tablet, …). Note that this software is not limited to Youtube but supports more than 300 platforms such as Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion,… You may not know it but this freeware has been elected by many sites (especially English and German) as the best to download videos for free on these platforms.
1. Download and install WinX YouTube Downloader for free at this address.
2. Copy the link of the Youtube video of your choice directly from your browser
3. Click on the Add YouTubevideo URL icon, and it will automatically appear in the next window.
4. Click Analyze and select the image resolution and output codec format. Then on yes to add the video to the list of videos to process.
5. Back on the main window, click on Download
It’s over! The video is located in the folder indicated in the bottom right window Target folder. It has been exported in MP4 format but you can also choose between FLV, WebM or 3GP formats. Note that the batch upload function allows you to enter a large number of links at once.
The download procedure is the same for free video downloads from Facebook, Dailymotion, Yahoo, Vimeo, Vevo and more than 300 other sites.
WinX YouTube Downloader is a free, simple and effective, ad-free YouTube video downloader that allows you to batch download 1080p / 8K / 4K UHD video, 3D video and SD video in the format, resolution and size you choose and all in just a few clicks. However, if you want to record YouTube videos suitable for different tasks and devices (smartphones, tablets…), you can also try the Deluxe paid version which additionally includes a YouTube converter to download, convert and edit videos in one go, which will allow you to easily download and convert YouTube videos to MP3, AVI, WMV, MOV, MPEG, VOB, iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.