Easily Download YouTube Videos Without Using Any Software

Umair Shaikh | Saturday, February 16, 2013 | |




We all love to watch different kind of movie clips at YouTube. If you like any movie clip, than it's a good idea to save the copy of that movie in your computer or in your mobile. To do that, most of the people install different softwares in their computers, but if their is an alternate and easy way to download YouTube videos without installing any kind of software, than why not use that method. 

Yes, you read it correctly. It’s possible and for that all you need is a browser and an Internet Connection (ofcourse…it’s a dumb thing to even mention). Let me guide you in an easy way.

Note: If you Google "download YouTube videos easily", you will get plenty of ways to do that. But believe me, I found this method easiest, quickest and hassle free. In many other methods, you have to Install Java first in your computer and also those websites doesn't work perfectly on different browsers. Below method you can use in any browser without any trouble.

1. Go to YouTube and open the video which you want to download. 


2. Now in the address bar, just replace youtube with voobys as shown in below pic and press Enter.



3. After pressing Enter, voobys website will open.



4. Depending on your Internet connection speed, a security warning pop-up will comes up. Just click "I accept the risk and want to run this application" and than click Run Button.


Note: It's not necessary but depending on your browser and the version of Java software installed in your PC, you may also see a notification like this.


If you see anything like this in your browser or incase you get a pop-up asking for your permission to run the Java software, than just click the Run button or Run this time button.

5. Now your browser may take few seconds and will show you different format / quality of the video which you can download. At YouTube, the videos are available in different formats like 240p, 360p, 480p, 720P, 1020p HD. If the video which you are trying to download is available in different format / quality, the voobys website will also show you multiple download links with different video formats / quality as shown at below pic.


6. Whichever video format / quality you want (360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p), you can download that video by clicking on the link and the downloading will start immediately.

Note: I recommend to download only MP4 and FLV videos. 

Last Words

Although their are many softwares and methods available which you can use to download the videos from YouTube but this is the best and the easiest method which you can use anywhere without installing anything

Do you know any other method which is more easier than this? Leave your comments / feedback below.





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  1. Great ...
    Its work.

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    1. Hello editor,

      Thanks for sharing your hacks here,good one..!!! Personally I've always preferred online services for these chores. I know another method that is much easier: http://www.videograbber.net

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  2. Thanks Umair, I will try this, I am using Internet Download Manager and it work for me to download any audio/video from any website i.e. Youtube or Facebook etc. But as Youtube is blocked in Pakistan I couldn't open Youtube site but will try this method to download videos.

    Jazak Allah Khair

    Shahzad Zameer

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    1. Thanks for your comments and I will try your suggested software as well.

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  3. hi umair,
    can u suggest how to use/ install on samsung ACE GT-S5830i

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    1. This method what i recommended, is not a software but a trick (kinda). On android mobiles, you can use an app to download the YouTube videos.

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  4. i am using firefox and have noticed that it takes a lot of time to get to the download link. do u recommend any particular browser?

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    1. I tried this method in almost all the browsers (internet explorer, chrome, firefox) and it works perfectly. It depends how fast is your Internet, because at the beginning it takes some time to show you the downloadable links. But if you still have the problem, i recommend to try it in Chrome

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  5. hey i tried using the trick you mentioned above but its giving me error once i accepted the RUN button when a pop up said DO U WANT TO RUN THIS APPLICATION.. after that error is coming... like this,,
    Sorry!

    1) You can not download, not embeddable video and video that needs login.

    2) You need JRE(JAVA) in order to download.

    3) To download videos, please click 'Run' when prompted. Tick the box 'Always trust content from this publisher' to download seamlessly in the future.

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    1. Hi Fatima,

      First of all thanks for your response and comments. Well the problem is related to Java. It seems like either you don't have a Java installed in your computer or it's an old version or the Java add-on is disabled in the browser.

      Did you try to use the same method in any browser? What then happened?

      If it's not working and giving you the same error message, i recommend you to install Java. You can download latest java from : http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp . After installing it, try again and than let me know.

      I hope i didn't confuse you. let me know if i did :)

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  6. Awesome..!! Thanks for Information.

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  7. Assalamualaikum Mr. Umair Shaikh,
    I will try it soon, but dont you think that "Internet Download Manager" is much better & easy for any video from any site.....????
    Tace care your self...Thanks
    Sajjad Ahmed

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    1. Hi Sajjad,

      The title of my post is to download youtube videos without installing any software. What can be more easy than to download a video from youtube from anywhere on any pc without installation of any kind of software.

      Regarding Internet Download Manager, many people are saying good things about it. since i haven't use it that's why i can't comment on it. Sure i will check it out very soon and will write an article on that software as well if it's that useful.

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  8. Dear Umair,

    It didn't work for me. Even though I have latest version/update of Java installed. But it gives error, not showing the download link.

    Shahzad Zameer

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    1. Shahzad in which browser you tried to use it. What kind of error it was showing. If java is installed, make sure that its add-on in the browser is enabled.

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  9. I tried in both IE and Chrome Browsers, both give ERROR, when I click on ERROR it gives following details:

    Sorry!

    1) You can not download, not embeddable video and video that needs login.

    2) You need JRE(JAVA) in order to download.

    3) To download videos, please click 'Run' when prompted. Tick the box 'Always trust content from this publisher' to download seamlessly in the future.

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    1. This method requires only 2 things

      1. Java - should be installed in your pc
      2. java add-on -- You have to check whether the addon is enabled or disabled

      Other than these, it's pretty straight forward method to follow. I hope you are using latest version of web browsers.

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  10. Yes of course Java is installed and also Enabled in Browsers. Anyway thanks for sharing. May be some mistakes from my side. Its not bother me because I use IDM for downloading videos. Just wanted to check.

    Thanks Umair and keep sharing nice stuff.

    Shahzad Zameer

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    1. Well that's really strange. Sorry that i am not able to help you out with this problem of yours.

      And thanks for your response and appreciation

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  11. Thanks for sharing this nice post.Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers in the world. One reason for its popularity is more than 2.5 million important Firefox add-ons available to users.

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  12. Though downloading youtube videos is not legal and it's not permitted by youtube but if you and i were producers ,we can follow youtube downloading only if intended for fair use also you gona find many videos which is under creative common license and reuse is permitted.So you can download those kind of videos and also reuse it.You can follow the above method for downloading videos or here is the youtube downloader which i use.

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  13. Thanks for your methods , i'm sure it the easiest way too

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  14. THANKS but i want to download without java.

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  15. OK I FORGOT TO "TICK" THE BOX SO I CAN DOWNLOAD SEAMLESSLY IN THE FUTURE LOL HOW CAN I GO BACK AND CHANGE THIS SECURITY SETTING?

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  16. what 's this? i can't see any methid here -_-

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