Each of us has our own reason to download a YouTube video for legal use. And in fact, there are numerous online or offline tools designed to download a YouTube video. Here, in particular, we sort out all the feasible solutions to download YouTube videos without any software.
- Best Way to Download YouTube Videos without Failure
- Is That “All the Online YouTube Downloaders Work” True?
- How to Download YouTube Videos without Any Software on Desktop/Laptop with Chrome
- Download YouTube Videos on Mobile without App
- Does Google Chrome Extensions Help to Download YouTube Videos?
Best Way to Download YouTube Videos without Failure
If you are in request for a solution to download YouTube videos without installing any software, please skip this part and read the following, but if you want to download YouTube videos in batch and without failure, even convert YouTube videos to other formats, VideoProc is absolutely a better choice than other online free downloaders.
VideoProc put 5 media tools together: Video Editor, Video/Audio Converter, DVD Ripper, Online Video Downloader and Screen Recorder. With its power, you can get videos online and process according to your needs.
WhyVideoProc is Worth A Try?
- Safe to use (offline, clean)
- Intuitive interface makes it easy to use
- Batch download YouTube videos and YouTube playlist
- Download online videos from 1000+ websites: Facebook, Vevo, DailyMotion, Yahoo, etc.
- Export YouTube videos as MP4, MOV, AVI, MP3, MKV, WMV, WEBM 100+ audio/video formats
- Choose YouTube and other online video resolution
- Convert and export 100+ video/audio input
- Edit videos: cut, merge, crop, add effect, add subtitle, add watermark, rotate, flip, add metadata, etc.
- Rip DVD and save as popular video or audio formats
- Capture video from computer screen or webcam, also allow editing
- Batch process videos
- Really fast
How to Use This Best YouTube Downloader?
- Get a free copy of VideoProc, it has both Mac and Windows version.
- Launch the program, go to Downloader.
- Click on Add Video, copy and paste the YouTube URL to the program for video analyzing.
- Choose output format and resolution.
- Click Download to save YouTube videos in batch and without failure.
- (Optional) Go to Video interface, edit or convert if necessary.
Is That “All the Online YouTube Downloaders Work” True?
To finalize the list of online tools to download YouTube videos without any software, I tested 20 online youtube downloaders that rank top in Google result, the test results led me to the conclusion: not all the online youtube downloaders work to download youtube videos successfully. You can find the details as following, and will have a wise decision which ones to try next time.
|No.||Online YouTube Downloader||Work or Not||Notes|
|1||Y2mate.is||Work||Fast and support 1080P|
|3||Keepv.id||Work||The download video cannot be opened sometimes, try to re-download|
|4||LOADER.TO||Work||Support 1080K, 4K and 8K|
|5||Savefrom.net||Work||Slow, 360P and 720P only|
|7||Yt5s||No||Redirect to another website|
|8||apowersoft||Work||The downloaded video cannot be opened sometimes, try to re-download|
|11||videodownloaderpro||Work||Support 360P and 720P only|
|16||acethinker||Work||Support 240P, 360P and 480P only|
|17||Bitdownloader||No||Download of Music content is prohibited|
|19||Download4.cc||Work||Support 360P and 720P|
|20||videoder||No||Youtube downloading is not supported anymore|
How to Download YouTube Videos without Any Software on Desktop/Laptop in Chrome
By testing the same YouTube URL with above-listed 20 online free YouTube downloaders, we finaly pick y2mate.is and ddownr as the best 2 solutions to download YouTube videos without any software in Google Chrome.
Y2mate.is allows users to download videos from YouTube and other video streaming platforms.
- Download YouTube videos in MP4:1080P, 720P, 480P, 360P, 240P and 144P
- Save YouTube videos as MP3 audio: 160K, 128, 64K, 48K
Steps to Download YouTube videos with y2mate.is
- Navigate to https://y2mate.is/ in your Google Chrome browser.
- Paste the YouTube video URL into filed.
- Select video resolution, then click Convert.
- Once the conversion finishes, click Download.
- Save the YouTube video to your computer.
However, y2mate cannot batch download youtube videos, and you have to wait patiently when downloading HD youtube videos.
The video quality of most YouTube videos that downloaded online is always scarified, but it is really lucky to have ddownr. It allows users to download videos in high quality, including 4k and 8k:
- Download YouTube videos in 2 video formats
- Save YouTube videos as 3 audio format
- Output high quality videos
Steps to Download YouTube Videos with ddownr.
- Navigate to https://ddownr.com in your Google Chrome web browser.
- Paste the YouTube video URL into ddownr.
- Click Download to choose output and video resolution.
- Once ready, save the YouTube video to your computer.
How to Download YouTube Videos on Mobile without App
No, without the needed apps, you can not download YouTube videos to your mobile phone.
And there are free solutions to download the videos to your iPhone or Android phone.
For iPhone Users
Apps Needed—Download the Documents app from Readdle, it allows users to search and open YouTube videos with its own web browser, also allows users to download and save the media files.
- Go to App Store, download Document, tap it to run.
- Copy the YouTube video URL.
- Go to Documents, open the web browser and input https://ddownr.com
- Then paste the YouTube video URL into ddownr.
- Choose output and download the YouTube video.
- Then go to Documents>Downloads, find the YouTube video and play.
For Android Users
Items Needed: Google Chrome (or preferred web browser), a Video Player for Android
- Open Google Chrome and head to https://ddownr.com
- Then paste the YouTube video URL into ddownr.
- Download the YouTube video.
- Find and play the YouTube video in installed video player.
Does Google Chrome Extensions Help to Download YouTube Videos?
Another method to download YouTube videos without any software is installing the Google extensions. However, the truth is, Google Chrome won’t allow any extensions to download from YouTube website. After all, YouTube is one part of Google services, users who want to enjoy unlimited YouTube services need to pay for the Premium.
And according to my test, though the extension can be added to Google Chrome, there will be error message indicating YouTube videos are not allowed for downloading, even there is no YouTube video found.
Also, I tried to install add about 10 add-ons into Firefox but found no one helps to download YouTube videos without software.
|No.||Extensions||Work or Not|
|1||YouTube Downloaderby al3k_popov||Cannot add to Firefox|
|2||YouTube Downloaderby Web Development Studio||Can add to Firefox, but only with a spinning circle, cannot download|
|3||Youtube Downloaderby Youtube Downloader Addon||Can add to Firefox and analyze youtube videos, but cannot download successfully|
|4||YouTube Download Button by YouTube Downloader||Can add to Firefox but don’t work|
|5||YouTube Downloaderby YouTube Addons||Can add to Firefox but cannot download successfully|
|6||Youtube Downloaderby download-lagu-mp3.com||Cannot add to Firefox|
|7||HD Youtube Downloaderby Samc||Can add to Firefox but cannot download successfully|
|8||YouTube™ Downloader Liteby Skott||Can add to Firefox but cannot download successfully|
|9||Easy Youtube Video Downloader Expressby Dishita||Cannot add to Firefox|
|10||YouTube Download Plusby uepselon||Cannot add to Firefox|
Therefore, if you want to download YouTube videos without software in Google Chrome, you will need to go back to an online YouTube downloader as we mentioned in the above parts.
Indeed, there are solutions to download a YouTube video without installing any software in Google Chrome, but not all online free YouTube downloaders work. As we have tested for you, y2mate and ddownr deserve a try. But if you want to download YouTube videos easily and without any failure, VideoPro is a solid option.