The never ending story – How to Download YouTube Videos

YouTube again changed the way you can easily download your favourite videos to watch them offline. I already posted twice how to do it – you just need to create a Bookmark in your browser and click on it when watching the video that you want to download. Quite simple. But the target of this bookmark changed again. Here is current version:

Download YouTube Video

Just right-click on this link and select “Save as Bookmark”.

Download YouTube Videos as MP4

In February I wrote a post and offered a JavaScript code snippet that helps you to easily download a YouTube Video by adding this code to your bookmark list. The API of YouTube changed a few days ago, so the script no longer works.

Here is the new updated code snippet. Please update your bookmark or just right-click on the following link and choose “Bookmark this Link”:

Get YouTube Video

Download YouTube Videos

Its been a while that I wrote my last post … seems to have been a busy time.

End of November 2008 I needed to download in entire Picasa Webalbum, so I looked for a nice solution for this. Today a colleague posted me a trick in IRC to easily download YouTube Videos. And right about this evening I needed this trick – need to have 2 short clips offline available.

Now I just want to share this feature. Its quite easy and should work with every browser that supports bookmaks.

The only thing you need to do is to bookmark this link:


Just add this link to your bookmark list (right-click > bookmark this link) and give it a nice name. When you are surfing on youtube and want to download the current video, just click this bookmark link and the video will be downloaded in the best quality – yes, it’s that easy.

I got this trick from a colleague but I also found an online source here.