When you come across a funny cat video that you “must-have” on YouTube, there are several different services or extensions you can use.
Update: The extensions in this article are no longer available. YouTube video downloading extensions come and go. But if you search the extension store for your browser you can usually find other ones. Some have more options than others but most get the job done and will download the video as an FLV or MP4 file you can play with VLC. You can also use third-party sites like GetVideo.
When you come across a funny cat video that you “must-have” on YouTube, there are several different services or extensions you can use. Today I’ll show you the easiest way I’ve found for Firefox or Google Chrome.
Download and install Easy YouTube Video Downloader for either Firefox or Google Chrome or both if you use them. (Download Links Below)
After installing the Easy YouTube Video Downloader extension, start browsing YouTube. I’m not really into cat videos – but retro gaming videos are cool. On Firefox, you’ll find a download button below each video.
Click the button and select the file type you want. It offers several format choices like MP4, AAC, Flash or MP3 for audio only – which is cool if you’re watching a bootleg concert and just want the audio.
On Google Chrome, while watching the YouTube video, click the arrow icon on the toolbar and select the file type you want to download.
It’s that easy! The Firefox version is my favorite because it puts the download button under every video. But the Chrome version works easy too.