How to download YouTube videos for free

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There are several quite effective methods to download YouTube videos for free, without having to install any application on your computer or mobile phone. This is a good resource to be able to access these videos and view them whenever we want, even at times when we do not have an internet connection.

The solutions that we mention in this post allow us to make these downloads in different formats. Basically, the options we have involve the use of certain online tools, as long as we do not want to use a subscription to YouTube Premium, which is a paid service.

Until relatively recently, one of the most used websites for this type of free downloads was Savefrom (aka SSYouTube). Its operation was very simple: you just had to add the letters "ss" to the URL of the video to download it for free. Additional options, such as the choice of some formats, as well as quality, required an additional payment.

However, a series of complaints for having violated the copyright of the owners of the videos posted on YouTube, have led this website to definitive closure in Spain and other countries. So the numerous users who used this option had to look for other options. Here we present some of the best:



We open the list with a well-known website: BitDownloader. In addition to the task of downloading YouTube videos for free, it will also be very useful for download videos on other platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and many others.

Its use couldn't be easier. This is what needs to be done:

  1. First we copy the URL of the original video on YouTube.
  2. Then we paste said URL into the central text field of BitDownloader.
  3. Next, we click on the «Download» button and we wait a few seconds to have the result.

Link: BitDownloader

Clip Converter

clip convert

ClipConverter It is one of the reference pages when it comes to downloading free YouTube videos. The most notable thing about their service is the large number of output formats that offers. Despite being a highly recommended option, it has a negative point that we cannot ignore: It does not allow downloading music videos. Surely for many users this can be a significant handicap, although not for others.

If we want to download YouTube videos for free from ClipConverter, this is what we should do:

  1. First, you have to copy and paste the web address of the video in the space marked as «Multimedia Management». Then we press "Continue".
  2. After we select the format and options that we want to apply to the conversion. By default, a series of preset options appear that offer the best settings for most videos.
  3. we press the button "Comenzar" to start the process, which may take several minutes depending on the size of the video.
  4. Finally, when the conversion is complete, we can download and save the video to our device.

Link: ClipConverter



It is not a well-known page, but it offers an impeccable service for the purpose we have. With dirty We will be able to download videos in different formats, including or not including subtitles, or simply just downloading the audio.

How It Works In a totally simple way:

  1. To begin, let's go to YouTube to copy the URL of the video to convert.
  2. We then paste this URL into the conversion box on the Dirpy home page.
  3. Finally, we click on the “Dirpy!” button to start the process.

There is an important limitation when using Dirpy: this website It only allows conversions of videos with a maximum resolution of 720p. For higher qualities, there is no choice but to pay to use the premium version.

Link: dirty


download tube

Another great option that all users have is Download.Tube, a YouTube video downloader that offers the possibility of downloading in different formats and qualities, including HD. Its instructions for use are really easy and the conversions are very fast. This is what needs to be done:

  1. As with the other options on our list, you first have to go to copy the URL of the Youtube video.
  2. Then we paste it in the box on the main page of Download.Tube.
  3. Next we select the button "Youtube» that is under the box and press the button "Go" to start the process.
  4. After a few seconds (the time varies depending on the size of the video) we will have the video ready for download to our computer.

It must be said that, in addition to YouTube, we can use this online tool to download videos from Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, among other sites. It also offers the option of downloading a small program to our computer to make the conversion process faster and easier.

Link: Download.Tube



This website offers us two modalities: the possibility of downloading a small software or the possibility of carrying out the online conversion plus the download, which is what really interests us. It must be noted that Freemake It is also a good tool to download videos from other pages without having to pay anything. To use their services, these are the steps to follow:

  1. To start with, let's YouTube, we look for the video we want to download and copy the link.
  2. Then we go to Freemake, to the section «Download YouTube videos», where we paste this link in the text field.
  3. Before further, we select the video quality (important: it can only be in MP4 format).
  4. Finally, we click on «Download now» or «Download video without installation».

Link: Freemake



We close our list of proposals with SnapSave, a very practical and easy-to-use website (basically, you have to follow the same steps explained in the previous examples). It is completely free, although potential users must be warned that they must be prepared to endure a veritable cataract of publicity.

Beyond this, SnapSave has support for almost all common formats. A big plus point is that offers unlimited downloads and allows us to obtain the videos at their highest quality level. To use this service, here's what you need to do:

  1. We copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video in the central field of the website.
  2. Then we press the download button.
  3. We select the desired download format from the list of options.
  4. Finally, we click on «Get link» to get the download.

Link: SnapSave

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