Two best ways to Download You tube video

At times when you are watching videos in 'You tube' - may be your favourite actor's interview or your favourite cricket star's best shot or may be a tutorial on 'How to make a Good coffee'! - You feel like downloading the video in your hardisk and watch in later. So you right click on the video and try to save it like an image but you can't. Are you wondering how to download video from sites like You tube, Its very simple, there are lot of ways, let's talk about two very simple methods.



Using real player

Do you have Real player installed in your system, If yes, check whether you have version 11 installed. If you have not installed version 11 of Real Player, download the same and install it. Now watch any online video in 'You Tube' and move the mouse over the video, you will notice a button "Download this video" appearing in the right top corner of the video. Click this button and the video will be saved in your Library. That's all enjoy the video off line any time.

Using Firefox Addon - Video Download

DownloadHelper is a tool for web content extraction whcih can be used to capture video and image files from many sites. Surf you tube and watch any video in 'you tube' website and if you have installed Firefox addon "Download Helper", you will notice that the icon gets animated and a drop down menu appears on mouse over the animating icon. Click on the Download and enjoy. The "Download Helper" also works with MySpace, Google videos, DailyMotion, Porkolt, iFilm, DreamHost etc. Since version 3.1, you can setup the extension to automatically convert the downloaded movies to your preferred video format.


Article by Shanmuharajan who blogs at TecheDOTS.

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