How to Download YouTube videos on Google Chrome

YouTube culture is fertile ground that implicitly encourages video replies and mashups. To do that, people need a way to download videos. These unofficial Google Chrome extensions (not in the Web Store) makes it easier to download YouTube videos in formats like MP4, FLV, etc:

Chrome YouTube Downloader (by mandel99) current version 2.6.20

Ultimate YouTube Downloader for Chrome (by JackBean) current version 1.0.3.4 (also v1.0.1.1)

Download YouTube Videos (by Joshsmith9) v1.0.01

FastestTube – YouTube downloader tool (for Opera, Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer) #new

DownloadYoutubeChrome.com extension (Version 1.8 – Dec 9, 2012)

Related extension in Chrome Web Store:

Video Downloader professional (from startpage24.com) version 1.97.37
Caution: The download of YouTube videos to hard drive is locked because of restrictions of the Chrome Store. The download of protected videos (RTMP protocol) is currently not possible.

Or get the download function baked-in with this browser:

download TorchDownload and install Torch Browser (Windows/Mac) – built on the Chromium technology platform, Torch Browser has convenient built-in media downloading! Download YouTube videos with the greatest of ease!

[update 7/21/17] Found out about a paid desktop app from Eltima Software called Airy YouTube downloader—available for Mac and Windows.

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1 Response

  1. artik says:

    Now in 2014 this is the only one is working for me on Chrome –

    http://www.youtubebyclick.com/

    It is one of the best YouTube music downloader

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