How To Download Youtube Videos Without External Tools Or Extensions 💯

  1. Open Developer Tools in the browser and go to Network tool, or if you’re on Firefox press Ctrl + Shift + Q .

  2. Click Media in the Network tool so that you’ll see only the HTTP requests made to media files, like audio and video files.

  3. Browse to a YouTube video you want to download. You’ll start seeing the requests made by the YouTube page to the audio & video files in the Network tool.

  4. Hover the cursor over the Type column of each request in the tool and look at the media type:

  • If you want the audio, look for “audio/mp4”.
  • If you want the video, then look for “video/mp4”.

Note: If you’re using a browser that doesn’t segeregate requests (like IE) or doesn’t list the requests made to the audio & video files in YouTube under “Media” (like Chrome), just search the term “audio” or “video” in the search bar in the Network tool.

  1. Once you found a request with the wanted media type (it’ll be of the domain), click on it, and copy the full URL from where it appears.

  2. Paste the URL in the address bar, remove the range parameter in the query string and press Enter .

  3. The video or audio will open, right-click on the page and select “Save As” to save the file.

  4. If you want both the video and the audio, look for both with the steps above and put them together using any default media editor you have in your computer. It’s actually pretty easy and quick to do so (even with programs like the outmoded Windows Movie Maker).



Holy, that works like charm😘

Bonus: Tip for Firefox Users

If you’re getting WEBM audio files instead of MP4 from YouTube (webm can only be played in a browser) , disable your browser’s WEBM audio support, then YouTube will send the audio in MPEG4 format.

Type “about:config” in the address bar, press Enter, click through any warning message and search for “webm”.

Find and double-click Its value will change to false and you’re set.

Enjoy! :heart:


Thanks for sharing this method, appreciated :+1:

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