How To Download Long YouTube Videos: Easy Methods

How To Download Long YouTube Videos: Easy Methods YouTube has become the the world’s most popular site for videos since its founding way back in 2005. Users can find any kind of video (on any genre) on the site ranging from short comedy strips, how-to tutorials and documentaries. The most popular ones are music videos from both known and unknown artists. Remember, Justin Bieber started on YouTube by uploading home made music videos of himself when he was just 12 years old.

YouTube videos usually have a duration of 15 minutes of shorter but if you have a verified account, you can upload videos longer than 15 minutes. A lot of people upload videos to YouTube because they make money out of it. If you’re interested to know who made the most money on YouTube just click on this link.

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See Also – How To Download A Song From YouTube Using Third Party Software

Why Watch YouTube Videos?

You don’t have to sign up with YouTube to watch videos. Having an account on the site has its advantages though. First, you can upload your own videos to your YouTube channel. Second, you can subscribe to your favorite artists/channels on YouTube. Third, you can personalize your preference so that every time you login all your favorites are waiting for you. Fourth, you can comment and rate your favorite videos. Last, you can share the videos on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest among others.

Perhaps you are on your way to work or want to learn how to jailbreak your iPhone. That commute to work will be much faster while watching videos on YouTube. You can watch videos on YouTube for entertainment and learning. There are also movies available on YouTube that you can “rent/buy” so you can watch then. This is much cheaper and convenient than going to the movies.

But why rent or buy when you can download the videos for free, right? Remember, this site does not condone piracy and the aim for this tutorial is to show that there are methods you can learn on how to download long YouTube videos.

How To Download Long YouTube Videos: Using Online Video Converter

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Online Video Converter is a site that offers video conversion and download for free.

Convert your favourite YouTube videos to various formats using our YouTube Converter. Convert and download in these formats: MP3, OGG, AAC, FLAC, WMA, WAV, M4A, MP4, AVI, MOV, MPG, MKV, FLV, WMV, WEBM, M4V and 3GP. Our premium YouTube Converter offers high speed downloads and superior quality conversions.

Follow the steps below to convert and download any video from YouTube using Online Video Converter.

Step 1. Open and choose the long video you want to download.

Step 2. Highlight and copy the URL of your selected video.

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Step 3. Open Online Video Converter and paste the link in the box provided.

Step 4. Choose the format (M4A, MP4, AVI, MOV, MPG, MKV, FLV, WMV, WEBM, M4V and 3GP) of the video you want to convert and download.

Step 5. Next, select the resolution (240p, 360p, 480p, HD 720p, HD 1080p, and HD 1440p) of the video cued for download.

Step 6. Select the segment of the video you want to download. You can choose the entire video or a “timeframe” that you will specify.

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Step 7. Click the “Start” button to begin conversion.

Step 8. The site will convert your video and once finished, you will be presented with a download button to save your video to your computer.

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Step 9. Simply click the blue “Download” button to start saving your video.

You can the video below to see the site in action.

You have just converted and downloaded a long YouTube video using Online Video Converter. Next, we’re going to use a program to download long YouTube videos.

How To Download Long YouTube Videos: Using Internet Download Manager

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Internet Download Manager is a program that catches downloads from your computer.

Internet Download Manager (IDM) is a tool to increase download speeds by up to 5 times, resume and schedule downloads. Comprehensive error recovery and resume capability will restart broken or interrupted downloads due to lost connections, network problems, computer shutdowns, or unexpected power outages.

When installed, the program becomes integrated with your favorite browser and takes over the download whenever a request is encountered.

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Follow the steps below to download, install and use Internet Download Manager to download long YouTube videos to your computer.

Step 1. Go to this site to download IDM.

Step 2. Once on the website, click the orange button that says “Try Internet Download Manager For Free“.

Step 3. Your download should begin and the program (idman628build17.exe) will be saved to your computer.

Step 4. Navigate to where the file had been saved and click on it.

Step 5. Wait for the installation process to finish.

Step 6. After installation, you will get a message saying that IDM has been successfully integrated with your browser.

Step 7. Now open and select the long YouTube video you want to download. Start playing the video.

Step 8. You should see a “Download This Video” button as the video plays. Just click this and IDM will automatically take over the download.

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Step 9. A pop up should show prompting you where you want the video to be saved.

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Step 10. After selecting the download location for your video, just click the “Start Download” button to begin saving your video.

That’s it! You can now save long YouTube videos using the two methods presented above. You can watch the video below to see how Internet Download Manager works.

Downloading long YouTube videos is easy if you follow the methods shown in this post. Please share this article with your friends if you found it of help. We also would love to hear from you so kindly leave a comment below.

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