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How to Copy A YouTube Video

YouTube is one of the most popular video sharing website among the world, and you can watch many interesting videos on the Internet. However, there are times that you may want to watch some offline videos. So you need to learn how to copy a YouTube video to your computer or smartphone. If you don't know the detail steps, you have come to the right place. This article is going to help you copy a YouTube video to local device. And please continue to learn.

Copy A YouTube Video

Copy A YouTube Video

Part 1. How to copy a YouTube video (best way)

The best and most effective method to copy a YouTube video is to make full use of Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate, which is highly recommended. Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate can offer a great solution for you to download, enhance, convert and edit the video. So except downloading a YouTube video to your computer, you can also use this wonderful software to do everything to the selective video. And here are the detailed steps:

Step 1 Download Video Converter Ultimate

Download and install Video Converter Ultimate on your computer. You can find this program on the official website of Aiseesoft, and choose the vision from Windows or Mac.

Step 2 Find the desired YouTube video

Navigate to YouTube site and find a YouTube video that you want to copy to your local computer, and then copy the URL of the selected video.

Find the YouTube Video

Step 3 Paste the video address

Go back to Video Converter Ultimate, and hit on Download option on the top bar. Then you can see the video address is pasted to the URL box automatically.

Paste the Video Address

Step 4 Start the copying process

Click Analyze button to analyze the YouTube video and select a suitable resolution to download the video. Finally, click OK to start copying the YouTube video.

Start the Copying Process

Part 2. How to copy a YouTube video with online way

If the network is in good condition, you can also choose to copy the YouTube video using the online way. This method does not require another program to download, which is easier and more convenient. And the only two disadvantages of online way are that there may be too many ads and the video resolution is no more than 720p. Here we will take as an example. Below are the step-by-step guides:

Step 1 Locate the desired video

Go to the YouTube website and find a video that you want to watch offline, and copy the YouTube video address. You can play it beforehand to check if it is a correct video.

Step 2 Enter the video link

Go to, and paste the URL of the desired video into a white text field that instructs you to enter the link.

Enter the Video Link

Step 3 Choose the video format

Select "Free Download" button and you will be navigated to a download page where you need to choose the video quality and the destination of the YouTube video.

Choose the Video Format

Step 4 When everything is prepared, click Download in the green frame on the right of every single line. And now you copy a YouTube video successfully!

Part 3. How to copy a YouTube video using recording way

Beside the methods mentioned above, here is another way to copy a YouTube video by recording it. And you may need to use Aiseesoft Screen Recorder when recording the YouTube video. Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is an easy-to-use screen capture tool to record any video or audio on your computer and save them in high quality. This powerful video screen recording app can help you grab online movies and radio, capture games, record webcam videos, etc. on computer. And keep on reading the detailed guides to copy a YouTube video:

Step 1 Download Screen Recorder

Before copying a YouTube video, you need to download Screen Recorder on your computer first. One thing to illustrate, Aiseesoft Screen Recorder is only available for Windows. Select "Screen Recorder" and enter the "Record Video and Audio" window.

Screen Recorder

Step 2 Draw the capture frame over the video

Find and locate the YouTube video that you want to copy to computer on Then draw the capture frame of Screen Recorder over the video and adjust the frame size.

Note: To copy the YouTube video perfectly, you are allowed to choose the full screen mode or customized screen size, set the length of the recording and so on.

Draw the Capture Frame Over the Video

Step 3 Record the YouTube video

After ensuring everything is OK, hit on the REC button to launch the recording process. You can click Cancel, Pause, or Stop button to control recording. The video will be saved in MKV format by default. You can also change the format at the next page.

Record the YouTube Video

Step 4 Save the YouTube video

What's more, you are supported to cut the video when you think the opening and ending of the video is too redundant. At last, click Save button to copy the YouTube video on your local PC.


Above is the whole content about how to copy a YouTube video into your local computer. And we introduce different three ways to achieve it, all of which have advantages and features. The ultimate method is easy to use and most convenient, which is the most recommended one. The online way is simple, too, but the video resolution is restricted. And the recording way to copy a YouTube video provides the best video quality, but the recording process may be a little difficult.

After reading this passage, you can choose your favorite method to download and copy a YouTube video on local device. Hope this passage can help you to some extent.

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March 01, 2018 10:25 / Updated by to YouTube

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