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What is the best tool for downloading music / videos from YouTube?

A simple web app or mobile app that downloads music, videos and movies from YouTube and possibly other streaming services.
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    Download videos from YouTube and other sites

    Amaël SikelAndroid developer · Written
    If you're not afraid of the CLI, this is by far the best option.
    ArunHappiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    I use youtube-dl. Works like a charm.
    This is the best way to do it. You can extract just audio, download entire playlist etc. If you're on a mac and using homebrew just follow this steps and you are golden. brew install youtube-dl brew install libvpx brew install ffmpeg (to convert videos to mp4 etc) and then run this command to download the video or playlist into mp4 format youtube-dl -f mp4
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    Softorino YouTube Converter

    Download YouTube video & audio. Watch and listen offline

    Specifically for Youtube this tool is great. Usually for facebook, vine etc I look for separate services.
    Josh BrownCMO, Softorino Limited · Written
    Josh Brown made this product
    Great pick, Ben!
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    Record any YouTube video into an Mp3 or Mp4

    Ryan HooverFounder of Product Hunt & Weekend Fund · Written
    Yout downloads the audio from any YouTube video into an MP3 format, which might be more useful than the video depending on your use case.
  4. Misho M. Petkovic made this product
    Direct search YouTube and download playlists without waiting.
    This one has a very intuitive design.
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    YouTube to MP3 API

    Get a link to a downloadable mp3 file of any YouTube video.

    Ben TossellNo-coder 👉 · Written
    Enter a YouTube link and get a link to the mp3 - simple as that
    Sama JashnaniCo-Founder, DownToDash · Written
    https://www.onlinevideoconverter... use this link - its the best
  6. 4

    The swiss army knife of YouTube downloads

    Kyle HessFintech Product Manager · Written
    Simplicity is key for this one. I've been using it for a long time... and it lets you trim the youtube videos if you want!
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    Convert YouTube video to MP3, GIF or MP4

    Ben TossellNo-coder 👉 · Written
    This is another one for YouTube. What is magic about this one is that you don't have to download a tool itself. Simply put in 'conv' into the URL and hit enter to download
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    Command-line utility to download media contents from the web

    Ben TossellNo-coder 👉 · Written
    This is more technical, using the Command Line to download media...put it's not YouTube specific so may be worth testing on other sites.
  9. Apart from downloading music and videos from YouTube, Cisdem Video Converter for Mac also has many other features: 1. Download videos and audios from over 1000 sites, including YouTube. 2. Convert videos and audios between any format 3. Optimized preset for most devices, such as Apple device, Game Console, YouTube, etc. 4. Edit videos with the built-in tools 5. Share your videos with family and friend
  10. Mark Entingh.NET Core web developer extraordinaire · Written
    No malware in their Youtube download tools.
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    Aloha Browser

    Private and secure mobile browser with free unlimited VPN

    Andrew Moroz made this product
    Hey, try Aloha Browser. It will downloads any video or audio or file. Available for both iOS and Android
  12. PrakashDeveloper, nLocate · Written
    OMG Youtube lets you search, watch and download Youtube videos easily in MP3 and MP4 formats. Plus there are also list of HD Movie torrents. You can watch trailers right there and download movies.
  13. Sudharsan RajagopalSoftware Developer - Backend services · Written
    Additional features for youtube such as Downloading videos/audios, customize page layouts, display, etc.
  14. Noah alumnus · Written
    "Ever wished you could save a video from the Internet? Search no more, Downie is what you're looking for. Easily download videos from thousands of different sites." Super simple, fast, local, saves-as-audio. My downloader of choice. It's fantastic.
  15. Jan FarøCTO, Faroe Software · Written
    Tubulator is a combined media browser/download desktop app. I'm using the Mac version, but a Windows version is available as well. Tubulator lets you search, browse and download both video and audio - the latter as MP3. It supports browsing downloading entire channels and playlists, and integrates with iTunes to a certain degree as well.
  16. Ton LamProduct Manager, · Written
    It can download from many video streaming and file sharing websites.
  17. Ton LamProduct Manager, · Written
    It can download youtube videos
  18. Moe Salem KorayemAgile Social Entrepreneur · Written
    Their bookmarklet allows me to download any video from various sites (youtube, facebook, vimeo, soundcloud, instagram and twitch to name a few) Or you can just copy paste your video link and download the file with any format you want
    Cristian Cojocarufreelance graphic designer · Written
    It's good.
  19. Ryan BornCo-Founder, Cloud Campaign · Written
    If you can deal with a bad UI, the service let's you download whole albums or individual songs, with or without a link.
  20. Losslessly record any YouTube videos and audios and save them as MP4, MP3, and other formats.