If you are an avid YouTube user, you probably would like to save some of the videos you’ve seen online so you can find them again more easily later.
You may also have wanted to back up your own videos from YouTube after your hard drive crashed, or if you have lost the original file you uploaded to YouTube.
On YouTube itself you cannot easily save any of the videos posted.
However, there are five great YouTube converters you can use to convert YouTube videos to a format you can save on your computer, and view again later on.
Top 5 YouTube Converters
Here is a list of good video converters you can easily use for any YouTube video.
- SaveTube. SaveTube converts YouTube videos to FLV files. You’ll need a special FLV player to view the videos again, but you can easily download a free player directly from the SaveTube website.
- KeepVid.KeepVid works in a similar way as SaveTube. You can enter a link to the video you want to save, and click download. The major benefit of KeepVid is that you can choose to download the video file as a FLV or an MP4 file. KeepVid also has a bookmarklet you can drag to your bookmarks toolbar to automatically convert a video file while you are watching it online.
If you prefer AVI format for your videos, then YouTube AVI is the converter that will work for you. It works like other converters, but it converts YouTube videos directly to .AVI format.
- MyDownloadVideo.At MyDownloadVideo you’ll find an easy to use YouTube video converter. The video converter will save the videos as FLV files on your computer. However, the site also has a link to a handy video converter you can use to convert FLV files to MP4, or AVI format. Very detailed instructions on how to use the program can be found here.
- Video Downloader for PC users.If you are a PC user you can download this video converter. It will allow you to download YouTube videos and convert them to .avi format, or any other popular video format you want. Unfortunately, Mac users won’t be able to use this program, but any of the other video converters do work on Mac computers as well.