Youku Downloader: How to Download Youku videos
Youku is the biggest online video website in China, in which you can find a tons of videos such as movies and TV series. And also the videos on this site get updated every day. Besides watching online, you may probably download some of them in the hope to play on your computer and portable devices. What's indispensable is a good Youku downloader which can save you trouble and time. Wondershare AllMyTube (AllMyTube for Mac) will be the perfect tool to help you download Youku videos. It can detect the videos automatically and download videos in a faster speed. What's more, it's very easy to use with only three steps illustrated below.
1 Install the Youku downloader
Before downloading videos, you should get well prepared. Download the program first. Choose the right version for your computer and install it on your computer. After installation, you should launch it right away to have a first view of the program itself. This work should be worry-free since the interface of the program is very simple designed for easy use.
2 Find Youku videos
Launch the browser. The program can support three browsers as IE, Firefox and Chrome. Enter into Youku web page and find the video you like.
Note: The Youku web page is shown in Chinese, you have to get it translated into English. Here is a good tool—the Google Translate add-on for the three browsers.
3 Download Youku videos
Click the video to play. While loading, there is a Download button floating on the top right of the video screen. Click the button, and the program will get the video download right away.
There is also another faster way to download the video. You can copy the url of the video and click Paste Url in the program, in that way the program can also get the information about the video and download it.
The above is all you need to do while downloading a Youku video. Is it easy enough? Yes, now you can find the videos in the Downloaded category once it finishes downloading. You can also do something about the downloaded videos. For example, you can play them by double clicking and convert them to fit your portable devices by clicking Convert button on the right of the video item. You can even import your videos to the program which can help manage your video files.
Note: iku is a downloading program designed by Youku company. But you have to get registered to use this program first. The program only supports IE browser and mistakes often occur when you want to download the videos.
Tips: Play Youku videos
In view of copyright issue, sometimes when you play Youku videos, this line will appear "Sorry, this video can only be streamed within Mainland China". To get around this problem, you need to install an add-on named Unlock Youku in the Chrome browser.
Watch the step-by-step video tutorial below: