How to Use Free YouTube Downloader

A totally free tool to download videos from YouTube so you can watch all the videos you want offline and on the go.

Download Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader for Windows. Then double-click the .exe file to install it. When installation is finished, click to launch.

Free YouTube Video Downloader installation

Note: Downloading videos from other 100 video websites like Hulu, VEVO and dailymotion is NOT available with Free YouTube Downloader. To download videos from these additional sites, please upgrade to Wondershare AllMyTube .

Part 1: How to download YouTube videos

Three web browsers, IE, Firefox, Chrome, are supported by Free YouTube Downloader. Just run any one of the three or use the inbuilt browser by selecting the “Online Video” tab on the program's interface to find and open the target YouTube videos.  And then you have two options to download these YouTube videos.

1) Via Download Button: When you open YouTube videos with your web browser, Free YouTube Downloader detects the video automatically. A Download button will appear above the top-right corner of the video screen. With one click, the video is added to the Free YouTube Downloader to be downloaded right away.

Free YouTube Video Downloader

2) Via Copy and Paste URL: Copy the video URL and click the + Paste URL button on the main interface. That's it! You've made it.

Free YouTube Video Downloader

After your videos have been downloaded, double-click these videos in the “Downloaded” Library to play them using the integrated video player. If you need to add local FLV, MP4 or WebM videos to the video Library for easy management, just right-click any space of the Library's interface, and then select "Import" to add video files.

Part 2: How to record videos

You’ll need to launch the Video Recorder if you wanted to record videos from popular online sites such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. Simply use the ‘Finder’ (from the PC’s ‘Start’ menu) to locate the Video Recorder. Then you can proceed to search for your favorite videos online. Once you click Play, there’ll be a noticeable red bracket over the streaming video. You can then click on the button that’s prompted on-screen.

record videos

Part 3: How to transfer videos to your mobile devices wirelessly


Start to set up the wireless transfer

Ensure that your mobile device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your PC in order to establish a connection. After that, go to the Connect window of the program

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Install Wondershare Player

Download and install the Wondershare Player’s mobile app (skip this if you already have it). If you don’t have the mobile app, simply go to Click here in the Connect window to download it for your Android or iOS device.

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Establish a connection

Go to Transfer via WiFi once you open the Wondershare Player on your mobile device and then click on the Scan QR code icon. After that, scan the QR code in the Free YouTube Downloader’s Connect window.

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settings for Free YouTube Downloader YouTube Downlaoder


Transfer files

Go to the Finished’s tab to transfer downloaded files as it is by clicking the Transfer to Mobile icon.

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Part 4: Settings for Free YouTube Downloader

Customizable settings make YouTube Downloader work just like what you want. Here the Setting box includes three parts:

General: Adjust settings related to download controls and app updates.

Download: Adjust how many videos can be downloaded at the same time and automatically resume unfinished tasks upon startup.

Location: Define a path to save downloaded YouTube videos.

settings for Free YouTube Downloader YouTube Downlaoder

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