The best YouTube downloader online

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About YouTube

You probably already know about YouTube, as it is the largest video sharing site in the world.
It was created in Feb 2005 by some guys who used to work at PayPal. Then a little over a year after, in Nov 2006 it was bought by Google for a lot of money ($1.65B) [source].

On YouTube users can upload, vote and react on other users videos. Some people make compilations of videos into playlist so others can easily find the best videos on a certain topic. It's overall a great source for finding content.

Videos are provided usually in 5 different qualities, depending on the video itself:

  • 720p
  • 360p
  • 240p
  • 144p
  • mp3

The larger the number you choose the better the quality will be, but will also take more room on your computer or device, as well as incur more data transfer (If you're on a data plan). The mp3 option will allow you to download the video in audio format with no video, which is good for podcasts or interviews where you only want to listen.

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Save YouTube videos

Download any video from YouTube by simple pasting the link to the video. TubeNinja will provide you the download link and you can easily save it.

Save YouTube playlists

You can download and convert whole playlists from YouTube with a few simple clicks. Simply paste the YouTube playlist link and let our YouTube downloader handle the rest.

Convert YouTube to mp3

Convert and download YouTube mp3s by providing the link to the content. We will handle the rest and provide you with the mp3 you want.

Save YouTube Audio

Download audio from YouTube even though the source format might be in video format. As simple as that!

Free and Fast

Our YouTube downloader is totally free and doesn't require any installation thanks to our unique solution. You don't even have to register, just paste the link and save what you need

How to download videos from YouTube with TubeNinja

Alternative 1: Copy-Paste method

  1. Copy the link of the YouTube video that you want to download
    ctrl + c is shortcut for copying (cmd + c on mac)
  2. Open a new window/tab and go to
  3. Paste the link in the input box at the top of this page
    ctrl + v is shortcut for pasting (cmd + v on mac)
  4. Click Download and wait for the next page to load
  5. Select what quality you want to download the video in

Alternative 2: URL-trick (faster)

  1. Open the YouTube video in your browser
  2. Go to the address bar and add "dl" in front of youtube
    YouTube | Video ..
  3. Click enter / go
  4. Select what quality you want to download the video in