Note: the simplest way to download videos from You tube has already been described in this site, see the previous post “The simplest (?) way to download videos from Youtube: Real Player”. So please first read such post and consider what follows only in case Real Player would’t be available.
By www.savevid.com you can download the Youtube videos (and the videos from many other web sites) in their compressed .flv format. Then you need a .flv file player and you can download one from www.savevid.com itself. Let’s see how.
To download the video onto your PC just follow the tips:
1)browse to www.savevid.com
2)paste in the white field the uniform resource locator (URL) of the video as copied from the video web page address field http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAdjuOiaS-A and press Download
3)you will be shown the screen below where you have to choose among three types of download (flv, mp4, HD); choose HD to get best quality
4)you will be shown the screen below and asked where to save the downloaded file. Just remember where you save it!
5)the download bar will appear and stay a few minutes
6)what you’ve got now is a .flv file saved in your PC’s hard drive; you need a .flv file player to see it and you can download a free one. Browse back to www.savevid.com and in the main page below among the three options Download, Convert and Play click on Play
7)you will be shown the screen below. Click on Get it Free
8)then you are shown the screen below. Click on Download
9)then you are shown the screen below and asked where to save the .exe file that you will run later to install the player. Just remember where you save it!
10)when the downloading is completed browse your PC to where you have saved the .exe file and double click on it. You will get the screen below. Click to proceed with the installation. Don’t worry, it’s safe!
11)you will go through a few screens during the installation, just click to proceed until you get to the screen below where they ask you if you want the Ask toolbar. Un-check the field since it’s just one more annoying search bar with nothing to do with the .flv player, then click next to proceed
12)eventually you have got your .flv file player installed and listed among all your other programs, the program name is Appliant flv player. Launch it
13)the program main screen appears as here below
14)I suggest to click on Settings on the left low corner and when you are shown the screen below to check the two fields use video smoothing when scaling and mantain framerate in fullscreen mode since the improve quality; then click ok to save.
15)you are done! Just follow the instruction on the flv player screen to open the video that you had downloaded from Youtube at step 4 of this process. I hope you still remember where you have saved it!