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Download and convert YouTube video to FLV, AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, 3GP with Firefox DownloadHelper

There are many ways to download YouTube video and enjoy offline. Using YouTube downloader software could download video from YouTube with high speed. If you don’t want to install downloader program in your computer, online video converter websites are also available to download YouTube video easily. For Firefox user, the plug-in DownloadHelper extension is very convenient to download video from YouTube.

First, you need to install Mozilla Firefox browser in your computer. Visit Mozilla Firefox website and download Firefox, if you have Firefox browser and skip this step.

Then run the Firefox browser and download and install DownloadHelper plug-in to Firefox. From the page http://www.downloadhelper.net/install.php, you can add DownloadHelper plug-in to Firefox with ease. Open the webpage and click the “Install” button of below picture.

When finishing installing DownloadHelper into Firefox, you will see DownloadHelper icon in the toolbar on top left corner of Firefox.

Let’s begin to download video from YouTube using DownloadHelper. Visit YouTube website and open the video you want to download. The DownloadHelper icon is running, click the drop-down list of icon, select the corresponding resolution and format of the video, waiting a while; DownloadHelper will download YouTube video to your computer folder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Comparing to Firefox plug-in, SnowFox YouTube downloader HD perfectly freely download video from YouTube as MP4 format with excellent quality. It is very easy-to-use and you don’t need to install Firefox browser.

Usually, DownloadHelper download the YouTube video as flv format. If you want to convert the YouTube video to AVI, MP4, MOV, M4V, 3GP, WMV formats, the ConvertHelper complements Video DownloadHelper to convert your downloads to popular formats. You can visit the ConvertHelper help tutorial page. Or total media converter is optional tool to convert video to various formats including mp4, avi, 3gp, flv, m4v, mkv, mov, mpeg-1, mpeg-2, wmv, Xivd, Divx, flv, mkv, HD AVI Video (*.avi), HD WMV Video (*.wmv), HD MPEG-4 Video (*.mp4), HD MPEG-2 Video (*.mpg), HD H.264/AVC Video (*.mp4), AVI – H.264 Video, etc. What’s more, total media converter combines DVD ripper function. It can easily rip DVD to other format and enjoy on iPhone5, iPad 4, Samsung Galaxy S4, Windows Phone, PSP, etc.

Is it illegal to download YouTube videos: Piracy and copyright protection

With YouTube downloader, it is very easy to download videos from YouTube and enjoy them at your leisure offline. As we can download YouTube videos freely with free YouTube downloader software, many people are confused that it is illegal to download YouTube videos or not. See also: How to free download videos from youtube to computer?

An article from pcadvisor analyzes whether it is legal to download YouTube videos from the angle of piracy and copyright protection.

A major concern with downloading YouTube video is the ease with which you can fall foul of copyright protection. You might think it’s okay to download commercially available music or video for free, but media companies are not in the business of giving away their goods for free – and rightly so. The more people who follow your thinking, the less money they make, and the less money is awarded to the original content creators – often ordinary people struggling to make ends meet, just like you and me, who have spent both time and effort producing that content.

Google is hot on piracy. It encourages users to draw its attention to any videos that breach copyright and, where a video uses a soundtrack or other element owned by another person or company, it will award the original content creator any credit that arises from it.

We won’t go into depth over the ins and outs of online piracy here, suffice to say that in order to stay on the right side of the law, any content you do download from the web, for which you do not own the copyright, must be for your personal use only. You must not distribute or financially benefit from that content. It must also come with the express permission of the copyright owner.

See also: How to enjoy YouTube videos on iPad/iPhone/iPod.