Also, instead of just watching them once, why not save them
At youtube, you click on the video you want to watch, and it downloads into the site viewer embedded in your browser page.
That's fine to watch it once.
What if you want to save it as a file to watch again later?
A SIMPLE, FREE way to save the video as a file, to be watched again whenever you like.
The answer is to download and install two (2) applications which are available free:
VLC media player will play just about any video file. It will also play any media and audio files. Available Free and Open Source here:
xVideoServiceTheif (xVST) is an alpha build, open source, General Public Licence application available from:
xVST includes downloading access to 50 different video service sites, including youtube and several adult sites which may be blocked if you want at
the button “More options”.
Always restart your computer after installing new software.
Open xVideoServiceThief. Choose where the video will be saved on your computer by using the browse tool called “Downloads directory” in the bottom
half of the xVST panel:
Back at the video site, right-click on the video you want to watch. Click on “Copy Shortcut”. In this case, we will download a video from youtube
on how to get the most out of xVideoServiceThief:
Go back to the xVideoServiceThief panel.
Click the button “Add Video”. Right click and paste the video url into the box...
Click “Ok” - it will begin to download.
When completed downloading, you have saved that video permanently to wherever “Downloads directory” was set to save it on your computer and can
watch it again as many times as you like using...
The VLC media player. Open it and...
Open “Media” and select “Open File”. You navigate to where the file was saved and select play.
A good instructional video on using xVST is found at:
Happy video watching at YOUR convenience!