Youtube Download HowTo

Objective: We want to download a you tube video and play it offline.

For example the following video of Bob Ross


We download it as mp4 via the FireFox plugin “Video Download Helper”:

When playing a video on youtube, right-click on the Video Helper icon (or the arrow shown beneath it) and select the mp4 stream from the “Media” menu. The mp4 stream is usually the one listed as “720p”. Then just save the stream to disk.

Update: Does not work anymore with the latest version of the Youtube platform