[ad id=’7′ style=’float:left;margin:10px 10px 10px 0′]YouTube host loads of movies and quality videos. You will find most of the YouTube videos is 1080p or 720p HD format as well. You just need to click on “Video Settings” arrow on bottom-right corner of the video to see if HD format is available for the same. You can watch YouTube videos from the website if you are connected to Internet, as connection is required for opening and playing videos over there. If you want to watch the movie later even offline, you need to download the video and either save it to your computer’s HDD or to a disc. What if you want to watch the complete movie in crystal clear Blu-ray format on 40 inch big screen, here is how you can download the HD format of YouTube videos and convert / burn that on Blu-ray or DVD.
There are a lot many websites available where you can paste the YouTube video URL, and that will let you download the file. But in that case, you are dependent on the server connection with that website as well, that works as mediator. If the connection with that middle website closes, your download will stop instantly. I would recommend to use a free software named “Freemake Video Downloader” which lets you download YouTube files of HD format or non-HD formats as well. Once you will paste the YouTube video URL, it will show you the available formats of selected video. You just need to select the format that you want download to star the process. You can directly convert that YouTube video for your mobile devices like iPhone, Android etc. While converting for mobile devices, you can select the screen resolution of your device and based on that the video will be converted. That way it will take optimum space in your Smartphone’s memory card.
If you want to convert the downloaded videos in more formats like AVI, 3GP, MPEG, SWF, FLV, WMV etc., you need to download another software for that purpose. “Freemake Video Converter” is having lot many options to do the same. Even you can select the Apple devices like iPhone, iPad to convert in their formats. On that video converter software, you can select the option “to Blu-ray” or “to DVD” to burn the downloaded file in that format on the selected media.
Once you will select and proceed with the Blu-ray or DVD format (or any other), the software will save the converted file on your computer. From there, you can burn the video folder on Blu-ray Disc or DVD. You can also burn on normal CD by converting the video in MPEG, WMV like formats.
There are lot many other software available for this purpose, but I really liked the interface and features of these two free software for this purpose. Like other add-ons for this purpose, Freemake Video Downloader and Converter is also available as an extension for Google Chrome and Firefox. You can download the videos directly from some 40 sites using these extensions. MTV, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo and many other popular websites are supported by this software.
Important Note – According to the YouTube TOS, you are not supposed to download a YouTube video unless and until there is a download button provided on that video by YouTube. Here is the excerpt from YouTube TOS,
Content is provided to you AS IS. You may access Content for your information and personal use solely as intended through the provided functionality of the Service and as permitted under these Terms of Service. You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content.
That’s why we do not encourage you to download them. We have only shared the technique or a way to download the videos, we do not own the software or not a part of its development.