Easiest Trick: Download YouTube videos in Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari

Here is a better and easier way to download YouTube videos in any browser, except Internet explorer. Yes, you heard it right. This is probably the easiest method to download any YouTube video onto your computer. Easiest, because you need no third-party service (like kissyoutube.com etc) to do this for you. All you need here is to copy-paste a simple javascript code snippet to your browser Address Bar and you are good to go.

How to Download YouTube videos easily in Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari:

Open a YouTube video and while browsing the video paste the following javascript in the address bar.Easiest Trick to Download YouTube videos in Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari

To download the video in low quality .flv format:

javascript:window.location.href = 'http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=' + swfArgs['video_id'] + "&l=" + swfArgs['l'] + "&sk=" + swfArgs['sk'] + '&t=' + swfArgs['t'];

To download the video in high quality .mp4 format:

javascript:window.location.href = 'http://youtube.com/get_video?video_id=' + swfArgs['video_id'] + "&fmt=18" + "&l=" + swfArgs['l'] + "&sk=" + swfArgs['sk'] + '&t=' + swfArgs['t'];

Copying the above javascript codes in the address bar will directly take you to the download pop-up box (without you needing to visit any 3rd party website for the download) from where you will be able to save the video on your computer with a single click [screenshot attached below]. Isn’t that a cool and easy method to download YouTube videos? 😉

Youtube Video Download

Hope you liked this little hack/tip/trick. If you know any other such cool tricks to download YouTube videos, please share them with us by commenting below. Wish you Happy YouTube video Downloading… 🙂

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