Today, I will share a rarely known VLC trick which will allow you to download YouTube videos. Yes! You read that all right! You can really download Youtube videos without using some other app. It is a trick which stays hidden in VLC media player and is known to very few people.

Step 1: First, you have to download and also install VLC media player if you haven’t yet.

Ignore this step if you already have VLC media player installed on your device.

Step 2: Now, you have to browse the video in the YouTube that you need to download.

Step 3: Now in VLC, you have to click on Media tab and select the “Open Network Stream” option. You can also open it up by simply pressing Ctrl+N.

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Step 3

Step 4: Now paste the video URL inside the URL box there. Then, tap on “Play”.


Step 5: Once the video begins playing in VLC media player, you have to tap on “Tool” tab and after that select “Codec Information”

Step 6: It will give you the location of the CODEC. That link is actually the download link also. Just copy it and paste it in your browser.

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Step 6

That is it! You are done! When you paste the URL in the browser, your video will start downloading. This is the best way to download videos from YouTube without using any YouTube downloader softwares and tools.

So, this is how you can download YouTube videos from VLC media player. Share this post with your friends as well and spread the knowledge. Also, leave a comment underneath if you are confronting any problem at any steps talked about above. I am quite sure this article waould have helped you a lot in tackling one big issue.

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