As you know, Youtube is a largest global online video sharing community where creators can upload an unlimited amount of video files. So there are many applications to rip these videos directly to your hard disk. In another word, you can take backup of these videos to your PC anytime, using these softwares.
Before you proceed, ripping copyrighted videos from youtube is highly unethical. You cannot save such files on your PC from youtube unless you have the permission of the copyright holder. So never rip any copyrighted video from youtube as it’s strictly against its terms and conditions. So follow this article if you are the creator of your own file from youtube or you have the permission to rip any particular file.
1. Clipgrab Youtube Ripper
Clipgrab is one of the best free software for 2018. It is small in size (21MB) that can rip files from youtube directly to your PC. The best thing we like about this software is that it has an inbuilt search engine. You can directly search the name of the video you want to download.
Clipgrab has proxy server support that can be activated from the Settings menu. You can also pause and resume videos at your convenience. Take a look at the features of this software.
- OGG Theora
- 720p (30 – 60 fps) HD-Ready
- 1080p (30 – 60 fps) FHD
- 1440p (30 – 60 fps) WQHD
The software comes with two third-party freeware software. You can skip that software while going through the installation process. You will love this software for its simplicity.
2. Keepvid Free Youtube Ripper
Keepvid is a paid and also free software. It is an application that can download any Youtube video for you. Not only this, you can save the videos in multiple formats. That is why this is one of the best ripping software for 2018.
Supported Video Formats:
Supported Video Quality:
Also, you can save videos upto 60fps from youtube. It also supports Facebook, Vimeo, and other top video sharing sites. Keepvid is compatible with Windows or MAC.
Using Keepvid is very useful, just follow these steps
- Visit keepvid.com using this link
- Now copy and paste your Youtube video URL in the input box and click the download button.
- Select the format and resolution on the next page to save it to your disk drive.
The software is available for only seven days trial after that you have to pay $19.95 for one year license per PC. Please keep in mind that you have to purchase the pro version of this software if you want to rip videos in 4K or 1080p resolution.
3. 4K Video Downloader
4K video downloader is a free as well as paid cross-platform software. You can install it on Windows, MAC as well as Ubuntu operating system. So far, this is the one of the best software to rip 4K (Ultra HD) from Youtube. However, the 4K video is only available in MKV format. You can rip videos upto 1440p in MP4 format.
This software can parse three-dimensional from youtube as well as 360° videos that are not an ordinary feature. Play your videos on HD TV, iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Edge and other devices.
Features of 4K Video Download:
- Supports upto 8K resolution (update)
- Rip 3D and 360° videos
- Advertisement free software
- Channel subscription mode
- Simultaneous downloading
- Download full channel
- Get subtitles
- MP4, MKV, M4A, MP3, FLV, 3GP
Vimeo, SoundCloud, Flickr, Facebook and DailyMotion, Tumblr, YouTube Gaming.
The pro version of this software costs only $15 for 3 PC with a lifetime license. The free version has limited access to download a playlist.
4. YTD Youtube Ripper
YTD is a free Youtube ripper software that is available for Windows and MAC platform. It supports more than 60 websites and it has inbuilt video and audio converter. It can also convert your ripped video files to WMV, AVI, MP3, iPhone and other formats. You can download an unlimited amount of video files using this free software. It can resume or retry your download automatically when your internet fails. It also supports batches.
The free version does come with advertisement and some installer offers. The size of this software is lesser than 10MB.
Supported Converter Formats:
- mp3, mp4, wmv, flv, mov, 3gp, avi
The paid version can accelerate your download upto four times more. To convert files, you need to buy the pro version.
5. Youtube Official App
The only legitimate app to rip Youtube videos is the official Youtube Android or iOS application. You can directly save videos to your Android device by clicking download button below the video’s title (as shown in the screenshot).
Keep in mind that not all videos are available to download as it depends on the creator’s permission. So if your favorite videos are up for rip, then you can save it and watch it offline, anytime. Furthermore, offline videos will get deleted if your device has no internet connection for last 29 days. Also, you cannot transfer saved files to your PC. It is the most recommended method to keep your favorite videos.
Now it’s upto you, You can choose either of the software. In addition, if you like any other software than let us know in the comment section and we will review it.