Downloading Videos

I want to download a video from [X] site, how do I do it?

Tools

Usage for Youtube-dl

  • Download youtube-dl.exe and drop it into a folder.
  • Download ffmpeg and drop \bin\ffmpeg.exe into the same folder.
  • Search ‘Edit the system environment variables’ and open it.
  • Click ‘Environment Variables…’.
  • Create a new user variable for your account. Name it ‘PATH’ and set its value to the path to the folder youtube-dl is in (e.g C:\youtube-dl).
  • Click OK.
  • You can now use Shift+Right Click anywhere on your system to ‘Open command window here’ and have videos be saved in that location.
  • The simplest way to download videos is to type “youtube-dl [URL]” without quotation marks or brackets.
  • To download them as .mp4 add -f “bestvideo[ext=mp4]+bestaudio[ext=m4a]/best” before the video link.
  • For anything more complex than that go read the fucking manual.