I cannot say it often enough: Internet will ultimately kill Copyright.
Here is a Free Youtube Downloading Program
Abelsoft Youtube Song (and Video) Downloader (“YSD”)
There is a free version. I do not know any reason for using the paid version.
Features of the Abelsoft Youtube Song (and Video) Downloader
The Abelsoft Youtube Song (and Video) Downloader is very intuitive and therefore easy to use.
Just copy/paste a Youtube link or the Youtube heading into the search line and press return. A list of search results will come up. Select one of the results, and chose whether you want the audio and the video, the audio alone, or the video alone. The selected track will be added to a download batchlist. You can monitor the progress of your downloads in the corresponding section of the program.
Once you are done with the downloads, you can move them from the download directory on your hard drive to wherever you want to have them. Audio comes in .mp3 or .aac format and video comes in .mp4 or .avi format. There are some more format options but I don´t use them.
A few features of the Abelsoft Youtube Song (and Video) Downloader are extra neat.
First, the built in search function is better than the Youtube search. So, if you are looking for a full movie that you liked when you were a child, just type in “Bonanza full episode” and click around between the search results.
You can watch the movies in the search results from within the program and check whether they are real or fake. That is fast.
I find this little free program quite amazing.
Youtube is a Shining Star on the Internet
Most YouTube content is uploaded by individuals, but also media companies such as CBS and the BBC offer some of their material via YouTube.
Only registered users can upload videos and add comments to videos. My own registered Youtube channel is here http://bit.ly/MartinSchweigerYoutube
YouTube earns advertising revenue and most of its videos are free to view. There is paid content but I never use it.
According to Youtube´s Wikipedia page, as of February 2017, there are more than 400 hours of content uploaded to YouTube each minute, and one billion hours of content are watched on YouTube every day. As of August 2017, the website is ranked as the second-most popular site in the world by Alexa: https://www.alexa.com/topsites
Can I be sure that by watching Youtube movies I do not infringe others` Copyrights?
There is never a 100% guarantee that these Youtube movies are truly free of Copyrights, but Youtube has an automatic content removal service, Content ID, which helps to prevent Copyright infringements. Videos uploaded to YouTube are scanned against a database of files that have been submitted to us by content owners. Copyright owners get to decide what happens when content in a video on YouTube matches a work they own. When this happens, the video gets a Content ID claim. Read more on that here.
So, at least I am in good faith when watching Youtube movies. And I have someone specific to blame for any Copyright infringement, should that happen.
Yes, Downloading from Youtube is a Copyright infringement
Unless a Youtube movie is provided with a download link, it is illegal to create a personal download conversion of a copyrighted work on Youtube, under the Copyright laws of many countries, even if the Copyright owner has agreed to provide it on Youtube for free.
So think twice before you download that Bonanza episode to your computer.
But here comes the problem for the Copyrights owners: how to assert single Copyright infringements against a huge number of individuals? Court systems would be clogged by doing so. This is not realistic and this is why it is not done in practice.
There are many programs for downloading Youtube videos
I have seen hundreds of different free Youtube download programs on the Internet. check out this link here http://bit.ly/2MenApB
According to latest statistics, Youtube has about 1 Billion (1,000,000,000) views per day. It is technically impossible for Youtube to discern between an (allowed) view of the video and an (illegal) download of the same video. If only 0.1% of the views are illegal downloads, that means that there are 1 Million potential new criminal cases created, every day!
It is illegal to download copyrighted works on Youtube to individual computers under the Copyright laws of many countries. So think twice before you download that Bonanza episode to your own computer.
The above is not meant to encourage or promote copyright infringements. These few lines are meant to update you with respect to the futile efforts of enforcing copyrights against infringers on the Internet.
Young lawyers who today still want to specialize in Copyright do not take the writing on the wall seriously.