Entertainment has become something that everyone can get their hands on almost immediately. One of such entertainment media is the very popular youtube videos website. Since it's launch in 2005, it has created so much joy and happiness for people as it is easy for people to just go online and watch funny videos when they are really stressed up and need a break. The videos on youtube vary in their nature. You will find something from the hilarious to something bordering on plain madness. Youtube videos have a lot of visitors on a daily basis; about a hundred million viewers on a daily basis and still growing. Nowadays, even teenagers are getting themselves filmed and uploading it to youtube.
Downloading youtube videos is not a very hard thing to do for those that are experienced at it. However, it is hard for the green horns as they find that on direct download, the video would not play. Youtube videos are converted into . flv format. So, someone without an FLV player will never be able to play and watch the videos while those who know how, will get the maximum fun. That's the reason some services have opened shop and are helping people download their videos from youtube. To download youtube videos, the very first thing to do is search for it. Then find these services allover the internet. In fact there are quite a handful of them and they all render the services at not cost to you.
All you have to do is input the video link or URL in the slot or search bar allotted for that on these websites and click download. The very first thing the videos go through is they get converted. After they are converted, they are then downloaded to the destination you specify. Note that some websites do not have the means to scan videos. If you cannot find any website that will help you scan the videos, scan it with your antivirus even before playing. Otherwise, the codes, virus, Trojan or spyware will install itself on your computer and gradually reconfigure it thus causing either the hard disk to crash or to become manipulatable from a remote server on which the creator or sender of the virus will have access to your computer and all the details inside it.
Another possible scenario is to find a video converter software that you can easily use in converting the video right on your desktop. However, this would not work for handheld devices like Ipods, and mp4s. So, ensure that when you want to download youtube videos, they are spyware free and can play in the required format.