Rip YouTube video easily

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YouTube is where one will go to watch any type of video, and that can be a yoga workout or a fresh music video from an up and coming artist. YouTube is accessible at pretty much any time, however there can be certain situations when your favorite video is really needed on your hard drive. An example can be when you don't have Internet access or if a video has been removed from the website.

First thing you'll need is to find a good app or service that can rip YouTube audio and video for you. We'll have a look at the best available options here. Also let's talk about the top concern about downloading from YouTube - is it legal at all? Taking copyright into consideration, if you only need a videos for your personal use, it is kind of OK. Kind of, because if you read the Google's terms of service for YouTube, it'll say: "You shall not download any Content unless you see a 'download' or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content." So basically Google considers downloading from YouTube strictly undesirable. And there is really no need to download if you simply want to share the video online. However we understand there may be times you might absolutely need a certain video on your computer, and for that we have overviewed the following products.

Whether you need a YouTube ripper Mac app, or a YouTube ripper Windows app, or a YouTube ripper Android one, make sure to choose a reliable and friendly solution.

Airy YouTube Video Ripper

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Airy for Windows


Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher. 13.74MB free space. Version 2.1.191. (6th Mar, 2017). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users, Reviews(321)
Category: Downloaders

Platforms: Windows, Mac

Airy is an app dedicated to YouTube, so you'll find it doing its job really well. Simply paste a YouTube link into Airy, select the format and quality, and click "Download". You can also select MP3 format to extract an audio track out of any YouTube video, which means you can rip YouTube to MP3 on Windows and Mac. Airy can easily download the entire YouTube channels, playlists, and simply multiple videos at once. The only thing someone may consider as a downside is that Airy works only with YouTube. However if you are looking for a perfect YouTube video ripper Mac app - Airy is a worthy investment.

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Freemake Video Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Android

Freemake promises the support of thousands of video websites, as for YouTube downloading, various formats are supported and multiple videos can be saved at the same time. The developers also claim this video ripper is extremely fast and downloads HD videos in no time at all. The app is free, which is exciting, however the downside is as with any freeware you are getting tons of ads and caveats that will force themselves to your computer if you are not attentive enough during installation. To save soundtrack of a YouTube video you'll need a separate utility called YouTube to MP3 Boom.

Freemake

aTube Catcher Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Mac

aTube Catcher has no ads and is free. This ripper has a multilingual interface and offers multiple services, however it operates slowly, so you may spend much more time than you expect to download your videos.

aTube Catcher

4K Video Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Mac

4K Video Downloader can download videos of up to 4K quality and supports a multiple formats along with subtitles. Supports downloading of complete YouTube channels. If you want to use it as YouTube audio ripper, you'll need to download a separate utility called 4K YouTube to MP3. All in all it is a nice and clean software that is frequently updated.

4K Video Downloader

KeepVid Video Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

This service works for many different websites. To download with this service, just paste the YouTube link and click Download right next to it. Make sure not to click the big Download advertisement, as it is a trap. You can also rip YouTube audio with this service. Right-click the file you want to save and then choose "Save Link as" option. KeepVid website requires Java to run.

KeepVid

TubeMate Video Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Android, iOS

Use this app to download YouTube videos directly to your mobile phone. Interface is a little old-fashioned, but easy-to-understand: just look for any video in the search bar and click the green arrow on the bottom part of the screen. You can select the video quality you want to download. There are various resolution options adapted to the different Android devices compatible with the app.

TubeMate

YTD Video Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Android, Mac

YTD Video Downloader can also convert downloaded files to various formats. To get rid of the ads, start downloading many videos at a time, and download faster you can pay for a subscription. It is not as intuitive as other YouTube rippers we looked at, but is reliable.

YTD Video Downloader

iTube Studio Video Ripper

Platforms: Windows, Mac

iTube Studio is not free of ads, but is free of viruses. Itt claims you'll only need one click to be able to download any YouTube HD, 4K UHD videos, and YouTube VEVO video. Also it supports various other online video resources.

iTube Studio
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Airy for Windows

Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 13.74MB size
Version 2.1.191 (6th Mar, 2017) Release notes
Category: Downloaders