Rip YouTube Videos Easily on Windows

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Everyone goes to YouTube to find videos as the website has just about everything. There will be situations where you want to download your your favorite YouTube video to your hard drive.

The first thing you need is to find a good quality YouTube video ripper for Windows or a way to rip YouTube audio, depending on your needs. Today we’ll be looking at the best YouTube ripper Windows solutions. We’ll start by addressing the main concern everyone has about downloading videos from YouTube; whether or not it’s legal. The answer is that it’s kind of okay to download videos from YouTube for personal use. The Terms of Service of YouTube mention that users shouldn’t download videos from YouTube unless the service itself provides a button for you to do so. This means that Google considers using a YouTube ripper to be something that should be avoided.

YouTube Video Rippers for Windows

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Requirements: OS X 10.9++. 14.16MB free space. Version 2.2.260. (28th Jan, 2020). 4.7 Rank based on 780+ users, Reviews(321)
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The Airy YouTube ripper is built around YouTube, meaning that it gets the job done well. Just paste a link from YouTube into the Airy app, choose the download format, and then click on the Download button. You also have the option to rip YouTube audio by choosing the MP3 format when downloading. This allows you to rip YouTube to MP3 on Windows. Airy is able to download an entire YouTube channel or playlist, as well as downloading several videos at the same time. The only potential downside of Airy is that it is only compatible with YouTube. If you want to find the perfect YouTube video ripper though, then you can’t go wrong with Airy.

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Freemake advertises itself as supporting thousands of different video websites, including working as a YouTube video ripper. It supports a range of formats and allows for the downloading of several videos at once. The developers of Freemake also say that their YouTube ripper is fast and can download even HD videos quickly. Freemake is free to download and use, which sounds appealing, but this means that you should expect to deal with some ads and software that tries to install itself on your computer if you don’t pay attention during installation. If you want to rip YouTube audio then you’ll have to use a separate piece of software called YouTube to MP3 Boom.


aTube Catcher is a free YouTube video ripper that doesn’t have any ads. It provides a multilingual interface and is compatible with several services, but the drawback is that it downloads things slowly. You could have to spend more time than expected downloading videos.

aTube Catcher

4K Video Downloader is able to download videos up to 4K quality and downloads videos in a range of formats and downloads subtitles as well. The software allows for the downloading of an entire YouTube channel or playlist. If you’re looking for a YouTube audio ripper, then you have to download a separate program called 4K YouTube to MP3. At the end of the day, 4K Video Downloader is a clean and nice software that is regularly updated.

4K Video Downloader

KeepVid supports several different websites. All you have to do is paste the link of the YouTube video in question and click on the Download button next to it. Avoid clicking on the larger Download button because this is an advertisement trap. KeepVid allows for users to rip YouTube audio by right clicking on the file you want to download and choosing “Save Link As”. Please note that the KeepVid website runs on Java.


TubeMate is an app that allows users to directly download YouTube videos to their mobile phone. The interface is somewhat dated, but it’s simple enough to understand. Just use the search bar to find your video and then use the green arrow to download the video in question. You also have the option of choosing the video quality for your download.


YTD Video Downloader allows users to convert files after they download them into a range of formats. If you want to download multiple videos, download videos faster, and remove ads, then you need to invest in the pro subscription. YTD Video Downloader might not be as intuitive as the other YouTube rippers in our list, but it’s still very reliable.

YTD Video Downloader

iTube Studio has some ads, but it is free from viruses at least. The developers claim you can download any YouTube HD, 4K UHD video, and YouTube VEVO video at the click of a button. It also works with other online video websites.

iTube Studio

ClipGrab is able to download and convert videos and supports plenty of different websites including YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, MyVideo, CollegeHumor, Clipfish, Sevenload, and more. It is also able to convert downloaded videos into different formats such as MPEG4, MP3, WMV, OGG Theora, and OGG Vorbis. The downside of ClipGrab is that we noticed that we could only download a video from Vimeo in FLV format. This suggests that users are only able to use certain formats with certain websites.

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Requirements: Windows 10 v.14393.0 or higher , 14.16MB size
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