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Download YouTube Videos to Your iPhone

The ability to download YouTube videos directly to your iPhone is a tricky operation that requires iPhone jailbreak. However, there are some other options that allow you to download and play YouTube video on your iPhone without jailbreaking.

One disadvantage with YouTube is that you have to have an internet connection to access the videos. There are times when you want to watch your favorite YouTube video, and you are faced with one of two scenarios:

First scenario is that the internet connection is too slow, in which case the video will start breaking and buffering too often, and the quality of the video would drop dramatically. The second scenario is when there is no internet connection at all where you won't be able to access YouTube at all.

The solution to this problem is to download your favorite YouTube videos to your iPhone so they are always available at high quality regardless of the internet connection.

There are several methods to download YouTube videos to your iPhone so you can play them off line with no internet connection. You can then use any third party iPhone movie player to play the downloaded youtube video.


1- Download YouTube video to Mac or PC Using Firefox:

Download helpwe for firefoxDownloadHelper is a free plug-in for Firefox that adds the ability to download any video that is viewable in Firefox to your computer including YouTube video. First, you need to open Firefox browser, or if you don’t have Firefox, then download it from here and install the DownloadHelper plug-in.

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After you install the plug-in, a new button that looks like three balls will appear next to the address bar. When you open a YouTube video, this button will show up and starts moving indicating that you can download the video.

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Click on the down aero next to the moving colored balls button and select the mp4 files and quick download. The file will start downloading to your computer. You want the mp4 file which is a supported iPhone video format. Then drag the downloaded mp4 file to iTunes video and sync your iPhone to transfer the video.

Click YouTube Video Download is another nice free plugin for Firefox. Once you install it, you will get a download link to the YouTube file in all available formats.

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You can see three possible download links that will show up at the bottom right of YouTube player. In this example, FLV, MP4 and 3GP are all possible to download once you click on the link.

download youtube video to iPhone, youtube video converterFor your iPhone, always download the MP4 video format in both of the Firefox plugins. Then, drag and drop the video you just downloaded from your computer to iTunes.

Finally, sync your iPhone and the YouYube video will be transferred to your iPhone. You can access this video  by tapping the Video button at the bottom of the iPod App.

2- Download YouTube Video Using Websites Services:

There are many websites that provide the service of downloading any YouTube video to your computer. You simply enter the url address of the YouTube video, and click download. It will grab the video and download it to your computer.

keepvid.com is a free service that is very easy to use and allows you to download a YouTube video to your Mac or PC. Simply copy and paste the YouTube url address to the url area in the website and click download.


A new window will open with two or more download links, one in flv or flash format, and another one in mp4 format. Click on the mp4 format and the download will start.

Then you can located the downloaded mp4 file and drag it to your video in iTunes, and then sync your iPhone.

3- Download YouTube Videos Directly to the iPhone:

Although the Youtube application for the iPhone allow video sharing by giving you the option to upload a video to youtube, it doesn't allow you to download videos directly to your iPhone. However, there are some iPhone hacks that add this function to the Youtube application from Cydia but they require an iPhone jailbreak.

download youtube video, youtube video converter, youtube on iPhoneaTube is a third party YouTube app from Cydia, that allows you to search the YouTube library and watch or download the video directly to your iPhone. However, it doesn't support non-English characters and it doesn't use the native YouTube player.

MxTube is another third party app from Cydia that allows you to download videos from YouTube to your iPhone. It has many features like video quality selection, TV out, and the option to search either YouTube mobile or youtube.com.

download youtube videos, youtube video converter, youtube on iPhoneYourTube is a $2.0 hack to the default YouTube app that comes with the iPhone. It adds a download capability to the YouTube app. This is the best option to download YouTube videos right on your iPhone.

After you install this plug-in and open the YouTube app as normal, locate the video you want to download, and click the aero to see more information about the video.

download youtube videos with yourtube for iPhone, youtube on iPhoneA little download icon appears at the top right corner that allows you to download the video.

download youtube videos on iphone, youtube on iPhoneYou can select high quality or low quality download.

download youtube videos using yourtube on iphoneThe Downloads button is also available when you click the “More” button at the bottom.

It will show you the current downloads status and their progress.

Simply tap any of the video files in your downloads folder, and it will play with no need to connect to the internet.

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