How to rip a YouTube video?

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How to Rip Videos from YouTube

How often do you come across a movie, music clip, or some other neat video on YouTube and think you’d like to save it to your computer? The best way to do this is to use reliable recording software, and Movavi Screen Recorder is a great choice. You can use it as a YouTube video grabber, as well as a screen activity recorder, a sound ripper, and a handy video editor. What’s more, the program lets you convert captured files into any popular format; for example, you can save a YouTube video in MP4 or just an audio track from it in MP3. The easy-to-use interface will enable you to do any of these tasks in no time, even if you’ve never done it before. Try Screen Recorder once, and you won’t need to ask how to capture a YouTube video again.

Just download the Windows or Mac version of the program and follow the guide below to learn how to record YouTube videos with Movavi Screen Recorder.

Install the YouTube Video Ripper

Open the installation file and follow the onscreen instructions.

Set the Capturing Parameters

Open the YouTube page containing the video you want to grab and launch Screen Recorder. Draw the capture frame over the area of the screen you want to record, or click the screen once and choose one of the size presets from the Capture Area list. Now check whether the System Audio icon is highlighted in green. If it's not, click the icon once – this allows the program to capture sound.

Rip the Video from YouTube

Click the REC button and get ready to play the video on YouTube. After a three-second countdown, the program will begin grabbing. To take a break, click Pause; to finish ripping, click Stop; to stop without saving, use Cancel. You can also use hotkeys: F9 to pause/resume and F10 to stop (for Windows users) and ⌥ ⌘ 1 to pause/resume and ⌥ ⌘ 2 to stop (for Mac users).

Once you finish recording, the video will be automatically saved to the default folder in MKV format and the preview window will appear. If you don't want to edit the video, you can just close the program. If you need to cut any unwanted parts out of the video, move the white marker on the seek bar to the start point of the section you want to get rid of and hit the scissors icon, then do the same to mark the end point. Now, click on the selected segment on the seek bar and hit the trash can icon to permanently remove it. To save changes and convert the recording to a different format, click Save As.

Save Changes and Convert the Captured Video (Optional)

In the new export window, choose the format you need. Click the Save button and wait just a few moments while your video is converted.


Movavi Screen Recorder

The perfect way to record from your screen

  • Capture video from your computer screen
  • Grab sound from multiple sources
  • Save recordings without quality loss
  • Export videos in any popular format

Disclaimer: Please be aware that Movavi Screen Recorder does not allow capture of copy-protected video and audio streams.