Online youtube converter

judelaw wrote on 1/14/2019, 5:31 AM

Hi everyone !

I am looking for a website (or a totally safe renowned and functioning software) that allows me to get videos from youtube at 1080p with the certainty that the video wont get screwed-up.
I currently use a a website that works for 720p but not for 1080p. Vegas can read the 720p but not the 1080p mp4 files that the site produces. Here's the site btw :

How do you do guys do when you need to download something from youtube and use it in Vegas ?

Edit : Just for the record I never pretend that the video content on my videos are my work, I just use videos to illustrate my music. As a matter of fact people often ask me where a particular footage comes from and I tell them. So i'm just using, not stealing.


judelaw wrote on 1/14/2019, 6:14 AM

Maybe a good solution would be to use a software that converts flv to a usable mp4 in Vegas, as the website I use gives me 1080p flv files (I suppose those are the untouched original from youtube). But again I would need it to be safe for my computer, and it shouldn't mess the video ( I had a bad experience with xmedia recode, I used it to split an mkv and it rendered a blurry file that gave me motion sickness ).

Steve Grisetti wrote on 1/14/2019, 7:10 AM

In my experience, virtually all YouTube converters have some sort of bloatware or malware included.

I've actually gotten my best results setting YouTube up for full-screen play and then recording my screen (including audio) with a program like Camtasia or CyberLink's Screen Recorder. It's not necessarily a superior quality recording -- but at least I don't have to deal with pop-ups, ads and unwanted browser toolbars after.

Musicvid wrote on 1/14/2019, 9:42 AM

4K Video Downloader. It works.

rraud wrote on 1/14/2019, 10:16 AM

I used to, add 'ss' before
Ex: ...https://www.

Adding the "SS" does not require another app, worked with most browsers... IE, FF, Chrome, ect. Haven't tried it lately though so don't know if YT changed it. As I recall it gave the video's resolution options as well


Adding 'ss' before "youtube" in the URL still works on the videos I tried, which opens to a "savefrom" site, scrolling down the page, by-passing the ads to sell you the download app. reveals the option:
"If you’re okay with slower download speed and limitations on file formats, feel free to download video in browser"


judelaw wrote on 1/14/2019, 11:12 AM

Thank you for your answers !

The ss thing leads to a website that I've already seen and didn't work or had limitations.

A screen recorder wouldn't be very easy to use, not so great for productivity, but I could use it someday as a last resort, thanks for that.

I think I'll try Musicvid's 4k video downloader.

Musicvid wrote on 1/14/2019, 8:36 PM

I've not had a problem with it. No unexpected extensions, etc.


judelaw wrote on 1/15/2019, 3:09 AM

Thanks Musicvid ! I chose once more to work with 720p witch was ok, but next time I'll use it.

Richard Jones wrote on 1/15/2019, 5:23 AM

I've found ClipGrab useful. It's free so you can check if it gives you the quality you want.


wwjd wrote on 1/15/2019, 7:19 AM

I use: -- It pops a new SPAMvertisement window on download that is easily closed. Also, I don't think it gets the highest res video version. Unsure.

tonyburgos wrote on 4/18/2019, 5:36 PM

I use to youtube downloader online like it is don't have malware and it is very simple to use

Eagle Six wrote on 4/18/2019, 6:45 PM

4K Video Downloader. It works.

@Musicvid +1

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xberk wrote on 4/18/2019, 9:49 PM

@Musicvid .. Yep. Works.

Howard-Vigorita wrote on 4/29/2019, 12:49 AM

I use ss allot, sometimes others like getfvid or fbdown for facebook, but I always save the video from the browser or retrieve it from the download directory. Generally when you do that without installing their possibly infected software, they'll limit you to 720p plus audio and only make 1080p available as a bare video stream without audio. Which is fine. Just get and load them both into Vegas one above the other, ungroup the 720p and delete its video stream. Then group the 720p audio track with the 1080p track and you're good to go. The bigger problem sometimes is that the google mp4 format they give may play in most viewers but might not load into Vegas for edit. In that case running it through ffmpeg fixes up the wrapper.

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