About a week ago, I downloaded a very cool video tool called YouTube Downloader from CNET.  At the time, I didn’t think that it would be very useful but I remembered a time when I was having an issue downloading some of my own videos from my own Youtube channel, so I downloaded the tool and saved it to my computer.

Today, I got an email about a training video that the person had uploaded to YouTube and I was interested but not right at that moment.  I then remembered the YTD and figured I’d give it a shot, download this guy’s video and save it for when I had time to watch it, just in case he took it down in the future and I didn’t have access to it.  Hey, you never know.

It wasn’t a big deal but I really just wanted to test this tool out and it worked perfectly.  All you need to do is type in the URL of the video and it downloads it and saves it pretty quickly onto your computer.  It also has a feature where you can convert the video into different formats but if you want the downloader and converter to work all in one step, you need to pay for that version.

Apparently, the name is a little misleading because you can also download videos from Facebook and Vimeo and other video sharing sites.

Here is the link to download YouTube Downloader for free: http://download.cnet.com/YouTube-Downloader/3000-2071_4-10647340.html

Enjoy!