Sometimes you want to download a Youtube video instead of saving it to your Favourites or Watch Later playlists. You cannot download Youtube videos directly from your iPad; you will need a computer to do this. Save the video as an .mp4 with the highest possible resolution (1080p, 720p are HD quality, 480p, 360p, etc are lower quality videos. The lower the resolution, the more pixelated the video will be.
Download a video without installing software
savefrom.net is an online site that downloads videos. Super simple to use.
Locate the video to download
Locate the video in Youtube you want to download. At the top of the page is the URL of the video (its address).
Add ss to the beginning of the URL - before the word youtube and click Enter / Return.
1. Pressing Enter will open the site savefrom.net and your selected video immediately downloads to this site.
2. You can then select the resolution and format of the video you want to download to your computer. clicking ...More will expand the download formats. Select the mp4 with the highest resolurion for a file that will play in almost all devices.
3. You could also open the site savefrom.net in your browser and copy and paste the Youtube URL or a Facebook video URL directly into the search box; and then click Download.
Other online video sites
savefrom.net also works with a number of other video sites. If there is a video on one of these sites, copy the URL of the video and paste it into the box and click the Download button.
Make it easier to download videos
You can add bookmarklets to browsers which allows you to download the video just by clicking the bookmarklet. The Users page has more information on this as well as links to install the bookmarklet extensions for the breowsers: Safari, Opera, Firefox.
I'll demonstrate this using the browser Chrome.
Click the Add to Chrome button.
How to install the extension to Google Chrome
Click on the icon settings icon on the browser toolbar and select "Extensions".
Drag and drop the extension file "helper_last.crx" from the folder you've download it to the extension page and simply press "Add" button in the appeared popup.
Add the extension to Chrome
Drag the downloaded extension and drop it on the Extensions page (see prior step)
An icon is available from the menu bar. Click it when you want to download a video.