How to Download Youtube and other Web Videos Easily (using IDM)

There are millions of people Searching on the Web to find a way to Download videos from sites like Youtube, Metacafe and similar sites. Even though there are some sites, like saveyoutube which claims that you can download videos though their site, actually it won't works most time and also it is terribly slow. So, I'm here with a solution with this. Here, I'll show you how to download videos using popular download manager, Internet Download Manager. Some users may have heard about that already. Still, I'm posting this because many users have requested me to post a tutorial on this. I've also added screen shots. Just read below.

Using the same procedure, not only you can download youtube videos, but you can extract audio or video from any source of web page on the web. This is not a hack or crack. It is just a facility provided by popular Download manager, IDM.


1. Download Internet Download Manager

 First, you need to Download IDM. If you have already, Skip this step
Download IDM from:

The Installation instructions are in that page. Follow the instructions to install IDM. (This is a 30day trial of IDM, which is a shareware software)

2. Configuring IDM

  • Now Open IDM, which you have just installed.
  • Go to  Downloads> Options
  • Go to General Tab
  • Now there is a List of Browsers which IDM is Integrated. Make Sure that your Favorite Browser is in the list.

  • If not, Click on Add Browser and locate your Browser (Most Probably it will be on C:\Program files)
  • Click OK

3. Now, Go to the URL in which the video you want to download exists.

  • Select the Video and start playing on the browser.
  • Now you can see Download With IDM button anywhere on the Page. Hover your Mouse into that to see the list of Available Medias on the page. If there are multiple media files on the same page, it will show the list of them. Click to select one of them and start Downloading with IDM with full speed and sometimes with a resume support in Downloading!

Note: You can see the Download with IDM button only when you've started playing the video or audio.

Jayadeep K M

Hi. I'm a hacker, web developer and programmer, Inspired to find loopholes, fix broken things and make things work better.

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