Downloading 4K Video from YouTube

Looking for the easiest way to download 4K videos from YouTube and other video hosting services? Look no further! This short tutorial shows how you can download high resolution Ultra HD 4K videos with just ONE click (and no more than 4 clicks in any case) using MediaHuman YouTube Downloader. Sounds good? Then read along!

No website, let alone a browser extension, will let you download a video with a 720p or higher resolution with audio (just 360p for newly uploaded videos). The reason is that YouTube stores the audio track separately for videos with a large resolution, such as 720p, 1080p, 4K or 8K. No downloaders or browser extensions can merge them on the go. Therefore, desktop applications are the only option for now.

This guide has been written using the Mac version of the program, but the steps for Windows or Linux are the same

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  1. Find the video (Click 1 and 2)

    In your browser, open YouTube or other video sharing website and locate the 4K video you want to download. Now, right click (click 1) the URL of the video and copy it to the clipboard (click 2).

    Copy link of 4K video to the clipboard
  2. Paste the URL to Video Downloader (Click 3)

    Now switch to Video Downloader and click the Paste URL button on the toolbar. This would be the third click. The 4K video instantly appears in the download queue below:

    Paste link to 4K video you want to download

    You can save three clicks if you simply drag and drop the URL to downloader's window.

  3. Download! (Click 4)

    This could be the first and the only click if you used drag and drop before. But let’s stay with fourth. Anyway, click the Start button next to the video you want to download. That’s it. Or, if you have added several 4K videos to the list, click the Start All button on the toolbar. That’s still one click. Make sure the highest quality is selected, though.

    Start downloading 4K video

    Now simply wait for the download to finish. You may continue adding videos while the download goes.

    Wait for download to finish.

    So, can the process be simpler than that? Just 4 clicks (or just one if you use drag-n-drop) to download a 4K video from YouTube or other video hosting. Apparently, MediaHuman YouTube Downloader is second to none in downloading videos from the web!

  4. Click… oh, wait!

    Basically, you don't need anything apart from the above to download HD and UltraHD videos. However, sometimes we simply need more options, so here they are. First of all, you can change the folder to save videos to. Click the Preference icon in the status bar to bring up the menu and click Preferences. Switch to the Video tab and specify a path to store downloaded videos.

    Adjust some preferences
  5. Limiting download speed

    4K videos are huge, so even on a broadband connection the download may take a while. So, if you want other apps have some bandwidth too, it would be a good idea to enable download speed limitation. The snail icon in the status bar indicates whether or not the download speed is limited.

    Speed limitation mode

    The value of the download speed limit can be configured in the Preferences on the Download tab.

    Limit download speed
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