YouTube does not allow you to easily download videos. There are third party tools that allow you to do so, but they are not encouraged or supported by YouTube. They may even violate YouTube’s user agreement.
You agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security related features of the YouTube Website or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any Content or enforce limitations on use of the YouTube Website or the Content therein.
Downloading a video from YouTube
- Open the video
- Click in the address line to get the full address to display
- Type SS after the . and before the YouTube
- SSyoutube.com/watch etc
- Press entersavefrom.net application opens
- Here you can select a lower quality MP4 360p other than 760p (this will be smaller in size, use less space on your computer and take less time to download)
- Click DOWNLOAD
- The movie will be downloaded into your downloads folder and then open up.
- Locate the movie in your downloads folder
Save the movie into your Google drive
- Click NEW in Google Drive/File Upload/navigate to your DOWNLOADS folder
- Click on the movie to upload to Google Drive and click on CHOOSE
- Locate the movie in your Google drive
UPLOAD a Movie from Google drive to YOUTUBE –can not be done at this stage as the movie can’t travel from one cloud to another (Google drive to Google YouTube)
Note: You can only upload a movie to YouTube that has been downloaded onto your computer (at this stage)
FINDING ANSWERS TO PROBLEMS BY asking the question and go onto a forum – this in an answer I found – that does not work.
You can upload a movie via Gmail by clicking here this takes you to the or put this address into your browser https://www.youtube.com/account Account page of your YouTube – Note: this solution does not work 😦
Video sizes YouTube accepts
YouTube, accepts videos as long as 15 mins while your account is unverified, however, you can extend this amount (to the point that Google simply describes it as “more than 20 GB”) by verifying your account. So, the problem isn’t that YouTube doesn’t accept files that are considered “large”, it is the method of getting those large files to YouTube’s servers. And as of right now, Gmail (and therefore sending Drive files as attachments, which uses Gmail’s service) is generally not the best answer. Uploading the files is, although it is time and bandwidth consuming, as well as prone to hiccups as well.