FAQ

General

What does YouTube Saved do?

YouTube Saved is a quick and easy way to download videos and music from YouTube. Once you download the files, you can enjoy them whenever you want using your computer, phone, or tablet.

Installation

How do I install YouTube Saved?

Installing YouTube Saved is easy. Simply click on the download button and run the installer. Once the installation is complete, you'll be able to download videos from YouTube.

What are the system requirements?

YouTube Saved runs on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.

Downloading Videos & Music

How do I download videos?

To download a YouTube video,

  1. Copy and paste the video’s URL into YouTube Saved. You can also drag & drop the link.

  2. Update the file and output information using the sidebar. You can change the filename, the output type, format, quality, and download location.

  3. Click on the download button when you are ready.

  4. Enjoy! Now you can watch the video offline.

How do I download music?

To download music,

  1. Copy and paste the video’s URL into YouTube Saved. You can also drag & drop the link.

  2. To change the output from video to audio, click on the output toggle slider. Update the file and output information using the sidebar. You can change the filename, format, quality, and download location.

  3. Click on the download button when you are ready.

  4. Enjoy! Now you can listen wherever you go.

How do I get the file format I want?

There are several ways to switch between video and audio output. There is a main output toggle slider in the menubar, which changes all items in the queue. Each item also has its own output toggle slider. You can also change the output between video and audio in the sidebar.

Once you have selected either a video or audio output,you will be able to select the file format in the sidebar. Available video formats include .mp4, .flv, and .3pg, and audio formats include .mp3 and .m4a.

How do I get HD videos?

To be able to download HD videos, you will need to get FFMpeg. Open the settings window and go to the “Video Output” tab. Click on the download button to get FFMpeg. Once the download is complete, you’ll have the option to download HD videos.

Where can I find the files that I downloaded?

You can set a default download location in the Settings window. You can update the default download location for videos in the “Video Output” tab and the default download location for music in the “Audio Output” tab.

Once you have added an item to the queue, you can change the download location for that item in the sidebar.

After a the download is complete, you can click on “Open folder” to open the folder where your download is located.

Settings

What is the Speed Limit setting?

The Speed Limit setting allows you to control your download speed. If you want to use your computer while using YouTube Saved, you may wish to set a speed limit.

You can quickly set and enable a speed limit from the menubar. Click on the triangle icon of the “Speed Limit” button to set the speed limit. Once you have set your desired speed limit, you can activate it by clicking on the “Speed Limit” button.

How do I set default file formats, file quality, and download locations?

You can set defaults in the settings window. You’ll be able to change the defaults in the Video Output and Audio Output tabs.

Errors

Why am I getting an “Invalid URL” message?

YouTube Saved only works with YouTube videos. You may have copied a non-YouTube link, or the link does not contain a video. Please double check that you are copying a YouTube video link.

Why am I getting a message that “The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process”?

You may have accidentally copied the same link twice. YouTube Saved cannot download two copies of the same file using the same filename.

Why am I getting the message “ERROR: 2Yclogow6TDk: YouTube said: Please sign in to view this video.”?

You may have copied the link for a playlist instead of a video. Please make sure the link is for a YouTube video, not a playlist.

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