YouTube has revolutionized the way we view videos and listen to music. Anywhere that an Internet connection is available, a user can access a nearly limitless range of media. However, when on the go, it is often desirable to be able to take this media with us. After all, we cannot all afford data plans that let us access YouTube from our mobile devices. Others simply don't have an Internet enabled media player. Whatever the cause, Youtube Download Program makes it easy for a user to put their favorite YouTube videos in a more monolithic and portable format.
Video on the YouTube website is in the "FLV" format. This is a format that stores compressed video and/or audio inside of an Adobe Flash document. When a user accesses this file remotely, the server compensates for bandwidth limitations, packet loss and other factors to provide the smoothest playback possible. This is in contrast to MP3, MP4, AVI, WMV, FLAC and other audio formats that are intended to be stored on and played from a hard disk or flash drive.
Because of this variance in the way that the data is accessed, a bit rate be selected. Depending upon the video or audio that is being accessed on YouTube, only a certain range may be available. For example, some videos support 720p or higher resolution and are accompanied by higher quality audio. Others are lower definition and thus cannot be downloaded at a higher bit rate.
Once this rate has been selected, the user needs to copy and paste the URL of the YouTube video they wish to download into the program. After this is done, a format needs to be selected. The most universally supported formats for mobile devices are MP3 and MP4. FLV can be played by specialized PC programs such as VLC.
YouTube Download Program runs under most versions of the Windows operating system.