- May 10, 2019
I am using IDM and XDM to download YouTube videos.
Jdownloader 2 has its own portable java(or whatever its called) which only it can use. You don't have to install systemwide java anymore.I wouldn't recommend jdownloader here as safe as it's Java based / need Java which itself is highly insecure
Wouldn't you know, as soon as I posted that I started having trouble with SaveTube. For now, I've found the script here to be usable: Local YouTube DownloaderI've been using this Grease/Tamper/Violent monkey script for years without any problems: sebaro / SaveTube The author also makes a Firefox extension that does the same thing.
If one is desperate, Tubeoffline (a dl website) works for me, but I can't say what the experience would be like without an ad blocker: Download videos from YouTube free!