Download your own YouTube videos

You can always download MP4 files of videos that you've uploaded. You can't download other people's YouTube videos.

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  1. Using a computer, go to your Video Manager. Get there by clicking your account icon > Creator Studio. On the left, click Video manager > Videos.
  2. Next to the video you want to download, click Edit to open a drop-down menu.
  3. Select Download MP4.

If you have issues downloading your video

You can't download your videos under the following circumstances:

  • Your video has been removed from YouTube.
  • Your video has copyrighted content in it.
  • Your video uses a pre-approved audio track.
  • You've already downloaded your video five times in the last 24 hours. You can only download an individual video up to five times per day. After a day has passed, you'll see the Download MP4 option in the drop-down menu again.
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