How to Copy a YouTube Video to a CD

by Chappy Sinclair

There are numerous programs available that allow you to download video from the YouTube website. There are also websites that allow you to download video from YouTube. Regardless of which option you choose, the quality of the video will remain the same. Using your computer's file management system (Windows Explorer), you can copy the saved video onto a blank CD.

YouTube Downloader

1

Download the YouTube Downloader from the "Resources" section below. Save the file to your desktop. Double click the EXE file. Follow the computer and user specific instructions to complete the installation. When prompted, launch the YouTube Downloader.

2

Copy the URL on the page of the YouTube video you want to save. Paste the URL into the download window on the YouTube Downloader.

3

Click the "Download video from Youtube" option. Click "OK" to begin the download.

Keep Vid

1

Use your Web browser to open keepvid.com.

2

Copy the URL on the page of the YouTube video you want to save. Paste the URL into the download window at the top of the Keep Vid homepage.

3

Click the "Download" button. Select the video format that you want to save the video as. It does not matter which format you choose.

Transferring Video To A CD

1

Insert a blank CD-R into your optical drive. A window will open. Click the "Open Writable CD Folder" option. If the window does not open, click the "Start" icon in the Windows taskbar. Click "My Computer." Double click the name of your optical drive. The writable CD folder will open.

2

Drag and drop the YouTube video that you saved into the writable CD folder.

3

Click the "Write these files to the CD" button. The CD Writing Wizard wizard will open. Enter a name for the CD. Click "Next" to begin copying the YouTube video to the CD.

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About the Author

Chappy Sinclair has been writing professionally since 2006. He has been able to share his gaming and computer-related impressions and opinions on a national scale with published submissions in "PC Gamer Magazine" and "Maximum PC." Sinclair is currently studying for an aeronautical degree in navigation and avionics at the American Academy of Aeronautics.