Download YouTube Videos from Cache using Internet Explorer / Firefox and IDM.
There are many YouTube downloader software that can be found on the web. But though, I’ve tried many download managers like Orbit, Free DM, etc I still find Internet Download Manager (IDM) as the easiest and best one to use to download YouTube Videos. In general IDM can download very large variety of files from the web, so you can use it download anything. Also, as a major advantage it downloads with full bandwidth, if allowed by the server. The downside is it’s a shareware, and you have to buy it to use it.
But then I found one interesting fact.
IDM is a very easy and powerful download manager that can be used to download variety of files. You can also use it to download YouTube Videos. The downside is it’s a shareware, and you have to buy it to use it. But IDM works well with Internet Explorer and Firefox only. I used the IDM 6.05 Build 8, and it’s compatibility with Chrome is poor.
You might be watching a YouTube video and after completely viewing it, you may decide it to download it. The general tendency of other download managers like Orbit, FDM etc, is that they download the YouTube Video from the first. So if you’re on “limited MB/GB internet plans”, this will take up bandwidth, as it has to be downloaded again. Also, if you use IDM with Chrome, the same thing happens. Your bandwidth is taken for watching the video and again another time for downloading the video.
So what I found interesting is when you use Internet Explorer (IE8) or Firefox (3,4), you can download those videos directly from the cache. So, once you finished watching the YouTube video completely, click the small green arrow icon (of IDM) and the video will be downloaded from the cache. So you save enormous bandwidth, if you’re watching big video files and are on a limited bandwidth plan.
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