YouTube Video Downloader

Download YouTube videos with different video quality: 1080P, 720P, 480P, 360p etc. Supports all formats Mp3, MP4, FLV, WebM, 3GP

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Last Update
Jun 28, 2021
4.5/5 - (13229 votes)

Brief Description

The Addoncrop YouTube downloader is a specially designed tool that fulfills the downloading requirements of the billions of YouTube users worldwide in all possible aspects. The core quality of the extension is that it will never redirect you to any third party websites.

How it Works

Download video from YouTube

After you have completed the installation, YouTube video downloader extension will automatically add Video Download button below the video you are playing at that time. Click this button and it will display all available formats in which you can download your desired video. Select the required format and save the video directly on to your system.

Convert YouTube videos to MP3

The download button under the YouTube video that you will be playing at any time displays the list of all available MP3 formats in which you can convert your required YouTube video. Click the button and select any of the available MP3 format. It will take around maximum 30 Seconds to convert the video in MP3 format depending on video duration.

Key features of the addon

Supported Formats for Video Downloads

It allows the user to download YouTube videos with different high quality options. It offers 2160p (4k), 1440p (2k), 1080p (HD), 720p (HD), 480p, 360p, 144p etc. These video qualities are supported for all available video formats (MP4, FLV, WEBM, 3GP).

Dash Video and Audio Downloads

The YouTube video downloader extension also allows the user to download dash videos and audio streams. Please be informed that dash files do not include any of the audio or video streams.

Support for Embedded Videos

The extension also allows the user to directly download videos from embedded YouTube players. You just have to move your cursor over it and a “Download” button will appear at the top right corner of the video player. Now just click to save the video in the required format.

Capture Screenshots

The YouTube video downloader also allows the user to capture screenshots of YouTube videos in high quality. You just have to press the camera button at a particular frame you want to capture. To get the best result, pause the video at a frame you want to capture and press the camera button to get the screenshot of high quality.

Advanced Options

You can also customize some of the most demanded features of the YouTube downloader extension from options.

  • Customization of the download formats to be displayed in the drop-down menu for videos and MP3 downloads.
  • Customization of options for preferred quality of video downloads e.g. 1080p, 720p, 480p, 144p.
  • Enable YouTube cinema modules.
  • Dark theme for YouTube.
  • Pop-up video functionality of YouTube.
  • Float view (smart view to watch video while you are scrolling down)
  • Smart pause (auto pauses the video being played at the time, you leave the page).
  • Remove video ads from YouTube (removes any banner & videos ad shown before your videos).
  • Disable annotations (watch YouTube videos without any annoying annotations).
  • Enable autoplay (stop auto loads suggested videos once the current video ends).
  • Hide comments on YouTube videos (hides all comments of every user).
  • Enable copy to clipboard function (it will enable to download YouTube videos with the help of download manager).
  • Shows save-as dialog box when you choose to download a video.

Important Note

The video to MP3 converter feature in YouTube video downloader only supports to convert 180 minutes long video clips by default.

Policy disclaimer:

Addoncrop is not responsible for media contents that you download with this addon. We strongly recommend that you verify the related media copyright permissions on each website before downloading any video file(s).

Disable developer mode extensions warning in chrome

Chrome injects the developer mode warning to notify the users that the developer’s mode is active. To remove the warning, you can use Crosspilot extension to install extensions from Addoncrop. Crosspilot automatically Checks for updates, removes the developer mode warning and is the best way to install an extension

Why I can't download videos?

First of all, make sure you’re using the latest version of the extension. This can be checked by going to the extension toolbar menu -> Updates. Secondly, if you have installed extension in developer mode make sure you do not delete the source folder that contains the extension files. If the folder was removed by accident, Re-download and install the extension package.

Video downloaded with no audio

Youtube serves it’s HD videos in Dash format in which audio and video are two separate files simultaneously played together for the user. If you are downloading the video in Dash format, that’s the reason it’s missing the audio

The download speeds are quite slow.

We provide our downloads from High-Speed servers with no Download speed limit. If you’re getting slower speed, most likely, the problem is with your internet connection.

Video playing issue

If you’ve successfully downloaded the video but are still unable to play it, the problem is likely with your media player. Try using VLC, KMP or MX Media Player to play those videos

How can I change the path to a different download folder

Changing the main download directory directly through an extension is not possible. However, it can be changed on the client-side by going to Browser Settings -> Downloads -> Change Download Location.

Where can I find the downloaded videos?

The downloaded videos are located in the default Windows download directory which is located in C:Users[Username]Downloads It can also be accessed by visiting [browsername]://downloads ( or ctrl + j ) and clicking “Show in Folder”.

June 28th, 2021
Fixed: Video information request failed with status code 404
May 31st, 2021
Fix video request failed with status code 404 for age restricted videos
December 17th, 2020
Fixed volume control using the mouse wheel
Fixed dark mode and theater mode
Fixed video search
Fixed float video player sizing
Fixed age-restricted videos have no downloads for logged out users
Fixed video configuration not found for some videos
October 31st, 2020
Fixed YouTube signature extraction
October 22nd, 2020
Fix video file size not shown in the download menu
Fix "video configuration not found" error
Added multiple locales
August 21st, 2020
- Fixed video configuration not found for age restricted videos
August 14th, 2020
- Fixed Fixed YouTube embed list id issue
Don't show error message on live and upcoming videos
May 9th, 2020
Improved MP3 and MP4 converter API
Improved signature player key extraction
Improved signature cipher extraction
Fixed YouTube embed list id issue
March 18th, 2020
Fixed "Failed to parser video configuration" and "Unexpected token in JSON" error
March 10th, 2020
Fixed YouTube video information parsing error (Unexpected token in JSON)
March 6th, 2020
Issue Fixed ( Cannot read property 'indexOf' of undefined )
September 11th, 2019
Fixed YouTube API changes to video downloads. This caused an error where the users were unable to download videos. The issue has been fixed.
July 30th, 2019
Fixed YouTube API’s which caused issues with video title and duration. The data now appears correctly.
June 25th, 2019
The signature issue has been Fixed. This issue did not allow certain videos to get downloaded.
February 13th, 2019
Added ability for users to download 480p and 1080p video qualities. 720p quality was already available for download
Fixed some minor bugs and improved overall functionality
February 2nd, 2019
Fixed the issue with 720p video downloads. The 720p videos can be downloaded with a single click as usual.
With this update, YouTube video downloader gets a separate downloader. All the videos that you download with this extension will get listed on its download page.
The limit on MP3 conversion and download has been increased from 30 minutes to 60 minutes based on user’s requests.
October 10th, 2018
Added the ability for users to search YouTube videos without interrupting the current playing video. The search bar appears in the suggested video bar and can be used to search for youtube videos while staying on the same page.
Added the ability for users to control the volume of the video using their Mousewheel. Just hover over the playbox and scroll your mouse wheel.
Added the audio mode feature. It allows users to browse YouTube in audio mode. saves bandwidth and increases loading speed. Very helpful for users with low or slow data.
This update gives users the ability to hide Feed recommendations from YouTube. This will stop YouTube from showing videos in the Recommended Videos section on YouTube homepage.
Preferred video playback feature has been added. You can now select a default video quality and every video will now play with this default quality.
Our extensions now feature on-page downloads for MP3 files. These files can be downloaded without having to leave the web page. Another added feature is MP3 trimming. Videos can be cut to the user’s liking and downloaded.
Browser Toolbar menu has been updated. The new design is minimal and user-friendly. We hope you like it.
September 12th, 2018
We’ve added support for Mobile version of Firefox to our extensions. Extensions can be installed with the same procedure.
The QR code feature has been added. This feature can be used to download videos directly on your mobile phone.
The download button and download menu have been updated. The new UI is very clean and user-friendly.
Youtube recently changed its video signatures which caused our extension to stop working. This issue has been fixed and you can continue to use our extension. Enjoy
July 30th, 2018
The full-screen video bug has been fixed. This update also features some minor bug fixes.
February 26th, 2018
The option for settings a custom download folder has been removed. The decision was made based on feedback from our users.
A new feature has been added which allows users to customize the color of download button. This feature can be accessed from the settings menu.
This new feature allows users to rename the files before they are downloaded. Both uppercase and lowercase letters can be used in the name.
All the issues related to have been fixed
All the issues with selecting customized download path for HD videos have been fixed along with some major updates.
Fixed the issue where users were not able to download media with correct names on multiple social platforms.
This update features some minor fixes and improvements based on user feedback.

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