How to download 720p or 1080p videos from YouTube

YouTube provides more and more content in 720, 1080 or 4K high resolution. However, YouTube is trying to optimize its video storage costs. A few weeks ago, developers changed the way they store such videos. Firstly, MKV container is almost unsupported, it is very rare to find videos in this format and in high resolution on YouTube.

Secondly, YouTube stores audio and video track separately for one video clip, that’s why many video downloaders can’t download video correctly. Fortunately, 4K Video Downloader is written based on code that is updated regularly according to the latest YouTube changes. This application will help you download both tracks: audio and video, and then combine them into one.

If your internet speed is not high enough, YouTube will not let you watch the video in high quality. But sometimes, it is so important to have video in HD quality. For example, our developers are watching videos about programming skills and the lines of code should be clearly distinguishable, and only HD videos can provide this opportunity.

  1. In order to download such video from YouTube, download and install 4K Video Downloader.
  1. Go to YouTube and find the content you would like to download in high resolution. You can apply a special filter to YouTube search results: Filter>Functions>HD (High definition).

Use HD filter on Youtube search

Copy browser link from Youtube video clip

  1. Start the application and click “Insert link”.

Paste Youtube url in to 4k Video Downloader

  1. Select the video format and HD quality in the window that appears. Then click “Download” and you will receive your HD video in a few seconds.