How to download Youtube video on your system ?

 Hello Friends,

Most of the time you are really in good mood to watch your faviourite videos on youtube but you face some kind of problem with the net connection. And then you think at that time if there is any utitlity by which I can keep my faviourite videos on my pc or laptop so next time my I don’t need to afraid with net connection and bandwidth.

So if you are programmer or even not then your wish can be full fill here I am with the example how to download a youtube video on system?

 So first thing is thanks to 

which provide a web service which return url of your video.For download you tube video on your system you have to do some simple steps which is “ you make reference in your project you can easily use it. See below fig for it. AddWebRefrence”  As

 1) Add the webservice given by )

 2) Then just design your screen according to your requirement current I have taken three textbox one is for video URL like (

Which you want to download and second is the path on your hard disk where you want to store download file & third is filename by which name you want your file to store. And a button with name downloads.



3) The web service which we added in reference doesn’t return file it just return the original file path.

4) Now when you press download button just write following code:-


Protected Sub btnDownLoad_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles



  If Me.txtPath.Text.Trim <> String.Empty AndAlso Me.txtUrl.Text.Trim <> String.Empty Then

  Dim strDownLoadUrl As String

 Dim strUrl As New Uri(Me.txtUrl.Text.Trim) ‘ url Like
 Dim mtube As New net.ecubicle.www.YouTubeDownloader ‘object of web services
strDownLoadUrl = mtube.GetDownloadURL(strUrl.OriginalString) ‘ returning as string

 Dim downloadClient As New WebClient ‘create object of web client

  downloadClient.DownloadFile(strDownLoadUrl,Me.txtPath.Text & “\” & Me.txtFileName.Text) ‘ download file


End If 

 Catch ex As Exception 

 Throw ex 

End Try

 End Sub
There is only one drawback in current code it hangs your screen till download.

 No issue that one also either you can use ajax progress bar for it or thread code to make process in background.

So here is the solution with “Threading ” which will run in background.

 Protected  Sub btnDownLoad_Click(ByVal sender As Object, ByVal e As EventArgs) Handles  btnDownLoad.Click  



  If Me.txtPath.Text.Trim <> String.Empty AndAlso Me.txtUrl.Text.Trim <> String.Empty  Then

  Dim strUrl As New Uri(Me .txtUrl.Text.Trim) 

 strDownLoadUrl = mtube.GetDownloadURL(strUrl.OriginalString)

Dim mtube As New  net.ecubicle.www.YouTubeDownloader

 strStoragePath = Me.txtPath.Text & “\” & Me .txtFileName.Text  mythread.Start()

Dim mythread As New Threading.Thread(AddressOf  pvt_DownLoad) ‘calling thread

 End If

 Catch ex As  Exception 

 Throw  ex  End  Try End  Sub

  Private Sub  pvt_DownLoad() 

 Try Dim downloadClient As New  WebClient()

downloadClient.DownloadFile(strDownLoadUrl, strStoragePath)


Catch ex As Exception 

 Throw  ex

End  Try 

End  Sub

 I think you got the idea how to work on it.

 Enjoy downloading youtube videos.Enjoy weekend

God bless


Rajat Jaiswal




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