How Many YouTube Videos Have You Downloaded? [MakeUseOf Poll]

poll2   How Many YouTube Videos Have You Downloaded? [MakeUseOf Poll]Last week we asked where you go to find what’s hot online today. And guess what? Most of you head straight for your RSS reader, where you’ve got all your favourite feeds ready and waiting for you.

We collected 298 votes which were broken up like this: 29% head to their RSS reader; 11% go to somewhere not on the list (a few of those people mentioned where they go in the comments if you want some good ideas); 10% get cool links from Twitter (from one of the many ways to do so); 8% head to Facebook; 8% expect to find the best stuff in their email; 7% find great things on YouTube; 7% find great news on Reddit; 5% people go to DIGG; 4% use Delicious; 4% find hot stuff on StumbleUpon; 3% use PopURLs to find the top news; Flickr and Slashdot both scored 2% of the votes.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.


Unsurprisingly, it looks like we find our own RSS readers have a better selection of content than any one site on the web.

Where Do You Go To Find Whats Hot Online Today   How Many YouTube Videos Have You Downloaded? [MakeUseOf Poll]

This week’s poll question is: How many YouTube videos have you downloaded?

We know there’s a number of ways to download video from YouTube. But Tina Sieber was wondering how many people actually do it? And if so, how much do they download? And no, we don’t mean streaming it normally (even though technically that’s downloading) “” we mean saving a copy to your hard drive.

Did you copy something from YouTube just so you could watch it all the way through without interruption? Do you like to put YouTube clips on your iPod? Do you even know whether it’s legal to download video from YouTube or not? Should YouTube offer an easy-download option itself? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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27 Comments -

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danny6114

Youtube should absolutely make it so you can download videos.

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Aibek

That will be problematic considering there are millions of copyrighted videos on the website. Plus adding this feature is likely to reduce pageviews.

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Angela Alcorn

I’m sure YouTube could allow the person who owns the video to choose whether it was downloadable. But, you’re right. It would decrease pageviews so they’ll probably never even consider it. :)

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Aibek

Looking at my own Youtube browsing habits I am pretty sure I would visit
Youtube a lot less if there would be a download options :-)

Most of us keep coming back to the site watching the same videos over
and over. :-)

Aibek

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Angela Alcorn

Heh. You’re probably right there.

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Just Outsourcing

They used to allow owners to download their own videos, but they removed that option for some weird reason. Thanks to Aibek and Makeuseof-disqus however, I successfully retrieved what’s mine! :-)

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Angela Alcorn

Great to hear. :)

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Just Outsourcing

I have never downloaded a YouTube video because I don’t know how to!!

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Makeuseof-disqus

http://deturl.com has 3 excellent ways.
1. Like many sites, enter the youtube url into a box.
2. A simple URL Hack (see the home page for explanation).
3. Best of all, an excellent bookmark.

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Aibek

see,

4 Quick Ways To Download YouTube Videos Off The Net
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/4

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Makeuseof-disqus

http://deturl.com has 3 excellent ways.
1. Like many sites, enter the youtube url into a box.
2. A simple URL Hack (see the home page for explanation).
3. Best of all, an excellent bookmark.

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js

I download from YouTube for two reasons. Firstly, to keep hold of interesting content which might disappear, secondly to have a local copy of something I might need to access offline. Mostly this is related to my teaching work: if I prepare a class around a particular piece of content, I need to know I can get at it both now and in future years.

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Angela Alcorn

Very good reason!

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Aibek

Looking at my own Youtube browsing habits I am pretty sure I would visit
Youtube a lot less if there would be a download options :-)

Most of us keep coming back to the site watching the same videos over
and over. :-)

Aibek

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Michelle Pendlelton

I like what js has mentioned. There are good content that suddenly disappear over time. It’s good that we’re able to watch these things for free, but after some time, the user might get suspended or the video might get deleted for some reason. I’ve been streaming funny videos and some movies now. I admit that I’ve downloaded a few, but it won’t reach more that a gigabyte of downloaded data.

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