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Metschutsu

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Anyone know any app does it? Except YouTube red of course.

As far as I am concerned, there's just 1 app that does this – Softorino's YouTube Converter. It actually works on Mac or Windows. But it saves online videos or music to iPhone or iPad via cable or Wi-Fi. Pretty smooth, especially since YouTube Red is not available in many countries.
 

sevvere

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Problem with the documents6 route is that you literally have to keep documents6 active in foreground or it will stop downloading after a couple minutes which on iPad can be done more conveniently with split screen but on an iPhone is tremendously tedious and aggravating.

Hey Apple, do you think you could allow us to download things in the background please? I know.... it’s a niche request in 2017/18 to have a feature literally every other device has ... and has for decade(s)

P.s. spare me “it’s the apps fault” crap. Apple created this problem from the get go.
 

ajcgn

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Oct 19, 2014
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I use the Azul Video player app.
It’s not direct per se, but you watch a youtube video thru the app and then download. The video is stored in the app, but can then be saved to your photo library.
I will have to check out the other suggestions sometime and see how they compare.
 

Master123of

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Nov 8, 2012
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Germany
I created a Workflow for the App Workflow which downloads YouTube Videos from the Share-Sheet and loads them into the VLC Video Player App.

Both Applications are free, there are no ads and it ist very fast and easy.

You can download the workflow here:
https://workflow.is/workflows/d01a04358c324467b8e9e88db62307ec

(this is not made by me, I just combined a few workflows)

Workflow: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/workflow/id915249334?mt=8
VLC: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/vlc-for-mobile/id650377962?mt=8

Works both on iPhone and iPad ;)
 
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Donka

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I created a Workflow for the App Workflow which downloads YouTube Videos from the Share-Sheet and loads them into the VLC Video Player App.

Both Applications are free, there are no ads and it ist very fast and easy.

You can download the workflow here:
https://workflow.is/workflows/d01a04358c324467b8e9e88db62307ec

(this is not made by me, I just combined a few workflows)

Workflow: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/workflow/id915249334?mt=8
VLC: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/vlc-for-mobile/id650377962?mt=8

Works both on iPhone and iPad ;)

Thanks, I just modified this to work with nPlayer instead of VLC and it works fine. I normally use Documents 6 and Save From in the browser but this is a nice alternative.
 

Traverse

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I created a Workflow for the App Workflow which downloads YouTube Videos from the Share-Sheet and loads them into the VLC Video Player App.

Both Applications are free, there are no ads and it ist very fast and easy.

You can download the workflow here:
https://workflow.is/workflows/d01a04358c324467b8e9e88db62307ec

(this is not made by me, I just combined a few workflows)

Workflow: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/workflow/id915249334?mt=8
VLC: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/vlc-for-mobile/id650377962?mt=8

Works both on iPhone and iPad ;)

I use a workflow for this purpose as well.
 

Chloec

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Nov 27, 2014
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How about download youtube video on your Mac, then transfer it to your iPad?
I found many video downloader apps. You can try one of them. Cisdem Video Converter for Mac, KeepVid, YTD etc.
 

garyleecn

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I created a Workflow for the App Workflow which downloads YouTube Videos from the Share-Sheet and loads them into the VLC Video Player App.

Both Applications are free, there are no ads and it ist very fast and easy.

You can download the workflow here:
https://workflow.is/workflows/d01a04358c324467b8e9e88db62307ec

(this is not made by me, I just combined a few workflows)

Workflow: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/workflow/id915249334?mt=8
VLC: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/vlc-for-mobile/id650377962?mt=8

Works both on iPhone and iPad ;)
Wow that works great
Thanks for that

Just one little thing, is it possible to have the downloading work in background? Maybe get the link and have VLC/nPlayer download it? For some longer movies, i will have the workflow set there and run for minutes, which is a little annoying....
 

Master123of

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Nov 8, 2012
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Just one little thing, is it possible to have the downloading work in background? Maybe get the link and have VLC/nPlayer download it? For some longer movies, i will have the workflow set there and run for minutes, which is a little annoying....

I had no success doing this. I tried to make it a Widget Workflow but the download didnt even start :(
 

LovingTeddy

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LOL... I am using an app called NewPipe on my Android phone. This app allows me to play YouTube videos in the background and it also allows me to download videos from YouTube directly. This app will download MP4 files. I then copy them through OTG adapter to my USB drive. I have Lightning to USB adapter then import them to iPad.
 

augustya

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One question to you guys when you download videos from YouTube does it allow you to download in 1080P ? or does it download in low quality ?

Edit : Using the Documents 6 and Pickvideo method it only allows to download in 720P in Audio&Video
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I created a Workflow for the App Workflow which downloads YouTube Videos from the Share-Sheet and loads them into the VLC Video Player App.

Both Applications are free, there are no ads and it ist very fast and easy.

You can download the workflow here:
https://workflow.is/workflows/d01a04358c324467b8e9e88db62307ec

(this is not made by me, I just combined a few workflows)

Workflow: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/workflow/id915249334?mt=8
VLC: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/vlc-for-mobile/id650377962?mt=8

Works both on iPhone and iPad ;)

Can you please give a step-by-step description on how to use this ? I didnt understand how to use it ?
 
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D.R._

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Feb 28, 2018
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I just modified this to work with nPlayer instead of VLC and it works fine.
Can you please tell how you use nPlayer instead of vlc. In my case it doesn’t accept downloaded file.
Any special settings.
 

augustya

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Feb 17, 2012
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Yes. Go to tweakboxapp.com download it. And download youtube++ from it and you will be able to do it. Free.


Oh Wow ! Thank you so much for suggesting this, This is just fantastic, what a find !! Kudos to you !! It works and saves Video in FULL HD Quality (If the Video has been uploaded in 1080p Quality) and you can also save it to your iPad then ! Amazing ! Thanks a Million.
 

Smeaton1724

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Sep 14, 2011
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The workflow I have used for years (since the iPad 4) is:
1. Open Goodreader
2. Go to URL: www.tubeoffline.com
3. Select Youtube
4. Selection of resolutions for that particualr video
5. Downloads to 'Downloads' folder

I can then upload it to dropbox, icloud, google drive - all within the app OR use the wireless network function to turn the iPad in to a wireless file server.

9Since iOS 11 I can now export to 'Files')
 

augustya

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The workflow I have used for years (since the iPad 4) is:
1. Open Goodreader
2. Go to URL: www.tubeoffline.com
3. Select Youtube
4. Selection of resolutions for that particualr video
5. Downloads to 'Downloads' folder

I can then upload it to dropbox, icloud, google drive - all within the app OR use the wireless network function to turn the iPad in to a wireless file server.

9Since iOS 11 I can now export to 'Files')

Goodreader is a PAID APP right ?
 
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