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How to Download a YouTube Video to a Flash Drive

Myra posted on Sep 08, 2020 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Three easy ways for you to put YouTube videos on a flash drive.

"How do you download a video from YouTube to a flash drive?"

Downloading videos from YouTube could be easy if you are using a mobile device and have subscribed to YouTube Premium. However, it's actually quite limited to save videos from YouTube via YouTube Premium subscription. For example, you have to use a mobile device and you can only keep the item up to 30 days.

Thus, if you want to download a YouTube video to a USB flash drive permanently, you need to get help from third-party tools or services. With the help of some desktop programs, browser extensions, or online YouTube video downloaders, you will be able to save a YouTube video to a flash drive easily for free.

Read on and see how to copy a YouTube video to flash drive safely and quickly.

Method 1. How to Download a YouTube Video to a Flash Drive with Free Video Downloader

The free video downloader for PC - EaseUS MobiMover will help you download videos from YouTube and many other sites to your computer or iPhone/iPad effortlessly. If you want to put a YouTube on a flash drive, you just need to connect the USB device to your computer and then select the flash drive as the destination to save the YouTube video.

Being 100% free, ad-free, and plugin-free, this YouTube video downloader allows you to copy a video from YouTube to your flash drive safely.

The steps below show you how to download YouTube videos to PC. To save a video from YouTube to your USB flash drive, you just need to connect the USB drive to your computer and then set to save the video to the flash drive.

To download YouTube videos:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover, go to "Video Downloader", and choose to download YouTube videos to your computer.

How to download YouTube videos to computer - Step 1

Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video, paste it into the bar, and then tap the "Download" button. 

How to download YouTube videos to computer - Step 2

Step 3. Then MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video to your computer. When it has finished, you can find the video in the selected folder on your computer and enjoy it offline.

How to download YouTube videos to computer - Step 3

After downloading a YouTube video to your USB drive, you can now play the video offline or edit the video according to your needs.

You may have noticed that there are data transfer features in EaseUS MobiMover. If you are using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, you can also apply this tool to transfer photos, videos, music, contacts, and more to or from your iDevice with a few simple clicks.

Method 2. How to Save a YouTube Video to a Flash Drive via Browser Extension

There are various YouTube downloader extensions that enable you to download YouTube videos to your computer. Afterward, you can copy these youtube videos to your USB flash drive. By doing so, you can also save a YouTube video to a flash drive for free.

If you prefer to use such a tool, you can search for a YouTube downloader extension from the Internet or your browser.

The general steps to download a video from YouTube to a flash drive are:

Step 1. Connect your flash drive to your computer and make sure it is recognized.

Step 2. Add the YouTube downloader extension to your browser. (You may need to restart your browser after the installation.)

Step 3. Go to YouTube.com. Then find and play the video you want to save.

Step 4. Click the "Download" button that appears under the video to save the YouTube video to your computer. (If you don't see the download button, you can click the extension icon shown in the top right corner of your browser to get the download options.)

Step 5. The downloaded YouTube video will be stored in the "Downloads" folder on your PC, go to find it, and then copy the item to your flash drive.

How to download a YouTube video to a flash drive

Method 3. How to Copy a YouTube Video to a Flash Drive via Online Video Downloader

With the help of an online video downloader, you can download YouTube videos via the website directly. No software or program needed, you can save a video from YouTube to your flash drive using the URL.

The problems with online video downloader are:

  • You may be bothered by annoying ads.
  • You may be redirected to another website or webpage.
  • The website can't capture the video successfully.

Thus, you should be careful while choosing such a tool to apply. Here I'd like to show you how to put a YouTube video on a flash drive with one of the online tools.

Step 1. Go to YouTube.com and copy the URL of the video you want to download.

Step 2. Go to the online video downloader and paste the URL into the address bar.

Step 3. Click "GO". You may be redirected to another page. If so, close that page and go back to the video downloader.

Step 4. Now you should see all the download options, including both video & audio download options.

Step 5. Click "Download" next to the option you prefer to save the YouTube video to your computer.

Step 6. When it has done, connect your flash drive to your computer and go to the "Downloads" folder to copy the video to your USB.

How to copy a YouTube video to flash drive

The Bottom Line

With the help of these free tools, it's quite easy for you to copy a YouTube video to your flash drive. All these tools are also applicable to download online videos from other video sites or social networking sites. If you also need to download videos from websites like Twitter, Facebook, and more, apply one of them to get things done with ease.