How to play Youtube Videos
Youtube videos are in a special video format with the extension FLV. Windows Media Player will not play this type of video. Before you download any videos, you will need to install a video player that plays FLV videos. (My favorite media player is Irfanview with plugins.)
How to Download Youtube Videos
1. Firefox Addons
If you use the Firefox web browser (PDQ Downloads) you may add the "DownloadHelper" addon to download Youtube videos easily.
2. Bookmark Method
This method may not work in your browser. It uses a Bookmarklet, which is just a bookmark that contains a function instead of a link. To create a bookmarklet that downloads Youtube videos (FLV format):
Right-click on the button below and "bookmark the link". In Firefox you can simply drag it into your bookmark toolbar. Now when you are viewing a page with a video, click on your new bookmarklet. A popup windows will appear with optional choices for the download and a button to begin. If not try another method.
Right-click & Bookmark this link...