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Download YouTube videos with Chrome Dev Tools

davidarmendariz profile image David Armendáriz ・1 min read

Did you know you can download YouTube videos by inspecting the network requests when you toggle the device toolbar?

Just open the dev tools with Ctrl + Shift + I and select the Network tab. Then toggle the device toolbar with Ctrl + Shift + M and reload the page. Filter by the heaviest network request and open it in a new tab, there you will be able to download your video.

You can see me in action here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eZeBg0jLy4&ab_channel=DavidArmend%C3%A1riz

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Hi David,
just wanted to ask, can't the site owner know that the video has been downloaded.
I want to try this on a e-learning portal, scared if that's good way to download without being tracked.