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I have uploaded quite a few videos to YouTube. I'd like to download them all and move them to a different video sharing service. I don't necessarily have the original final files that I uploaded, so I'd like to get them out in the same format I uploaded them in. (Don't want to have to re-edit.)

How can I get my own videos from YouTube?

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Use Google Takeout. They have added the option to download your YouTube videos.

With Google Takeout, you can download all of the original videos that you have uploaded in a few simple clicks. No transcoding or transformation -- you’ll get exactly the same videos that you first uploaded. Your videos in. Your videos out.


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+1 did not know that existed. – glavić Sep 27 '12 at 11:54
@glavić They have just added the option; the announcement was made yesterday. – Alex Sep 27 '12 at 11:55

Your have "video manager" when you are logged into YT > http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee

Every video has "Download MP4" option.

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Not all of the videos I uploaded were in MP4 format. I want them back in the same format I submitted them. – Al E. Sep 27 '12 at 12:30

I think There is a tool called Youtube Playlist Downloader which is free here you go, which could help you out, not sure though : http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/products/dvd/free-youtube-download.htm

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You can download all videos at once of any videos of any user with a single click, in whichever format you want, I mean quality. – Dhruvenkumar Shah Sep 28 '12 at 5:19

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