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Does a YouTuber, a channel manager, know which users have seen their videos or downloaded them? Of course they may know if comments are left, but this is a voluntary way of getting out of anonymity. But I want to know how things stand if I just download videos of him (for example with Easy tube downloader) and I am only interested in YouTube and not other platforms.

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No, they don't know. A simple way to verify this is to check that you can still view the video if you're using a private browser window (where you're not logged in) and/or use a VPN. The same holds for the download program (it does not even ask you to log in, or at least it shouldn't).

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  • Thank you. The fact is, I found a channel where violent things are said and before reporting it to the YouTube moderators I decided to download the videos with Easy YouTube Downloader to possess proofs of how stupid this video maker is :-(
    – user287267
    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 13:24
  • In fact, the downloader didn't ask me to log in. But in principle this does not prevent me that It work via the YouTube app, in which I am logged in.
    – user287267
    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 13:31
  • However, I don't see how the fact that I can still see the video can be taken as proof that the YouTuber hasn't viewed my nickname (in YouTube I use my real name as nickname).
    – user287267
    Commented Dec 13, 2021 at 13:45

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