How can I record and save videos from YouTube?

Episode 1096 (1:41:53)

Howard from Mission Viejo, CA

Howard wants to record what's happening on his computer screen and play it back. What software should he use? Leo says that the best is Camtasia, but that's rather expensive. Applian has a program called Replay that will capture audio and video from any website. VLC VideolanClient can do it as well, if he knows what the video URL is.

Howard ultimately wants to know the best way to download a YouTube video. Here are some of the best sites and apps for doing this:

Howard should understand that recording videos off YouTube violates their terms of service.