How do I download videos from YouTube?

Episode 970 (1:14:36)

Carlo from Ontario, CAN

Carlo is currently using RealPlayer to download videos, but he's having a hard time with it. Leo says that's really old software, and there's better options now. Carlo wants to download videos off of YouTube, but YouTube doesn't have an option for that on the site*. There are plenty of third party plugins that will do this, though:

There's even an app for iPad called McTube. There's a lot of them, some are web based, some apps, and some browser plugins.

*Downloading videos from YouTube is a violation of YouTube's terms of services.