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How to make a YouTube Video Downloader


Most of you would have noticed a new button in the sidebar known as the YouTube Downloader. Well it is a real working YouTube video downloader that I have created for my personal use and also so that other users can benefit from it and can download and save their favorite YouTube videos on their desktops.

Some of the responses I got were very encouraging after implementing this totally innovative feature in wordpress but some had to say that it is going to use a lot of server resources and may mess up my wordpress. Here I am going to explain whats so easy and different about this YouTube Downloader and how easy it was for me to implement it.

YouTube Video Downloader Source Code

First of all my huge thanks to ThirdNipple for the free php source code which was made available on their site to help someone make an easy YouTube video downloader. I can manipulate and alter PHP codes but it is a true fact that I can’t code in PHP from scratch so I had to use the ready-made free code created by ThirdNipple. The code is indeed very light and does not use your server resources at all.

Why Have a YouTube Video Downloader?

  • Fetch some huge traffic to your Blog/Website
  • Use it for your personal use to download videos
  • Make your users happy by giving them a free service
  • Make some Money for yourself

I know I could have bought a separate domain to launch this service but why should I? This service shall give my blog free publicity, traffic and readers then why should I bother registering new domains for new services when one domain can do the whole job. Also registering, updating and managing different domains is a big job. Let your blog do that job for you.

How to setup the YouTube Video Downloader?

If you want to Implement this on your blog/website simply follow the steps instructed:

  1. Make a php file e.g youtube-download.php in your blog/website directory and add this code to it.
  2. Now make a page/post in your blog/website and add this iframe code to its code section.
  3. Save your page and Publish it and the show is on.

Easy now wasn’t that? Offer your users some free goodies and see the magic of traffic come along.

Caution: WordPress does not generate code-friendly quotes. So when you copy the ifram code re-write the quotes.



{ 41 comments… add one }
  • Andrew May 15, 2007, 2:37 pm

    Big thanks for crediting us, always nice to find yourself posted about and to see you’ve been of use to someone :P. Best of luck and I hope it’s a success for you.


    PS. It’d be nice if you could keep the GNU General Public License agreement at the bottom of the script.

    • Himanshu October 22, 2010, 12:59 pm

      How to upload this script to blogger. If blogger does not allow me to run this script are there any other websites where I can run this script. Pls lemme knw

      • Vikascvps97 March 31, 2011, 6:46 am

        how to download videos from youtube which software i download
        my email id is – vikascvps97@gmail.com
        give the software name in my id

  • Shankar Ganesh May 15, 2007, 4:30 pm

    Thanks for sharing the info with everyone 🙂

  • Dj Flush May 15, 2007, 4:51 pm

    Andrew You are welcome :mrgreen: You have indeed done a great job

    and I have restated your script in your original form along with the GNU License 🙂

    Shankar You are welcome too man 🙂

  • Ehsan May 15, 2007, 10:47 pm

    Nice Tutorial lol i may try it out on my blog but i am afraid i will get my blog crowded.

  • Andrew May 18, 2007, 3:32 am

    Hey, thanks a lot! I’d not be so up-tight about it if my site weren’t so new 😉 Just trying to get all the hits I can. Cheers for that and best of luck!

  • Joey June 28, 2007, 11:41 am

    how do you make a video for youtube joey age 10

  • Prateek July 1, 2007, 1:17 pm

    It Didn’t worked for me……….

  • Dj Flush July 1, 2007, 1:25 pm

    Prateek It didn’t work for you? But why? I used the same instructions to make my YouTube Download page.

  • ASO5 July 3, 2007, 11:36 pm

    Free Youtube Downloader:

  • xavier July 19, 2007, 7:06 am

    so good! then how do we download from other providers? 😉

  • Dj Flush July 19, 2007, 10:16 am

    xavier I have a list of 20 best video downloaders. You might want to check it out.

  • xavier July 19, 2007, 12:03 pm

    yeap thanks but not sure that I can embed all these inside my website hehe I’ll have a look thanks.
    Otherwise I’ll try to see if I can take advantage of a component I have already there.

  • Haris August 25, 2007, 12:58 pm

    Awesome tutorial! I just made one of my own…

    Thanks for sharing.

  • Dj Flush August 25, 2007, 2:41 pm

    Glad that the tutorial helped you guys 🙂 Enjoy

  • Arman Karimi September 7, 2007, 2:53 am

    Thank you! Now I have one too!

    Please visit my website and you will see it!

  • Dj Flush September 7, 2007, 12:56 pm

    You are welcome 🙂

  • Josh October 15, 2007, 1:16 am

    Didn’t work for me either, any one got any ideas, and here is the problem http://www.mini-motouk.co.uk/youtube.php

  • Dj Flush October 22, 2007, 3:09 am

    It gives me a 404 Error. Please re upload the script so I can help you with it.

    • nestitor18 July 24, 2010, 5:32 am

      does anyone know how to fix it?

  • skycrew November 16, 2007, 7:10 pm

    if user download using this script, user will use youtube bandwidth or my hosting bandwidth ?

  • Dj Flush November 16, 2007, 7:56 pm

    The user will use their own hosting bandwidth. It doesn’t load your server at all.

    In fact its just a decoder.

  • skycrew November 16, 2007, 9:47 pm

    oh ok 🙂

    nice script

    credit to sizlopedia

  • Hoithebest November 30, 2007, 1:59 am

    Thanks, it’s great!

  • Joe December 16, 2007, 8:08 am

    Hey, I notice that the script codes came with a white background. How do you change the background color to something else?

  • Jovi December 18, 2007, 4:16 am

    How do you change the background of this script into Black instead of white?

  • Dj Flush December 25, 2007, 12:44 pm

    Guys you will need to put a custom background color using HTML or CSS.

    The script is just a PHP file. The styling comes from the HTML in which you are going to embed this script.

  • Dj Flush May 2, 2008, 2:56 am

    This script does not work any longer so please do not comment asking for any support or help as I won’t be welcoming such comments any longer.

  • Jack26 June 21, 2009, 7:31 pm

    Hi guys.
    Check: http://www.vid2pc.com
    This site have a simply line script to embed “Video Downloader” on all sites and blogs..

  • Hayk July 26, 2009, 11:10 am

    i have got a problem
    1. i paste the url of page video youtube
    2.Get Youtbe Video
    3. Error no matches – wrong youtube page?
    can u help me pleas

  • Ajay July 29, 2009, 10:03 pm

    You can check out the script for free php youtube downloader over here


  • codes August 25, 2009, 3:58 am


    I just finished my Youtube Video Downloader and Converter, it works fast.

    Check this http://utube.codesonweb.com/

  • tukmol November 19, 2009, 8:40 am

    does this codes available in blogger????

  • ugesh December 4, 2009, 8:57 pm

    really very useful post. I will try it for my blog

  • ugesh December 5, 2009, 1:57 am

    really very useful post. I will try it for my blog

  • Buzzknow July 23, 2010, 4:07 pm

    Lol…this is old article but now in 2010 i want to made it by my self 😀


    • Talal September 6, 2010, 6:05 am

      this doesn’t work now

  • Fr34k August 11, 2011, 10:32 am

    Doesn’t work 🙁

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