stop using sketchy websites and instead use VLC to download Youtube videos

  1. copy video URL from address bar
  2. open VLC
  3. go to Media > Open Network Stream
  4. paste Youtube URL in window that pops up
  5. press play
  6. go to Tools > Codec Information
  7. select the address at the bottom in the Location text box and copy it. This is the address that leads directly to the source on Google’s servers.
  8. paste address in web browser and visit it
  9. right click > save as video