Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Saving YouTube Videos to Your iPad

Here's a quick little tutorial for saving YouTube videos to your iPad.  Many times it can be challenging for teachers to share YouTube videos with their students when web filters or restrictions prevent the videos from being displayed. An easy way around that problem is to just save the YouTube video to your Photo Collection/Photo Gallery on your iPad. Then you can play the video without needing any Internet access.

In order to to this we are going to use two strategies.

The first strategy is to use one of the existing web sites that allows for downloading YouTube videos.  One of my favorites is http://www.savefrom.net.  If you are on a desktop/laptop computer, you can stop after this strategy. These websites allow you to save the YouTube video directly to your computer’s hard drive.   However, if you are using an iPad, you will need to apply one more strategy. The second strategy will give us the opportunity to use a great application called Workflow (https://appsto.re/us/2IzJ2.i)

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Second strategy is to use the Workflow app and create a new workflow.

Install and then open the Workflow app.

That's it! Your YouTube videos are ready to play directly from your Photos app, no Internet required.

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