How to Download YouTube HD Videos Freely

YouTube videos downloaded online are usually SD. If you wish to download them as HD videos, you will need a professional tool, namely 4K Video Downloader, which can not only download YouTube HD videos but also 4K videos.

1. General Steps on How to Download YouTube HD Videos

Step 1. Download 4K Video Downloader

Get 4K Video Downloader ready and launch it on your computer.

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Step 2. Copy & Paste Video URL

Copy the URL from the browser address bar or right-click on the video and choose Copy video URL. Then paste it onto the search bar on 4K Video Downloader and hit Analyze.

Copy YouTube Video Link

Step 3. Select Video Quality and Download

After a while, you will see an analysis result on which you can select the video quality. As long as the video on YouTube is in HD or better, you can select the 720p or 1080p option.


If there are any subtitles for the video, tick off Original Subtitles and select a language under the video quality option. Then click Download and you can download the video subtitle and YouTube HD video separately.

Select an Output Format

2. Advanced Setting for YouTube HD Videos: Subtitle

If you want to download a YouTube HD Video with the subtitle merged in, you will need to set up for it first.


  • Click the hamburger menu icon on the top right corner and hit preferences. In the General part, tick off Merge subtitles in video file if possible.
  • After this is done, copy and paste the video URL and then download the YouTube HD video as step 3.

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