Why can't I URL to File a YouTube Video?

Why can't I URL to File a YouTube Video?

It is against YouTube's Terms of Service. (5B)

 "You shall not download any Content unless you see a “download” or similar link displayed by YouTube on the Service for that Content. You shall not copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, broadcast, display, sell, license, or otherwise exploit any Content for any other purposes without the prior written consent of YouTube or the respective licensors of the Content."


Add YouTube videos and playlists to a website or blog by embedding it.

Here’s how to embed the video:

  1. Click the Share link under the video.
  2. Click the Embed link.
  3. Copy the embed code provided in the expanded box.
  4. Paste the embed code into your blog or website.



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