Google Takeout is an official service from Google that allows users to export/download an archive of your data from various Google services. Users can download data to local computer from all services or from select services that they are interested in. For now, the supported services from which you can download archive data are Google +1, Buzz, Circles, Contacts, Drive, Picasa, Profile, Stream, Voice and YouTube.
The newest addition to this list is YouTube. YouTube users who have uploaded videos to this video hosting and sharing site can now use Google Takeout to download all the original videos to local computer system.
The good thing about Google Takeout is that downloading all the YouTube videos is really painless. A couple of clicks and you can get back all your original videos. Let’s take a closer look at how Google Takeout can help you download all YouTube videos in one single step.
Once you visit Google Takeout, click on “Choose services” tab and then click on YouTube. Click on the “Create Archive” button.
Wait for some time so that your videos are being prepared for download. A progress bar will also be displayed and once done, you will see the “complete” label written there.
To download all the videos (complete YouTube archive), click on “Download”.
The size of download depends on your number of videos and quality of videos that you have uploaded to YouTube.
For some strange reason, after the archive is created, it displays a much smaller download size compared to before. The files are in the original format that you have uploaded to YouTube with their original resolution.
For now there is no option to select individual videos and therefore you will need to download all the videos. If you want to download only selected videos, then for that you can login to YouTube, go to Video Manager and from there you can click on “Download MP4”.
If you want to download all the videos then Google Takeout is still a great choice.