Your handy Dropbox account can not only be used for only file sharing, but also for a variety of different purposes. It has evolved from a mere cloud based file hosting to a lot more for e.g. we can automate Dropbox to perform/process different actions. Videodropper is a free online tool that can send/save YouTube videos directly to your Dropbox account.
Download YouTube Videos to Dropbox
Videodropper can be very useful when you cannot watch YouTube videos, or if there is any restriction in your office to access the site. Sometimes we just send the YouTube video URL to the email address, to watch that video later or we want that video to watch offline. What to do in such situation? Let’s see how this works.
Visit the Videodropper website and click on “Login with your Dropbox”. If you don’t have Dropbox account, then you can also click on “sign up with Dropbox” link to sign up. In the next page you will need to authorize Dropbox to give access rights to Videodropper. After this is done, you’ll be redirected to the home page of the site.
In the text field provided, enter the YouTube video URL. After hitting the “Send to Dropbox” button, you’ll get a message that says “Your download has been successfully queued”. Now just wait for sometime and that video will be dropped/saved in your Dropbox’s root folder. The video may take some time to appear in Dropbox folder.
Videos will be downloaded in their original format, which is FLV. There’s also an option to optimize the video for iPhone or iPod Touch, but this feature is still in Beta.
Videodropper has many advantages. The videos stored in Dropbox folder are available in every device. These videos will be automatically synchronized with all the connected devices. Also this should bypass the video not available in your country message, as the video will be downloaded and stored in Dropbox.
This online tool can prove to be very useful to download YouTube videos to Dropbox, so that you can watch them later at your leisure.