There are numerous reasons why users may need to back up their YouTube videos and playlists. Those reasons include accidental deletions, malicious deletions, wrongful ToS account violation, unavailable videos and more. In this article, we will take a look at why you need to back up your YouTube videos and playlists, and we will show you exactly how to back up these files.
Account suspension or termination
Google is well-known for flagging accounts wrongfully for suspected ToS violations. Even if the account is restored at a later time, some users have had all of their data deleted from their Google account and they were unable to retrieve it. If you have your files backed up, you will not have to worry about the risk of losing videos due to a Google error.
Deleted and unavailable videos
Many users build up a playlist or multiple playlists with many videos in it, but many times the original uploader of the video will delete the video, and sometimes Google will delete the video. Sometimes Google even deletes the videos that you uploaded, and if you didn't keep a backup copy, the video could be gone for good. Other times videos may be made unavailable in specific locations and regions due to new licensing restrictions. Videos can disappear from YouTube at any time, so it's an excellent idea to back up all videos and playlists in order to prevent the loss of video and audio files.
How to back up your videos and playlists?
The 4K Video Downloader is the perfect tool to back up YouTube videos, playlists—the entire account contents if you wish! It's simple to back up the files. Simply copy the URL of the video or playlist that you wish to back up, and enter it into the program. The backup files can be downloaded in the highest quality available—HD 720p, HD 1080p or even 4K! The downloaded files can be saved in a variety of formats including MP4, M4A, MKV, FLV, 3G and MP3. M3U files will be generated for playlists. These settings can be applied manually each time, or they can be applied to the tool's "smart mode" so that all videos are downloaded in the same format with the same applied settings.
The 4K Video Downloader is able to download videos that are in 3D format, as well as videos that are banned and restricted by geo-location-specific restrictions.
The 4K Video Downloader is not just for YouTube, it can be used to back up files from a variety of video-sharing and social media sites including Facebook, DailyMotion, SoundCloud, Vimeo and Flickr.
While the 4K Video Downloader is free, it contains absolutely no adware, no spyware, no malware and no toolbars. Create a complete backup of your YouTube videos and playlists now. Once they are gone, it's too late to consider backups, so do it now and enjoy the peace of mind that you will always have a complete secondary copy of all videos and playlists.