Updated: 26 February 2017

How to Download YouTube Videos in 1080p (Definitive Guide)

YouTube 1080p Download that we described here is very easy. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn to download videos with the best quality in the fastest possible way.

Josh Brown


Since you're reading this – you're definitely a fan of movies in a brilliant quality. Just like me, you probably are suffering every time while watching a video in a poor quality. However, YouTube 1080p Download can be achieved almost effortlessly, if you know the way.

Here we've provided step-by-step guide on how to download HD YouTube videos. More than this, this article also dwells upon how to save videos in the superb quality from Daily Motion, Vimeo, Facebook & Instagram.

How to Download YouTube Videos in 1080p 

In our tutorial we'll be using only one application – Softorino YouTube Converter. We highly recommend using it, since it quickly saves videos in any quality including 2160p and even 60fps videos. Watch the video below to get the idea how this whole system works:

Beside being just a smooth full HD video downloader, the app's capable of pushing your videos to iPhones & iPads, which is really convenient since it does not require iTunes sync.

YouTube 1080p Download is executed only in three steps:

Step 1. Download the application

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First and foremost, before you download HD videos from YouTube – the app needs to be installed. You can save the installation file by clicking the “FREE DOWNLOAD” button right on the top of this page. The package will be saved to your computer a few seconds later. The download is free.

BONUS: The application also downloads videos as MP3/M4A files. Read the guide on How to Convert YouTube to MP3 using YouTube Audio Downloader.

When the download of the app is finished – launch the installation process and let the wizard set this full HD video downloader up for you. This usually takes no more than several seconds. Move on to step 2 when the set-up is over.

Step 2. Launch the app & connect your iPhone with your computer.

After you launched the program, use USB cable to set the connection between your computer and an iPhone. if you wish to download YouTube HD videos to your computer, then skip this step.

Here we mainly concentrate your attention on YouTube download for iPhone, here's how it's done on a Mac: How to Download Music From YouTube to iPhone

When this is done – go to the next step to download HD videos from YouTube.

Step 3. Copy the video's URL (cmd + click).

To start the download, go to your video’s webpage. Copy the link of this page to your clipboard.

The thing is, that you don't even need to paste the URL address to the converter's window. You can add more than one video at a time. Find all the movies you want to download and add them by copying their links.

Take a closer look at the screenshot below. In the app's window you could select the preferable quality rate simply by tapping on it. (360, 480, 760p, 1080p, 2160p). If you go into Preferences, you can enable 60fps support.

There you are also to select the device you'd want to save the file to. (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer).

Final Step: Click on the 'Download HD Video' button. 

The download will begin shortly.

Do you see the progress bar? Great, then everything is going well. Your YouTube videos are being downloaded to the iPhone and this bar shows you how the process is going. When it disappears – all the movies you wanted to download are copied to your device. You can find them all in the playlist of Apple standard video player.

Even though in our guide we focused on YouTube 1080p Download, the scheme is exactly the same for other websites. Simply spot the video (let's say on Facebook), copy its URL and it'll be recognised by Softorino YouTube Converter.

The Complete Feature List of the Application is Here: Simple YouTube to MP3 Converter by Softorino

Softorino YouTube Converter for Windows works only with YouTube videos for now, but soon support of other resources will be added. 

Summing up:

Downloading videos in HD quality is now less troublesome than it used to be. Right now you can just copy the link of the whole playlist and you'll get it saved on your device or in HDD.

With the new update you can also download HD YouTube videos to your iTunes library just as seamlessly. 

By the way, with its help you can extract the sound from any YouTube video, and save it as a MP3/M4A file as well. This is a great feature, for those who enjoys music videos on YouTube.

Everybody can find something interesting on YouTube. So no wonder, that users often want to watch its videos offline on their gadgets. 

Users install special browser extensions or even fully functional program downloaders to get the videos saved to their computers. This is a solution, of course. But that kind of software often lags. Moreover, it is not designed to be user-friendly, and it may perform its functions just too slowly.

Softorino YouTube Converter can transfer all the YouTube videos directly (!) to iOS devices. This downloader is designed to download YouTube HD videos extremely easy and simple.

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