Collecting The Specific Video Address
Everything on the internet has a specific address, this enables a universal method for locating files and locations. An internet address has a purpose similar to a home residential or commercial address; and without a proper address, files can't be taken from or sent to other locations.
For example, you can't send a letter to someone and expect a reply without a return address; but in order to label a return address users first need to identify what it is.
We are going to find a specific URL, or address, to a YouTube video for use in the download methods which are listed below. Without this unique URL we cannot download the video.
For the purpose of this short tutorial we are going to use the funny "Charlie" video which can be found here.
Once the video has been opened in a browser window we can do one of two things to locate the specific URL.
1.) Copy and paste the entire link provided in the address bar of the browser window.
2.) Click the "Share" button below the video. The URL listed in the box that appears is the specific video URL.
In this case the URL is as follows; "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OBlgSz8sSM". This URL that we have collected is going to be used later on in the article so remember it; you can always come back if you forget, after all it's just a page away.