Download YouTube videos on your iPad

Have you ever found the perfect YouTube video for class, only to realize that you do not have an internet connection in the classroom? Or, worse yet, the promise of a LAN or WiFi connection, but insufficient bandwidth to stream videos for your students. I know that I have been stuck up at the podium stalling for time more than once while students stared expectantly at a ‘buffering’ message…

Well, there is an easy solution to that. Rather than go to your desktop or laptop to download the video, only to struggle to find a way to copy it to your iPad, just open up in iCabMobile. iCabMobile, in case you have not noticed from previous posts, is my go-to browser on the iPad. One of the reasons I love it is that it allows for file downloads. This includes YouTube videos as well.

Watch the video below to see how it is done.

Homework: Download this video with iCabMobile and share it with your colleagues. ;^)



  • A friend
    May 24, 2012 - 11:30 am | Permalink

    iCab Mobile = 170 yen

  • May 24, 2012 - 12:27 pm | Permalink

    “A friend”,
    Yes, iCabMobile is not free, but it is worth every yen. I will make you a special offer…
    Buy the app, and if you don’t love it I will send you a gift of equal or greater value.
    Or, if you like, use the Contact form to give me your iTunes account ID and email address, and I will “gift” the app to you via the App store. (I have already gifted it to a few students, so why not you too?)
    Thanks for taking the time to comment. ;^)

  • Leon Timmermans
    January 28, 2013 - 3:24 pm | Permalink

    iCabMobile can’t download Youtube movies anymore. Looks like Youtube has found a way to block this.

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