YouTube Downloader Not Working | Why & What to Do

YouTube downloader not working anymore on your Mac or PC? No worry. Read this blog post to learn why your YouTube Downloader failed while downloading videos and how to successfully download YouTube videos to your Mac/PC or iPhone/iPad.

Myra updated on Aug 15, 2023 | Home > iOS & Mac Topics

Why YouTube Downloader Not Working AnyMore?

"YouTube Downloader Not Working" is a problem frequently reported by users. Generally speaking, there are several reasons for which your YouTube downloader failed while downloading videos. It could be:

  • Possible Reasons

⊙ YouTube has changed its coding and site layout, which prevent you from getting its videos

⊙ The URL of the video can't be recognized by the YouTube downloader

⊙ Your browser/YouTube downloader is not updated

⊙ Some videos are not available for download due to the copyright issues

⊙ Your Windows firewall may disallow the downloader from operating

If the YouTube Downloader is not working due to the first three reasons, you are recommended to use an alternative way to download YouTube videos, which is detailed in the next part. If the video you want to download is not available for download, using other video downloaders won't help, neither. As for the firewall issue, change the settings to allow the software to make changes on your computer and the "YouTube downloader not working" issue will be fixed.

What to Do When YouTube Downloader Not Woking?

When YouTube downloader is not working anymore, what you need to do, other than finding the solutions to the potential problem, is to learn another effective way by which you can download videos from YouTube to your computer or iPhone/iPad. The method detailed here is to use EaseUS MobiMover Pro, the versatile software for video download, data transfer, and file management.

What can MobiMover do as a video downloader?

With MobiMover installed on your computer running Windows or macOS, you can download videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Break, Metacafe, Dailymotion, MySpace, BBC News, and more. Besides, you can save YouTube videos on your computer or mobile devices like iPhone and iPad according to your needs.

In a word, you can quickly and successfully save YouTube videos for offline viewing or other purposes using EaseUS MobiMover. Now, try this YouTube downloader and get the video you want with several clicks.

Step 1. Run EaseUS MobiMover, go to "Video Downloader" and choose the path you want to save the downloaded YouTube videos. If you want to download YouTube videos to your mobile device, connect it to your PC first.

YouTube video downloader free download - Step 1

Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video you want to download, paste it into the bar in MobiMover, then click the "Download" button. 

YouTube video downloader free download - Step 2

Step 3. After you click the "Download" button, MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video to your computer or iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. 

YouTube video downloader free download - Step 3

YouTube video download is not the only wonderful feature MobiMover has. As mentioned above, it also applicable to data transfer and file management.

Data Transfer: you can transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between an iOS device and computer (Mac or PC). No matter you want to transfer videos from PC to iPhone, save iPhone text messages to computer. or sync contacts from one iPhone to another, you can get it done using MobiMover. 

File Management: Do you want to manage your iPhone/iPad content by deleting, editing, or adding items from the computer? Do you want to delete multiple iPhone photos from PC? You can make your needs met with the file management features in MobiMover.