where is the option in the desktop to watch offline videos in the youtube in case of browser mode?

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asked Oct 11, 2015 in Internet & Websites by 3aalakkannan (330 points)  
I am using windows desktop.I always use youtube to steam videos.In case of mobile,I can easily find the option to see videos in offline mode . But I case of Desktop i.e., in browser I cant easily find an option to watch out in offline.Kindly help me out with a solution
   

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answered Feb 9, 2016 by siddy (140 points)  

As of now,there is no option available to view Youtube videos offline on desktop/lappy.The reason being Google is using a unique way to save these videos on Andriod phones.

Google is using EXO file format to download videos.It is apparently a file format used for system files and while when I tried to copy these EXO files onto a computer, it can be apparently played only through the YouTube Android app.

When a user plays the video, it is decrypted in real time. It is possible that only YouTube's app can do this decryption.Also,If you share the offline video using Bluetooth, instead of the actual file, URL of video is sent to the recipient.

 

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