YourTube 2 – Download Videos from the YouTube App [Jailbreak Tweak]



Have you ever watched a YouTube video on your iOS device, and wish that you could download it and have the video forever? If you’re jailbroken, then YourTube 2 is the tweak that you’ll want to check out. Available in Cydia for $5.00, YourTube 2 is capable of downloading YouTube videos from right within your stock YouTube app. It’ll also give you the ability to add the video directly to your video library. Is it worth the $5 price tag?

YourTube 2 doesn’t actually come with an application. Instead, it integrates itself perfectly into the stock YouTube application (as seen above).

After tapping on the “Download Video” button, you’ll get various quality options, ranging from low quality, all the way up to 720p. Once you tap on a resolution setting, the video will immediately begin to download.

Going to the “More” tab, you’ll notice a new “Downloads” option. Tapping on that will take you to a screen where you can see the videos that are currently downloading, as well as the ones that have been completed.

One thing that would be nice to see here is both a download percentage indicator and a file size indicator.

Tapping on the blue button to the right of a completed video will allow you to add it directly to your iPod’s video library. If you tap on the video, it will begin to play. However, it makes the YouTube app crash for not only me, but a number of other users as well. I had to rely on iFile to play the video manually. Hopefully, this will be fixed in an upcoming update, but the most recent version is from February.

So, is it absolutely worth the [fairly high] $5.00 price? To be honest, it isn’t. For what it does, I wouldn’t see myself paying no more than $0.99 for it. Not only does it crash when attempting to play videos, it simply doesn’t do enough to justify the $5.00 price point. If you’re somebody who really loves YouTube and would like to keep a library of your watched videos directly on your device, then the $5.00 might just be worth it.

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  • Greg

     if you have a mac you can download any youtube video and the highest quality that you can play it by going to the activity window in safari and holding alt and clicking the file. its the biggest one or you can look for the one thats loading. much cheaper than paying $5 and trying to download and HD over your wireless data plan

  • Wes

     mxTube does the exact same thing for free. You can download in Low Quality (3G), High Quality (Wifi), or High Def if available. No need to spend $5 when you can save it.

  • aaron

     have you actually tried using mx Tube? Its really hard to  find the videos you actually want.

  • Andrew Pelletier

    where does yourtube store the files you download. Please some one post the file path.