How to Download YouTube videos in 4K and 8K

Last Updated: January 3, 2022

4K video is going to be the big thing for a while in the video world. So, naturally, some folks are already looking well beyond it to 8K. It may seem kind of silly to be looking ahead to 8K when the average person can barely watch 4K content, let alone record it, but a lot of industry experts seem to believe that 4K will be a smaller stepping stone on the way to 8K, which might stick around for a while. Technology moves so fast at this point, that future-proofing technology of any kind seems impossible.

Now, there’s 8K resolution videos on Youtube giving a small glance into the future of super-high-res streaming. So how do you download them? Well, it's easier than you think! Just follow these steps and you'll be able to get the best video quality available with YeetDL.

Step by Step guide on How to Download 4K and 8K YouTube Videos

Step 1: Download and Install YeetDL

A YouTube Downloader such as YeetDL will allow you to watch 4K and 8K Videos. Click the button below to get started! Visit our download page and click on the 'Download' button and experience for yourself how easy and clean our installer is. It's 100% safe - we guarantee it!

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Step 2: Find YouTube 4K and 8K Videos

YeetDL’s 4K/8K search technology allows you to search any video from YouTube's database! This means you can get your favorite 4K/8K videos from this point forward without any hassle. The best thing about YeetDL though is that in addition to allowing users to directly paste in a YouTube URL, we also offer a built-in search engine. If you use this method, we recommend trying '4k' or '8k' at the end of the query in order to hone in your results. You can also convert them to MP3 if you want!

In addition to basic searches, YeetDL also supports YouTube playlists. Feel free to use that to your advantage and cut out a few steps! Get extra time back in your busy day for what matters most.

Step 2: Find YouTube 4K and 8K Videos

Step 3: Spot your Videos and Download

Once YeetDL processes the videos, just click the Download button and wait for it to do its magic.

Step 3: Spot your Videos and Download

Step 4: Enjoy Your Videos!

Cool! Your videos are now downloaded. Now is the time to not only sit back and bask in the glory of your easy victory, but prepare yourself for even more things to download!

Step 4: Enjoy Your Videos!

Questions about 4k and 8k YouTube Videos

As you can see, downloading your favorite content in 4K and 8K is pretty easy, but if you're seeking we've compiled a short list of most frequently asked questions regarding this subject:

Is 8K video better than 4K?

On paper, the benefits of 8k over 4k are clear. But like the transition between 4k and 1080p, in practice, the difference isn't as noticeable as you might think. 8k TVs have 4 times as many pixels as their 4k counterparts and a shocking 16 times as many pixels as a 1080p TV. These extra pixels should make a significant difference in picture quality, but they're most noticeable if you're watching native 8k content and are sitting close enough to notice the difference.

Can you tell the difference between 4K and 8K?

When it comes to perceiving 8K resolution, there are a number of factors, especially size and distance, that matter. The viewing display size and the distance from the display impact a viewer’s ability to see the maximum resolution. For a person with 20/20 vision, while sitting 10 feet away, one would need about a 75-inch display-diagonal for HD, 120-inch for 4K, and a whopping 280 inches for 8K to be able to distinguish the resolution!

At the recent 2020 HPA Tech Retreat, Michael Zink, vice president of technology at Warner Bros. presented, 'Tested Perceptual Difference Between 4K & 8K,' a double-blind, visual perception experiment to gauge if 8K proved to be a better quality experience than 4K on an 88' 8K OLED consumer display. 139 participants rated seven different 8K and 4K clips from three different viewing distances and determined that 8K 'did not result in significantly improved visual difference' in the testing environment.

Will there be a 16K resolution?

Actually yes! Sony was the first brand to introduce a 16K resolution TV, in 2019. However, it could cost up to $5 million USD, as Sony hasn't publicly released the pricing. Apart from that, Real 16K televisions will probably arrive in the second half of this decade (we have seen a 400% increase in screen resolution every 4 to 5 years) although 16K content may be further away.

Notice that it is not just a matter of 'squeezing' more pixels per inch. As you make pixels smaller to have more of them in an inch (thus increasing angular resolution, the only one that matters to our eye!) you also have to compensate for luminosity, brightness. If all remains equal, the more you shrink a pixel the less light it will be emitted. Moreover, since there is a separation between pixels, i.e. an area where no light is emitted, the more pixels you squeeze the less luminosity you get. 4K television became possible thanks to the increased luminosity technology made possible on each individual pixel.

The question is, of course, is this rush towards higher and higher resolution makes any sense in quality perception. Well, the perception of quality is quite complex because it depends on the physical characteristics of an image (flow of images) but it is mediated by our eyes and eventually decided by our brain.

What are the best 4K and 8K content channels on YouTube?

Watching 4K and 8K content doesn’t require an expensive TV service or premium Netflix membership. In fact, the largest collection of 4K/8K content online right now is streaming for free on YouTube. From playthroughs of video games to movie rentals to a host of original content, YouTube is where 4K thrives online.

If you’re looking for 4K content on YouTube, the easiest way to explore is to search for whatever you’re looking for with '4K' added to the end of your query. However, most of us don’t want to explore—we want to start watching now. Accordingly, we’ve gathered together the finest 4K channels on YouTube to give you a headstart to ultra HD streaming:

We hope you enjoyed our article on how to download YouTube videos. With this knowledge, we know that you can get the best video quality available every time you watch a YouTube video. Not only is this a great way to save videos for later, but it's also a great way to save bandwidth on your cellular or home internet plan. So what are you waiting for? Try it for free by clicking the Download button below!

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