Users can now download all their original, and personally uploaded, videos posted on YouTube with Google’s data portability initiative called Takeout.
The news was announced on the Google Data Liberation blog and stated that:
“Previously, you’ve been able to download individual transcoded videos from your YouTube Video Manager. But starting today, you also have a more efficient way to download your videos from YouTube. With Google Takeout, you can download all of the original videos that you have uploaded in a few simple clicks. No transcoding or transformation — you’ll get exactly the same videos that you first uploaded. Your videos in. Your videos out.”
Google Takeout allows users to download a copy of their data stored within Google products. In addition users will find that all their data is in portable and open formats‚ making it easy to import to other services. These services include Buzz, Drive, Picasa, Voice and Google+ Contacts and Circles.