Google Takeout lets you download your original YouTube videos

Google has been slowly expanding the types of content its Takeout data migration tool can handle, and the company is adding one more to the list: YouTube videos. In a post on Google’s Data Liberation blog, YouTube engineer Brian Hawkins writes that the new Takeout feature allows users to download the same files they originally uploaded to the service. Previous download solutions through YouTube itself only provided access to the transcoded video files that the site serves to users. If you’re a YouTube user and have lost the original files you previously uploaded, you can download them now.

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