How to Download 1080P, 4K or 8K YouTube Videos on PC and Mac?

In my previous post, I have explained how to download YouTube as well as some other online videos right within your browser like Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, etc. However, the resolution for YouTube downloading only goes up to 720P. For 1080P and above resolution, there is no sound for the downloaded video. How can we download 1080P, 2K, and even 4K and 8K YouTube videos? 

What is 1080P, 2K,4K and 8K?

1080P, 2K, 4K and 8K here all mean video resolutions. You can see the details of them via below chart:

1080P 4K 8K

And, you can see how large between each other:

4K VS 8K

What's the Highest Resolution of a YouTube video?

When you are watching a YouTube video, you may be wondering the highest resolution and you are able to check the resolution right here:

YouTube Resolution

1080P/4K/8K YouTube Video Downloader PC/Mac

In this post, I’d like to recommend a YouTube video downloader that is able to download all kind of resolutions in a YouTube video, including 1080P, 4K and even 8K videos-Wondershare UniConverter, aka Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate, whose name was changed in 2019 but works just the same.

It is the default YouTube downloader by me as it is really helpful in downloading all YouTube videos for me. Wondershare UniConverter is fully compatible with Windows 10 as well as macOS Catalina as it is 64-bit and downloads long and large YouTube playlists or even the whole YouTube channel for me. If you want to download 360-degree videos, no problem with Wondershare. As the name suggests, it is a video converter and it actually burns YouTube to DVDs as well!

Wondershare UniConverter is an all-in-one tool to meet all kinds of different needs by people. Do you want to download YouTube directly to the iPhone? Easy!

With all those guides I have written for Wondershare UniConverter, I didn’t meet about the YouTube video resolutions. Does Wondershare UniConverter support downloading 1080P, 4K and even 8K videos for us? YES!

You guys are able to have a free trial of Wondershare UniConverter, the true 4K, and 8K YouTube Downloader. And let’s see how we can download 1080P, 4K, and 8K YouTube videos with it.

How to Download 1080P, 4K, 8K YouTube Videos on PC/Mac?

The below guide was made on Windows but it applies to the Mac version as well. I will take an 8K sample YouTube video as an example to show you guys how to download 1080P, 4K and even 8K YouTube videos with Wondershare UniConverter. OK, let’s get started. 

Please follow the above buttons to download and install the 4K/8K YouTube downloader and launch it. Locate your YouTube video you want to download and copy the URL. 

Step 1. Download Tab

Wondershare UniConverter’s main features are on top. Click the Download tab to go to the Downloading function mode. 

Step 2. Paste URL

Please make sure you have copied the YouTube URL before you hit the Paste URL button in step 2. The 4K/8K YouTube downloader will go immediately to analyze the URL and display the results for you:

Step 3. Choose Preferred Resolution

As you can see above, Wondershare UniConverter displays the video with the larger resolution on top. And 4320P means 8K and 2160P 4K.

Step 4. Download 4K/8K YouTube

Hit the Download button and start downloading 4K 8K YouTube videos. 

Tips on 1080P/4K/8K YouTube Downloading

Here are my two tips for 1080P, 4K and 8K YouTube downloading with Wondershare UniConverter:

  • One-click Download

Actually, you don’t have to go over step 3 every time. Wondershare offers a one-click download for you guys. Check “Set my choices as the default and don’t show me again” in step 3:

Or, you can enable One-click Download here in Preference:

  • High-Speed Download

It is possible the 4K and 8K YouTube video downloading is slow as 4K and 8K videos are huge…

Wondershare offers High-speed download mode that is able to accelerate the download speed by up to three times. Click the below buttons to enable High-Speed Download:

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5 years ago

Great post Hun!

your klaus
your klaus
2 years ago

What a wonderful post. Wondershare Uniconverter really helps me to acquire 8k videos online. Before, I’m only using a web-based tool called But not now that I’ve found a better tool that makes my downloading experience even better. Thank you so much!

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