YouTube has made it easy for anyone to easily download clips as MP4 video files, if a creator allows it, as well as purchase the videos you want to bring with you. At the moment, the offerings are slim for official downloads—Google Operating System points to Creative Commons material like Standford University’s channel—but more should be on the way. If you’re charged for a video download, you’ll pay with Google Checkout and be able to track all your purchases from
youtube.com/my_purchases. Of course, there are plenty of work-arounds for downloading YouTube videos, but it's great to see YouTube giving users a bit more mobility and access to their favourite material. Find a channel with great free and download-ready offerings? Share it in the comments.