Videos have become important parts of our life. Saving most of the stuff from the internet is quite easy, Images and Webpages can be saved just with some key-strokes and most documents, and other files are downloaded automatically from the website.
The same is not the case with videos. Downloading video from the internet can be easy, and it can also sometimes become a bit complicated. It depends on the Video format and also the process varies from a website to website. In this post, we will discuss some of the best ways to download any video from Internet.
Please note that some videos may be copyright protected, and you should take care of this before downloading and using any video from the internet.
Using a Dedicated Video Downloader Application
The Internet is full of software that has options for this. YouTube By Click is a simple tool that lets you download videos for Free; you can also convert videos to MP3 or other file formats. Just copy the video URL and Paste it into the App; the Video is then downloaded automatically.
Apart from this, you can also take a look at 4K Video Downloader; it is simple to use and provides a similar feature set.
Downloading Flash Videos
Flash is ridiculously old technology, but it is still employed in tons of websites. While all Flash videos are played using Adobe Flash plugin, it does not provide any direct option to download the video from the site. To download any flash video from a website, it is much easy to install an Extension for a web browser.
If you are using Microsoft Edge, you are out-of-luck for now as it does not have support for any browser extension.
Downloading HTML5 Videos
If you are using, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, Downloading HTML5 videos can be easy (in rare cases, I should add). If you are using a website that uses HTML5 videos, you can try to save a video by simply right-clicking the video and choosing “Save As” option from the context menu.
It does not work on all websites, but it is worth a try as it takes much less time.
Downloading Videos using a Download Manager
Most download managers have support for downloading videos from the internet. Some work by simply let you paste the URL of the web page and some download managers (such as IDM) support directly downloading videos whenever such page is opened.
Once you have installed a download manager, just look for the appropriate option on the App.
Downloading Videos using Web-Sites
Websites such as YouTube and Facebook, don’t provide any option to download videos. To download videos from these sites, you can use a website such as Savefrom.net.
To download any videos from a supported website, simply paste the URL of the video and choose the resolution that suits you.
Saving Videos for Offline Use
It is not exactly same as downloading the video, but in many cases, you are better off by saving the video into your device temporarily. YouTube’s Android and iOS app have options to save videos to watch them offline.
Simply, look for a download icon below the video.
Apart from YouTube, You can also save video for offline viewing if you are using Amazon Instant Video. Sadly, Netflix does not have any way of saving video for offline viewing, but we may see it in the near future.
How Do you Download Videos from Internet?
In above paragraphs, we discussed some ways of downloading internet videos, if you know about any other way of doing it, share with others in the comments below.