5 Alternative Ways to Download Online Videos

Watching video is everyone’s favorite pastime on the Internet. Everyone has a favorite place to watch videos, Youtube, MegaVideo, MetaCafe, Daily Motion, Veoh, Vimeo, and the likes, but watching videos on the respective sites may be a problem if you have a slow Internet connection.

Wouldn’t it be great to first download those videos then watch it like you would a full movie, without interruptions? Having a video marathon weekend to help you destress, or to store up as a personal collection.

The site doesn’t have a built-in download feature but that doesn’t matter because we’ve accumulated few ways to download your favorite online videos for almost every possible platform.

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1. deturl.com

Deturl is an online video downloader. Just like KeepVid, you need to paste the video’s page address in the input (URL) field on the website and press a download button. Choose the format you want and start downloading.

You can also make a quick download by putting deturl.com in front of any URL to download the video of the page. It also has a bookmarklet if you prefer to click rather than type.

Download via browser extensions / Plugins:

There are plenty of browser tools that can help you download your videos fast. There is no reason to switch browsers to use these as we have a downloader for most of the major broswers out there.

2. SaveFrom.net

SaveFrom.net Helper is an online tool and a browser extension which helps people download videos from various sites. Having this extension installed in your browser, you only need to open the video’s page and click on the extension button (present near top-right of the browser).

It will open a new page with the video’s download links in various formats. It’s available on the Web and for Firefox, Chrome, Opera, and Safari.

3. YouTube5

(Safari) YouTube5 is a downloader for the Safari browser which changes the default YouTube player, and enhances the video experience by providing some cool features like volume control button, ability to switch resolutions within the player, downloading videos, etc.

You can download the videos by clicking on the required video resolution shown in the player.

4. Video DownloadHelper

(Firefox) DownloadHelper is a Firefox addon which allows you to download videos and images from many sites including YouTube, Google Videos, DailyMotion, etc. It can also convert downloaded videos to your preferred format.

When DownloadHelper feels that a site has content that can be downloaded, its icon animates and you can click the icon and choose the appropriate option from the menu.

5. Easy YouTube Video Downloader

(Firefox) Easy YouTube Video Downloader is another Firefox addon with fewer but necessary features to download YouTube videos. Its icon comes under the YouTube video which shows a menu of available (downloadable) video formats. Choose the one you need and the download will start.

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