5 Alternative Ways to Download Online Videos

There are times when you like an online video so much that you want to download it (provided it is legal to do so), or there is a specific video that you want to use in your project. The way to get an online video is to download it using a video downloading tool.

This post features some alternative ways to download an online video. All the tools in the list are simple to use and help you download videos in various resolutions.

Note: Please use these tools responsibly and do not use them to download videos illegally or without the creator’s permission.
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Video DownloadHelper

Video DownloadHelper

DownloadHelper is a Firefox addon/extension that 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.

DownloadHelper supports: Any OS with Firefox browser.


VideoHunter is a reliable and high-quality online video downloader. It supports downloading videos from 1,000+ sites, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.

This powerful downloader allows you to grab MP3 and MP4 videos with excellent qualities up to 1080p, 4k, and even 8K. Its batch download feature will definitely save you tons of time.

All the superior features above are free and only need a quick and simple registration.

VideoHunter supports: Windows



SaveFrom.net is an online tool and a browser extension that 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. SaveFrom has a browser plugin/extension for Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

SaveFrom supports: Any OS with Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser.

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Easy YouTube Video Downloader

Easy YouTube Video Downloader is yet another Firefox addon/extension 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.

DownloadHelper supports: Any OS with Firefox browser.



Deturl is a simple web tool for downloading online videos. All you need to do is just paste in the video’s URL, hit the "download video" button, choose the desired video format, and your video will be downloading in no time.

You can also make downloading quicker by putting https://deturl/com/ in front of any URL to download videos on the respective page. Deturl also has a bookmarklet if you prefer to clicking than typing.

Deturl supports: Any OS with a browser.

VideoProc Converter’s Video Downloader

VideoProc Converter

VideoProc Converter, formerly named VideoProc, offers a simple and easy solution to download videos from online platforms, including YouTube. The tool is safe to install and pretty straightforward to use, and it allows you to download entire playlists on YouTube simultaneously and with one click.

The app offers a flashing download speed even for UHD videos as it benefits from level-3 hardware acceleration and doesn’t let crashes and freezes create hurdles in downloading.

Some of its most prominent features include a lightning-fast download process with GPU acceleration, downloading hundreds of URLs simultaneously, converting downloaded videos into various video formats, choosing video format before download, and no limits on the duration or number of videos you can download.

VideoProc Converter supports: Windows, macOS



Inovideo is a powerful online video downloader with a neat and straightforward interface. It allows you to download videos from as many as 50+ popular websites and platforms in either MP3 or MP4 format.

Using Inovideo is simple, copy and paste the URL of the desired video, select the output format, click “Download”, and once the download is finished, click “Finished” and the video will be saved to the desired destination.

Some of the coolest features the tool boasts of are fast downloading speed and getting videos in UHD, FHD, and HD formats.

The tool offers a free trial for 15 days.

Inovideo supports: Windows, macOS.