How To Download Videos Without Software

October 2017

Downloading a video hosted on a web page is much easier than it seems, even without special software to do so. You can use various web applications or add an extension to your web browser, allowing you to download videos from any site.

N.B. These solutions do not work on subscription websites, like Netflix or Hulu.



Download Videos From any Website Using KeepVid

To use KeepVid, go to the page containing the video that you want to download, and press play.


Then, copy the URL of the video and paste it in the appropriate box over at KeepVid. Click Download, and select the download format:



How To Download Videos From any Site Using Google Chrome

When using Chrome, you have the option to download an extension. To use it, open Google Chrome and download GetThemAll. Then, click Add to Chrome > Add Extension.

Go to the page of the video you want to download, and press play. Pause it and click the extension icon (in the form of a blue arrow) next to the address bar. Click Video/Flash, select the video link, choose the format, and click Download:


Finally, select the folder where you want to save the video, and click Save.

How To Download Videos From any Site Using Firefox

There is also an extension available with Firefox. To use it, open Firefox and install the plugin DownloadHelper. The Video DownloadHelper button will appear in the browser toolbar.

Go to the page of the video you want to download, and play it. Click the Video DownloadHelper icon and select the format and quality:


Finally, choose the folder where you want to save the video, name it, and click Save.

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Published by MelissaCCM. Latest update on October 6, 2017 at 02:23 PM by owilson.
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