How to Download Any Video from the Internet: 11 Free Methods

Xiaobai Software  2023-09-04 12: 17  read 98 views

Do you want to download videos from the Internet?If you see a video you like on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or other major video sites, you may want to create a copy to save it forever.

Thankfully, downloading videos from the internet is surprisingly easy.It's almost as easy as copying and pasting the video URL to a dedicated video download site.


Below, we'll take a look at the best websites and apps that let you download videos for free.We cover video download tools for specific social media sites, flexible all-in-one download tools and screen recording tools to ensure you can get any video you want online.

1. Y2Mate


Y2Mate It is one of the best YouTube video download tools.Just copy the YouTube video URL, paste it in Y2Mate URL field, and press Enter.On the next page, click the green "Download Video" button.

Then, select an available download resolution (such as 4p, 480p, or 720p) in MP1080 or WebM format.An estimated file size is also displayed.Click the download button next to your preferred resolution to start downloading YouTube videos for offline viewing.

You can also use Y2Mate to download MP3 audio of YouTube videos.

2. SSSTic


SSSTic is a popular TikTok video downloader.What stands out about this tool is that it allows you to download TikTok videos without watermarks.

As with Y2Mate, the download steps are basically the same.Just copy the URL of the TikTok video and paste it into SSSTic URL field in the , and click Download.Then click the "No Watermark" button to download the TikTok video.

You can also use SSSTik to download MP3 audio used in TikTok videos.

3. Download Twitter Videos


X's predecessor, Twitter, doesn't have as many video posts as TikTok or Facebook, but if you want to download any video from there, Download Twitter Video will do it for you.

Copy the tweet URL containing the desired video and paste it into Download Twitter Videos.You can choose to save as MP4 or MP4 HD format.

4. iGram


Instagram was initially known as a photo-sharing service, but has since established itself as a video platform as well.iGram It can help you download Instagram videos to MP4 files.

In addition to video, you can also use iGram Download Instagram photos.You can choose from three different resolutions, but downloaded photos can only be in JPEG format.

5. FDown


FDown is a tool for downloading public videos or clips from Facebook.Just copy the Facebook URL and paste it in FDown to download.You can choose to download Facebook videos in normal or HD quality.

If you find that FDown seems to provide an inaccurate video length estimate, for example, the site may detect that your 3-minute video is up to 180 hours long, please ignore this.Rest assured that the files you download will have the correct duration.

FDown also has another one called video downloader plus Chrome extension for .With this extension, you don't have to leave the social network's homepage if you find something you want to save.However, this extension only allows you to download videos in HD quality, so the file size will be larger.

6. Pokopin


Pokopin It is a Pinterest video download tool.If you are interested in your interest, you can download video tutorials.use Pokopin, you can download videos directly from Pinterest.

In Pinterest, clicking a video pin opens it on a new webpage.Then, copy its URL and paste it into Pokopin's URL field.Click the red "Download" button. Pokopin will generate a link to download the Pinterest video in MP4 format.

7. freemake video downloader


Freemake Video Downloader is a desktop application that lets you download videos from over 10,000 websites.These include YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and more.The application is available for Windows and Mac.

You can use Freemake to save videos, playlists and channels in formats such as MP4, MP3, AVI, WMV, MPEG, 3GP and FLV.All you need to do is start Freemake, copy the video URL from your browser and paste it into the application, and choose the format you like.

Overall, Freemake is a top-notch all-in-one application.However, please note that it does not support downloading videos from YouTube Music or any other copyright-protected videos.

8. ClipConverter


If you don't want to install a video downloader on your computer, you can try ClipConverter on your web browser.

With ClipConverter, you can easily download any video from popular websites like YouTube and Vimeo.Other supported platforms include (but are not limited to) Reddit, Tumblr, MySpace, and Twitch.

You can choose to download videos in MP4, 3GP, AVI, MOV, and MKV formats.If you just want the audio, you can download it in MP3, M4A or AAC format.The developers also provide browser plugins for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

9. Zipza YouTube Converter and Downloader


Zipza's YouTube Converter is also an alternative video downloader tool.Apart from common platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Instagram, YouTube Converter lets you download videos from sites like 9GAG and Veojam.

After pasting the video URL, select MP4 and select your preferred video quality.Click Convert and the website will generate a video download link.

10. VLC Media Player


VLC media player is one of the best free media players.Many users already have this program installed on their computers, eliminating the need to use third-party applications.

If you've installed the desktop app, you can instantly download online videos from sites like Vimeo and Dailymotion for free.Unfortunately, downloading YouTube videos is not yet supported.

After starting VLC, go to Media > Open Network Stream in VLC.Paste the URL in the blank space under "Please enter a network URL" and click "Play". The video should start playing in VLC.

Then, go to Tools > Media Information.Copy everything in the "Location" field, paste it into a new web page, and you'll see the video in your browser.Click the ellipsis icon and select Download to get the video in MP4 format.

11. OBS Studio


Finally, we would like to recommend a tip and software to everyone.After exhausting all other downloading methods, you can play the video, set it to full screen, and screen record your device.Make sure you also enable system sound recording to record video audio.

OBS Studio is one of the best free screen recorder apps on the web.It's available on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and also includes powerful editing tools.There are other similar free screen recorders for Windows and Mac, but you should start with OBS Studio as it is one of the better options.

Download videos from the internet?warn...

Keep in mind that all the tools listed in this article are for making free online video recordings for personal use.These tools may not be used to preserve and distribute copyrighted material.Doing so could get you in serious legal trouble.

Downloading videos also violates some websites' terms of service.Your account may be suspended or permanently banned.Keep this in mind when considering downloading any video from the internet.

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