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How to Download Any Video From the Internet: 19 Free Methods


It is surprisingly simple to download videos from the internet. Here are several free methods for downloading any video you desire.


Do you wish to save videos from the internet? If you appreciate a video on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or any of the other popular video sites, you should make a copy so you can retain it forever.

Fortunately, downloading videos off the internet is very simple, and here are the best methods for doing it.

Related: How to Download Music From YouTube


1. SaveFrom

SaveFrom is a YouTube downloader with a twist. If you want to save whatever you’re watching on YouTube, just add “ss” before “YouTube” to the URL. To download the video from the website, use a web trick.


For example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS01LwpC23g would become https://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?v=aS01LwpC23g.

You may also use the application to download videos from websites such as Vimeo, Yandex, Dailymotion, Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Live Journal, and others.


Remember to read our article detailing how to download YouTube videos from countries other than your own.

2. FastestTube

While there are several free YouTube downloaders that can download videos in bulk, let’s look at the most basic method when you simply need a few of movies.

FastestTube is a YouTube browser plugin that provides a physical download button. It’s in the bottom right-hand corner of a video. It is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera.

3. DownloadTwitterVideo

DownloadTwitterVideo allows you to download any video from the world’s most popular transitory social network.

Paste in the URL of the tweet containing the video you wish to save, then choose whether to save it as an MP3, MP4, or MP4 HD.

4. Instagram Downloader

Instagram established itself as a photo-sharing network, but with the advent of Instagram Stories, it has also established itself as a video platform. Instagram Downloader allows you to save Instagram videos to your computer.

5. FDown

FDown is a utility for downloading Facebook videos. It also comes with a Chrome extension, so you don’t have to leave the social network’s site to save something.

FDown once operated as a private Facebook video downloader. Although the service has been decommissioned since 2019, there are still ways to retrieve private Facebook videos.

6. Y2Mate

Y2Mate is a YouTube downloader alone. The procedure is similar to that of other YouTube downloaders. Simply copy the URL of the video you want to save, paste it into the URL box of the web app, then click Start to begin downloading the movie from the website.

You will be able to download either the complete video or simply the audio track.

7. Media.io

Wondershare’s Medio.io is an online utility. If you viewed a YouTube video and only want a clip for personal use, Medio.io makes it simple to trim the video before downloading it from the web.


Simply put the video URL into Media.io. Drag the video down to the editing timeline after it has completely loaded. When you’re finished, click Export to save the movie to your computer.

8. YooDownload

YooDownload is another site that competes with services like VideoGrabby. It is compatible with the following platforms: YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vid.me, and SoundCloud.

9. ClipConverter

ClipConverter is compatible with virtually every website you can think of (subscription streaming services notably excluded). It can also download movies from social media sites such as MySpace! The creators provide a Chrome, Firefox, and Safari browser add-on.

10. OnlineVideoConverter

You may have observed that the majority of video downloaders use the same set of websites and that many of these online programs are identical. So, let me introduce you to a new website.

In addition to YouTube, OnlineVideoConverter allows you to download videos from websites such as TeacherTube, VK, CollegeHumor, and others.

11. VLC Media Player

It is often preferable to utilize a desktop program rather than a web app. They can provide functionalities that web applications cannot. VLC Media Player, one of the greatest free media players for Windows, is one such program.

VLC clearly does much more than just download videos from the internet. The benefit of utilizing VLC is that it is an application that many people already have installed on their computers, eliminating the requirement for third-party programs.

12. Video Grabber

Video Grabber includes three main functions: downloading video, transcoding video, and screen recording. It appears to be a web app at first glance, but it is actually a desktop software.


FLTVO is available in both online and desktop versions. The desktop version allows you to queue videos from different internet sources for download and automatically download new videos as they become available.

14. Freemake

Freemake is a desktop application that allows you to download videos from over 10,000 websites. YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, and Veoh are among the sites on the list. The program is compatible with both Windows and Mac.

You may save videos, playlists, and channels in HD, MP4, MP3, AVI, 3GP, and FLV formats with Freemake. Take note, though, that it does not permit downloading videos from YouTube Music.

15. Videoder

Videoder is another downloadable tool that allows you to free download any video from the internet. It is compatible with Android and Windows.

TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Voot, Ozee, 9Anime, and Dailymotion are among the sites supported by the app.

16. SnapDownloader

SnapDownloader, which is available for Windows and macOS, can download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, and other sites.

You will have to pay if you want to download more than one video.

17. AllMyTube

Wondershare creates a wide range of essential tools, including the AllMyTube software.

With 10,000 approved sites, you may download videos from all major video platforms for offline watching. YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion are examples, as are slightly more niche sites like Viewster and Twitch.

You may download videos for free, but if you need to download in mass, you must pay a price.

18. Open Broadcaster Software

Our roundup concludes with a pair of screen recorders. You may use these tools to record anything is playing on your computer. So, after all other options have been tried, try these free screen recorders for Windows and Mac to simply save movies off the internet.

OBS is without a doubt the greatest free screen recorder tool available on the internet. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux, and it contains a strong editing tool.

19. CamStudio

CamStudio may not appear as nice as OBS and may not have as many capabilities, but it is easier to use. As a result, it’s ideal for someone who merely wants to click Record, let the video play, and then download the clip later.

Downloading Videos From the Internet? A Word of Warning

Please keep in mind that all of the tools given in this article are for making personal recordings of free web films. They should not be utilized to save or disseminate intellectual property. This might land you in significant legal problems.

Downloading movies is also against the terms of service of several websites. Your account may be temporarily or permanently suspended. Keep this in mind whenever you consider downloading a video from the internet.


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