It is not always convenient to watch videos online – it happens that the speed does not allow, or you want to postpone watching for later, but are afraid that the video will be deleted. In this case, it is better to download the video clip to your computer, but not all sites allow this.
For more information about downloading protected and streaming broadcasts, see the instructions on how to how to download video from any website. Here we will consider the 5 most simple options.
The fastest way to save any movie, even if it is protected from downloading by third-party services, is to record your computer screen. Screen Studio allows you to create videos in high quality, while you can adjust the size of the capture window yourself – convenient if you are writing a clip from TikTok or an Instagram story.
The built-in editor allows you to edit the created video: trim, improve quality, add intros, overlay text, etc. The finished video file can be converted to any convenient format, including optimization for viewing on smartphones.
- recording with sound in full screen mode, specified area and selected window;
- image cropping and resizing;
- trimming a clip at the beginning or end, deleting fragments from the middle;
- replacing the sound track and adding background music;
- file size compression while maintaining high quality.
- minimum load on the processor;
- compatible with all versions of Windows;
- does not impose restrictions on the duration of the recording.
- frame resolution depends on the size of the monitor.
The online tool recognizes links from more than 40 sites, including popular video hosting sites and social platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, TikTok etc. You can upload a video file through the service website or by installing a browser plugin. Working with the tool is extremely simple: specify a direct link and select the download option. The site and extension are free and do not require registration, but some download options are blocked – this is how the developers promote their program for Windows.
- several download methods: website, plugin, short link;
- choice of quality and format;
- downloading the audio track separately from the video;
- support for high resolution 4K;
- downloading playlists.
- does not require installation on a computer;
- the extension downloads the video in just one click.
- some formats are downloaded without sound;
- extension intermittently stops working.
JDownloader will help you save video clips from almost any site. Just enter the URL, and the software will parse the link and return a list of all media files found on the page. With the help of the downloader, you can capture streaming video, live broadcasts, various broadcasts, etc., not to mention ordinary video files. Thus, you can download, for example, all videos from a specific YouTube account or VK playlist.
The application supports batch downloading, allowing you to pull clips from multiple sources at the same time. However, be careful during installation – the installer tries to pull adware onto your computer.
- allows you to download protected video (if you have a password);
- download videos with subtitles and preview image;
- choice of quality of downloaded videos;
- loading in the background;
- download scheduler (plugin required).
- high download speed;
- unlimited number of simultaneous downloads.
- management cannot be called intuitive;
- some links require codecs to be downloaded;
- the installer is marked by the antivirus as a threat to the computer.
KeepVid supports downloading from almost all popular sites, including social networks, video hosting, streaming platforms. Downloading is done according to a simple algorithm: you need to copy the address of the page with the video and paste it into the KeepVid download field. If different versions of the file are uploaded on the original server, the user can choose the format and quality. It is also possible to install a plugin, but it only works when downloading videos from YouTube.
- recognizes links from more than 200 sites;
- offers several download options;
- allows you to download the audio track separately from the video;
- includes a conversion module;
- search on YouTube through the site interface.
- completely free, without quality restrictions;
- supports Russian social networks – VK, Odnoklassniki, Mail.ru.
- can’t download Instagram stories;
- not translated into Russian.
4K Video Downloader
4K Video Downloader is a program for computers with Windows or MacOS. Supports download from YouTube, TikTok, Vimeo, Flickr, DaylyMotion, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Naver TV. Also, the application can pull streaming streams from Twitch and YouTube live. Allows you to save video files in ultra-high resolution and even allows you to export private videos from YouTube. In the program, you can configure download settings and add subscriptions to channels.
- high-speed video download, up to 4 streams;
- export subtitles in SRT format;
- downloading entire playlists and channels;
- setting up proxy access for downloading from prohibited sites;
- support for 3D and 360 VR video files.
- downloads can be paused;
- automatically adds links from the clipboard.
- in the free version it is allowed to upload 1 video at a time and 10 downloads per day;
- does not support Russian sites.
We hope that the ways we have reviewed to save video files from the Internet will help you cope with this task. It is worth noting that almost all downloader programs have certain limitations, for example, most of them do not know how to save protected and streaming video. Therefore, the most reliable way is still to capture the screen.