Download Videos from Websites Conveniently & Free of Cost

Download videos from websites conveniently and free of cost …. This is what everyone of wish for while surfing through the net. But there isn’t a get-all option available to download for any site any video all at once

Still, there are ways out with a couple of different options which may be used to download almost any video from any website. If you wish to download Facebook videos, the process is slightly different.

But before getting into video downloading, you must understand the limitations of screen recordings. Screen recording is a solution to help you download a protected video i.e., something on Netflix for your own use. But it results in choppy video and distant audio. You will also require a subscription to the service to get an access to these videos.

So, without wasting time, let’s get started with the step-wise video downloading methods.

Download Videos from Websites : Methods

  • Using an Online Downloader
  • Using Video Downloader Professional
  • Using a Screen Recording on Windows
  • Using a Screen Recording on Mac

Download Videos from Websites using an Online Downloader

Go to a YouTube, Dailymotion, or Clipfish video.

Go to a video that you wish to download in your browser.

Select video’s address.

To highlight the address, tap the address bar at the top of the browser .

Copy the address.

Click Ctrl+C (Windows) or ⌘ Command+C (Mac) to copy the address.

Open the Convert2MP3 website.

Go to http://convert2mp3.net/en/ in the browser. The website is capable to create MP3 audio versions of YouTube, Dailymotion, and Clipfish videos. It can also convert videos into downloadable video MP4 files. You may prefer English if this site opens in German, Simply press the American flag icon placed at the upper-right side of the page.

Click the video link text field.

It is placed below the “Insert video link (URL) and select format” heading lying in the middle of the page.

Paste in selected video’s address.

Tap Ctrl+V (Windows) or ⌘ Command+V (Mac) to paste the selected video’s address. You will be able to see the address that you earlier copied to appear in the text field.

Click the mp3 ▼ box.

Placed to the right of the text field, click it for a drop-down menu to appear.

Click mp4.

Click on mp3 ▼ drop-down menu to select MP4 as preferred video format.

Select video quality.

Press the drop-down box to the right of the “MP4 quality,” to select the quality of video download. The quality should be equal or lower than the video’s maximum quality like, you can’t select a 720p video in 1080p.

Click Convert.

Click the orange button to the right of the file format to generate an MP4 download link for the video. If clicking convert results shows an error mentioning “pick another video” or “cannot be downloaded”, most probably the site under maintenance and you may have to visit again in 24 hours.

Click Download.

Click the green button in the middle of the page to start downloading video onto your computer. You may be prompted to select a download location on your computer and Tap Save depending on the browser.

Download Videos from Websites Using Video Downloader Professional

Understand where to use Video Downloader Professional.

Video Downloader Professional is a browser extension that helps you download videos from almost every non-commercial website e.g., Amazon Prime, Netflix but it does not fit YouTube. VDP work on Vimeo, and most other sites with embedded video.

Open a supported web browser.

You can use the Video Downloader Professional extension on Chrome, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. It is unavailable on Safari.

Go to the Video Downloader Professional page.

Click one of the following links depending on the browser:

  • Chrome extension page
  • Firefox add-on page
  • Microsoft Edge app page

Install the extension.

This process will be browser dependent:

  • Chrome
    • Click the blue + ADD TO CHROME button
    • Click Add extension when prompted.
  • Firefox
    • Click the blue + Add to Firefox button
    • Click the blue Add button when prompted
    • Click OK when prompted.
  • Edge
    • Wait for the Store app to open
    • Click the blue Get button
    • Wait for the app to install
    • Click Launch.

Enable Video Downloader Professional on Microsoft Edge.

Skip this step if you aren’t using Microsoft Edge. To enable VDP:

  • Tap⋯ in the upper-right corner of the window.
  • Tap Extensions in the drop-down menu.
  • Tap Video Downloader professional
  • Tap the “Off” switch placed at the bottom of the menu.
  • Tap Turn it on when prompted.

Browse and Go to the video you wish to download.

Open the website where the video you wish to download is present and open the video in question.

Play the video.

Tap the video’s “play” button to do so. You are now able to see the Video Download Professional icon turn into a green arrow if it wasn’t green earlier. If the icon doesn’t turn green, refresh the page a few times by tapping the ⟳ icon near the top of the window.

Look for the largest download.

Search the download name with the largest file size listed on the green Download button in the drop-down menu. Video Downloader Professional will have every video as well as fragments of the main video on the page. This is the reason that you are going to see several different downloads here.

Click Download.

Placed to the right of the video that you wish to download, tap it to prompt the video to download onto your system. You might be asked to select a download location and click Save depending on the web browser.

Download Videos from Websites using Screen Recording on Windows

Understand the limitations of screen recordings.

Screen recording is a solution to download a protected video e.g., something on Netflix for your own use. It has choppy video and distant audio. You must have a subscription to the service to get the access to these videos.

Download and install Open Broadcast Software (OBS) Studio.

Go to https://obsproject.com/download and click Download Installer on the right side of the page and follow the given steps:

  • Double-click the OBS Studio setup file.
  • Tap Next
  • Tap I Agree
  • Tap Next
  • Uncheck the plugin box if you like.
  • Press Install

Click Finish when prompted.

Present at the bottom-right corner of the window, press it to complete the installation and open OBS Studio. If OBS Studio doesn’t open, click Start, type in obs studio, and click OBS Studio at the top of the window.

Click OK if prompted.

Press OK to accept the terms of use and this will take you to the main OBS Studio window.

Click Yes on the “Auto-Configuration Wizard” window.

By tapping YES , you will be prompted to complete the setup wizard:

  • Check the “Optimize just for recording” box.
  • Tap Next
  • Tap Next
  • Tap Apply Settings
  • You might prefer to set your own settings, Tap No instead.

Add desktop to OBS Studio.

  • Tap the + icon below the “Sources” heading.
  • Tap Display Capture or Game Capture.
  • Press OK at the bottom of the “New Capture” window.
  • Press OK placed at the bottom of the window.

Click Settings.

Placed in the lower-right side of the OBS Studio window, click it to open Settings window.

Click the Output tab.

Placed on the left side of the window, click it to get the “Recording Format” drop-down box near the bottom of the page to appear.

Click mp4.

Placed in the drop-down menu, clicking it sets the screen recording format to MP4, which is one of the most universal video format.

Click the Video tab.

It is available on the left side of the window.

Select the “Output (Scaled) Resolution” box’s contents.

Click and drag the mouse across this text box’s contents that is placed near the top of the window.

Type in the “Base (Canvas) Resolution” box’s value.

Enter the value that is given in the “Base (Canvas) Resolution” box into the “Output (Scaled) Resolution” box.

Click the Audio tab.

You’ll find it placed on the left side of the window.

Enable audio recording.

Click each of the “Mic/Auxiliary Audio” drop-down boxes to click your system’s microphone name.

Click the Hotkeys tab.

It is available on the left side of the window.

Create a key combination for screen recording.

  • Press the “Start Recording” text box
  • Tap a combination of keys like Alt+8
  • Repeat with the “Stop Recording” text box using various combination.

Click Apply, then click OK.

Both the clicking options are available in the lower-right side of the window.

Open a protected video.

Go to a site like Netflix or Hulu and sign in with account details.

Full-screen the video.

Click the “fullscreen” icon at the bottom of the video player. You may tap F11 on the keyboard to full-screen the video.

Turn the volume up.

You must turn the volume up or relatively high if you wish to hear the video’s audio while playing it back again after downloading.

Press screen recording key combination.

It is the same key combination that you created earlier while opening OBS Studio to prompt OBS Studio to start recording, although there will be no notification received for the recording. In case you face an error that says “Failed to record” or similar, follow the steps :-

  • Press OK on the error message.
  • Tap Settings on the lower-right side of the OBS Studio window.
  • Press Output in the upper-left side of the Settings window.
  • Tap the “Encoder” drop-down box.
  • Press Software (x 264) in the drop-down menu.
  • Tap Apply, then press OK

Play the video.

Tap the “Play” button on the video to play the video.

Stop recording once the video concludes.

After the video is done or you have recorded according to your wish, click the “stop screen recording” key combination. Your video will be automatically saved. You may go to check on your video by tapping File and then pressing Show Recordings in the drop-down menu.

Download Videos from Websites using Screen Recording on Mac

Open a protected video.

Go to a site like Netflix or Hulu and sign in with your account details. Select the video that you wish to record.

Turn up Mac’s volume.

You will be required to turn up the volume to hear the video’s audio during playback later.

Open Spotlight.

Click the magnifying glass-shaped icon placed at the top-right corner of the screen.

Type QuickTime into Spotlight.

It will help you search your Mac for the QuickTime app.

Click QuickTime.

It should be the top search result in the Spotlight search and clicking it will open QuickTime.

Click File.

File a menu item in the top-left corner of the screen for enabling a drop-down menu to appear.

Click New Screen Recording.

It is placed near the top of the File drop-down menu.

Click ∨.

Placed to the right of the “Record” button, tap it to get a drop-down menu.

Click Built-In Microphone.

Clicking it will enable you to select your Mac’s internal microphone as the audio input.

Click the “Record” button.

Available as the red and silver circular button at the bottom of the Screen Recording bar brings up a screen selection box.

Select the video.

Click and drag mouse from the top-left corner of the video window to the bottom-right corner of the window to select a video of your desire.

Click the “Play” button.

Tapping PLAY will help you start the playing of your video.

Stop recording when the video concludes.

Click File, then tap Stop Recording in the drop-down menu to save your recording.

We hope, now, after going through the above article and its step-wise illustrations, you will be able to download videos from websites, conveniently and free of cost. Happy Downloading!!!

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