Note: To begin with, Downloading videos from websites like YouTube, Metacafe, Vimeo Daily Motion, etc is prohibited or they might have restrictions on downloading videos from certain categories. Anyway this depends on the website and content provider so go through the instructions before using below mentioned methods to download videos. Especially if you are downloading from YouTube use methods only to downloading your own videos. BTW you can also save videos on YouTube to watch them later, offline.
Youtube videos are stored in flv format and are downloaded to your local disk as a temporary file every time you play them. But searching for this file and retrieving it is time consuming. So we have found some easy methods from which you can download videos easily from youtube, dailymotion, metacafe, vimeo and other video-sharing websites.
This is the easiest method of all to download a streaming video from Youtube.
Just open any video on Youtube and when you arrive at the video page add ss or dlv after www. and before youtu… and press enter.
i.e. Edit the video URL to insert ss or dlv before youtu…
For Example if the Youtube video link is http://www.youtube.com/exampleurl
You must make it as http://www.ssyoutube.com/exampleurl or http://www.dlvyoutube.com/exampleurl
You will then land on the download client website where you can choose the format and video size to start downloading your video.
To download any streaming video from any website just copy the URL of the page containing videoand open SaveFrom.net and insert the link copied into the input field.
The Website then loads video from the webpage URL you enter from where you can start downloading video.
You can download also try some Video grabber plugins for the browser which will add download button on every video you watch on any of the websites.
Some of them are :
On firefox : Go to Settings>>Addons>>Search for “DownloadHelper ” or click here
For Chrome : click here -> Video Downloader Professional
Another method to download streaming videos is to have a program on your computer from which you can download videos by pasting URLs into the tool.
One of them is :
ClipGrab – You can download it for free on ClipGrab.org