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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:58 PM

How to download videos from sites like youtube and vimeo?

Anybody know a safe and easy way to do this?

Thanks in advance for any tips.

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Reply How to download videos from sites like youtube and vimeo? (Original post)
limpyhobbler Feb 2013 OP
FredisDead Feb 2013 #1
Jurye465 Oct 2013 #16
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #17
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #2
lynnbaek Nov 2013 #20
gopiscrap Nov 2013 #21
RC Feb 2013 #3
Pharaoh Feb 2013 #4
Mnpaul Feb 2013 #5
ChromeFoundry Feb 2013 #6
TM99 Feb 2013 #7
eppur_se_muova Feb 2013 #10
TM99 Feb 2013 #12
eppur_se_muova Feb 2013 #13
TM99 Feb 2013 #14
arcane1 Oct 2013 #18
pokerfan Feb 2013 #8
backscatter712 Feb 2013 #9
SecularMotion Feb 2013 #11
TroglodyteScholar Feb 2013 #15
MicaelS Oct 2013 #19
Name removed Nov 2013 #22
Name removed Nov 2013 #23
TroglodyteScholar Nov 2013 #24
valerief Nov 2013 #26
TroglodyteScholar Nov 2013 #27
bumbar22 Nov 2013 #25

Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:05 PM

1. I use file2hd

 

to download from youtube, I don't know If it works on Vimeo.

http://file2hd.com/

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Response to FredisDead (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:44 PM

16. Use vimeo downloader

Free online service, no need to download and install software. Paste video link address and choose video format to download directly.

This supports the video websites like YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.


http://www.downloadvimeo.net/

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Response to Jurye465 (Reply #16)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 11:48 PM

17. welcome to DU

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:07 PM

2. Download Helper for YouTube vids

Free app, asks for donation, I sent in 10.00 but did not have to.
Downloads Youtube vids in mere minutes, even the 2 hour long ones, so you can watch them at your convenience.
The free version downloads MOST UTubes, from a drop down menu which offers "medium"
You have to pay for the additional app that lets you download in any other format ( mp4, etc)
I get by with just medium.

Does not work with vimeo, I too am looking for an app.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 09:37 PM

20. free video grabber

Well, it's simple to download from YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and other sites.
I'm using http://www.videograbber.net/.
A free web-based app, it outputs videos in various formats and high quality,

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Response to lynnbaek (Reply #20)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 11:39 PM

21. welcome to DU

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:13 PM

3. I use YTD Video Downloader

 

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:38 PM

4. Real player has one built in

that will let you download almost any video from the web.

RealPlayer Video Downloader Is A Safe and Easy Way to Download Video

See a video you like online? Download it with just one click and save it to your computer. It couldn’t be easier. Once you’ve downloaded free videos you can organize them in the RealPlayer library and create playlists. You can also transfer videos to other devices so you can take them with you and watch them wherever you want.

http://www.real.com/realplayer/download-video

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:37 PM

5. Use Maxthon browser

It has a video downloader built in. All you have to do is hover your mouse over the rh corner and the save option will pop up. Click on the item with ??? in the file size area and the download manager will take over. You can use it alongside other browsers without altering either one. I have been using it for many years without any problems at all.
http://dl.maxthon.com/mx3/mx3.5.2.1000.exe

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:33 PM

6. Vimeo downloads with no software to install

http://downloadvimeo.com/

Past the link to the video and you can download the video as an mp4.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:55 AM

7. Here's the easiest way that I have found.

Many of the solutions offered require an application to be installed.

I use It will give you a variety of formats to choose from for downloading from lower quality .flv to higher quality .mp4. It also has a further link that will allow you to download a .mp3 of the video, which is great if it is a speech or an album.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:46 PM

10. Something's missing from that sentence ...

what is "It" ?

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 02:30 AM

12. Thank you for catching that!

I went to add the link to the site, and it apparently didn't copy & paste properly on the forum.

Here is the 'It' in question.

http://www.keepvid.com/

Keepvid can be downloaded and used as an application, but it also works very well from any Java equipped browser which is my preference. It supports YouTube, DailyMotion, Google Video, Megavideo, Metacafe and Vimeo downloads. It will also offer a link to a companion site which will make mp3's of any video from those same sites.

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Response to TM99 (Reply #12)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 01:26 PM

13. Thanks, just d/l'ed "it"! nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2013, 10:46 PM

14. You are welcome! nt

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Response to TM99 (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 30, 2013, 11:18 AM

18. Kicking for later review

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 11:50 AM

8. Video DownloadHelper extension for Firefox

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 03:56 PM

11. Best Video Downloader

http://www.bestvideodownloader.com/

Be sure to decline the extras offered during installation or you'll end with a lot of unnecessary crap.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 06:50 PM

15. I can't believe nobody's mentioned offliberty.com

Offliberty.com is fantastic. Works with youtube, soundcloud, and all other kinds of sites with streaming content. All you do is plug in the page's address and wait for the download link.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Oct 31, 2013, 03:07 PM

19. Firefox and Download Helper.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Thu Nov 28, 2013, 09:43 AM

24. I don't recall if it works on YouTube, but Offliberty will capture a lot of streams

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Response to TroglodyteScholar (Reply #24)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 09:26 AM

26. Anything with 'liberty' in the name sounds too right wing. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #26)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 02:49 PM

27. Well, you can ignore an awesome tool if you like...

Their slogan is "evidence of offline life." I don't think that's so pernicious.

P.S. Liberty is a good thing, as is freedom. Just because rightwingers try to redefine them doesn't mean they're concepts to be dismissed.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Original post)

Sat Nov 30, 2013, 07:51 AM

25. youtube download online

there are some youtube downlod services online for free.

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