4 Ways to Download HQ Videos from Video Sharing Websites

From time to time you need to download videos from Internet either from YouTube or any other website. There are several web based tools available to do the job as well as there are websites that let you download videos from supported sites. Or you may install browser add-on to download the videos. The purpose is same, downloading videos.

In this article, I am going to share my methods of downloading the videos from different video sharing website.

Online Websites

SaveVid: Though there are many websites that offer this service but I personally like savevid.com because of its simplicity and affectivity. Just paste the link of the video and it allows you to download it in different file formats, e.g. 3GP, MP4, FLV, etc. Another good thing about the site is that the output formats are given in different qualities to fulfill the needs of the user. Savevid supports Metacafe, YouTube, Break, DailyMotion, Vimeo, eHow, and many others.

Firefox Extension

Video DownloadHelper: It pretty much does the same. You can install the extension and you will see a separate tab for it. Downloading option will be available on the pages where the video is embedded. If you don’t want to go to the tab to download, no worries. On pages where the video is embedded, a small icon appears on the left (usually) side from where you can select different output formats and download it.

Desktop Tools

Free YouTube Downloader: This is quite easy to use desktop tool. Just paste the URL and select the output format and quality. Hit “Download” and that’s pretty much it. This tool only supports YouTube.

FreeMake: FreeMake is very handy tool to download flash videos from many video sharing websites. You can either use the preset settings or use custom settings as required. The good thing about FreeMake is that there’s a built-in video converter so you can easily extract the audio from the video files or convert them to smaller formats suitable for playing on your mobile or tablet.

Though, FreeMake is a free tool but it might add Facebook toolbar to your browser if you use default settings while installation. Though, you can skip the step by just un-checking the Facebook toolbar option. FreeMake supports all major video sharing websites including Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Flickr and YouTube.

So, which website/tool you use to download the videos from video sharing websites?

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