How to Download Embedded Video: Sometimes you’d like to download videos to watch later offline, either because you have no Internet access or because you don’t want to use up our data.
While many sites allow you to directly download video content, some like YouTube, won’t allow doing so unless you pay them for the premium service package.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to download an embedded video using a browser extension, the VLC media player, and web-based tools.
How to Download Embedded Video
Using Browser Extensions
Browser extensions are one of the most prominent methods for downloading a video. By installing a browser extension, you can conveniently download embedded videos with a single click.
Listed below are some extensions that work on a large number of websites with embedded videos.
Flash Video Downloader
This Flash Video Downloader Extension is available for both Chrome and Firefox browsers and works for most video formats.
It’s a trusted extension with an average rating of 4.1 stars from over 5,500 reviews, this is from a trusted source.
The extension notifies you when an embedded video is able to be downloaded and saved to your device.
When installed on the Firefox browser, a small arrow in your browser’s taskbar turns blue that allows you to click on the extension and save the video.
Video DownloadHelper was developed as an add-on for Firefox in 2007, while it’s Chrome extension was made available in 2015. There’s also a version for Safari browser.
Video DownloadHelper works on popular sites like YouTube and Vimeo to the less popular video sites that contain a variety of content.
The extension has been regularly updated on all browsers to ensure continued capability between the two platforms.
With the Video DownloadHelper, you can save as many as possible videos you want in any format you choose.
Free Video Downloader
Free Video Downloader is an extension for Chrome that works on nearly all video embedded sites.
The chrome extension supports MP4, MOV, FLV, AVI, WEBM, ASF, and MPG file types as well as many more.
The extension also supports downloading multiple videos at once and is compatible with 99% of video embedded websites.
FastestTube YouTube Downloader Tool
Both FastestTube and YouTube Video Downloader require a bit more installation than the aforementioned extensions because they aren’t supported in the Chrome Store.
YouTube those not allow users to download videos directly from the website, so you’ll have to install these extensions manually.
Luckily, it’s not difficult, and there are complete instructions provided on the website itself.
FastestTube youtube downloader works on Chrome or any Chromium-based browser and is also available for Mac and Linux browsers.
YouTube Video Downloader
YouTube Video Downloader is available for Firefox, Chrome, and Mac browsers. Also, youTube Video Downloader has more features than FastestTube but either extension works fine.
How do I download an Embedded video on Android
Android users are always hungry to download videos from video embedded sites.
One method many users don’t know about is installing an Android-based app like Advanced Download Manager to download embedded videos.
These apps are perfect for the user who does most of their video watching straight from the phone screen.
How Do I Download an Embedded video on PC
Below is the software you can use to download embedded videos directly to your PC or Mac.
Vlc Media Player
If you own a PC or a Mac, you should have vlc media player software installed on it. But if you don’t you can download it from here.
- Firstly, navigate to Media > then click Open Network Stream.
- Then, enter the URL of the embedded video you want to download and hit “Play”.
- Now, press just hit Ctrl-L to bring up your playlist.
- Then, right-click on the video you need and select “Save”.
- Then, you’ll be asked to choose the format to save the video in and asking you to choose a location for your file
- Hit okay
Downloading Videos With Online Tools
There are so many web-based tools that will help you download embedded videos. All you have to do is paste the video URL in these sites.
Savefrom.net is a very useful web tool that works with many popular video websites including YouTube.
It also works fine on other web pages with embedded video. copy the URL of the page, paste it into the page, and select search.
The page analyzes and identifies the video if it can and then provides options of video quality.
Choose the quality you want and click Download.
VideoGrabby does many similar things as savefrom.net. Paste the page URL into the box and click Go.
The video will be analyzed and you will be asked to choose the quality of the video that you need.
Y2Mate is a very easy video capture website. Just copy and paste the page URL in the box and click “Start”.
The page will display to you all the various quality options, from 144p to 1080p; click the Download button next to the version you want and your download will begin.