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Top 3 Ways to Download Online Videos Free

Written by Christina

How to start this, well, let's ask ourselves a question – "Can you imagine your life without watching videos?" I bet not, online videos has been a part of our lives, some videos make us laugh, some gives our inspirations, and some teaches us how to feel love. But how do you watch online videos if you have an awfully slow internet and how do you watch online videos when you are in somewhere that has no access to the internet? Download it, grab it, rip it offline with some video download helper. And what is that? Read on to check out the top 3 ways to download online videos for free! 

2. Download Online Video from Video Download Sites

If you don't want to install any third party utility to take up the space on your computer, then downloading videos with a video download site is a good option for you. No installation or registration is needed,just need to copy and paste the video URL.

Example: Keepvid.com

Keepvid is a very popular video download site, but currently looks like it has sold itself to Wondershare. This video download site supports up to 50 online video music sites inlduing YouTube, Soundcloud. And it supports HD video downloads as well. You can also download YouTube to MP3 with KeepVid, but you need to be careful when you apply this tool, the ads is every where and discreet, you may accdently download other things instead of the actual video.

Download Online Videos with Video download sites

There are other free online video download sites alternative to Keepvid.com. Like I said, video download sites are not as stable as standalone video downloader, it one is down or not available, try the other.

3. Download Online Videos without Copy & Paste

Ok, for someone really values simplicity and convenience, the third way of downloading online videos is probably your favorite. But this way only works on downloading YouTube videos.

Example: add "ss" in front of "youtube.com"

This is actually the shortcut to download videos with savefrom.net, and the same goes replace the url youtube.com/xxx with savemedia.com/xxx, add the word "magic" between "you" and "tube" like www.youmagictube.com/xxx, add "pwn" in front of the YouTube video URL, i.e. www.pwnyoutube.com/xxx, etc. Those are all shortcuts, once you add those those words in the URL of a YouTube video and hit Enter, then you will be redirected to a online video downloading page, there you can choose the right format or resolution.

Download Online Videos Simple Way

It actually is the same way of downloading videos through video download sites, you just don't need to copy and paste the URL or open another tab by yourself to go to the video download site.

Wrap Up

Downloading online videos is easy, just make suer you choose the right way to do it. And I recommend the first way - downloading videos with a desktop downloader, nothing is more important than safety right? Plus, if you choose 5KPlayer, not only you get a free and safe online video downloader, but a brilliant video music player to help you play the video files you download from YouTube and an excellent AirPlay Receiver/Transmitter ot stream the downloaded MP4 video or MP3 music from Mac/PC to Apple TV, or to anther Mac or PC.

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