I love to watch and stream media online, and videos constitute major part of that media. At times we wish we could actually download and save that online streaming video to our local machines so that we can watch them later, but unfortunately majority of video streaming websites do not provide download links to those videos. For instance, Apple.com recently gave a tribute to Steve Jobs by publishing a memorial video on Steve Jobs. Downloading such videos is not easy, and we don’t really get to have an inbuilt application to perform that function. Streaming video downloaders are third party applications which can help you download any online streaming video instantly to your computers. Here are top streaming video downloaders you can’t miss, right after the jump below.
Top 5 Streaming Video Downloaders To Download Videos Locally
While there are a number of websites that let you download videos by just entering the URL then and there, we are going to refer a combination of applications, plugins and websites that we loved using and are basically streaming video downloaders.
- SaveVid – In case you want to save yourself from the pain of installing third party application on your computer, you can directly access SaveVid to download online streaming videos. SaveVid supports major video websites including YouTube, DailyMotion,MetaCafe, Facebook, Vimeo and a lot more. However, this website is not capable of downloading streaming videos from ALL sources online. Once the system converts your video which generally takes a minute or so, you can download it in FLV, MP4 HD format.
- VideoDownloadHelper FireFox Plugin [Recommended]- Third party applications are an old fashioned way of downloading videos, the latest method being plugins and extensions. VideoDownloadHelper is just the type of plugin for FireFox you need, to download any video from any source. This streaming video downloader comes with handy functionality once installed with FireFox. It adds a small button to the address bar on your FireFox browser and once you click on it, you can browse through all videos available on that page and subsequently download them as well. We recommend this streaming video downloader.
- MyScreenRecorder- There are times when even the best of streaming video downloaders can’t rip the videos for you. While VideoDownloadHelper should work perfectly fine for you on less popular websites, some times videos are hard-cored which makes it difficult to be downloaded. At such instances, recording your screen while video plays is the best thing you can do. MyScreenRecorder is such utility which records the screen while the video plays and then you can convert the output into various formats including .WMV
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You can choose any of these methods to download streaming videos on your local machine. Let us know your views via the comments section below. For more, keep subscribed.