Do you wish to save videos from the internet? If you like a video on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, or any of the other major video sites, you should make a copy of it so you can keep it forever.

Fortunately, downloading videos from the Internet is surprisingly easy. And here are the best free ways to download any video from the internet.

1. Save

SaveFrom is a YouTube downloader with a twist. If you’re watching something online and want to save it, simply add “ss” before “YouTube” to the URL. It’s a web trick to get you to download a video.

For example:


Would become:


SaveFrom is a YouTube downloader with a twist. If you’re watching something online and want to save it, simply add “ss” before “YouTube” to the URL. It’s a web trick to get you to download a video.

2. FastestTube

Another free YouTube downloader (and there are a number of free YouTube downloaders to consider ) on the list is arguably the easiest. FastestTube is a browser extension that adds a physical download button to YouTube. You can find it in the lower right corner of a video.

It works on Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Internet Explorer.

3. DownloadTwitterVideo

DownloadTwitterVideo allows you to rip any video from the world’s favorite transient social network.

Paste the URL of the tweet containing the desired video and then select whether you want to save it as MP3, MP4 or MP4 HD.

4. Instagram downloader

Instagram has forged its reputation as a photo-sharing service, but with the introduction of Instagram Stories, it has also positioned itself as a replacement for Vine. Instagram Downloader allows you to download Instagram videos.

5. FB down

FB Down is a tool for downloading videos from Facebook. It also comes with a Chrome extension, which means you don’t have to leave the social network homepage if you find something you want to save.

6. FB Down Private

FB Down Private is a subset of FB Down, but we believe it deserves its own mention. The app allows you to retrieve videos from accounts that have been set as private by users, even if you are unable to view the video on Facebook natively.

To download a private video from Facebook, go to the video’s page, press CTRL + U to view the source code, and then paste the code into the downloader.

7. Y2Mate

Y2Mate is a dedicated YouTube downloader. Like other YouTube downloaders, the process is straightforward. Just enter the URL of the video you want to save, paste it into the web app URL field, and hit start.

You will have the choice to download the entire video or just the audio track.

8. KeepVid

As you work your way through the rest of the list, you’ll notice a frequently recurring theme: most video downloaders work with the same set of sites.

KeepVid supports 28 sites. It covers educational resources like Lynda, media like ABC and NBC, and popular entertainment sites like Ebaumsworld and Break. Unfortunately, KeepVid no longer allows you to download YouTube videos.

Once you have copied and pasted your link to the site, you can choose to save your downloaded file in over 150 different formats.

9. YooDownload

YooDownload is another competitor of KeepVid and VideoGrabby. It works with YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,, and SoundCloud.

10. ClipConverter

ClipConverter is compatible with virtually any website you can think of (especially subscription streaming services excluded). It can even download videos from MySpace, the world’s most popular social network!

The developers offer a browser add-on for Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

11. OnlineVideoConverter

Since many of these web apps are so similar, we’ll only introduce you to one more.

OnlineVideoConverter works with YouTube, LiveLeak, TeacherTube, VK, CollegeHumor, etc.

12. VLC Media Player

It is sometimes preferable to use a desktop app rather than a web app. They have the ability to provide functionality that web applications cannot. VLC Media Player is one of these applications.

Obviously, VLC does a lot more than just download videos. The beauty of using VLC is that it’s a program that many users will have already installed on their machines, and it eliminates the need for third-party apps.

13. Video Grabber

Video Grabber has three key features: download video, convert video, and record your screen. Although it initially looks like a web application, it is actually a desktop program.


FLTVO has a web application and a desktop version. The desktop version allows you to queue videos for download from multiple sources and automatically download new videos as they become available.

15. Freemake

Freemake is a desktop application that lets you download videos from over 10,000 sites. The list includes YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Twitch, LiveLeak, Veoh, and even adult sites. The application is only available for Windows.

You can use Freemake to record videos, playlists and channels in HD, MP4, MP3, AVI, 3GP and FLV formats.

16. Videoder

Videoder is yet another downloadable app that allows you to free download any video from the internet. It is compatible with Android and Windows.

The app supports over 1000 sites including TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Voot, Ozee, 9Anime, and Dailymotion.

17. SnapDownloader

SnapDownloader, available for Windows and macOS, allows you to download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc.

You will have to pay if you want to download more than one video. For a lifetime license for one machine, the app costs $ 20. You can also pay $ 40 to use it on three machines.

18. AllMyTube

Wondershare creates a whole suite of useful apps, and the company’s AllMyTube software is no different.

With 10,000 supported sites, you can grab videos for offline viewing from all major video platforms. This includes YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, as well as slightly more niche sites like LiveLeak, Viewster, and Twitch.

You can download videos for free, but if you need to download them in bulk, you must pay a fee of $ 20 per year.

19. Open Broadcaster software

We close our list with a pair of screen recorders. These tools allow you to record whatever is playing on your computer, making it a good solution when you’ve exhausted all other possibilities.

OBS studio is hands down the best free screen recording app on the web. It is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux and includes a powerful editing tool.

20. CamStudio

CamStudio doesn’t look as sleek as OBS and doesn’t come with as many features, but it’s easier to use. So, it is perfect for someone who just wants to click save and forget about it.

Do you download internet videos? A word of warning…

Keep in mind that all of the tools listed in this article are for making free online video recordings for personal use. They should not be used to save and distribute copyrighted material. This could cause you serious problems with the law.