According to videos copyrights and other reasons many video sharing sites like YouTube don’t offer download video button, which disappoints many users who like to save videos to watch them later or offline.
Maybe you found before a nice movie or a new video clip or a video on a news site you want to keep it and you couldn’t save it for the same reason we mentioned above.
Fortunately, there are many ways to download videos from YouTube and another website. In the upcoming lines, we will offer you the best video downloaders you can try and also browser tricks to reveal hidden download links.
How to download video from YouTube and another website?
First: Downloading videos with Downloader Tool :
Downloader Tool is the easiest way to download a video from YouTube or any other website which don’t offer a download video button. These are specially made programs or web apps that look for and extract videos from webpages.
And these are the best Downloader Tools you could found:
Catch.tube, this is a totally free site that works on popular websites like Twitter, CNN, Tumblr, YouTube, Facebook, and others.
To download any video with this tool just visit the website and paste the URL that contains the video.
Browser hacks to Download Video:
In addition to video downloaders there’s a hack that could help you to save any video you want with no need to any tools or additional apps.
Every webpage is made up of codes, and any video you watch is being streamed from a particular source. If you can find the source link from within the code, you might be able to reach a download link.
For example, this works Cleary with YouTube and other websites that have desktop web browser. The track here is to tell your desktop browser to request the YouTube video as if you were on a mobile device. Once your browser loads the page, a unique download link is visible, but only if you uncover the source code of the page.
- Open Firefox and go to about:config .
- Right-click in an empty space and go to New > String.
- Name it general.useragent.override and then put this code there:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 8_3 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/600.1.4 (KHTML, like Gecko) FxiOS/1.0 Mobile/12F69 Safari/600.1.4
- Open a new tab and find the YouTube video you want to download.
- Start the video and let it play for a few seconds. If there’s an ad, let that finish first.
- Right-click the video and choose Inspect Element.
- In the new window that opens, find <div id=”player” and click the arrow to its left to expand it, and then do the same for <div id=”movie_player” below it, and <div class=”html5-video-container” below that.
- Below that is a long URL following itemprop=”image” data-original=”. Double-click that to see the full URL, right-click it, and then choose Copy.
- Open a new tab in Firefox (or any browser) and enter that into the navigation bar.
- Right-click the video in that tab and choose Save Video As.
- Download videoplayback.mp4 to your computer to save the YouTube video. You can rename it if you want.
- Return to the tab with the user agent setting, right-click the new string you made, and select Reset to return Firefox to desktop mode.