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Download Videos from URL

There's nothing more familiar than URL for Internet users. URL is the tour guide for surfing online videos on web pages. As we all know that video clips also have correlating URLs for users to locate. No matter you're watching YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook Video, VEVO, Yahoo Video or anything else, you will have to type the URL of desired online video to the address bar of web browser. Every Internet video has a unique URL link, people not only watch videos by locating to URLs, but can also share and download videos according to their URLs. Sites like Vimeo provide built-in downloader, but most sites don't have such function that users have to download video using URL.

The video downloader is an eligible URL video downloader for users to copy URL and download video. It lets you copy & paste the URL of selected online video from 100+ sites to perform downloading and conversion. Despite URL video download, this piece of software also downloads playing video clips on web browsers.

Download video using URL


Now we take the Win edition of URL video downloader for example to specify the instructions. Please note that the same working steps also apply to Mac edition, because the interface is identical.

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1. Activate URL Video Download tool

Download the program that suits your operation system, and then install it on your desktop. As said before, this software lets you download playing video on browsers, so you can choose between Safari, FireFox, Chrome and others for playing and downloading video clips. Activate the program and you will see the main interface as illustrated below.

download videos using url

2. Download URL videos

Play your favorite videos on a web browser chosen at installation, Copy the URL from address bar, forward to interface and click "Paste URL" to perform downloading. As an alternative method, you can move mouse cursor over the playing video and click emerging "Download" button.

download video by url

Trick: This software (Not available in Mac version) lets you bookmark a certain amount of major video sharing sites with the built-in browser. Users can take built-in browser to surf their favorite videos directly inside the program. The download operations introduced here are applicable for built-in browser, too.

3. Convert URL videos to other formats

When the program completes downloading videos, you can check them under "Downloaded" library on left pane. Choose a video clip and click "Convert" to turn this video file to desired formats. You can choose a format from the dialogue of output profiles. In so doing, you can watch online video files directly on different platforms and portable players (iPhone, iPad, Galaxy, PSP, Walkman and more).

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Tips: The optimized output presets let you directly export the videos to a certain device. To do so, just forward to Convert - Output Profile - Device and choose your device model. The program will configure output settings to suit your device automatically.


Author:JoKellyauthor Last updated by: JoKelly
updated date Date: Apr 28th, 2013
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