How to Download Online Videos from Any Website for Free
Want to download videos from any website for free? Stick around and I'll show you an easy way to do it. But first of all, did you know that online video content is becoming mainstream? Take a look at these numbers and you'll understand better:
More video content is uploaded online in 30 days than the major U.S. television networks have created in 30 years
87% of online marketers use video content
More than 500 million hours of videos are watched on YouTube each day
Online videos will account for more than 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2020.
If anything, these statistics show a pattern: videos are dominating the Internet and gaining so much momentum by the day.
One reason for this is that video content does what most other content types don't do — it combines visual, motion, and audio to grab the attention of the viewer and engage them maximally. Another reason is the recent breakthrough in mobile technology and broadband networks. As a result of the enormous mobile penetration, watching videos has become a significant part of users’ online experience. Online marketers love to use videos in their marketing campaigns because of the great results they are getting. Equally, online content consumers love to watch videos.
And with more video sharing and streaming websites popping up online, users are turning to videos for educational, informational, and entertainment purposes. With videos, you can learn faster, better, and easier.
BUT THERE'S A PROBLEM WITH ONLINE VIDEOS
They are expensive to consume.
In short, to watch videos online, you'll need lots of data either from a Wi-Fi network or from your mobile network.
And to make things worse? Video hosting sites mostly do not let users download videos. They prefer users visiting their sites again and again to watch the videos. Why? Because when users keep coming back again and again, the users would interact more with the sites and thereby generating more revenue and engagement. How? Most of these video sites make money through digital ads, thus more visitors = more ads clicks = more revenue. See the math there?
But there are instances when you like a video and want to download it to keep on your mobile device or computer for future use. What should you do?
HERE'S THE SOLUTION
It turns out that the only solution is to download the videos with a third-party application so that you can watch it again and again without wasting your data or wasting your time looking for the video.
To do this, you'll need a video downloader.
We run a handful of really useful video downloaders here at SST for different video hosting platforms.
Here they are:
But in particular, we also have a popular video downloader web application that you can use to download any kind of video from any website. It's called simply "Video Downloader."
THE VIDEO DOWNLOADER TOOL BY SST
Video Downloader [by Small SEO Tools] is a free web tool that allows you to download and convert online videos so that you can watch them whenever you want, even without an internet connection.
Unlike other video downloaders on the internet, Video Downloader by SST has been optimized to save you lots of bandwidth while downloading your videos. Coupled with that, our tool supports lightning-fast multistream downloading and allows you to save several videos in their original quality, fast and easy.
HOW TO DOWNLOAD VIDEOS WITH THE TOOL
To download any video online using this tool, simply follow these steps:
Step #1: Copy the URL of the video you want to download.
Step #2: Go to the Video Downloader page and paste the URL in the space provided.
Step #3: Click on the “Submit” button.
Next, you will get the results in a matter of seconds with an option to save the video to your computer or smartphone for free.
That's how you can download online videos from any website for free. So next time you see a video you'd like to keep, copy its URL and head over to any of our video downloaders.
And here's important information: We do NOT support downloading copyrighted videos to use with commercial intent. That is not what this tool is created for. We only recommend that you download non-copyrighted videos for non-commercial purposes. For instance, you can download videos for learning purposes or just to send to someone. Don't forget to check out the other of our premium-quality free online tools for things like checking plagiarism, converting binary code, downloading SoundCloud files, and much more.