How To Download YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Metacafe and Other Videos for Offline Viewing

CONVERT YOUTUBE & OTHER VIDEOS INTO OFFLINE FORMATS

Have you ever wished you could watch that interesting YouTube video, over and over, after you log out of the internet? Or realize you have to unwillingly close that Vimeo video you were watching because you didn't have enough 'Internet Data' muscle to stay on as you would have wanted?

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Well, if you have not, I certainly have.

There has always been a bunch of YouTube videos I wished I could save onto my computer hard-drive so I would not have to be connected to the web all the time. Alas, YouTube (and other video sites) require a live Internet connection, and Wi-Fi can be pretty hard to find in the friendly skies.

To solve this issue, I have searched the internet repeatedly over time, and seen a lot of recommendations, which usually end up either converting the videos only into audio (good quality, though), or directing me onto malware-ridden sites.

It's just been terrible and seemed an impossibly herculean task until today!

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Introducing ixconverter - the YouTube, DailyMotion, Vimeo, Metacafe, etc Converter

I share what I discovered today with anyone wanting to download video from the internet. It finally does appear like anyone can download videos from several sites to their PC for anytime, anywhere viewing, no Internet required.

There may be countless ways to "rip" videos out there, but "ixconverter" is the bum. It is a free converter which allows you to convert and download onto your computer YouTube (and many more sites) Videos into MP3, MP4, 3GP, FLV and AVI (DivX) file online. All you have to do is copy/paste the URL of the page where the video is located, and you are able to watch/listen to your favorite and lovely tracks/video.

Other sites, apart from YouTube, whose video you can convert and download with ixconverter onto your computer include 1up.com, 220.ro, AddAnime, archive.org, Break, canalplus.fr, CNN, dailymotion, DepositFiles, facebook, Flickr, france2.fr, etc.

I tried to check whether there was a browser add-on to make things easier, but that does not seem to be the case. All the same, and especially because I did not get any malware thrown at me, I recommend ixconverter for anyone wishing to convert and download videos. Visit here: http://www.ixconverter.net/index.php.

Other Converters Out There

Many reputable sites recommended Keep Tube (available as both a Firefox extension and a browser bookmarklet, the latter compatible with Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) and KeepVid.

The advantage of Keep Tube is its extension and bookmarklet that allows when you see a video you like, you just click the Keep Tube icon (in Firefox) or bookmarklet to initiate the convert and download process; however, my experience with these two recommendations were not palatable at all. So personally, i would not recommend them, but you could still try them out if you want.

Editor's note:
For YouTube (and many other video) downloads, I advise you choose MP4 whenever possible, and always at the highest available resolution. YouTube's native FLV format requires a special player, whereas MP4 works in Divx, QuickTime, and other more-common players.

Also, MP4 files usually play nicely on smartphones, so you can take your saved videos with you on the go.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks ikenna for this incisive article. I have often wondered how to download those videos

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    1. Hello Anonymous, i'm happy i could be of help. Enjoy!

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  2. Good one Ikenna, and thanks too

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  3. I think this step by step guide will help you a lot, it's regarding how to download website flash video to computer for free. It supports YouTube, Mega, Myspace, Facebook, NBC, BBC, Yahoo, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Veoh, etc. video websites.
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    1. Hello colarmac, thanks for the link. I'll check it out!

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  4. Cool! this is wht i have been looking for a very long time. thanks ikenna :)

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  5. Are you making money from your exclusive file uploads?
    Did you know that AdWorkMedia will pay you an average of $500 per 1,000 file downloads?

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