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How to download video from just about any site that has an embedded video

Free, no need to download an external program
 
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Step 1: Find a video to download.

Easy. Youtube etc.

Step 2: Copy URL

Easy. Highlight the URL, right click, copy

Step 3: Go to www.zamzar.com

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Paste the url in proper box, choose conversion format, enter your email, press the Convert button!

Step 4: Voila!

Now you are done. Soon there should be a message in your inbox. You have 24 hours to open the link and download the file from zamzar's servers.

Note: 100 mb limit


Have fun!
axjmd1 month ago

This method doesn't work.

This method doesn't work indeed. I have made a tutorial how to download any video from the internet. Can you tell me if it worked for you? Otherwise I will search another method!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHmGvhTgHgI

pramsey35 months ago
So, why should I trust a file being sent to me from strangers over a program being sent by strangers? How do I know that the file hasn't been tampered with by the time I get it?

You are right! I currently use Save Video plug-in for Internet explorer. It contains all you need - video downloader add-on for Internet explorer, converter and player. And I trust this software.

If you're using Firefox as your browser, then download the Ook! Video plugin. Download most embedded video straight to your desktop or wherever. If you're NOT using Firefox......go get firefox! :-)
firefox put a bunch of viruses on my computer dont download it
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no it just but the blue screen of death on mine i had to buy a new computer lost $1200 comp
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it was so expensive because it needed one for a 3d cad drawing system called solid works if you thought i was a moron with a $1200 computer i had alot people tell me that
Im sorry but if you threw away a 1200 dollar (pretty cheap in pc world) computer from a virus, Then you shouldnt own one. Firefox is a legit web browser and it did NOT give you a virus. You must have gotten something else claiming to be firefox.
kwalian (author)  MisterSlippy7 years ago
Can you choose what format to save it as with Ook!?
Johnson1172 years ago
As far as I know, video grabber does a great job to download video from just about any site that has an embedded video. It's a best online app and totally free. You can count on it.
ndubois3 years ago
u can use atube catcher which helps downloading youtube or any videos from the net by just pasting the url u should doenload atube catcher version - 2.3 570 in which u acn even choose ur resolution i hope this maybe helpful to you
slimguy3796 years ago
HELP!!! maybe you or others could help me, I cant do it!!!! I use this url with website including zamzar ect. this url :http://video.aol.com/video/tv-thundercats-mongor/1873290
and can't download it please help me out!! (don't leave a comment saying to search "thundercats" at youtube and download them there because I'v watch / burned all 10 of the first episodes off of you tube and there are no more full episodes!!!!) thanks
kwalian (author) 7 years ago
I have read that Instructable, but the reason I wrote this one was because it requires no download which is ideal for some people I know that can't place files in the program files :-)
PVC marxman7 years ago
you can also look for tetranitrates instructible on downloading youtube vids of any size using a Firefox extension called greasemonkey. i prefer using that method then converting it because .flv files download faster than avi or otherwise.
kwalian (author) 7 years ago
Did you try Zamzar?
kwalian (author) 7 years ago
I have found that it doesn't always resize well.