If you're like me, then you probably find yourself often wanting to download videos from sites like YouTube, Facebook, etc. This can be super convenient for a variety of reasons, particularly for content creators like myself. Sometimes I even download my own videos from YouTube, rather than searching through old hard drives for the raw file. It's a huge time saver, to say the least.
So, how is it done? How can you easily download videos without jumping through a bunch of hoops and reading your way around what seems like an endless amount of advertisements? I have one tool for you: KeepVid
KeepVid.com is a free website that allows you to download videos from some of the most popular video sharing sites on the Internet. Below are just a few of the 10,000+ sites supported:
• YouTube • Facebook • Instagram • Twitch • Yahoo!
While all video downloads are free, you're typically limited to a resolution that is lower than the video's original. For example, downloading a 1080p video will grant you access to the 720p version. You can, however, bypass this restriction if you decide to give KeepVid Pro a try — a desktop version of KeepVid, for both macOS and Windows.
KeepVid Pro costs $29.95 for a 1-year license, or $39.95 for a lifetime license. I'm not a KeepVid Pro user (yet), but the latter choice is obviously the better deal.
Aside from downloading videos, KeepVid also supports YouTube-to-MP3 conversion and even the ability to download a video's subtitles. I have not tested subtitles myself, but I can assure you that the MP3 conversion works beautifully.
KeepVid is a tool that I use all the time. I can't imagine my workflow without it.