How to Download Videos from Most Popular Sites

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 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.