What are the best video downloaders?

Slow internet connection? Unbearable streaming service? Whatever your frustrations are, you sure know of video downloaders that our friend, Roslan Taib, could use for some fun, uninterrupted watching. Drop your suggestions below, users! You might have something in mind that's not in the list yet.

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  1. 96

    #1Allavsoft

    Allavsoft

    Allavsoft is a powerful software for downloading and converting free videos in different kind of formats from various websites like Dailymotion, eHow. Yahoo Video, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99- Varies by plan

    Ideal Share
    Written on August 24, 2018
    "Allavsoft is an easy-to-use video downloader, music downloader. It can download video, music, subtitles from 100+ websites. It features batch downloading, directly convert to any video,audio format."
  2. 19

    #24K Video Downloader

    4K Video Downloader

    The 4K Video Downloader is a free multi-platform software for downloading video and audio from websites, such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion or Facebook. It supports MP4, MKV, OGG Theora, MPR, and M4A formats.

    Software

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    Free

    Wayne Holland
    Written on January 23, 2018
    "I used this app to download a multitude of videos from youtube, and it was able to download everything I threw at it, from 3D videos to high quality 4K videos, with no problem. Download speeds were quick and fast. It is able to save videos in different formats as well, such as a MP3 or FLV file; if you want to strictly save a music video perhaps."
  3. 12

    #3JDownloader

    JDownloader
    JDownloader is a free Download Manager written in Java. You can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwidth limitations, auto-extract archives and much more.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Johnny Herrera
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "The website of the JDownloader did not give me enough confidence to try it. There are many downloaders in the market and they do not tell clearly that why I should use their product. The product is just a simple downloader program with no extra properties."

DID YOU KNOW?

Downloading videos online is something you're all too familiar with. With so many YouTube channels that pique your interest, it's become so tempting to browse the internet for the best video downloaders. But nobody could really blame you for this. There are a plethora of reasons that push you to use them for offline viewing. Yet, with so many of these video downloaders in the digital market, it's easy to gloss over the legality of it. Okay, before you fret over how sobering this is, you should be aware that there are still things that are totally safe. For instance, did you know that you could legally download YouTube content with fair use? Yes, that's right! But the question is, what does fair use mean and how does it work?

In its broadest sense, fair use is a legal doctrine that allows you to use content even without the go-signal of the owner. This includes downloading copyright-protected YouTube videos without posting or sharing them in other platforms. This means that these videos can most likely be used in non-profit activities. You are also allowed to make a parody of the original work and create your own comedy videos, provided that you don't do it for commercial purposes. Lastly, rehashing the material to put new ideas or messages could also be considered fair use. Now you might think that we've waxed poetic about this matter a little too much. But truth be told, everything here all boils down to one thing: downloaded content should only be for personal use. Yes, this is the only thing you should always keep in mind. You know what they say: better safe than sorry!

  1. 11

    #4Total Downloader

    Total Downloader
    Total Downloader allows you to manage almost all file types and documents, decompress .zip & .rar files, start multiple downloads, pause and restart them in whenever you want and organize files in the archives, where you can create password protected folders and subfolders. 
    Apps

    iOS

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Juan Antonio Ortega
    Written on June 25, 2018
    "I am always downloading different files. This software allows me to do that more efficiently."
  2. 11

    #5YTD Video Downloader & Converter

    YTD Video Downloader & Converter
    YTD Video Downloader & Converter is a fast and easy to use tool that lets you download videos from 50+ sites and convert most video formats.
    Software

    Windows, Mac, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Brittany Watkins
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Ever since I had to give up Napster, I've been looking for an easy way to take my favorite music videos and turn them into mp3s for my ipod. YTD Video Downloader & Converter has made this process a breeze! Now I can have all my favorite tunes available when I'm away from youtube."
  3. 10

    #6Freemake Video Downloader

    Freemake Video Downloader

    For more than 9 years, Freemake Video Downloader has been letting users download videos from different websites like YouTube, Facebook, and more. Users are free to save videos, playlists, and channels in their preferred format like MP4, AVI, MKV, etc. 

    Software

    Windows

    Free

    Anna Ray
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "This is the best video downloader program out there! I am a huge fan of old time movies and cartoons. Lots of these movies and cartoons are not available anymore . I search the web and sometimes find them on programs like youtube or other programs online, however sometimes they are in a version that I cant access . Freemake allows me to save the clips into an MP3 version so I can watch it over and over . Its fast and easy. Its allowed me the opportunity to still relive my childhood years, and for that I couldn't be more thankful!!"
  4. 10

    #7Syncios Video Downloader

    Syncios Video Downloader
    SynciOS, an efficient and easy-controlled sync and management software for your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch.
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Kevin Ruiz
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "When I received an ipad as a gift I did not know if I was going to be able to transfer all of my data from my android to my new Tablet. Luckily I found Syncios Video Downloader and Syncios has made transferring all of my data over to my new ipad very easy for me. The interface is very intuitive as well. "
  5. 5

    #8DownTube Free Video Downloader

    DownTube Free Video Downloader

    Downtube Free Video Downloader helps users listen to music and watch high-quality videos offline. Simply click on the video, choose video quality and download it. Downloaded videos are also sharable. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Cynthia Ramos
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "The DownTube app is a great app for anyone who wants to download videos online. Use it on your phone to download and save your favorite videos for later."
  6. 4

    #9Gihosoft TubeGet

    Gihosoft TubeGet

    Gihosoft counts with this free YouTube downloader that allows you to save on your computer any video or audio you want for YouTube. It also allows you to download videos from Vimeo, Instagram, Facebook, etc. 

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Julia Kelly
    Written on October 12, 2019
    "Useful software to download all kinds of videos from online sites."
  7. 3

    #10YouTube Downloader

    YouTube Downloader
    With YouTube Downloader you can download YouTube videos into FLV, MP3, MP4, WMV, AVI, Flash or any other format, 100% for free and without restriction.
    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*
    Software

    Divya Verma
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "This is such an easy app to use. You really don't have to have a lot of knowledge to download videos. It pretty much take you step by step. It's free and unlimited. You can use any format and it converts to MP3 files compatible with no effort on your part. It's easy to edit, too. Best way to share your videos to whomever you want to. "
  8. 3

    #11Airy YouTube Downloader

    Airy YouTube Downloader
    Airy will help you save YouTube videos on your computer so that you can always watch it even if there is no Internet available. Airy is aimed to download videos from YouTube to in the simplest way possible. 
    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19.95- Varies by plan

    Christopher Arnold
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "According to the website, it has a "4.5 rank based on 89+ users". Though I would prefer it if the user count was higher, that statement leads me to think that this is good software. Having no reason to think otherwise, I say give it a shot."
  9. 3

    #12Tube Video Downloader

    Tube Video Downloader
    Tube Video Downloader is a free application and an online downloader tool for Android devices and Chrome browser that lets users search any video by name, movie, album and download it with a simple click. 
    Apps

    Chrome, Android

    Free

    Dong Zhou
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Not the first one I've download not the last one. Like every YouTube video down loader app that somehow makes it onto the play store I give this one a week before Google removes it and another two before it won't work. In the meantime it's an excellent solution to a problem that Google really does not want solving. "
  10. 2

    #13Leawo Video Downloader

    Leawo Video Downloader

    Leawo Video Downloader is a tool for Windows and Mac devices for downloading videos and music from 1000+ Sites. The video downloader software supports 720p, 1080P, etc. and HD Videos with 6X Faster Speed.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $29.95- year. Varies by plan

    Michelle Young
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "This is video download software for Window PCs and Macs. Not only does this software download from video websites like youtube and Vimeo, but it also performs for hulu, dailymotion, yahoo, and many, many others. It supports HD; it also supports resolutions ranging from 720p to 1080p. You can either buy a 1-year license for $30 or a lifetime license for $40."
  11. 2

    #14Easy Youtube Video Downloader

    Easy Youtube Video Downloader
    Easy Youtube Video Downloader is an extension available for Firefox and Chrome that allows you to download videos from YouTube in FLV, 3GP, MP3, and MP4 at 720p or 1080p qualities on YouTube pages.
    Software

    Firefox, Chrome

    Free

    Scott Berry
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "It looks like this is called "video helper"on Chrome. Alarm bells go off when a tool has different names on different browsers. The details on the Chrome page are pretty sparse, and I had to get to it through the link to the company on the Firefox extension. So I'm not feeling very good about using this, and I'm not going to. Since Google owns youtube, it wouldn't surprise me if this pops up under different names on Google Play in a sort of whack-a-mole scenario."
  12. 2

    #159xBuddy

    9xBuddy

    9xBuddy is a free to use online video converter and downloader. It supports videos from Facebook, YouTube, Dailymotion, and more. To download, a user should paste the video URL in the input field and hit enter, then the links will appear.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Alan Garcia
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "This is a great video downloader!! Just put in the url for the video you want to download and away you go...it is literally that easy!!"
  13. 1

    #16Download Vimeo Videos

    Download Vimeo Videos

    Download Vimeo Videos is an extension for Chrome for downloading any Vimeo video hosted anywhere on the web. This includes videos that are embedded on blogs or are posted directly from Vimeo. A free 1-day trial is available.

    Software

    Chrome

    $5.99- 9.99 month

    Margaret Little
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This video downloader is great to save your favorite multimedia archives to view later. Its pretty easy to start downloading as you only have to press a button. The easiness to use this app makes it really convinient and popular as well. It gives you a month free trial and after that the service has a cost. "
  14. 1

    #17ClipGrab

    ClipGrab

    ClipGrab is a free video downloader for YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook, and other online video sites. You can also use it to convert videos to MPEG4, MP3, or other formats in standard or high definition.

    Software

    Windows

    Gloria Edwards
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "You ever see a youtube video and just love it. Maybe its a motivational quote, or a baby laughing, and think, man I wish I could download that. I downloaded ClipGrab and tested it. Its awesome, I now can download the videos I want and even convert them to your preferred format. Its really easy to use, there is a very small learning curve, once you get past that, your up and rolling"
  15. 1

    #18SMMrank Photo and Video Downloader

    SMMrank Photo and Video Downloader

    SMMrank Photo and Video Downloader is an online tool that enables Instagram users to download videos or photos from one's Instagram feed. Users can also choose to download based on the hashtag, location, or an Instagram profile.

    Online Tools

    Free

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  16. 1

    #19iTube Studio

    iTube Studio

    iTube Studio helps you to make all online videos become yours. It is the fastest video downloader, allowing you to download videos from 10, 000+ sites, including YouTube, Dailymotion, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, etc.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $19- Free trial available

    Aimer soft
    Written on June 12, 2019
    "very lightweight software that helps you in video downloading"
  17. 1

    #20Snaptube

    Snaptube

    Snaptube is an app for Android devices that lets you download YouTube videos in MP3 and MP4 formats. It can also download videos from Facebook, Instagram and more in multiple resolutions so that you can save space on your mobile device.

    Apps

    Web, Android

    Free

    Thomas Pearson
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "Who would have thought that Snaptube would help me download videos from sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, Vimeo and more.... Who ever made this is a God sent from above lol "
  18. 1

    #21TubeOffline

    TubeOffline

    With TubeOffline, a user can download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud, Facebook, Coke & Popcorn, Project Free, Movie4k, Putlocker, Xvideos & many more. This online converter and downloader is free to use.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Henry Hernandez
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "If you're like me, you often see videos on Youtube, Imgur and elsewhere that you wish you could download onto your computer for viewing later. Tube Offline is one of many services that allows you to download video content. It's easy to use and effective. "
  19. 1

    #22Wondershare AllMyTube

    Wondershare AllMyTube

    Wondershare AllMyTube is a software that allows users to download videos straight from 10,000+ sites such as YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and more. The software offers three methods to download videos straight from the video sharing sites.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Varies by plan

    Albert Mason
    Written on January 15, 2019
    "the only video downloader that can actually download in so many video file types and quality seamlessly. i am blown away!!!"
  20. 1

    #23EasyLoad

    EasyLoad

    EasyLoad is an easy-to-use tool for downloading videos or audio files from any site. Simply copy a link from gomovies.to (or other) and paste it above.

    Websites

    Free

    Edward Tran
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "A good app for downloading videos that would suit the needs of those that are looking for this type of app "
  21. 1

    #24Download Imgur Image or Video

    Download Imgur Image or Video

    Download Imgur Image or Video is a Firefox Add-on which you can download any image or video for imgur with one simple click. Choose to download in .mp4, .gif, .jpg or another format.

    Software

    Firfeox

    Free

    Chirag Sengupta
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "The Firefox Add-on is made only for Imgur. I would like to see, as a solution, a program that allows you download videos that you watch in any website. The above add-on is really a poor choice as a solution."
  22. 1

    #25Softorino YouTube Converter 2

    Softorino YouTube Converter 2

    Softorino YouTube Converter 2 allows you to grab any content on YouTube and convert it to videos, music, and ringtones. It also supports many other sources like Facebook, Vimeo, SoundCloud, Instagram, Vevo, and more!

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    Free- Varies by plan

    Rose James
    Written on January 2, 2018
    "This app, amazing as it may be, does not download video. It converts videos into audio files for use as ringtones, etc. so I fail to see the relation to this topic."
  23. 1

    #26Videoder

    Videoder

    Videoder is an Android app that lets you download videos and music from Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion and many more. It also has a website if a user decides to download and/or convert from a PC.

    Apps

    Windows, Android

    Free

    Eduardo Mora
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I've wanted an app that allows me to download videos from Youtube and Instagram. Videoder, available for both Android and Mac, performs like a dream. It's the only video downloader I need. "
  24. 0

    #27Facebook Video Downloader

    Facebook Video Downloader

    Facebook Video Downloader is a site where users can download videos from social networking platform Facebook for free. It is capable to grab media from the platform whether it's privacy option is set in public or private.

    Online Tools

    Free

    Hannan Parvez
    Written on February 2, 2019
    "fbvd is new to market,i have personally used this site to to download facebook videos.It has a very efficient inbuilt downloader that help you download videos with your chosen quality."
  25. 0

    #28Downloaders.io

    Downloaders.io

    Downloaders.io is a website which offers browsing and download tools for social media platforms as well as for other websites. The site includes converter tools, video downloaders, and file savers.

    Websites

    Free

    Sukhchain Singh
    Written on January 2, 2019
    "Downloaders.io is the best downloader out there to download mp3's and much more at single place. We can download youtube songs, facebook videos, instagram stories, and much more at single place."
  26. 0

    #29VidStatus

    VidStatus

    VidStatus, formerly known as Zag Video Downloader, is a free application created by PlayZag Media. It allows users to download videos from social media applications like Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Twitter.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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  27. 0

    #30Azanic AV Downloader

    Azanic AV Downloader

    Azanic AV Downloader is an app for downloading videos from any social media websites. Users can browse for videos in the built-in browsers, open the video they want to download, then click the download button.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Azanic Web,Games & Apps Development Company
    Written on January 17, 2019
    "this is an excellent app must download wonderful "
  28. 0

    #31Free Video Downloader and Browser

    Free Video Downloader and Browser

    Free Video Downloader and Browser is an app developed by Gargi Apps for Android which helps users download videos directly from the internet. With the app, users can browse videos in a built-in browser and save them in all download formats.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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  29. 0

    #32Vimeo Video Downloader

    Vimeo Video Downloader

    You can download videos from Vimeo with this extension. Vimeo Video Downloader add "download" button to video page, video list and embedded video. Just click on download button, then choose quality of desired video and you are done. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Software

    Bruce Hudson
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "I love being able to download videos to watch later. I often find videos that I want to watch, but I do not have the time to watch them right then. This app allows me to download them and watch them later. I love it."
  30. 0

    #33VidMate

    VidMate

    VidMate is an APK app that allows you to download videos and music. It allows you to capture content from sites like Instagram, YouTube, Tumblr, Facebook, FunnyorDie, DailyMotion, Vine, Soundcloud, and more. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

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  31. 0

    #34HD Movie Player Free

    HD Movie Player Free

    HD Movie Player Free is an app developed by Gargi Apps. Available on Android devices, it features playing videos in different formats such as MKV, MP4, AVI, MOV and more. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    cd mnk
    Written on December 7, 2018
    "The best video downloader it is. 1.Surfing and downloading is very fast and easy. 2. Can download HD videos or Movies . 3. Consume low data. 4. Support all formates videos. 5. Only 4.6 mb size of app. 6. Its all free. Must try it."

Summary

Best What are the best video downloaders
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AllavsoftSoftware 96 Paid
24K Video DownloaderSoftware 19 Free
3JDownloaderSoftware 12 Free
4Total DownloaderApps 11 Free
5YTD Video Downloader & ConverterSoftware 11 Free
6Freemake Video DownloaderSoftware 10 Free
7Syncios Video DownloaderSoftware 10 Free
8DownTube Free Video DownloaderApps 5 Free
9Gihosoft TubeGetSoftware 4 Free
10YouTube DownloaderSoftware 3 Paid
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