Downloading Videos from the Internet Is Easy When You Know How.
Well hello there.
I want to help you save some time today.
Watching video online is a big waste of your time…
There are much better ways to watch video, if you must, and I’m going to show you two of them.
But first, I want to be sure you understand why you’d want to do change how you consume visual media.
A recent blog post clued you in about using the free VLC media player to save time by watching instructional and tutorial videos at increased speed without loss of comprehension.
If you read that post, you now know that you can speed up videos at least 50% without any loss of comprehension.
Now that you know how to do that with free software…
…You need a method to get those videos off the internet and on to your computer or other media player.
The first way to do this is a free download method that works for a lot of online video formats.
The second method offers greater convenience, and the ability to capture any video you can play on your computer screen.
This second video download method may be just what you’re looking for, and it only costs a modest amount.
After you’ve downloaded your videos, you can play them back using your copy of VLC at whatever speed you want.
The first method uses a free Google Chrome browser extension called vGet.
This video I made for you shows you how to get vGet for Chrome and how to use it:
As far as I know, vGet only works on Chrome, so you will need Google’s Chrome browser for this method to work.
The vGet extension detects videos that are embedded in websites and lets you download them. This means you can stream the videoswith any installed player after you’ve saved them . You can even play them via your home network or directly to your Smart TV using a Chromecast device.
Once vGet is installed in Chrome, you click its icon at the top of your browser, and a drop-down menu displays any videos embedded on the page.
Scroll down the menu and a larger vGet icon is imposed over the video embedded on the page.
Click the matching but smaller icon in the menu, and vGet prompts you for a location to save your download.
When the download stats, Chrome displays a download progress indicator in the lower left of your browser. On the right of the indicator is a smaller rectangle with an arrow. When you click the arrow, you’re shown a fly-out menu. Select the “Show in Folder” option, and you’ll be taken to the folder where the video has been downloaded.
I recommend that you promptly rename the video to something that you’ll be able to remember. Once you start downloading videos, you’re bound to quickly gather quite a few. So it’s best to name them now so that you’ll be able to identify them later.
Unfortunately, vGet cannot download every video. Glaring exceptions are YouTube videos, certain kinds of Flash videos, and videos to which various kinds of copy protection have been applied. (Be sure if you follow this tutorial, that you comply with the applicable laws regarding copyright in your country.)
There is a great solution for this problem though. It’s the second solution I was telling you about.
It’s the Applian Replay Capture Suite. The Replay Capture Suite contains seven incredibly handy software programs that provide all the tools you need to capture almost any kind of media from the internet. You can download video, record radio, save music as MP3 files, and convert and edit your recorded files.
Replay Video Capture is the central application and starring attraction of the suite. If you’re finding that vGet can’t download some of the streaming web videos that you need to capture, the Replay Capture Suite is just what you need. Replay Video Capture makes high-quality movies directly from your PC’s screen. It’s the best way I know of to make production-quality videos from such hard-to-record sources as:
- ANY Video Web Site, using ANY streaming video
- Webcam sites
- PowerPoint Presentations
- Skype Video calls
- Video Chat sessions
- Online courses
- And many more!
Check out the products in the Applian Replay Capture Suite now to see how they can save your hours of time as they help you to build your online media library.