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Previously, users could download embedded videos from streaming sites through "Inspect Element," but things got changed since many sites determined to take measures to prevent such illegal downloads. And their effort to stop this is to adapt the blob URL. Speaking of blob URL, you may wonder: what is a blob URL?
What Is a Blob URL?
Briefly speaking, the blob URL is a collection of binary data that stores multimedia objects like images, videos, audio, and more. Unlike standard links that source to data on the server, blob URLs source to data that your browser currently has in memory. Hence such a kind of URL is not available on other pages, browsers, or computers. That's why you see "404," or "Your files were not found" or other errors when you try to open such a URL on a new browser.
Knowing what blob ULR is can be helpful to know how to download the video from the blob URL. And below, we will show you a couple of easy ways to download blob videos.
Disclaimer: Remember not to download any copyrighted videos without the content owner's permission, or you may face some copyright problems.
How to Download Blob Videos with URL
On some sites, you can directly download blob videos without using any extra tool. And the process is similar to downloading videos via "Inspect Element." You just need to find the .mp4 link and then download it on a new page. Here are detailed steps.
Step 1. Open your desired blob video on a browser.
Step 2. Right-click on this page and select "Inspect."
Step 3. Under the "Element" section, press "Ctrl+F" to search for the video link with the mp4 extension.
Step 4. Copy and paste the link tap a new tab.
Step 5. Click the three-dots icon to save videos on your computer.
If you failed to download blob videos with the above method, you could also try opening a blob video > Right-click the page to select "Inspect" > Choose "Network" > Download videos in .m3u8 or .ts format.
If you're lucky enough, you can download your desired videos using either of the methods mentioned above. But in most cases, you may fail because blob videos on different websites have different codes, and these codes keep updating. Hence you're very likely to waste your time doing a thing that is bound to fail. We guess no one wants to do that, so we find an easier and safer solution to download blob videos below.
How to Download Blob Videos Without URL
Whether you know it or not, each blob video has both a blob and an ordinary URL. Though you can't download blob video using its blob URL, you can save videos with this video downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader. With this program, you can download blob videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, and other popular video-streaming websites.
Compared with Method 1, this method offers a higher download success rate and more download options, such as:
- Download an entire playlists and channels
- Download videos in 8K/4K/1080P/720P/360P
- Batch download videos
- Convert any local videos to MP3
To download blob videos:
Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader, put the original URL of the video into the address bar, and then click "Search."
Step 2. The video downloader will parse the video URL. Check whether it is the target video and then click "Download."
Step 4. Wait for the downloading process to finish. Afterward, you can check the video by clicking "Open."
These are all solutions to download blob videos on your computer. We hope these solutions can help you successfully download videos from YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other websites. Of these solutions, using a professional downloader is your best solution because it saves you a lot of time to test and try which blob videos can be downloaded directly through "Inspect Element."