3 Simple Ways | How to Download Video from a Link

Downloading any video from the website is fairly easy. If you want to know how to do it, here are some useful ways to grab the videos you want.

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Jane Zhou

Updated on Apr 02, 2024

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Key Takeaways

▶️To download a link on your iPhone, Android, or any system, open your desired video in a web browser and copy its URL. Then, go to your selected web-based downloader and paste the URL into the bar. Next, select your preferred quality and format options before clicking the "Download" button to save your video.

▶️To download a link on your Windows or macOS, paste the URL, click "Search," then "Download" to choose format and quality, and finally, find the downloaded video in the "Finished" section.

Sometimes, when you watch a video on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, or other video-streaming sites, you might want to save it on your device for offline watching or safekeeping.

Thankfully, downloading videos from the internet is not difficult. And with some methods covered in this guide, you can easily save any video you like from any website.

Methods Platform Pro Con
Using Online Video Downloaders Web, iPhone, Android Easiest video downloading option. Susceptible to copyright reasons.
Using EaseUS Video Downloader Windows and macOS Support 1000+ sites. 2 free trials.
Using the Game Bar on Windows Windows Download protected videos. Only works on Windows.

Method 1. Using Online Video Downloaders

The easiest option to download videos from a link on an iPhone, Android, or any system should be using some web-based video downloaders. Most of them are similar in functions but different in certain aspects of supported websites, resolution, and output format. 

But note that these websites are very likely to get down and replaced due to copyright reasons. And remember, don't use such websites to download many videos, playlists, or channels if your internet connection is poor because it might take a lot of your time.

If you want to use these downloaders, you can search for one by entering keywords like "download videos from the website," "download videos from the internet," or "download videos from a web page," or directly choose one from our recommendations below. 

  • https://pastedownload.com/15/
  • https://www.savethevideo.com/home
  • https://en.savefrom.net/68/
  • https://videodownloaderpro.net/en6/
  • https://savethevideo.net/?lang=en

After choosing the site you wish to use, then you can download videos by following these steps. These steps apply to most online video downloaders.

Step 1. Open the video you want to download in your web browser.

Step 2. Copy the URL of the video you want to download. 

Step 3. Open the web-based downloader you choose and paste the URL to its "Download" button, which also can be a "Convert" or "Go" button.

Step 3. Click the "Download" or whatever button to continue.

Step 4. Choose the quality and format you want, and then click the "Download" button to save your videos.

Online Video Downloader 

Method 2. Using EaseUS Video Downloader

Another safer and quicker way to download video from the site, including Facebook and Instagram, is to use this versatile video downloader - EaseUS Video Downloader. Compared with web-based downloaders, this downloader is safer and quicker and won't get down frequently. On top of that, it comes with a set of great features that are more useful than online downloaders. These features include:

  • Downloads YouTube videos in MP4/MP3/WAV format
  • Supports almost all popular sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc
  • Downloads playlists or channels in one click 
  • Plays the video with the built-in player
  • Converts local videos to MP3

To download videos from a link:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Video Downloader on your PC. Copy and paste the URL of the video you want to download into the searching bar. Click "Search" to proceed.

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Step 2. It will open a built-in YouTube page of the video. Click the "Download" button in the bottom left to parse the video.

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Step 3. In the popup, you can choose for the video format and quality, and specify a location for the downloaded video. Then click "Download" to start the downloading process.

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Step 4. After the downloading process finishes, you can check the downloaded video in the option "Finished."

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Disclaimer: The information provided in this guide is for personal use. EaseUS is in no way collaborated or affiliated with the video-sharing site and will never approve any copyright infringement action. The end-user should be solely responsible for their behavior.

Method 3. Using the Game Bar on Windows 

With the above two methods, you can download most non-copyrighted or non-protected videos. But what if you want to save protected videos?

Unfortunately, there is no direct way to save a protected video unless recording it while watching. On a Windows computer, you use Game Bar, a video recorder built in Windows 10,  to get the job done.

But there is an obvious disadvantage of using this method: everything that appears on your screen will be captured, including your mouse cursor, pop-ups, or other things. So, if you don't want to record any irrelevant content, you'd better not move your mouse cursor or open an irrelevant page. 

Steps to record screen on Windows:

Step 1. Press Windows Key + G to open the Game Bar. If it doesn't open, make sure it's enabled by pressing Windows Key + I, inputting "Game bar," and then toggling on the "Enable Xbox Game Bar" button.

Step 2. You will find the recording tool in the top-left corner. If you don't see it, you can go to the toolbar at the top of the screen and click the widget icon to get it.

Step 3. Next, you will come to the Capture window. Click the white circle icon to start recording. At the same time, you will see a small bar on the right side of the screen timing how long you've been recording for.

Step 4. If you want to stop recording, click the stop icon.

Record screen with Game Bar

Tips: Apart from the Game Bar, many third-party applications can help you capture your screen. If you want to give it a look, check our related guide on the top 12 best free screen recorders for Windows & Mac.

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Downloading videos from links can be easy with any of the above-introduced methods. Each method has its pros and cons. After weighing that, you can choose the one that works best for you. We recommend EaseUS Video Downloader for computers, which is compatible with multiple file formats and thousands of platforms. You can get the program to give it a try.

If you have any questions about our topic, don't hesitate to share them with us. 

How to Download Video from a Link FAQ

1. How do I download a video from a URL?

To download a video from a URL, you can use an online or offline downloader:

  • Download EaseUS Video Downloader and open it.
  • Copy the URL from 1000+ sites it supports.
  • Paste the ink to the search bar.
  • Select the video quality and output format and download.

2. How do I download a video from an embed link?

You can use the Chrome Developer Tool or Firefox Page Info Tool to download a video from an embedded link.

  • Navigate to the "Inspect" option.
  • Proceed to the "Network" tab, and then select "Media."
  • Press F5 to refresh the page and play the video again. The download link will appear at the bottom left of the screen.
  • Copy and paste the link into a new tab, then click the "Download" button to save the video.

3. How do I download from a link?

To download a file from a link:

  • Copy the link to the file you want to download.
  • Open your preferred online downloader.
  • Paste the link into the provided space or field.
  • Click on the download button.
  • Wait for the downloader to process.

4. How do you download videos from websites that don't allow download?

To download videos from websites that don't allow direct downloads:

  • Video downloader tools analyze the video source code to extract the file, but note that some websites may have measures to prevent this.
  • If the downloader tool fails, consider using a screen recorder to capture the video as it plays on your screen, although this method may result in quality loss and include additional screen elements.
  • Alternatively, search for the video on alternative sources or platforms like YouTube, where downloading may be allowed.

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