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3 Simple Ways | How to Download Video from a Link
Sofia Albert updated on Feb 14, 2023 to Video & Audio Downloading
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. Thanksfully, 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.
Method 1. Using Online Video Downloaders
The easiest option to download videos from a link 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 or 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" or "download videos from the internet" or "download videos from web page" or directly choose one from our recommendations below.
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.
Method 2. Using EaseUS Video Downloader
Another safer and quicker way to download video from the site 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 is 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.
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.
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.
Step 4. After the downloading process finishes, you can check the downloaded video in the option "Finished."
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 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 don't 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.
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.
Downloading videos from links can be easy with any of the above-introduced methods. Each method has its pros and con. After weighing that, you can choose the one that works best for you. If you have any questions about our topic, don't hesitate to share them with us.