Many of us would like to download videos from video-sharing sites like YouTube, Google Video, Myspace, Vimeo etc. and enjoy them anywhere any time. But the videos downloaded from these sites are known as streaming videos. Thus you have to adopt some applications to download streaming videos. Following are top 12 sites to download videos for free and we will share the easiest way to download videos from YouTube and other sites for free.
Part 1: Top 12 Sites to Download Videos for Free
Zamzar is one of the sites for downloading videos and convert files online totally free. It can convert videos without Internet connection to MOV, 3GP, AVI, MP4, MPEG, etc. It also can achieve conversion between audios, document formats and images. To convert the file, just simply paste the URL into Step1 then start conversion.
Vixy.net offers convenience for downloading and converting web videos. You can download any web video and convert video to MOV, MP4, 3GP, AVI or MP3 (supports extracting audio from the video). With the help of Vixy.net, you are free to enjoy any web video with any format.(with similar function as Zamzar)
KeepVid is a site to download videos and comes with a Top Videos option, which allows you to download many kinds of popular web videos quickly and easily.
Similar to vixy.net and ZamZar, the difference of Media Converter is that you need an account for downlowding video. What's more, only YouTube videos are available to download and convert. If you have downloaded its video download application, you can get 5 supported sites.
Hey! Watch is a Web service for online video encoding. It can quickly encode videos into many kinds of formats, as well as HD. It comes with nice graphical interface and offers multiple features and options. You are able to directly upload any video you like from the web to online storage or an FTP server.
YouTubeX enables you to download videos from YouTube. Though it can only support YouTube, it still comes with many other features: search popular videos and play videos on the site.
VideoRonk works on searching many kinds of video-sharing sites like Google Video, YouTube, MetaCafe and DailyMotion and helps you to find many popular videos from the sites. You can enjoy the videos on VideoRonk directly. Or if you like, you can download the videos to your computer.
VidDownloader supports around 10 popular sites. You can get video files in format of DivX AVI. You can handle the site easily. By selecting "Just Audio" option on the download page, you can extract the audio from the video.
This site supports about 98 video sites like iFilm, MySpace, CollegeHumor, etc. When downloading from YouTube, do rename the downloaded videos with the .flv extension.
This is a foreign site for downloading videos. It supports almost all major sites and can be easily used. It provides Free FLV player on the site and you can download it for playing videos from YouTube.
DownThisVideo comes with a nice tag cloud on top. You can directly click it to find your lovely videos. In my experience, this site is mostly used in Japanese since most of the popular videos are Anime. While you can still use it to get any video from YouTube.
Part 2: The Easiest and Fastest Way to Download Videos
If you want a fast and easy way to download videos from any sites, we highly recommend you to download iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (or iSkysoft iTube Studio for Windows.) This is a video downloader that allows you one click download videos from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Myspace and 1000+ other sites. It supports batch download and enables the conversion function that lets you to convert the video to any video and audio format. Just take a trial.
- Download videos from 1000+ sites in high quality.
- One click download YouTube playlist, channel and category.
- Optimized preset for iPhone, iPod, Android devices and players.
- Play downloaded videos with built-in media player.
- Directly transfer recorded music to iTunes library.