How to Download and Convert Streaming Videos

By   /   Oct 24, 2009

Either you want to download something from Youtube or you want to convert that downloaded video into a format of your choice this easy guide is for you. You can use these tools to download and convert Youtube videos hassle free, and all that for free.
Download Youtube Videos Via These Websites
Through following websites you can download your favorite videos by just putting the link of the video,moreover they provide decent download speeds.

Grab-tube helps you download all the videos from famous websites like Youtube,Myspace and DailyMotion.You can download your videos in different formats like flv,mp4,mp3 and 3gp. All you have to do is grab your video link and place in the box given on the website and your video will be downloaded.They are also offering a software to convert your video in above mentioned formats.

Most of the videos can be downloaded in flv format on this website.You can download the Flv player to run your downloaded videos.You can also convert your videos into mp3 format by a software readily available at getvideomp3 site.

This is another useful website for downloading videos in multiple formats.You will have to register after you have downloaded one video from their website.Which is annoying but registration is free and after that you can download unlimited videos.

KeepVid is most consistent among the above mentioned websites and is fastest among all. Again just copy the link and paste in the given box and your video will be downloaded.


You can download your videos in 4 basic steps in the format you like. Best feature of this site is that files of size equal to 100mb can be downloaded without any fuss.

This website currently supports 268 different video portals and its ever improving.If you don’t like youtube etc and support some other video site then this might be useful for you to download the videos.

Note:There are some other websites too which I haven’t mentioned here on purpose because of lack of consistency and performance.

Great Video Converters

Through this site you can not only convert online videos but also convert any video from your hard drive.You can also download the converted videos without having to install anything. Everything is done and processed online.


This software is useful for converting videos into multiple formats.It is not free bu you can use it free for sometime and later you can buy it i.e if you like it ofcourse.

You Convert It is another useful site for converting videos in formats of your choice. You just add your video that needs to be converted and you will be emailed when your video is ready to download.That may be weird but usually email is sent within a day so not a big deal I think.

Plugins To Download Youtube Videos

Easy Youtube Video Downloader

This plugin is particularly associated with Firefox and allows you to download videos in a very simple manner.You can see the download tab just below the embedded code present on Youtube.

Video Download Helper
This plugin is not restricted to Youtube only but one can download videos from different site by this one.A small and easy tutorial is mentioned on the home page of this plugin which can be useful in understanding.

Oak ? Video Ook
Name might appear amusing but its functionality is useful which allows you to download videos via Firefox with great ease.Videos form many famous portals can be downloaded by this one.

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