Downloading videos from any website is usually something that requires third-party software. The bad news is that most of these applications are paid or have some kind of limitation. The solution to these cases is to resort to external extensions. Today, there are dozens of Google Chrome extensions for downloading videos from any website. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vimeo, etc. This time we have compiled some of these extensions to install on the Google browser.
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Video Downloader Professional
Probably the best known Google Chrome extension for downloading videos from the Internet. At the time of writing, Video Downloader Professional has over 3 million downloads and over 200,000 positive reviews.
This extension allows users to download content from pages such as Vimeo, Dailymotion or Facebook. Its operation is really simple: the page will detect the original video file and then show some download options, as well as the final size of the file in question and the video format. It supports the download of high-resolution videos. However, its algorithm is not always able to detect the files, possibly because of the data protection policies of the various web pages.
Known for its version of Mozilla Firefox, Video DownloadHelper is compatible with most websites today. Facebook, Streamcloud, VK, Instagram, Twitter… The extension also adds a series of additional functions, such as the option to create playlists or select the final quality of the video, which can be downloaded in MP4 format.
It also allows users to download several files at once and create a blacklist so that advertising for the videos is automatically removed. Of course, it is free.
Wise Video Saver
A Google Chrome extension designed to download videos on several of the most popular social networks of 2020. Facebook, VK, Instagram… Unlike the other extensions, Wise Video Saver allows users to select the video format and even convert the videos into sound files. MP3, M4A, MP4, M4V, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc.
Beyond the functions just mentioned, the most remarkable thing about this extension is that it supports the download of large files. Also with the download of high-resolution videos.
This extension is part of the vGet extension conglomerate developed by Manuel Braun. Together with vGet Cast, it is capable of downloading videos from any web page and transferring them to a TV set using DLNA technology.
Unfortunately, it is not compatible with YouTube due to the recent update of the platform’s policies. As for the rest of the pages, the extension is usually not a problem. It is compatible with any website that has an integrated HTML5-based player. Otherwise, it allows users to select the final quality of the video, as well as the type of format. MP4, WebM, OGV…
VLC Video Downloader
Although the name suggests otherwise, this extension has nothing to do with the VLC media player. Its only function is to download videos from any website that hosts videos on its server.
Like vGet Extension, it cannot download videos from YouTube due to the recent policy update. Perhaps its biggest advantage is that it allows you to select the format of the video. FLV, MP4, AVI, ASF, MPEG… And yes, it supports the download of high-resolution videos, at least for the time being.
Video Downloader Plus
Another extension that comes with the promise of downloading videos from most websites in different formats. MP4, MOV, AVI, ASF, MPG… With more than 7 million downloads under its belt, the number of favorable reviews exceeds 17,000 at this very moment.
As usual, it is not compatible with YouTube for the reasons mentioned above. Outside this platform, the developer claims to be able to download videos from 99% of video hosts on the Internet.
As if this wasn’t enough, the extension can detect ads and remove them from the final video files. It also allows users to know the size of the file before downloading it to their computer.
Video Downloader for Chrome
This is the latest extension from Downloader, the company in charge of its development. Again the extension is oriented to download files from any page containing videos on its server. Also, it is compatible with other extensions to block advertising, such as Adblock, Adblock Plus, uBlock or Adblocker. For some time now, however, some users have reported that the extension does not detect websites well, making it impossible to download files from third-party pages.
What if I want to Download YouTube Videos
Google has banned all extensions in its store that allowed downloading videos from YouTube. For this purpose, we are forced to resort to external pages or specialized applications. We have compiled some of these pages to download any video from the platform, although most have limitations on downloading or file quality.
- Download YouTube
Again, we urge you to download only free content or self-created videos. Under no circumstances do we recommend downloading copyrighted content.
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