Discover your ideal video downloader browser

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A lot of times we are quite content with just watching videos in a browser and don't feel the need to have them saved on the computer. But in cases when you need to watch videos without being connected to Internet, it is far better option to actually have them on your hard drive

So here's some research we've done on browser video downloaders. Read, try out and choose which one is the best for you:

1. VideoDuke for Mac

Listening to music or watching your favorite movies have become more and more accessible lately – however, nothing beats being able to download everything straight to your Mac. With just a few clicks, VideoDuke helps you download movies, music or videos. Whether you are using VideoDuke as an app or you add it as an extension to your browser, you can now download images or MP4&MP3 files from websites such as YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion. It is easy to use this browser video downloader:

  1. Install VideoDuke on your Mac after downloading it from the official website.
  2. Click “Integrate into Browser” and drag quick link into bookmarks bar.
  3. Go to the website where the video is located.
  4. Click the VideoDuke download button in the bookmarks bar and save your favorite video.

browser video downloader mac

2. Airy

Another cool option for downloading videos from browser is Airy. Airy is specifically created as a browser YouTube downloader. You can use it standalone or integrate with your web browser for faster downloading. Airy supports all popular browsers: Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.

Perform the following to let Airy automatically catch YouTube links in your browser:

  1. Download the app and click Integrate into Browser in the main menu.
  2. Drag the link onto your browser’s bookmarks bar.
  3. Whenever you are ready to download a video from YouTube, just click this link in the bookmarks bar.
  4. Choose the file type for the video to be saved in and click Download.

Airy browser integration

3. Elmedia Player

Elmedia PRO can download pretty much any video in any web browser from any website. It also integrates with Internet browsers for the top performance.

To integrate Elmedia Player PRO with a browser (Safari, Chrome, FireFox, Opera, etc.), do the following:

  1. Download Elmedia Player on your Mac.
  2. Launch it and upgrade to PRO version.
  3. Choose “Integrate into Browser” option in Main menu of the player.
  4. An .html file with instructions will open in your default browser.

Elmedia Pro

4. Video Keeper

Video Keeper is the perfect app for downloading your videos from websites visited by millions of people daily. Vimeo, YouTube or Dailymotion have just become accessible through Video Keeper, as you can download several videos at the same time. Moreover, the app supports formats such as MP3 or 3GP, so you can watch as many videos you like in different formats without feeling like you have limitations with your video downloader browser. Watch out – this app is definitely a Keeper, so download it now:

  1. Locate the original video on the website where it’s posted and copy the URL.
  2. Go back to Video Keeper and paste the URL in its interface.
  3. Download the video and then access it in the Downloads folder of your browser.

video downloader from browser

5. iTube Downloader

There is nothing more exciting than to be connected to your favorite videos – which is why iTube Downloader was created. With the perfect balance between video browser and downloader, iTube Downloader allows you to download videos from sites like YouTube, Dailymotion or Facebook to several types of formats and resolutions, including 360p, 1080p or 4K. Here is how to get andy video with it:

  1. Go to the website where the video is located.
  2. Grab the URL and paste it in the dedicated box of iTube Downloader.
  3. Choose the format and quality and start the download process.

browser youtube video downloader

6. Top 4 browser extensions

Browser extension is one of the most efficient way to download video, as you can have it added to your browser in a matter of seconds. Whether you are using Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari, browser extension makes sure you have your favorite videos saved on your computer at an exceptional quality and in the formats you like the most.

Video Downloader Pro

Video Downloader PRO can help you download the media content from various websites. It works with Opera, Chrome, and Firefox.

How to download with this extension:

  1. Install the extension from the Opera or Chrome or Firefox store.
  2. In your browser open the website you will download video or music from.
  3. Click Play and the extension starts working on the link.
  4. Open Video Downloader Pro, choose the file and click Download.
Video Downloader Pro

Video DownloadHelper

Video DownloadHelper is a great downloading tool for online videos and images. Whenever this extension detects the videos available for download the browser toolbar icon activates. You can click it to see what's available for saving.

Video DownloadHelper offers several types of streaming videos: HTTP, MP2T, F4F, which makes this extension pretty unique. But even if some website is using an unsupported streaming technology, Video DownloadHelper can save directly from the screen and save it into a video file.

Video DownloadHelper

Flash Video Downloader

Flash Video Downloader - is a Chrome plugin for downloading videos and audio files from almost any website. It supports a large variety of websites with videos like Facebook, Vimeo, Veoh, Blip, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Break and more.

Unfortunately this plugin cannot download YouTube videos because of the restrictions of the Chrome Store.

Chrome  video downloader

Easy Video Downloader for Opera

Easy Youtube Video Downloader For Opera is a very popular option for downloading of YouTube videos on Opera platform. It can download such file types as FLV, 3GP, MP3, MP4, 720p HD, 1080p Full-HD and 4K Ultra-HD qualities.

This plugin offers a highly demanded feature of downloading high-quality 192kbps MP3 in a single click without leaving the YouTube webpage.

Opera video downloader

Download Video Using Safari

Video downloading is not the first thing that comes to mind when you are using Safari browser. But it is a great option especially when you don't feel like installing more apps or plugins. All you need is Safari and some knowledge. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Open your Safari browser on Mac.
  2. Click the “Window” tab and then “Activity”.
  3. Open the website where you'll be saving videos from.
  4. Go back to “Activity” tab and find the largest file in the list. Select it.
  5. Double click the file to initiate the download.download video from Safari.

download video from Safari


Downloading with Safari browser is extremely easy and absolutely free – couple of scrolls and clicks and you are done. However this option is not available in Safari 8.0 or newer.

Depending on your needs and expectations you can try browser plugins or rely on software solutions, which may cost some money, but in the long run they prove to be more efficient and reliable.

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