KeepVid: saving videos from Youtube or Vimeo, from anywhere

If you use Fire­fox (and if not, what are you wait­ing for?) you are famil­iar with use­ful exten­sions such as Video Down­loader, which allow you to save local copies of the videos you watch on web­sites such as Youtube or Vimeo. You can then watch these videos when­ever you please.

But this doesn't account for those rare but pos­si­ble times when you are not on your machine, or don't have access to a browser set up to your tastes. No exten­sions available.

That's where "Keep­Vid" comes in. Just enter your URL and it auto­mat­i­cally extracts any video(s) found on that web­site and allows you to down­load in both FLV and MP4 for­mats. The MP4 would play on your Nokia, iPhone, or Black­berry too. The FLV file is a flash viewer file, and eas­ily played using com­mon video play­ers – if you don't have VLC, get it pronto.

Here's a straight­for­ward screenshot:

KeepVid screenshot saving a Youtube video

  • http://www.swip.de Webagen­tur

    I've tested a lot of tools but is great. Easy to use.

  • http://www.converttoaudio.com Clint Lenard

    I know this is a bit old, but I'd also sug­gest http://www.converttoaudio.com as a free, easy way to down­load youtube, dai­ly­mo­tion, vimeo, face­book and other major platform's videos, but you can even down­load the audio and edit the files on the server too.