How to download videos from Youtube or Vimeo

header_downloadEver needed a video only to find you deleted the version on your hard drive and the only version of the video that you can find has been uploaded to your staff’s Youtube or Vimeo account — and you don’t have the account information to go in and download the video? No worries, there are some quite a few options out there that can help you grab the video you need. This was actually the subject recently on the RTNDF Listserv and here are a few options that work well and were recommended:

The following are two URLs that allow you to insert the link of your Youtube or Vimeo video and easily download it:

If you would rather use an app for this, check out Clipgrab that has a mac and pc version:

If you would like to sign up to be part of the high school broadcast journalism listserv you can do so here.

Do yo have another tool you like to use for this? Feel free to share below in the comments.

Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 20th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He created The Next 26 and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on Twitter and Instragram @manfull and on Snapchat as aaronmanfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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One thought on “How to download videos from Youtube or Vimeo

  • March 2, 2017 at 2:43 am
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    Thank you for these instructions, really helpful!! Keepvid.com maybe the easiest way to download YouTube videos, But to download YouTube videos with this site, it will ask you to “download Java” to your computer. In comparison of these youtube downloading sites or free apps, I would choose Acethinker video downloader, it’s a web-based application, you don’t have to download or install anything.

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