Another popular tool is the fast and easy to install, Firefox extension Ant Video Downloader, that’s popular among users who want to view videos in different formats in their browser from sites such as Vimeo, YouTube as well as many others. Users can choose very low quality to high-resolution videos, depending on the quality of the video being played. This app, while downloading videos, monitors all played videos, saving them to a list in order to select and download at a later date.
Working seamlessly with Windows, the VDownloader is a free and simple to navigate downloader for video application. It has the capability to save video clips to FLV, AVI, DVD, SVCD, VCD, 3GP, MPG, MP4, MKV and MP3 (which is only audio), but with the added plus of being able to export videos to Nokia, iPhone, iPod, PSP, and many other mobile devices.
To use this video downloader software, all you need to do is copy and paste the URL or URL list, to download and make your conversion of a number of videos at one time. To save on bandwidth and/or CPU power, it’s also possible to schedule video downloads to a specific time.
Orbit Downloader is another alternative to Ant Video Downloader to grab FLV videos from web. It's available to download from the official site. Once installed and activated, navigate "Tools" menu on the top and select on "Grab + +".
You will see "Grab++" opened in a new window. From here, you could leave the window there and navigate to the video you want on browser. The "Grab + +" will automatically recognize the video and eliminate all extra information along with the webpage.
Resume to the window and you will see video information being fetched. Then you just need to click the "Download" button and indicate a directory for saving that video. You could rename the video file before you confirm it. If you prefer, there are advanced options which can be accessed by clicking "More". However, the default settings should be adequate for video capture in most situations.
When the download process is done, you may activate Orbit Downloader again (Grab++ is run separately) and forward to "Completed" directory on left-pane. You should find the file you just downloaded listed here. Now you could enjoy the downloaded videos properly. According to our evaluation of "Grab + +" in Orbit Downloader, it works well without obvious errors so far.
Considered the fastest YouTube downloader add-on available online, DownloadHelper for FireFox/Chrome is also free to use. Quality sound of the highest level in M4A, MP3, MP4, AAC, FLV and HD formats, plus single click, non-invasive, with a direct download button working inside the YouTube page! This app works only on Firefox and only with videos on YouTube. This makes it a favorite for all YouTube fans.
Keepvid is a free online video download application, that supports all major browsers, but without showing third-party advertising. This app gives the user the ability to not only download videos but also convert them into several different formats.
All you need to do to start using the tool is visit the video page, then copy and paste the video URL into the correct box, then click on the download button. The application will then detect the video and open its media format list as well as show instructions for saving the video to your platform. Once you’ve chosen the format to convert to, right-click on the small download icon and select ‘save link as’ to start downloading the video.
Another online solution to download and convert videos is Zamzar. This app has the ability to change the formats of any videos on your hard drive in addition to grabbing videos online too. Zamzar is a good alternative to Keepvid as its free and gives the user an easy download and converting experience plus it also provides a paid subscription version with many more features.