Reviews of Alternatives to Real Downloader

Last updated on February 21, 2017 by Cindy Smith

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Real Downloader is a plugin that comes with real player. It is designed to facilitate the downloading of videos from various video streaming platforms like Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo, Instagram, Daily Motion and more. Real Downloader has made the video downloading much easier. This plugin gets integrated with the browser and when you browse on a video streaming site, an option for its download is given by this plugin. When this plugin detects that you are browsing a video; a download button is displayed at the top right corner of the window. For downloading a particular video, you just need to click on it. Though this plugin is useful, but there are some drawbacks which tend to make it less preferable by the users. Let us tell you about these drawbacks.

  • – Real Downloader is only compatible with Windows Internet Explorer. Neither it supports the Safari browser nor the MAC OS X. Also, this plugin is blocked on Firefox. So, there is very less compatibility of this plugin with the browsers.
  • – Biggest problem that people are facing with Real Downloader is that users are not able to update it anymore. It has been discontinued now.
  • – Although a download button is displayed when you browse over any of the video streaming platform, but many a times nothing happens when you click on that button. This inconvenience is causing a great problem for the users.

Thus, because Real Downloader does not support the major browsers, you require an alternative to download your favorite videos. Though there are number of such software which can help you to download videos from major video streaming platforms, but here we are going to discuss about the best Real Downloader alternative- Video Keeper.

Video Keeper - Best Alternative to Real Downloader

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Video Keeper enables you to download videos in clicks. With it, you can effortlessly download videos from a number of video sharing websites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, VEVO, etc. Meanwhile, it well supports many video formats like MP4, AVI, WMV, FLV. 3GP and many more. Here are 2 great features of this alternative to Real Downloader.

Feature 1. Flexible Ways to Download Videos

You can download videos in 3 different ways using Video Keeper. The first method is to copy and paste the URL of the desired video. The second one is to enable the video detector to let the program detect and download video automatically while you are playing the video. The third one is to go to the detect tab and view videos using its built-in browser and click the download button appearing beside the video window. You can choose any of the 3 ways according to your convenience.

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Feature 2. Convert Videos to Multiple Formats

Video Keeper also lets you convert video and audio files among different formats. In this way, you don’t need an extra converter to convert videos. You can just choose the format you want to convert and this downloader will convert it fast with high quality.

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More Alternatives to Real Downloader

There’re also more alternative solutions that you can utilize for grabbing videos on your computer.

Alternative 1. – Webpage Downloader is the best web application where you can download videos from various famous platforms, including Vimeo, DailyMotion, Facebook, YoutTube and many more. So, if you are looking for a Real Downloader alternative, can be a good alternative after Video Downloader Pro.

Downloading videos with is extremely simple. You just need to open this site in a new tab while browsing for the videos as you usually do. In the case, you like a video and want to save it for viewing in the future; you just need a two step process. Copy the video’s URL; then, paste it in the text box which is shown in the top center of Then click on the download button and you are done with downloading your favorite video. You will be happy to know that supports more that 30 video streaming websites including all the famous ones.

Alternative 2. Video DownloadHelper – Browser Plugin

If you are not interested in copying and pasting the URL, then you can go for this browser plugin which is named as Video DownloaderHelper. You will not get an easier way for downloading videos. What you need to do is simply installing the plugin on your web browser. However, you need to choose the Video DownloaderHelper version that is supported on your browser.

Once you are done with, you don’t need to do anything as this plugin will do it for you. Just keep on browsing the web and video streaming websites as regular. When there will be any video on the website you may be interested in, the plugin will display a list of videos and a download button on the top right corner of the window. You can click on the download button for downloading a particular video that you want. Thus, you only need to click on the download button and the video will be saved to your computer. What else you want?

You will be surprised to know that Video DownloaderHelper supports more than ten thousand websites for downloading videos. So, no matter from which site you want to download the video, this browser plugin is going to help you.


Though Real Downloader is a good for downloading videos from Windows Internet Explorer, but it does not support other browsers. Many of the users are also getting difficulties in downloading the videos from internet explorer using this plugin. Moreover, it has been discontinued now. So, in this case, you must to go for an alternative solution. Though there are many other solutions, but Video Downloader Pro is the best alternative to it. Its support for all the browsers and thousands of websites, make it the best program for downloading videos. However, if you are looking for a browser plugin or web application, then Video DownloadHelper and are the best options respectively.

Cindy Smith

Cindy has been a website editor for some years. She has reviewed numerous multimedia software like screen recorder, video downloading programs and more. She contributes to articles regarding PDF editing tips and video downloads. Last updated on February 21, 2017

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