There is a wealth of really good quality video content that you can find online. No, I’m not talking about videos that you can download on torrent sites but videos on dedicated video sites like Youtube and Vimeo, which are just two of many popular sites that provide streaming videos for users.
These high quality videos are fun to watch – not only are there entertainment content, but also educational videos as well. You may not know this that many documentarians actually upload their full works on these sites. These full-length documentaries run from 30 minutes and longer and are quite fun to watch. Unfortunately, because of the nature of video sites like Youtube and Vimeo, you can only watch it while it is streaming. The problem is that streaming can be unreliable at times because of many factors that affect how the data is streamed to your computer.
The best option is to download these videos so you can watch it without the annoying buffering that takes place when your internet connection is having trouble with the data stream. But downloading videos from Youtube, Vimeo or other video sites is not an option available to users. There is no way you can download videos as a user option. The way to do it is to use third party applications. There are many applications on the internet that claim to be able to download the streamed video and turn it into a file that you can watch anytime. There are standalone applications that you can download – some of them freeware, and others commercial software you need to pay for. There are also browser plug-ins that also perform the same function – allowing you to download streaming videos. But this is a more unreliable method because there are certain plugins that do not work as promised.
Another method you can use is to download third party software that has an online video downloader built in. TorchBrowser, a new browser that has entered the market has this downloader installed. The online youtube video downloader from TorchBrowser is quite easy to use and the cool thing is, it’s already part of the browser itself, so when you see a video you like while you’re browsing, you can easily download it.