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Best Video Grabber Alternative to Download HD Videos Online

Aug. 19, 2014 1:34 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Online Video Tips
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Video Grabber is a free online application that allows you to grab videos, TV shows, MTV and movie clips from many video-sharing sites. Unfortunately, it doesn't support downloading videos in RTMP from Hulu, CNN, Netflix, etc. or work for Mac users. What's more, it requires you to install Java Script which has been blocked by the latest Google Chrome by default.

Fortunately, there're many other video grabber alternatives for Windows that you can choose from. Among them, Windows Video Downloader is one of the best video grabbers, a well-reviewed program designed to grab both SD and HD (720p HD/1080pHD/4K) videos off YouTube, Hulu, VideoBash, Ted and 100+ famous online video sites including those stream videos over RTMP proprietary protocol. Note that we also have Mac Video Downloader provided for Mac users, which is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5.

How to grab videos on Windows with Video Grabber alternative

Windows Video Downloader is simple to use and follow the guides step by step as below you can easily grab the videos you want on Windows. And the detailed guides for how to use Mac Video Downloader are almost the same .First of all, you need to download and install the right version on your computer.

Step 1: Find videos with alternative to Video Grabber

You can either find your preferred videos by logging on to your favorite websites or search for the desired video with the built-in browser. The detailed instructions are as follows.

Step 2: Download online videos on Windows

Once you find the desired video, the next thing you need to do is to download it. Basically, there're two options to download videos online depending on which way you choose to find target video.

Option 1: If you find videos through browsers like Google Chrome, Firefox or IE in a traditional way, copy the URL of the target video from the address bar. Then run Windows Video Downloader and click "Pate URL" on the main interface.

copy and paste url

Option 2: If you search the target video with the inbuilt browser, just play the video you want to download and click the "Download" button which is normally appear in the upper right of the built-in video player.

via download button

How to convert video formats with Video Grabber Alternative

Furthermore, you can effortlessly convert downloaded videos to MOV, MP4, AVI, WMA and many other frequently-used video/audio formats so as to be compatible with iPhone, iPad, PSP, etc.

And this format conversion can be achieved within clicks: first enter "Downloaded" tab to find the downloaded video that you need to convert and click "Convert" beside it. Then select a required format from the drop-down menu and click "OK" to proceed.

convert formats

With all the details about this program mentioned above, there's every reason for you to consider the alternative to Video Grabber. So if you want to easily download online videos, try Windows Video Downloader!

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