10+ tools to download videos and music from any site

Here are the tools you will have to download a video or audio to your device to track them later without internet access.

10+ tools to download videos and music from any site - StreamingLister

Since we use high bandwidth connections (3G, 4G and 5G) it's no longer a problem to track any streaming media content streaming over the internet but you hear that the condition is that we must have a high bandwidth. What about if we take a trip or live in an environment where fiber optics and consort are not used? In this optics of choice we have made a guide to follow that will help you choose between "streaming" or "download  " taking into account some factors that we have developed.

If you are in this situation where Internet access is a problem for you, the solution is to download multimedia files (videos, games, images, audio, etc.) online to watch them offline with the advantage that you: can watch the same video as many times as you want without wasting your data or cluttering the bandwidth.

In this article we talk about the best tools to use to capture and download streaming videos from online websites so that you are able to watch them offline. We will divide this list into two main groups: apps and plugins.

1. Applications to download streaming videos

For apps that can help you upload streaming videos to any site you can either use download managers or specialized apps.

Application # 1: Internet Download Manager (IDM)

Given its reputation, IDM is no longer an application to present but allows you to even increase to 5 times the normal download speed with the ability to pause or schedule a download.

Compatibility  : Windows

Application # 2: XDM (eXtreme Download Manager)

Xtreme Download Manager is a very powerful tool that increases your download speed by up to 500%, captures streaming videos from Youtube, DailyMotion, Facebook, Vimeo, Google Video and more than 1000 other sites; resumes interrupted or corrupted downloads, schedules and even converts downloaded files.

Compatibility  : Windows , Linux , MacOS , Jar . See the download page for more information.

Application # 3: 4K Video Downloader

4K Video Downloader allows you to download videos, playlists, channels and subtitles from Youtube, Facebook, Vimeo and other sites that offer HD videos.

Compatibility  : Windows , MacOs and Ubuntu or you can check their download page for more info.

Application # 4: JDownloader

JDownloader is open source, independent platform and totally written in Java. It offers streaming download, Captcha recognition, automatic file decompression and more. Of course, JDownloader is completely free. In addition, many "encoding links" are supported, just paste the link "coded" and JD will do the rest. JD can import CCFs, RSDFs and new DLC files.

Compatibility  : Windows , MacOs , Linux , JD-Source , Others . See the download page for more info.

When you run the installer, you will come across a page proposing the installation of "Bing Search" or something else. On this page, the buttons will change to deny and accept. Be sure to click Decline! This will prevent the installation of bundleware on your system.

Application # 5: YouTube Video Downloader

Formerly known as Freemake Video Downloader , Youtube Video Downloader is one of the most popular video download tools. It's totally free, easy to use and relatively flexible in terms of quality and format options. The only big drawback is that it is only available on Windows.

Compatibility  : Windows

Application # 6: Free Downloader Manager

Free Download Manager is an all-in-one tool: it is a download accelerator, a BitTorrent client, an audio and video viewer and a traffic management tool. Since it is open source, it is completely free and receives regular updates from its developer community.

It includes powerful scheduling features and a convenient remote control that lets you keep your downloads running and check their progress from any device connected to the Internet.

Compatibility : Windows , MacOS . All details on the official download page .

Application # 7: Youtube-dl

Youtube-dl is a tool for advanced users familiar with the use of the command line. If you do not control the command line, consider using one of the other applications we've provided.

Of all the applications we've seen so far, Youtube-dl offers the greatest flexibility of any video download tool. 

You can also try  Youtube-dl-gui  , an unofficial front-end user interface available for Windows and Linux.

Compatibility  : Requires a Python interpreter (2.6, 2.7, or 3.2+)

2. Extensions (plugins) to download videos to a streaming website

Unlike an application installed on your computer to perform download tasks, a plugin integrates into a web browser and when you play audio or video streaming, it generates a download button. Unlike an app, an extension weighs less.

Extension # 1: Flash Video Downloader

Compatibility  : Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome , to check for browsers not mentioned.

Extension # 2: iMacros

Compatibility  : Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome , to check for browsers not mentioned.

Extension # 3: Video DownloadHelper

Compatibility  : Mozilla Firefox , Google Chrome , to check for browsers not mentioned.

Extension # 4: Video Downloader Professional 

Compatibility  : Google Chrome , Mozilla Firefox , to check for browsers not mentioned.

Extension # 5: vGet (Video Downloader, DLNA)

Compatibility  : Google Chrome .

There are several extensions to download videos and it depends on your browser, no matter which browser you use, there is at least one extension developed for you.

3. Bonus tip: Record streaming video on your computer

Unfortunately you will encounter videos that you will be almost unable to download from a streaming site regardless of whether you are using any of the software programs we have mentioned above.

In this case, you may only have one solution: save your screen to capture the video you watch directly on your device. In this case, you will need to use one of the screen recording applications to get started. In case you are able to get the URL of the video directly online, you can use VLC to play the video on your computer easily.

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