How can you download website videos? Mac users probably have a dozen or so video download apps that do the trick, some expensive, many cheap, a few are free. A friend turned me on to the one I like the best.
Download With Downie
There are really two issues with downloading videos from the web. The first is finding websites which have videos available for download.
The second is an app that makes the download process tolerable. That’s what Charlie Monroe’s app Downie does.
There’s not a lot of options and configurations with Downie, and that’s a good thing.
If all you want is to find a webpage with a video to download and then download it and save it to your Mac, I don’t know of one that works better than Downie on so many different sites.
Using Downie could not be easier. Got a website in Safari that has a video you want? Drag and drop the URL onto Downie.
It’s that easy.
Downie checks the code in the website from the URL, finds the download link, then begins downloading the video, and saves it on your Mac.
How many different sites can Downie download videos?
All the popular sites you know and love– YouTube, Vimeo, Apple’s movie trailers, Vine, PBS, MTV, ESPN, MLB, the major news networks, and many, many, many others.
Downie isn’t free but it just works like a good Mac app citizen should. You won’t find Downie on the Mac App Store because Apple doesn’t like apps that download from Google’s popular video site.
All I can say is that Downie is sweet and perfect for anyone with a collection of videos from the web.