Long back I made a post on “How to download video, not just from Youtube?” Only recently I came to know that Real Player does it all! With the new Real Player 11, you can download internet videos with one click. You can also put different videos that you have downloaded into different playlists. And with the premium Real Player Plus package you can also burn all these downloaded files in to CD or DVD. So far as of I know, Real Player is the easiest way to save and download videos from the internet.
How to use real player to download online videos?
First, you should have the real player 11 installed and make sure you have Download This Video option enabled. Now, when you watch any online videos and if you move the mouse over the video, you will see a button over the video Download This Video. Click the button and it saves the video in your download library. You can view all downloads from Downloads & Recordings under My Library. Also you can view the source URL of all the downloaded videos.
This should work in the following websites in IE, Firefox and others…
Youtube, MetaCafe, MSN Videos, Revver, iFilm, PutFile, DailyMotion, Esnips, BrightCove, CinemaTube.Net and most other online videos.
If you are downloading videos online in .flv format, you may want to convert it to .wmv, .avi or any other formats. Read more about this in “How to convert .FLV (Flash) to .WMV, .AVI or any other format?”