IMPORTANT: People embed video to their site. Because they don’t want anyone to copy their video content. So, before trying out any method to Download Embedded Video. Consider, what are you doing, and why. If you want to use that embedded video. Then, first take permission of the site owner.
No doubt in it that, people like to Watch Video Content instead of reading written content. That’s why every small to big websites produces video content. And, almost every site prefer the YouTube platform to upload their videos. Because from YouTube they can make money through Video Ads. But, still, there are some sites, which embed videos to their web-page. So that they can give some extra information about that video. Unfortunately, some sites keep those embedded videos lock. Means, not allows you to Watch, those videos on any other platform like YouTube, Vimeo. Because these sites upload videos on their web server. Which makes impossible for a normal user to download that video. But, still, there are some ways to download an embedded video. Which you’re gonna find out in this article.
What is Video Embedding?.
Video embedding means, putting a video into the website coding. In other words, the video player is integrated with the web page. Video embedding is not just limited to, uploading a video on a server. Actually, it’s a complicated process. And, you need a specific video format and video player for it. Though, the most common format uses by sites is MP4 (H.264, AAC.
If a site owner is using YouTube and Vimeo to embed a video. Then, you just need to play the video once. And, then click on the respective site’s logo. Now, you will able to watch video on that particular site. And, to download video from YouTube or Vimeo. You can use Internet Download Manager (IDM) Extension in Chrome web browser. But, if the site owner is using WordPress web video player to embed a video. Then, here are some working methods, which you can try.
Download Embedded Video.
Flash Video Downloader. (Chrome Extension.)
This is the easiest method to download embedded video. You just need to add a Chrome extension. And, Extension will provide you option to download all videos available on that page. Flash Video Downloader allows downloading videos of nine global format. This extension automatically detects if a video file size is higher than 100 kb.
1. Download “Flash Video Downloader” extension from Chrome Web Store.
2. Now, Open the website that contains embedded video. And, then click on download icon of that extension.
Now, the extension will show you all available video to download. You just need to click on download icon next to the video. There is one more extension “VIDEO DOWNLOADHELPER”, you can try that also.
Download Embedded Video in Mozilla Firefox.
This is the easiest way to download an embedded video from any site. If you’re and Mozilla Firefox user. Mozilla comes with an inbuilt tool to download embedded files of a webpage.
. Open that site in Mozilla Firefox Browser. Right Click on that website, and then click on “view page info” option.
. A new tab will get open. Click on “Media”.
This option will show you all embedded images and videos on that particular page. Also, you will able to see the media type.
. When you find out the video from media section. Just click on it to select.
And then click on “save as” option.
A new window will appear to ask you location to save the video. Select the desktop and then click on OK.
Use Web development tools by Chrome.
If you’re using Chrome Web Browser. Then, you don’t need to use any third-party tool. To download embedded video from any webpage. Chrome comes with Web development tools, that allows web developers to test and debug their site’s code.
. First, open the site in Chrome browser, that contains embedded Video.
. Now, Press F12 key to access web development tools. (If you’re using the laptop, then press F12 key with Fn key. Else your WiFi will get turned off with that key. )
. Click on “network” tab. And, now press Ctrl + R simultaneously.
Now, select media option to filter embedded video.
. After filtering media content from the web page. Hover your mouse pointer on all shown media content. And, if you see .mp4 extension file in any available media. It means that is your embedded video.
. Right click on it, after that, click on copy > copy link address.
. Now, just paste that copied URL into new Chrome tab and video will start to get downloading.
Download using cURL.
cURL is a computer software project, that provides library and command line tool. That helps to transfer data using various protocol. If the embedded video isn’t uploaded on WordPress web player. Then, by copying URL you will not able to download the video file. You need to use the help of cURL.
. First, Download curl Wizard for your Windows Version. (Check you’re using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows. To check right click on my computer > click on properties. x86 means 32-bit, and x64 means 64 bit.)
To download cURL open the following Link in a browser.
First, select Windows Version. And, after that select Generic, and then, download SSL enabled SSH enabled version of cURL.
. After downloading cURL. Extract it using 7Zip or any other File Extractor tool.
Open the extracted folder, Go to bin folder and run “curl” application from it. (No Windows will appear. curl will get installed automatically.)
. Now, go back to the embedded video site page. And, this time from web developer tools. Instead of “copy link address” option, choose “copy as cURL(cmd)” option.
. Run Command Prompt (Admin). (Click on the start button. Search for CMD. Right-Click on Command Prompt and then choose “run as administrator”.)
Type cd C:\Users\UserName\Desktop\ (Replace User Name with your PC Name or your name.) Because of this command line, the file will now get saved on the desktop.
. Now, in CMD paste the copied cURL command. And, don’t press enter.
After cURL command, add this line. -o test.mp4 (You can replace test with any file name you want. And, there is a space before -o.)
That’s it. Now, downloading will get started. And, when download gets complete you will able to see the file on the desktop. That’s it. So, this was the way to Download Embedded Video from any site.
Note: If you get an error related to Compressed. Then, remove “ –compressed” from copied cURL. Just like I did, check screenshot for
Use Screen Recorder Software.
If nothing works. Then, the best thing you can do is download a screen recording software for Windows. And, then select audio and video recording option in it. After that, play embedded video in the browser. And, start recording. Personally, I suggest you use Snagit. Though, it’s paid but definitely worth it.
That’s it. So, these were the best methods, to download video from any website. You can try web tools of Chrome. Or, can use Mozilla inbuilt feature to save Embedded Video. Or, if you don’t want to go through these two processes. Then, you can install extensions.