How many times have you discovered a cool video on YouTube and realized that you didn’t have enough time to watch it, and wanted to bring it with you to watch on your tablet while riding the train? How about that awesome video podcast that you’d love to listen to while waiting at the doctor’s office?
Well, you don’t have to be in a place where there’s Internet, and you don’t have to be tied to a computer to enjoy video that you discover on the Internet. Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve covered a lot of different ways to download videos from YouTube, and more recently, Matt described how to get the videos onto your Mac for local viewing.
There’s something just a little different with 4k Video Downloader. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s a lot more streamlined than most other apps like this. Maybe it’s the ability to download only audio so that you can listen to music or podcasts using your MP3 player or iPod, rather than downloading entire videos.
Either way you look at it, 4K Video Downloader can make your whole experience with getting media off the Internet a lot simpler and more convenient.
Enjoy Video Whenever and Wherever You Want
Maybe one of your friends shared a really amazing Ted Talk on Facebook. You’re in the middle of doing something, but you want to make sure to watch the video later when you’re riding home on the bus. Maybe you’re on a business trip and before you get on the plane, you want to make sure you have your favorite YouTube talk show to listen to.
4K Video Downloader can save you in situations like this. It is a free software, but you have to be careful not to install the default Oople toolbar (unless you want it of course), by clicking Custom Installation and unselecting all of the checkboxes.
Once the download finishes and 4K Video Downloader launches, you might be a bit misled by how simple the application looks. It’s essentially a box that you can place on your screen, ready to accept videos from nearly any site on the Internet that you want to download locally to watch later.
All you have to do is highlight the URL in your browser, or copy the URL that your friend shared in Facebook. It’s really that simple. Don’t worry about the embed code or any special unique video id. It doesn’t matter what website it is, just highlight the URL and copy it.
Right click anywhere inside the 4K Video Downloader box and choose “Paste URL”.
The software automatically detects the video on the linked web page, and lets you save the video in a variety of formats. The format you choose really depends on what you want to use to watch it later. On your laptop, you can choose a higher resolution video that takes up more space, or if you’re planning to watch it later on your tablet, you may want to choose a lower resolution and quality to save some space, and speed up the download as well.
The download process will launch inside of the center pane. You can go off and do other things on your computer while the download is taking place, or find other videos to download. This download will take place in the background.
I have to say that when I discovered this app, I found a ton of different ways to use it. I’ve saved inspirational videos on my tablet to pull out and watch during those times when the day gets really hard, I’m tired, and I just feel like giving up.
It’s really cool to have the videos handy at a moment’s notice, without any Internet connection required. In fact, I liked this particular video so much that I used the 4K Video Downloaders audio-extraction feature to save the audio of this video into an MP3 file on my phone.
There are times when I just pop on earphones, close my eyes and listen to this entire stream. It just makes me feel empowered, invincible, and capable of anything. It’s nice to have a quick fix with videos like these – and video sites across the Internet are full of inspirational videos like these for you to download and enjoy. Whether it’s the video itself or the audio that you want to save for later, 4K Video Downloader has you covered.
It lets you define the path where all of your downloaded content will get saved. You can copy from this location to your other devices, like your tablet or your mobile phone.
The software also includes a “Smart Mode”, if you tend to always select the same resolution and file format. You just set the format and quality in the Smart Mode box, and that will be the default whenever you paste a link into the application.
This saves a ton of time, because there’s no clicking around involved. You paste a link and it instantly goes to your download location in the format that you want. This lets you fly through video sites, saving your favorite content to watch or listen to later.
Do you have your own approach to save video or audio content to watch later on your mobile devices? What software do you use? Try out 4K Video Downloader and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
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