Save Online Videos And Audio To Check Out Later With 4k Video Downloader

videodownload   Save Online Videos And Audio To Check Out Later With 4k Video DownloaderHow 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. Simon described how to get the videos using YouTube Downloader. 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.

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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.

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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.
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Right click anywhere inside the 4K Video Downloader box and choose “Paste URL”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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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1hegame

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I will recommend not to install it. It is too slow on extracting audio from video. Instead use http://www.vidtomp3.com/ to do this job. The only best way I know in this internet. And 4K is stuck in my computer and now not uninstalling. I have tried so many times and finally quit it. So, if somebody have unins000.dat please send me. I was too lured by its features but it didn’t worked for me. It also don’t show speed of your download.

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Mark

can anyone verify this? Sounds like one of those software that installs all craps of toolbar in your browser…and will take one full day to actually finding solutions to remove it…

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Ryan Dube

This is a highly rated download from SourceForge – 93% positive ratings. I actually never review anything with under a 90% positive rating on SourceForge – and so long as you opt not to install the taskbar during the install procedure, the program installs without any additional junk, and works wonderfully. http://sourceforge.net/projects/four-k-download/?source=directory

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1hegame

Add: I have installed it in December 2012 (as you can see in the image) and from that date I’m unable to uninstall it. If anybody have this software installed and if he/she has that unins000.dat file please send me with the location info.

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Riya

I once had the same problem when I downloaded a ‘fake’ advance system care free version and installed itself other crapwares. It didn’t do anything other than asking it to buy it! and I too couldn’t uninstall it… until I format everything.

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Kristine

This is my preferable tool to download video from video hostings, it download video very fastly, but agree sometimes it can depend on the internet connection speed and server of video hosting, normally it’s very fast!

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a computer tech

Take care in any “free” apps you use nowadays. I used to use Freecorder for downloading video from webpages but now they make you install spyware/crapware to be able to use that prorgam, so I deleted it and won’t use it again…

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Ryan Dube

I agree – as far as apps that force you to download extra “crapware”. I do typically install some free apps that have such apps as part of the install process but give the user the ability to opt out of that install (as is the case here). And again, it’s important to go with only highly rated apps (thanks to the SourceForge rating system).

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David O’Brien

Personally I use Freemake and think it is the best program of its kind. I have absolutely no problem dl’ing massive Let’s Plays from youtube and quickly encoding them and storing them on my hd to watch wherever especially somewhere without internet. The interface is very similar. i recommend it:

http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/

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MoHammad SHaan

It’s a nice tool.