Quite often, users of the worldwide network are faced with the need to download a video file from a particular site. For example, a video from YouTube. As a rule, such a need arises when You want to enjoy a video while you are traveling on a smartphone or tablet, You want to save it to your hard drive to be able to view the file without connecting to the Internet, Or you simply want to watch the video in your favorite DVD player and on a TV with a big screen.
Today we’ll talk about the 3d scope – watching an online video on a DVD. To start with, let’s get clear how you can save a video for offline use. Unless you do, you can’t burn this video onto a DVD. There are many ways to follow. Let’s check the most popular ones.
On some websites and video hosting platforms, there is a link to the download button next to the video. You just need to click on it and wait for a while. It all depends on the file size and speed of your Internet connection.
It is clear that this method of downloading is the simplest and most understandable, but not all sites provide such an opportunity.
When the video is on your PC, you need to create a video DVD out of it. I will tell you how to do it a bit later.
Now let’s get back to saving online movies.
One of the most popular and easy-to-use services is savefrom.net. It supports several popular video websites including YouTube, VK, Facebook, Vimeo.com and others. To download the desired file, you need to enter its URL in the field on the main page of the savefrom.net service, and then press the orange button on the right.
For YouTube, there is even a more natural way. While watching a video or a movie on YouTube, click on its URL. Add two letters “s” before the word “youtube.” After adding the two letters “s,” you should get this: http://www.ssyoutube.com/watch?videoexample. Now click on the “Download” button.
You will be offered to install the save from service on your computer. It’s not necessary if you don’t need it. The video will be saved on your PC in any case. The service will just let you save videos that you later want to burn to DVD in one click.
You can find a huge number of various plug-ins and extensions that solve specific tasks for each popular Internet browser. For example, there are plugins for blocking advertising, protecting your PC from viruses, converting currencies, etc.
Also, there are plugins for downloading video files from web pages. All plug-ins are installed from the official site or store of a particular browser.
For the Chrome browser, such a plugin is called Chrome YouTube Downloader. It is created only for downloading videos from YouTube. After you install this plugin, you will see a download button next to each video.
For Mozilla Firefox browser, there are three extensions:
- Video DownloadHelper extension will allow you to save a video from a web page using Mozilla Firefox browser.
- The 2nd extension is Ant Video Downloader. After installing it, a separate folder will appear on the hard disk. It’s required to store the downloaded videos.
Direct download can be started at the moment when you load the page and finished – only after the whole file is in the cache (the temporary memory of the browser).
- The third extension for Mozilla is Flash Video Downloader.
After installing the Flash Video Downloader extension for Mozilla, you can download a video using the blue arrow. This button will be active if the video can be downloaded. Otherwise, the button will be gray. This plugin can download videos in a number of modern formats. By default, the files will be saved to the Downloads folder or the one that you have previously specified as a default destination in your browser. When you have time, collect all the videos from this folder and burn them to DVD.
At the moment there are quite a few programs that allow you to download the video directly from the URL you’ve entered. The most commonly used software is Download Master, which is especially relevant for a slow Internet connection.
Also, there is an interesting and easy-to-use Real Player tool. Its basic version is free. You can use a free version for a simple video downloading. However, if you need additional features, you will have to buy the full version.
Whatever way you choose – software, service or a plugin, don’t forget that modern, high-quality videos might be huge. So keeping them all on a PC may drastically reduce your disk space. That’s why you’d better burn them to DVD as soon as possible. Thus you will keep your hard drive space free and will be able to watch online videos on a big TV screen connected to your DVD player.
To burn online clips to DVD, you will need free Freemake Video Converter. Its main advantages are the support of a vast variety of formats and an intuitive interface.
Convert video to DVD with Freemake is very simple.
Download and install the software from the official website. Run the tool and press the “+Video” button to add the video files you would like to save on the DVD. Please note that you can’t convert the entire collection of movies from the hard drive to one disk. The more files you add – the lower quality you will get. It’s recommended to add 2-3 films at one time.
Now, select the option “to DVD” in the program. Specify the DVD drive (in which a blank DVD is inserted) and press the “Burn” button to convert movies to DVD. By the way, if you do not want to write a disk immediately – then the program allows you to prepare an ISO image for later burning it to DVD.
Please note: Freemake Video Converter automatically adjusts the quality of your videos in such a way that they fit on the disk!
The process of converting and burning can be quite long. It depends on the power of your PC, the quality of the source video, the number of converted files, etc.
For example, to create a DVD with one film of medium duration (about 1.5 hours), it took about 23 minutes.
Another great thing about this tool is that you can save Internet videos to DVD right in the software. You only need to copy a video URL and click the “Paste URL” button in the software. Then follow the steps below to save the online movie onto a DVD without pre-downloading.
The resulting disk can be played back as a standard DVD on any DVD player!