How to Download Online Video with Top 5 Video Grabbers

With the rapid development of video-sharing websites and social software like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Metacafe, etc. you are more likely to access some interesting and useful videos than before. In daily life, you sometimes want to grab online videos from YouTube or Facebook but don't know how to do it. In this article, we will introduce you 5 great video grabbers to help you download online videos to computer. If you just find an important video you really want to download, you should keep reading to find the answer.

Top 5 Video Grabbers

Part 1. Free video grabber to download YouTube videos online

If you prefer to download YouTube or other videos online, you can choose the three online videos downloading programs as below.

1. Video Grabber

Video Grabber is the free online software to help you grab videos from popular online video websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Tubechop, etc. Just copy and paste video URL address, the video will be grabbed in MP4, WebM or 3GP format according to your choice.

Video Grabber

Download YouTube videos with Video Grabber

Here we take YouTube video as an example to show you how to download online video with Video Grabber.

1. Open the video you want to download on YouTube and copy its URL.

2. Navigate to Video Grabber website and paste the URL to the input box.

3. Click "Download" button to analyze the YouTube video. It will prompt that you should "Download Launcher" before downloading. You need to click the button to install the launcher to your computer.

Video Grabber

4. It will take a few seconds to analyze the video. After that, you can select the resolution and format of the video. Then tab "Download" button to start the online YouTube video downloading.


The downloading speed is acceptable, but the analyzed results only allow you to download WebM or 3GP video. It may need more time to analyze the MP4 YouTube videos.

2. Clip Converter

Clip Converter is an online media converting application, which allows you to download, record and convert nearly all online videos to commonly-used formats like MP4/3GP/AVI/MOV. It currently supports YouTube (4K/1080p/720p), Vimeo and many other websites. Moreover, it enables you to convert the downloaded YouTube videos to MP3, M4A and AAC.

Clip Converter

Download YouTube videos with Clip Converter

1. Open the YouTube video and copy its video address.

2. Enter the Clip Converter and paste the URL to the input box.

3. Click "Continue" to analyze the video on YouTube.

4. Choose the suitable definition and output video/audio format.

5. Tab "Start" and then click "Download" to grab YouTube video to computer.

Download YouTube Videos


The whole downloading process will take you longer than Video Grabber does, and the conversion will lose a little bit video quality.

3. CatchVideo

CatchVideo is another free online video downloading application. It doesn't pay too much attention to its interface, but it has the capability to grab video/audio files from YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Dailymotion,, Twitter, Metaface and many other video-sharing websites. CatchVideo provides 4K/1080p/720p/480p/360p video definition for you to choose from. And it supports WebM, MP4, FLV, 3GP, M4A format.

Download online videos with CatchVideo

1. Open the YouTube video and copy the URL address.

2. Launch the Clip Converter and paste the URL to the input box.

3. Select the video quality.


4. Click "Catch" to start the downloading.


1. You need to install "Catchvideo helper" extension for your browser to fetch YouTube video links.

2. It can help to you convert the downloaded YouTube video to popular video/audio format, but you may not be satisfied with the output file.

3. It will take long time to finish the downloading. If you want to get a "Quick Download", you need to install the software to do that.

Part 2. Professional video grabbers to download online videos

1. Video Converter Ultimate

Video Converter Ultimate is equipped with a powerful online videos downloading function. With a very short time, it can give you the exactly original output quality. Besides YouTube videos downloading, it also has the most advanced video converting technology to help you convert videos to other video/audio formats you need.

It highly supports any popular video and audio format, such as MP4, TS, MKV, AVI, FLV, WebM, MOV, MXF, MPEG, MP3, AAC, ALAC, WAV, FLAC, etc. What's more, this marvelous software can convert normal 2D movie to 3D video and improve the video quality.

Launch Software

Use Video Converter Ultimate to download YouTube videos

1. Download and install this video grabber to your computer.

2. Open the YouTube video and copy it video address.

3. Return to the video grabber and click "Download" button on the top list. The URL will automatically be pasted to the URL box.

4. Click "Analyze" to analyze the online video. After that, it will provides several resolutions for you to choose from.

Analyze YouTube Video

5. Mark your preferred resolution and format, and then tab "OK".

Only a few minutes later, the YouTube video will be downloaded to your computer. This all-featured video grabber also can help you to edit the downloaded online video and add 3D effects to it.


1. The YouTube videos downloading speed is super fast, and the whole process won't lose any video quality.

2. This video grabber enables you to burn DVD to your needed video/audio format for backup.

3. Its powerful "Video Enhance" feature allows you to improve output video quality by upscaling resolution, optimizing brightness/contrast, removing video noise and reducing video shacking.

4. Besides YouTube, you can use it to download online videos from Facebook, Twitter, TED, Vimeo and other popular video-sharing sites.

2. Screen Recorder

Screen Recorder is the easiest video grabber with the best video/audio recording function. It will capture any video or audio on your PC and save them in high quality. You can use this software to record online movies and songs, make video tutorials, capture games, record webcam videos, etc. Believe it or not, there is no video downloading program can download all YouTube/Facebook/Vimeo videos for you. If you cannot save a YouTube video to computer after many attempts, Screen Recorder will be your last and best choice.

Download Facebook videos with Screen Recorder

1. Download, install and launch it on your PC.

2. Open the video page on Facebook.

3. Back to the software and choose "Screen Recorder".

Choose Screen Recorder

4. Adjust the recording area according to the Facebook video window. Then choose to record audio from System Audio or Microphone.

Back to Facebook

5. When everything is ready, play the video and click "REC" to record it.

6. Click "Stop" button to finish the Facebook video recording.


1. In this way, you can record any activity on the screen. So you can handily download YouTube or Facebook videos without any limitation.

2. The recorded video will be saved in format of WMV or MP4 according to your setting.

3. It enables you to record 4K UHD and 1080p HD movies without any quality loss.

4. This easy-to-use application can work as a professional audio recorder to help you save the audio files played on your PC only.

In this post, we list 5 great video grabbers and show you how to download YouTube/Facebook videos with them. You can try using one video downloader/recorder to copy the online videos to your computer. Or you can use these software one by one, and keep the best one to download online videos for you.

You can learn the steps from the video below:

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December 24, 2020 11:30 / Updated by to Video Downloader