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  • Capture a full or a certain area on a PC screen
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How to Save a Video from a Website on PC/Mac/iPhone/iPad

Vanessa Chiang posted on Oct 10, 2020 to Screen Recording Tips | How-to Articles

When you are browsing various webpages with fantastic movies and music videos, perhaps you want to save those video files so that you can go over them whenever you want.

However, things are entirely different on an unfamiliar website. Some possible occasions will make you fail in saving these files you like. For example, it's too hard to find the "Download” button, or the format of the video you downloaded is exclusively designed for that website.

Are you curious about how to save a video from a website under these circumstances? Read this post. The best ways and best tools will be introduced in the following sections.


How to Save a Video from a Website on PC

Because of the protection of intellectual property rights, some websites prohibit users from downloading videos directly. In this condition, we can choose some alternative ways to deal with that issue. One of the most efficient and convenient methods is recording the video and save it on your computer.

However, there comes another question, what is the best recording tool for PC users? The answers may be diverse. But we strongly recommend EaseUs RecExperts as the best free screen recorder on Windows.

With EaseUs RecExperts, you can easily record the entire screen, a specific screen, and webcam. So, it can help a lot in your life and business. For instance, if you have an online course hours later when you are not at home. Don't worry, download this screen recorder, and use the task scheduler to set the start time and duration, then this software will automatically record the content of your class.

If you want to record a vital business conference but how no idea about how to record zoom meeting without permission, EaseUS RecExperts can also solve that problem. Besides that, the "Record Game” mode can satisfy most of the needs of people who want to upload a game video on YouTube but don't know how to record gameplay on pc.

Stunning Features of EaseUs RecExperts:

  • Record background sounds and a voice with your microphone simultaneously
  • Support mouse tracking including click, cursor, zoom, and spotlight
  • Configure framerate when recording gameplay
  • Remove the background noise and boost your audio
  • Support trimming the video length, adding watermark, and another advanced editing

Don't hesitate to download it!

Steps to Save a Video from a Website:

Recording the videos on PC with EaseUs RecExperts is pretty straightforward. Check the detailed steps right now.

Step 1. Open the web page that contains the video that you want to capture. Then launch EaseUS RecExperts on your computer and click "Record Screen". 

Open EaseUS RecExperts

Step 2. Click "Full" and choose the "Select region" option to adjust the area of the screen that you want to record. After that, click "Microphone" to select the "System sound" option. 

If you need to leave your computer for a while, you can use the capture timer and the program will stop grabbing the video at the designed time. Just click on the "Task Scheduler(OFF)" button to set the start and stop time.

Set the area of the recording screen

Step 3. Once done, click on the "REC" button to start the recording. While recording the video, you can use the take screenshots, add texts, and highlight the important part of the video. If you like, you also can add arrows, numbering, and something else to your video.

Record streaming video

Step 4. Once you have captured the video from the web page, click the "Stop" button. The recorded video will be immediately saved to your computer. Then right-click on the recorded video on the Video list. You can choose to preview, compress, edit, or upload the video directly to sharing media sites like YouTube.

Record streaming video on Windows 10

How to Save a Video from a Website on Mac

For Mac users, there are some other choices. Among those alternatives of EaseUS RecExperts, QuickTime Player and VLC Media Player can be very outstanding tools.

Many people consider QuickTime Player and VLC Media Player as merely media players. Still, these two players can also act as screen recorders capable of capturing your screen and saving a video from a website.

QuickTime Player

QuickTime Player is a pre-installed software for Mac. This multimedia application can handle various formats of digital video, picture, sound, and panoramic images. It's basically a video player but with more functionality than most because it can act as a video editor and a screen recorder as well.

save a video quicktime

Key Features:

  • Show audio track that allows you to see where you want to start and end it
  • Rotate and flip videos
  • Export videos to mobile formats
  • Create recordings

Steps to Record a Video with QuickTime Player:

Step 1. Open QuickTime Player on your Mac.

Step 2. Click the "File” button on the toolbar at the top of the interface. Then select the "New Screen Recording” option from the drop-down menu.

Step 3. Adjust the setting according to your needs when a new window appears. Then play the video you want to save and click the red button to record it.

Step 4. When you record all the content you want to save, click the stop button to end the recording. Then, the file will be saved on your Mac with MOV format.

VLC Media Player

VLC Media Player is a free and open-source, portable, cross-platform media player software and streaming media server. While it practically plays every media file that you throw at it, what's terrific about VLC is that it does so much more beyond that.

One of VLC's potential use-cases is using it as a screen recorder. Some people look down upon its recording function since it's not as powerful as other tools, such as EaseUs RecExperts, but it's convenient for you to do some quick screen recording with it.

save a video vlc media player


  • Support 0-copy on the GPU and can fall back on software when required
  • Convert audio or video files to any format
  • Record your desktop and webcam

Steps to Capture Screen with VLC:

Step 1. Navigate to Media->Open Network Stream.

Step 2. In the Network tab of the resulting dialog, enter the URL of the video you want to download and hit "Play.”

Step 3. Go to View->Playlist to bring up your playlist. In the playlist, right-click on the video you want and select "Save.”

Step 4. Choose the format and location for your recorded video. Then click the "Start” button.

How to Save a Video from a Website onto Computer with Online Tools

The two applications we mentioned above are practical for most PC and Mac users, but some people have particular demands. For example, if your computer runs out of memory, you may be reluctant to download any new software to aggravate the burden of it. In those kinds of conditions, save a video from a website with online tools can make things much more manageable.

As mentioned earlier, recording the videos you like is the most useful way to save them. And there are some excellent online screen recorders. 


ScreenApp.IO is a popular online screen recorder that is acclaimed among people all around the world. ScreenApp.IO is the simplest and the fastest way to capture your screen on Windows and Linux. With this tool, you can save a video by recording it, then edit the recorded file and share it on the web instantly.

save a video screenapp io


  • Start your recording with a single click
  • Three modes: record entire screen/an application window/a browser tab
  • Preview your recorded video and trim it before downloading
  • Even an hour-long video could be downloaded within seconds

Steps to Record a Video with ScreenApp.IO:

Step 1. Open the homepage of this recording tool.

Step 2. Click the red "Get Started” button at the center of the interface.

Step 3. Select the source of the audio and click the "Share your Screen” button. When the tool asks you for access to devices like microphones and cameras, you should allow it to use them.

Step 4. Select the region you want to record, then click the "Start Recording” button. After you record all the content you need, click the "Stop Recording” button to save the recorded file.

Website: https://screenapp.io/#/


Veed.IO is another wonderful online screen recorder that can work on both Windows and Mac computers. Likewise, this recording tool doesn't require software downloading or any plugin.

Veed.IO provides users multiple layouts to choose from, such as "Background swap, ” "Background blur, ” "Screen, ” "Split screen, ” and so on. Its function of editing videos enables you to add subtitles to your recorder videos, and you can create overlays, cut between scenes, and much more.

save a video veed io


  • A wide selection of layouts
  • A fast and simple review
  • Add subtitles, cut scenes, add audio

Steps to Record a Video with Veed.IO:

Step 1. Open the website.

Step 2. Select screen from our list of layouts and accept browser the necessary permissions.

Step 3. Click the red button to record your screen and webcam.

Step 4. Playback your recording to view it and then edit your video with our online video editor. Then export it.

Website: https://www.veed.io/screen-recorder

How to Save a Video from a Website on iPhone/iPad

Nowadays, more and more people pursue a convenient life, so they prefer to use mobile tools to communicate and gain entertainment.  

However, some video websites don't provide an official way to download the video, that is why saving a video from a website becomes a big challenge for most iPhone and iPad users.

Actually, EaseUS MobiMover, the all-in-one content manager, can easily handle this situation, you just need to follow the guidance below.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your computer, run EaseUS MobiMover, and go to "Video Downloader". Choose your iPhone as the target device to save downloaded YouTube videos.

How to download YouTube videos to iPhone - Step 1

Step 2. Copy the URL of the YouTube video, paste it into the bar, and then tap the "Download" button. 

How to download YouTube videos to iPhone - Step 2

Step 3. Then MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the YouTube video to your iPhone. When it has finished, you can find the video in TV > Library > Movies on your device.

How to download YouTube videos to iPhone - Step 3


How to save a video from a website? You may ask this question when you cannot find the "Download” button, and finally find out that it's impossible to download the video you need from a specific website.

Now, this problem is just a piece of cake because you can resort to EaseUs RecExperts. Everyone can record a video from a website and save it. In addition to that, it's also suitable for people who want to record a game or zoom meeting.

FAQs About How to Save a Video from a Website

If you have more questions, perhaps you can find the answers here.

How can I download videos from the browser?

Step 1. Launch EaseUS RecExperts. You can choose one of the four main functions on the main screen. Here you need to click "Record Screen.”

Step 2. Click "Custom” to select a screen area to record. You may choose "Full Screen, ” "Selected Region, ” "Fixed Region, ” "Locked Window, ” or to customize window size here. If you want to simultaneously record the screen and webcam, make sure you connected a webcam to your computer.

Step 3. Click "Microphone,” and you may choose to record system sound only, record microphone only, record both, or record without audio.

Step 4. Click "REC” to start recording. After the recording is completed, the videos will be shown on the "Video List.”

Step 5. Right-click the video recorded, you may preview, compress, edit, share the video, and do more.

How to save a video?

Step 1. Select Save. Or select File > Save As.

Step 2. Select where you want to save the file. You can save to your computer, OneDrive, or another location. Save your files to OneDrive if you'd like to get to them anywhere - on your computer, tablet, or phone.

Step 3. Enter a meaningful, descriptive file name.

Step 4. Select Save.

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