Dailymotion is a French video-sharing website that was founded in 2005. It is the second largest video-sharing site in the world, which attracts more than 106 million unique monthly visitors and 2 billion videos views worldwide (source: ComScore, October 2012). Therefore, there are definitely a lot of Dailymotion users who wish to download their favorite videos for different purposes.
In this article, I have listed 6 free online Dailymotion video downloaders that do not require any software downloading or registrations. You just have to enter the video URL on the websites to download the real video file instantly, which are completely safe and virus free.
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Do note that some of websites will request for your permission to run its Java Applet in order to grab the video download links. Normally this message will pop out in your browser after you press the download button:
To run the plug-in, click ‘Run this time‘. Or you can click ‘Always run on this site‘ to download seamlessly in the future.
Then, a security warning message will appear. Tick the white box and select “Run” to confirm running the application.
SaveFrom.net has an browser extension that adds a “Download” button into every Dailymotion videos that you watch (right under the video), as well as a bookmarklet. The browser extension – SaveFrom.net helper supports Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Yandex Browser, and Safari.
Video Grabber is a free online video grabber. You just need to bring the URL of the video and it will automatically detect and find the right media file for you. One thing I like about its download options is that you can also choose to download Dailymotion video to MP3 format or some other audio formats such as WAV, WMA, AAC, FLAC, OGG, and RA.
Simply copy the video link from Dailymotion and paste it to the white space. Select “Catch!” and download links with different video resolutions will be shown. Right click the “Download” button and choose “Save link as…” to save the file into your computer. CatchVideo.net also has another video to MP3 converter that allows you to convert Dailymotion video into MP3 format easily.
KeepVid is an online video keeper. Just copy the video URL, paste it to the input field and press download. Be careful and try to avoid pressing the large and colorful button which are ads by iLivid. Various file sizes and formats will then appear as shown above. You have to drag the link to open a new tab and press “Ctrl + S” to download the desired file.
Besides, it has a bookmarklet (at the top right corner) to make downloading videos much easier. KeepVid too supports video downloading from other sites such as Youtube, Google, Metacafe, Putfile, IFilm, etc.
WebVideoFetcher is a free internet videos download application which allows you to convert audio or video URL from most of the video sharing sites to common formats fast and instantly. When you enter the URL from Dailymotion, the download link will appear. However, as you can see from the screenshot above, you can’t choose the video quality as there’s only one download link available.
Savevid is a video downloading tool which you can download videos from Youtube, Google Videos, Metacafe and more in FLV, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV formats. Enter the video URL that you want to download and the Java Applet will detect the media format.
You will see the available download options as shown above. Right click on your desired media format and select “Save video as…” to download the video.
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