Downloading videos from Facebook and the wider internet might be easier than you think, especially if you use the Google Chrome browser. With the right Google Chrome extension you can simplify the process to no more than a single click of a download button. The Chrome Web Store has some very interesting and useful extensions for anybody looking to download videos from the internet.
Check out our list of the nine top video downloader extensions. You can see how to install Chrome extensions on Android here.
A quick note:
Due to restrictions from the Chrome Store, you are not allowed to download YouTube videos.
9 extensions for downloading videos in Google Chrome
You can download flash videos from many different internet video sites with the Flash Video Downloader. According to the developer, the Flash Video Downloader can download 99% of the content found on the internet easily.
To download a video on the Flash Video Downloader, you simply click on the extension’s download button next to the toolbar. You can also choose from several different video quality options before downloading the file.
If you’d like to download multiple videos at the same time, you should check out FBDown Video Downloader. It is another program that allows you to download videos from any website, not just Facebook.
In addition, it supports a lot of different video formats (3GP, MP4, WMV, FLV, SWF) and can also download music files like MP3s.
If you want to stream content, as well as download it, use the vGet Extension. vGet allows you to cast videos directly to DLNA enabled TVs. This way, you’ll avoid having to mess around with downloads and USB memory sticks, etc.
According to the developers, the web vGet browser extension will stay out of your way and only load content when you trigger the download button. It also gives you control over the video file type and quality before you hit download.
Video Downloader professional is a fast and easy way to download videos from pretty much any website.
You can download multiple videos simultaneously and choose from a variety of different video formats including FLV, AVI, MP4, Mov, and Webm.
SaveFrom.net is another application capable of downloading almost any internet video. It is an interesting choice because it creates a download link or button right there in the site itself. This makes downloading internet videos as simple as a click of a button.
On Facebook, for example, you’ll see a small green arrow button next to the video. By clicking on it, you can choose the download quality and the format: FLV, MP4, WEBM, 3GP, and MP3 audio.
You can install the SaveFrom.net extension in a couple of ways: either through an application, which can be downloaded on Windows; or through a third-party extension. With the latter, you’ll need to download the SaveFrom.net extension and then another file to activate it.
Facebook Downloader lets you download social media videos in both standard (SD) and high definition (HD) quality. It works very easily: when one of them appears on the timeline, all you have to do is click the corresponding button next to the address bar to start the download.
When you click on the button, a notification drawer opens up so you can select the options you’d like for downloading the file. Once you’ve selected the options you’ll need to right-click, and then select the Save option. If the extension doesn’t detect your videos, you should try refreshing the Facebook page.
Video DownloadHelper is developed by the same team behind the popular add-on of the same name that is available on Firefox. Like many other apps in this list, it allows you to download videos not just from Facebook, but from many other sources too.
The extension also offers numerous types of download options, in plenty of different video formats such as MP4, 3GPP, WEBM, as well as ample control over video quality (standard definition, high definition, among others).
HD Video Downloader is another option for downloading music and videos from the internet. The program works with virtually any website, including Facebook, Dailymotion, Vkontakte, Blip, Metacafe and Break, among thousands of others.
In addition, it is able to automatically detect if you are watching a video or listening to an MP3 song, thus creating a link to the file directly in the address bar so that you can download it.
Do you want to download almost everything that is available on the page you’re on? If you do then you’ll want to try the GetThemAll Video Downloader. The program is capable of downloading not only videos but also PDF files, images, and HTML content.
Just click on the extension button to get the complete list of elements and files that can be downloaded from the page. You can then select all the different files you want to download. All the downloads will then take place at the same time through your own download manager.