How to Download Online Videos on Mac/Windows for free

Enjoy YouTube Videos

Perhaps, you are now

Looking for a trusted online video downloader?

Searching for a free YouTube video online downloader?

Googling for a way to watch online videos offline?

The keyword "Online Video Downloader" enjoys about 450,000 searches per month globally while "YouTube Video Downloader" boasts the stunning volume of over 7,480,000 searches every month.

Sounds incredible? Indeed, many are still googling now and you're far from alone.

However, you're LUCKY, because you make your way here.

Now, let me show you the ropes to freely download online videos on Windows and Mac.

VidPaw is all you need.

Still, know nothing about VidPaw? Let me get you covered.

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What is VidPaw?

VidPaw is an free online video downloader, providing free HD video and audio downloading service for video lovers around the world. It allows users to download online videos from YouTube, Facebook, etc. to desktop or iPhone/iPad or Android phone/tablet with ease.

Perhaps you may take VidPaw as merely the alternative to online tools like SaveFrom, Clip Converter, OnlineVideoConverter, and so forth.

Yet, I'm telling you - VidPaw is the ONE and ONLY.

I'm not being exaggerated. Well-designed and clearly-outlined, VidPaw attaches great importance to user experience as well as sticks to offering a friendly and refined web service for our dear users.

Keep reading on and you'll know why VidPaw blows others out of water.

Currently, VidPaw speaks 9 languages:


  • English
  • Français
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • Português
  • Italiano
  • русский
  • 日本語
  • 中文
  • More are coming up soon.


Supported Languages

More than an online video downloader, VidPaw works to fulfill all your possible downloading needs. Video? Audio? Playlist? Closed Captions?

It can be your YouTube downloader to easily download YouTube videos and audio online. It can work as a facebook video downloader online to save Facebook videos offline as well. What's more, VidPaw are able to be a Dailymotion Downloader so as to save Dailymotion videos and songs on Mac or Windows.

All a stone's throw.

Moreover, formats and quality are customizable.

Video Formats MP4, WEBM, 3GP
Video Quality 144p, 240p, 360p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K,8k
Audio Formats MP3, WEBM, M4A
Audio Quality 64kbps, 96kbps, 128kbps, 256kbps, 320kbps

What roles does VidPaw play?

- YouTube video downloader?

- Facebook video grabber?

- Dailymotion video recorder?

- Online video converter?

- ...

It's as many as you can think of.

With VidPaw, you can easily finish free HD video downloading, and be free to download online videos and audio with ease. You just need a video link to download online videos from any sites.

VidPaw Online Downloader gets all your favorite websites COVERED with currently over 1,000 sites supported.

Here's a list of VidPaw supported sites. Just take a look.

If your desired site is not here, TELL VidPaw!

VidPaw Supported Sites

VidPaw now supports online video streaming as well. Users can search for the online videos they like on VidPaw directly for streaming. Also, these videos are available for downloading as well.

VidPaw Video Online Streaming

How to Download Online Videos on Mac and Windows?

Tired of laggy network connection?

Want to download and watch videos offline?

Simply for treasuring favorite videos?

Spend spare time saving online videos for later watching?


Be it on Window 10/8/7/Vista or on MacBook/iMac/Mac Pro/mini, this is ever-easy for you.

1: Directly Download

STEP 1. Paste the URL to Download

You should copy and paste the link of the video in the search bar on top of the interface, then VidPaw will start analyzing the URL for you automatically.


Paste Video Link to Download

STEP 2. Download Videos in Desired Format and Quality

After loading, there are FOUR sections shown - Video Download, Video-Only, Audio Download, and Subtitle. Massive output formats and quality are also provided by VidPaw Online Downloader. 

Video Download Support to download MP4, 3GP, and WebM in 144p to 720p with sound.
Video-Only Support to download MP4, 3GP, and WEBM in 1080p, 1440p, 2160p, and 4320p with no sound.
Audio Download Download videos as audio files in MP3, M4A and WebM from 64kbps and up to 320kbps.
Subtitle Download Closed Captions in a certain YouTube video.

Being your Mac/Windows video downloader online, VidPaw is very easy to use. For example, if you are wondering how to save a YouTube video to your Mac computer. Only 3 steps are needed. Then, you can download videos from YouTube to Mac.   

Now, move your cursor on the "Download" button and give it a click.

Select the path to save the video and it begins downloading the video instantly.

Please wait until it finishes.

Enjoy Online Videos

If you find a pop-up window shows up with video playing automatically after clicking on "Download" button, just hit the three dots icon in the lower right corner of the video, then submit  "Download". After that, the video will be saved to your PC within seconds.

Download Online Videos

STEP 3. Enjoy Your Favorite

Make a cup of coffee, get some snacks, and sit on a nice spot.

Now, enjoy the video!

Enjoy Online Videos

[New] Search for Online Videos on VidPaw

After successful update, VidPaw now is equipped with a powerful search engine. By entering the title of the online video or artist into the search bar on the top navigation section, you can get the videos within seconds. Then simply move the cursor to the right side of the video, you will find a download icon. Click on it and directly download the video for offline playback!

Search Online Videos

You can also browse the online video according to the categories sorted in VidPaw. VidPaw has provided millions of videos for users to stream as well as download freely. Now just discover more online video resources with VidPaw!

Browse Online Videos

2: Simple Trick

If you find the first method troublesome, you can try this simple trick.

STEP 1. Type "paw" after "youtube" in the address bar, for example,

STEP 2. Press the "Enter" key and redirect to the download page.

STEP 3. Select to download the desired video/audio/subtitle.

After that, you are able to download YouTube videos to your Mac/Windows.


NOTE: This quick hack is currently applicable to YouTube only.

Add Paw to Quickly Download YouTube

3: VidPaw Extension

To download Facebook/YouTube videos, you might want a more convenient way.

Here VidPaw also comes out with an extension to download YouTube videos so that you can simply hit the button below the video and quickly save it to your desktop on Win/Mac.

But, how to install it? Here let me break down into steps for you.

STEP 1. Install Tampermonkey at First.

Tampermonkey is used to provide a stable and instant performance on browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

Before you go any further, click to download and install Tampermonkey according to your browser. If you did not install Tampermonkey, you cannot install VidPaw Extension.

Google Chrome Tampermonkey
Mozilla Firefox Tampermonkey
Safari Tampermonkey
Microsoft Edge Tampermonkey

Download Tampermonkey First

STEP 2. Install VidPaw Extension

After done installing Tampermonkey, you can see the icon listed in your extension bar.

Now, you want to click "VidPaw Extension" to install the script in Tampermonkey.

Give it a click on the "Install" button and it's all done.

Install VidPaw Extension

STEP 3. Click the VidPaw Icon to Begin Downloading

When you're watching videos on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Dailymotion, and so forth, you'll see a paw-like icon below the video. Click it and you will be surprised.

Extension to Download YouTube

I've done introducing how to download online videos from YouTube, Facebook, and more on Mac and Windows computer.

Now, this is your turn to put it into practice. Just try VidPaw out.

Besides, you can download online videos to iPhone, iPad, and Android with VidPaw as well.

YouTube Video: How to Download Online Videos on Win/Mac?

If you prefer to a vivid video rather than tedious paragraphs, VidPaw also creates a video with clear instructions for you about how to download videos from YouTube on Mac and Windows.

Now, just take your time and look it up!

You'll be loving it!

Take this link to watch the video on YouTube: [Free] How to Download Online Videos on Windows and Mac?

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Published on September 15, 2018


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