ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step. Downloading YouTube videos on Windows has never been easier! ClipGrab works great on Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Which sites are supported by ClipGrab?
YouTube is the most popular video website in the world. This is also why it is the most important site supported by ClipGrab. Videos can be downloaded in HD (1080p und 720p) as well as in standard definition (480p, 360p and 240p). Additionally, ClipGrab provides an integrated and easy-to-use search function for YouTube videos.
Vimeo is another popular video platform, specializing in high-quality and artistic videos. Vimeo is always featuring amazing videos and also offers a big selection of Creative Commons videos. From Vimeo, videos can be downloaded in HD or standard definition.
Dailymotion is another video website with top-tier support by ClipGrab. Videos from Dailymotion can be downloaded in HD, high and low quality standard definition.
The widely popular social network is becoming an ever more important platform for sharing videos. You can easily download Facebook videos including private ones with ClipGrab.
If a site isn’t “officially” supported by ClipGrab, you might still be able to download videos from it. Through an advanced video-recognition system, ClipGrab allows the download from thousands of websites even if they are not listed here.
Which output formats are supported by ClipGrab?
MPEG4 is nowadays the most popular video format. It is compatible with almost all devices and players and is also the best choice for downloading videos to your iPad or iPhone.
Many videos, e.g. HD videos from YouTube or Vimeo, are in fact already provided in the MPEG4 format. That means if you select MPEG4 as an output format, you will get the crystal-clear original quality of your video because ClipGrab will intelligently recognize the input format and not perform any superfluous conversions.
MP3 is an all-purpose audio format and a great choice if you only want to download the audio track of a video.
Another popular video format is WMV (Windows Media Movie). It is mostly used by the Windows Media Player but there are also many devices and other programs supporting WMV.
OGG Vorbis & OGG Theora
If you are a fan of Open Source and open standards, you might prefer to use these formats developed by Xiph Foundation.
OGG Vorbis is a popular audio file format, OGG Theora, on the other hand, is the corresponding video format.
You want the highest possible quality for your video downloads? Then select “Original format” and your download will not be converted at all. The output file will be, depending on the source, MPEG4, FLV or WebM.