Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a free utility that would allow you to download and save almost any streaming video watchable on your web browser? I’m talking about all YouTube videos, videos on news sites like CNN, streaming entertainment from sites that allow you to watch movies and TV shows, and almost all other streaming video content?
You can – and it’s simple, quick, and free!
In fact, just about the only videos you cannot download are those that have been protected and made non-downloadable. That is, generally speaking, most streaming video is downloadable by default – unless the site has gone out its way to protect the video.
Simply install the latest version of RealDownloader.
Previous versions of the video downloader component of Real Basic (the free version of the popular Real video player) stopped working a few weeks ago after recent browser updates – at least, I think that’s what happened. All I know for sure is the Download this video option stopped appearing on my browsers – both Chrome and Firefox. (“Download this video” is a popup option that’s supposed to appear for most streaming video on the web when the Real software is working properly.)
Although I’d resigned myself to forget about downloading streaming video for free, I just happened to see RealDownloader as I was reviewing a list of popular or new freeware at CNET/ download.com. This software is very new, so this was not the same version that had stopped working for me a few weeks earlier.
I just installed the newest version of RealDownloader, and I have confirmed that it works by downloading my first video (a video from the YouTube Trend Dashboard).