How to Down­load Videos From Face­book, Vimeo, Meta­cafe & Many More Using Freemake Video Downloader

Ashish Mundhra

Guiding Tech has talked about many online video downloading tricks till date. No doubt, all these applications and plugins helped us to download the online videos but most of them focused on YouTube. Of course, YouTube still holds the biggest share among online video services but still we can’t ignore new and emerging names like Facebook, Vimeo, and Megavideo that more or less are at par with former when it comes to watching videos online.

With all these services we now need tools that can download and save videos from these websites easily and a separate tool for every second service is not an answer. For the same reason, I would like to introduce you to Freemake Video Downloader today. Ironically,they have now started calling it YouTube Video Downloader but its functions remain the same.

freemake video downloader

Freemake Video Downloader is a great tool to download videos from most of the video sharing websites. Not only it downloads them but it can also convert them to file types that you can use on your favorite devices.

How to Download Videos Using Freemake Downloader

Step 1: Download and install Freemake Video Downloader on your computer. While the application is being installed, copy the URL link of the video page to your clipboard.

Video URL

Step 2: Once the application is installed successfully, run it. On the main program interface just click on the button Paste URL.

paste URL

Step 3: The application will now automatically take your last copied link from your clipboard and analyze it. If the link resembles any of the supported website URLs, the application will provide you with the download options shortly. You must now select the quality and encoding of the video that is to be downloaded. When everything is set, press the download button.

download options

Step 4: The application will now start your download and save your video to the desired folder.

video download

If you are a Chrome or Firefox user then you can use the Freemake Video Downloader browser add-ons too which are automatically installed during installation. When you press the add-on button while you are on the video page the plugin sends the video link to the downloader and begins the download.


Some Nice Features of Freemake Video Downloader

This tool certainly has some useful features for a download junkie.

50+ Sites Support for Video Download

supported sites

The main USP of the tool is its ability to download videos from over 50 websites. Thus now you don’t have to install a different add-on, scripts or application for different services. Freemake is your one shot call now.

Download Ad-Free Video

Freemake automatically removes ads placed on YouTube and other such videos and thus all the videos you download using Freemake will be clean and ad-free.

Convert to AVI, MKV, 3GP, MP3, iPod, PSP, Android


It not only downloads the video but even converts it during the download process. It can convert the videos to AVI, MKV, 3GP, MP3, MP4 format or use ready-made profiles for portable devices.

My Verdict

I tested the tool on various video sites supported by the tool and got 100% results. With so many features and yet so simple in use, I was surprised to find that the program is free to use with no ads, limitations and registration of any kind.

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Ashish is a staff writer and video editor at Guiding Tech. He loves all things tech and has a soft corner for Android. Apart from contributing articles here, he also takes care of our YouTube Channel.