ClipGrab is a free video downloader that is compatible with popular video-sharing sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, and Metacafe. If you are looking for a solution to make video downloads easier, ClipGrab is the right software. It also supports conversion of popular audio-video file formats like WMV, MP3, MPEG4, OGG Theora and OGG Vorbis. This open-source free video downloader is distributed under version 3 of the GNU General Public License.
ClipGrab supports some of the most prominent video-sharing sites. The following are the most important
- YouTube: YouTube is the most popular video-sharing site in the world. Naturally, compatibility with YouTube is one of the highest priority for ClipGrab. The downloader is capable of handling both HD (1080p and 720p) and standard definition (480p, 360p and 240p). The software also supports YouTube through search function integration.
- Vimeo: Vimeo trails behind YouTube in terms of the size of the audience. It has a reputation as a channel that emphasizes artistic content. Also, this platform has a huge selection of Creative Commons videos. Similar to the service provided to YouTube, ClipGrab can download both HD and standard definition videos.
- Dailymotion: Dailymotion is a French video-sharing platform that has been around since 2005. ClipGrab has been supporting Dailymotion videos for a long time through both HD and standard definition video downloads.
- Facebook: Facebook has started to put effort into maintaining their video platform. ClipGrab is capable of downloading both public and private videos from Facebook.
Supported Output Formats
ClipGrab supports multiple video and audio formats. Here are few of the supported formats:
- MP3: MP3 is an audio-only format. ClipGrab is capable of extracting audio from YouTube videos.
- MPEG4: MPEG4 is the most popular video format. Many of the contents on YouTube and Vimeo are already stored as MPEG4. ClipGrab can easily recognize input formats. So it doesn’t need to waste time and resources for already converted videos.
- WMV: WMV (Windows Media Video) is a Microsoft video encoding solution. It is supported by ClipGrab.
- OGG Vorbis and OGG Theora: The OGG is an open-source standard developed by Xiph Foundation. Vorbis is the audio format and Theora is the video format. ClipGrab supports both OGG Vorbis and OGG Theora.
- Original Format: If you specify, “Original Format” on ClipGrab, then your download will not be converted to any other format. It will download the file without any conversion.
Warning: You can only legally download copyrighted material with the permission of the content owner. Please consult local laws about copyrighted materials.
Key Features of ClipGrab:
- Available for Microsoft Windows, MacOS, and Linux
- Offers different video qualities and formats for downloads.
- Supports YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Dailymotion, CollegeHumor, youku.com, myspass.de, myvideo.de, and clipfish.de.
- Supports MP3, WMV, MPEG4, OGG Vorbis and OGG Theora formats.
- Auto-detects compatible URLs when they are entered into clipboards.
- Contains integrated search function for YouTube.
- Possesses special mechanism to download videos from video-sharing sites that are not officially supported.
- Clean and easy-to-use user-interface.