How to Save Travel Guide Videos from Websites to Take With You

How to Save Travel Guide Videos from Websites to Take With You

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Do you like to watch some of the travel guide videos that are available on websites to learn more about a destination that you want to visit? If you do – why not take them with you, so you can refer to them at any point even if you don’t have an internet connection available? Needless to say if the website has a download link that you can use to save the video that would be convenient – but most are online streaming videos and do not. Instead, you’re going to have to look at other methods if you want to save travel guide videos.

Web-Based Services

One of the easiest ways to save videos from websites is by using some of the web-based services that are available. Typically all you need to do is enter the URL and the service will process it and provide you with a link that you can use to download and save the video. Unfortunately these services tend to only work with videos that are published and embedded from popular streaming platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and so on. In other words you can only use this option if the travel guide has been uploaded to a popular streaming platform and then embedded onto the website.

Browser Plugins

Another option to save travel guide videos from websites is by using some of the browser plugins that are available for Chrome – or other browsers. It is worth noting that some plugins are simply extensions of the web-based services mentioned earlier, but others will attempt to ‘detect’ videos that are on a webpage and provide a download link. Assuming you use a plugin that can detect videos on webpages, you should be able to download and save the travel guide videos. That being said some websites may ‘mask’ the video, and so the plugin may not be able to detect it. All in all this is a more versatile option, but it isn’t entirely foolproof either

Screen Recorders

In contrast to the other options, a screen recorder won’t exactly let you ‘download’ the video – but instead will give you the means to record the travel guide while it is playing on your screen so that you can save it afterwards. That may sound like a complicated workaround, but it is effective and can work for any video from any website. All that you need to pull it off is a Windows or Mac screen recorder – preferably one that is user-friendly so that you can set it up easily. Having some additional features may help as well, such as a timer or some tool to automate the recording so that you don’t need to babysit it and manually stop it when it is done.

Final Words

Now that you know the options that are available if you want to save a travel guide video from a website, you should be able to try them out and see which one suits your needs. After you’ve saved the video you can transfer it over to your smartphone or some other mobile device so that it is with you when you go on your trip. Rather than taking the entire video with you, it may help to extract short clips of the parts that you need and save them for reference. That can be done using any basic video editor, and it will help you to conserve storage space on your mobile device while still having access and being able to refer to the important parts from the travel guide.

This is a collaborative post. MinaSlater.com sometimes allows collaborators to submit posts which may be helpful to its readers. Any post on this website not written by Mina Slater will be labeled accordingly. Thank you for supporting our collaborators, we hope you enjoy this post.

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