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How to Download HTML5 Video from YouTube for Free on Mac/PC

After revolution of HTML5 to many websites, owners are using HTML5 to embed video in web page rather than old FLV or flash types. My question is, is it possible to download HTML5 video which is embedded in web page with HTML5 video tag? Because I tried with Real Player Video Downloader, but it shows me error that the HTML5 video is not downloadable from that site.

You might be often told to right click on the video and choose "Save video as" or the like to save HTML5 videos. But cases are the website, be it IE 9 or above or the modern version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Opera, you're viewing the video on is trying to hold you back from saving the video. If HTML5 video download is still a headache for you, then this article will be your aspirin, sharing you how to get HTML5 video from website like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo or others adopting HTML5 video.

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[Solution 1] The Easiest Way to Free Download HTML5 Video on Mac and Windows

YouTube is the ultimate destination offering a mass of HTML5 video sources. So request to save YouTube HTML5 video rises as well. MacX YouTube Downloader is an ideal tool I strongly recommend for capturing HTML5 videos from YouTube as well as other HTML5 video-supporting sites like Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc in one click. You might as well download 3D Blu ray movies in HD, 8k/4K UHD videos, TV shows, hot singles, etc in MP4, FLV, WebM from 1000+ other sites akin to Metacafe, Soundcloud, Facebook, Vevo and BBC with ultrafast speed. Batch processing is supported as well. Just click the button below to download the tool and check the detailed steps.

Download HTML5 video from YouTube

Free download, install and run HTML5 video downloader on your computer.
Go to YouTube or other sites providing HTML5 video and find a video to be downloaded.

Step 1: Hit the "URL +" button on the main interface of the tool. Copy and paste the URL of HTML5 video in the address box. Tap "Analysis" button to load the video information.
Step 2: Choose the HTML5 video format, resolution, size and codec appearing in the drop-down window. For a high-definition and unbounded playback on mobiles, you are suggested to simply choose the 1080p MP4 HTML5 video for download.
Step 3: Move the mouse to the lower right corner and tap "Download Now" button to start HTML5 video download from YouTube.

1. You can add more than one HTML5 video for downloading in batches.
2. Check the "Auto add MP4s to iTunes" box as it will enable you to automatically sync the downloaded MP4 video to iTunes for later playback on iPhone iPad iPod.
3. Hit the Browse button to designate the destination folder of the file to be saved.

[Solution 2] Fulfill HTML5 Video Download Task via Recording

Another way to save HTML5 video from website is to record HTML5 video instead of downloading thereupon. MacX Video Converter is a solid choice. It is a toolkit featuring video downloading, recording, converting and editing, which means you can not only capture HTML5 video via recording with high quality reserved but also convert to HTML5 video formats like MP4, OGG, WebM or other mainstream formats MOV, FLV, AVI, WMV, etc at a speed 5x faster than other competitors. You can hit the Download button below to download HTML5 video on your computer.

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Capture/download HTML5 video via recording

Step 1: Free download, install and run the HTML5 video recorder on Mac, tap "Screen Recorder" button on the main interface of the tool, after which the screen recorder window will show up. Open the HTML5 video you want to capture from the website.

Step 2: Do some settings for the HTML5 video capture, such as check "Keep Full Screen" or "Crop Region" box to customize the capture area, adjust video frame rate, target folder, countdown seconds, etc.

Step 3: Hit "Start Record" blue button to start recording the HTML video displayed on the Mac screen.

1. Please check "Add recorded movie to convert list" box in case you need to save the video in more output formats like MP4, FLV, MOV, AVI, etc.
2. This screen recorder feature is only available for Mac users.
3. You can still try its Download option to download HTML5 video from YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.

[Solution 3] Download HTML5 Video with Extension

There are many extension available for free HTML5 video download, either on Safari, Firefox or Chrome. Here we will guide you a thorough workaround on how to save HTML5 video with Safari extension instead of installing software, for example.

Download html5 video with youtube5

Step 1: Remove Flash located in:/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/ from your computer, then restart your computer, in which no Flash is available in your browsers, except for Chrome embedded with Flash anyway.

Step 2: Install YouTube5 version 2 extension. This will ask for showing HTML5 video rather than the flash ones and let you get the video to your hard drive.

Step 3: Click on the "i" icon in the video, where links to difference versions of the video are available. Right click it and choose "Download Linked File As.." to have the HTML5 video downloaded in .mp4 on your drive.

1. YouTube5 only supports downloading videos from YouTube and Facebook.
2. You may get "Access denied" error when trying to download Vimeo video.
3. YouTube5 sometimes stopped working and ask for the latest flash player and quicktime. Thus it's highly recommended to get MacX YouTube Downloader for help.

Author: Bertha Miller | Updated on Dec 4, 2018

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