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How to Download HTML5 Video from YouTube and Vimeo on Windows/Mac

As we know, HTML5 video is more and more widely used in online video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo. And the trend of HTML5 shows it will be the future of the web. Because of this, it's quite easy for you to find some HTML5 videos when you're surfing the Internet. If you happen to come across some HTML5 videos and want to download them for enjoyment offline, now you get a great way!

Aimersoft YouTube Converter, a HTML 5 video downloader, lets you download HTML5 video from sites like YouTube and Vimeo in a single click on your computer. Moreover, as its name suggests, it allows you to convert the downloaded HTML5 video to any popular video/audio format so you can put HTML5 video files on your portable media players like iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, PSP, Xbox 360 and more. If you're a Mac user, Aimersoft YouTube Downloader for Mac will give you a hand in downloading HTML5 video on Mac OS X (Mavericks included). Now click the button below to download the version you need and check out the steps below to get your work done.

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How to download and convert HTML5 video

Note: Here the screenshots of HTML5 video downloader for Win are used to illustrate how to easily get all done. The way to download HTML5 movies on Mac is almost the same. Please just make sure you get the right version.

1 Play the HTML5 video and click Download to capture it

Search for the video you want to download on YouTube and Vimeo. Then play it in Safari, Firefox or Chrome. (You can also download videos from VEVO, Hulu, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Veoh, Liveleak, Yahoo Video, Facebook, NBC, ESPN and more popular video sharing sites.)

When the video is playing, you'll find a Download button appearing on the top right corner. Simply click it to download the video to your computer.

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Note: There is another way to download HTML5 video: copy the video URL > click Paste URL to download the video. If you are using Mac version, you can also drag drag the video URL to the program to start downloading.

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2 Convert the download HTML5 video (Optional)

Considering most downloaded video files are in FLV format while popular media players usually don't support FLV, this HTML5 downloader integrates the function of downloading and converting videos. When the files are downloaded, a Convert button will appear. You can click Convert and select an output format to start converting your downloaded media files to any popular format you like. Supported output format include MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MP3, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Apple TV, PSP and more.

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See, it's just so easy to download the HTML5 video you want from YouTube and Vimeo. Just get this video downloader and capture any HTML5 video with ease!

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Extented knowledge about HTML5

HTML, which is more popularly known as an internet markup language, is the programming language used for generating content for the world wide web. HTML5 is a combination of the HTML 4.01 and XHTML. It simplified the two languages and reduced syntax errors when creating web documents.

HTML5 allows for the inclusion of audio and video elements, as well as vector graphics. New attributes are included in this new language although some outdated ones are removed as well. HTML5 continues to be improved until it becomes stable and standard. Right now, HTML 5.0 is being reviewed in order to give rise to HMTL 5.1. The working drafts of the latter are already created and the final version is set to be released in the coming years. The HTML 5.2 is being conceived in line with the release of HTML 5.1 version. Compared to HTML 4 and XHTML, HTML 5 has updated parsing rules, can use MathML and SVG, and can work in a range of new elements such as article, audio, aside, canvas, and  figcaption, among others.

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That's funny, I didn't even know what HTML5 was. I guess I'm not the most tech savvy person out there... I figured savevid, and IDM, and the torch browser did enough, but maybe not. I'll have to try this out so I can compare and contrast. Thanks so much for the info.
Almost any cheap extension will let you download Youtube videos for free. But none else that I've found except for the Youtube Downloader for Mac will let you download HTML5 videos via Youtube or Vimeo. I love the quality of Vimeo HTML5 videos, they look so much better than average videos. The quality of graphics is greater and so much fun to watch, especially if you have high quality large screen to watch on.
I think the most outstanding features of HTML 5 is that it can fulfill the need of Web application.
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What makes HTML5 video so much better? Is it the way it is formatted or does it just have better picture clarity on a digital level?
I just started using vimeo and I couldn't find anywhere on their site how to do this. It's a good thing you are here to help us. :)
Hi, all the videos can be played as normal videos. What problems have you come across?
I has a problem that i dont know how to play vimeo and youtube videos using HTML5 
The latest version 5 includes specifications for a video tag that allows web developers to add videos to a webpage the same easy way as they would add an image
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