Video Converter Ultimate

Your Super Fast Video Converter. All-round Video and DVD Solution.

How to Download Video

Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate can be used as an online video downloader & screen recorder. It helps you download videos, audio files, or playlists from online sharing sites. You can download and convert the media files to any format afterward. The following guide will show you how to download online video/playlist and record video from YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.

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Part 1: How to Download Online Video with URL

Step 1 Open Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate

Install and open Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate on your Window PC or Mac. Switch to the Download tab.

Open Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate

Step 2 Copy video URL

Open the video that you want to download from YouTube, Vevo, Vimeo or other sites. Copy its URL.

Copy video URL

Step 3 Paste the video URL to the video downloader

Return to Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate and click the +Paste URL option. The program will detect the URL you copy, and will show the video information in a pop-up window from where you’re optional to choose the output resolution or bit rate.

Paste the video URL to the video downloader

Step 4 Download online video

Hit the Download button to start downloading the online video. It will download it in MP4 format by default. If you want to change the format, you can turn on the Download then Convert Mode option, and choose an output format there. By choosing MP3 as the output format, you are able to download video to MP3 in one click easily.

Download online video

Tips: By turning on the High Speed Download option, it will download videos at super-fast speed. Besides, you can download more than 1 video at 1 time. Finally, check the downloaded video from the Finished tab.

High Speed Download

Part 2: How to Download Videos in One Playlist

Step 1 Find and copy the YouTube playlist URL

Visit YouTube and search your wanted playlist. Then copy the playlist URL.

Find and copy the YouTube playlist URL

Step 2 Paste playlist URL to the video downloader

Click the +Paste URL option in Aimersoft Video Converter Ultimate. And then click the Playlist button on the pop-up window to confirm the process.

Paste playlist URL to the video downloader

Next, it will show you all of the items to be downloaded. You can deselect the unwanted ones, change the video quality, or choose audio as the output format.

deselect the unwanted videos

Step 3 Start downloading the playlist

After that, you can hit the Download button to start download the playlist. Remember to turn on the High Speed Download option to shorten the waiting time. You can see the progress bar is moving. By clicking the drop-down icon on the left, you can see the progress details for each item.

Start downloading the playlist

Step 4 View the downloaded videos

When it finishes the process, click the Finished tab to view the downloaded videos. You can open the folder on your computer for playback anytime.

View the downloaded videos

Part 3: How to Record Online Video or Computer Screen

Step 1 Choose the Record feature

If you want to get a video from some site which doesn’t allow to be downloaded, you can choose this method to capture videos. Under the Download tab, click the Record Video option.


Step 2 Adjust record frame

Now you can adjust the frame for recording video by drag the cross icon/edge of the frame or set the fixed width and height for the video.

Adjust record frame

By clicking the inverted triangle, you will get more options to choose for your video.

 clicking the inverted triangle

Step 3 Starting recording video

When everything is set, click on the REC button to begin recording video. You will be given 5 seconds before the video recorder takes action.

Starting recording video

Step 4 Finish recording

You can click on the Stop icon or press the ESC key to finish the process anytime. Now you can find your recorded video in the Finished tab. Open the folder to locate the recorded video on your computer.

Finish recording