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It may not be every day but there will be times when you want to download a streaming video or audio so you can enjoy it offline. This is especially true when you are traveling and won’t have any reliable Internet connection. However, the problem with most streaming apps is that they won’t let you download the video or audio for offline viewing. Even when they allow it, you won’t be able to play them in your favorite audio or video player due to DRM restrictions. To deal with these kinds of situations, you can use a free app like Keepvid Android.
Keepvid Android is a simple and straightforward app that lets you download videos from various video streaming sites like YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Tumblr, etc.
Features of Keepvid Android App
Supports a wide range of video sharing sites: One of the best things about Keepvid app is that it supports more than twenty video sharing sites. These sites include but are not limited to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Vimeo, Tumblr, Vine, Dailymotion, SoundCloud, FunnyorDie, MixCloud, and Cloudy.
Download High Definition Videos: On supported sites like YouTube, you can download high definition videos. In fact, the Keepvid app supports and downloads HD, UHD, and 2K videos without any problems.
Supports Batch Downloads: Using the Keepvid app you can download multiple videos from multiple sources at the same time.
Convert and Download Music Files: If you want to, you can convert videos into music files on the fly and download them from supported sites like YouTube. Just like with videos, you can download the audio in 128kbps, 256kbps, or 320kbps quality. This feature is very useful when you want to download songs, podcasts, etc.
Simple and Minimal User Interface: Unlike other video downloader apps, Keepvid’s user interface is very minimal and straightforward. Just select your video streaming site, find the video you want to download and tap on the Download icon. It is that simple to use the app.
Installation and Usage
To start, download the Keepvid app from its official website. Since the app is not on Play Store, you need to enable the “Unknown Sources” option in Android to install it. To do that, open the Settings app and navigate to “Security.” Here, scroll down and toggle the button next to “Unknown Sources” under the Device Administration section.
Once you’ve done this, open the downloaded apk file and tap on the “Install” button.
After installing the app, tap on the “Open” button to open the app.
As you can see, all the supported video-sharing sites are listed on the home screen.
If you cannot find your favorite source, scroll down and click on the “Add Sites” icon (three horizontal dots).
In the Add Sites window, select the video sharing site(s) of your choice.
The changes will be instantly reflected on the home screen.
In my case I want to download a video from YouTube, so I’ve selected the YouTube option on the main screen, searched for the video, and opened it. As the video is being played, tap on the “Download” button appearing on the bottom-right corner.
As soon as you click on the button, Keepvid will analyze the video and display all the different qualities the video can be downloaded in and their respective download sizes. Just tap on the video quality you want the video to be downloaded in. Like I said before, you can also download the video as an MP3 file. All you have to do is select the appropriate option. In my case, I’m selecting the 1080p video.
Once you select the video quality, Keepvid will download the video.
Once the download is complete, Keepvid will automatically merge the audio and video so that you don’t have to worry about merging and converting them manually. YouTube sends audio and video files separately when you select the high-quality option. To see the download, click on the Download icon appearing on the upper-right corner.
The above action will take you to the Downloads page. Here you can see all the downloading and downloaded videos from various video-sharing sites.
By default, Keepvid stores all your downloaded videos in the internal storage. If you are low on space, you can change the download location to the external SD card. To do that, click on that little gear icon appearing on the upper-right corner on the Downloads page.
In the Settings page tap on the “Downloads Path” option.
Now, select the “ExtSDcard” option.
The settings page lists the new download path. Take a note of it so that you can find your downloaded videos when using a file manager.
Also, when you try to play the downloaded video directly from Keepvid, it plays it through KV Media Player. If you want to, you can make the video play in your favorite media player. To change the option, scroll down and tap on the option “Default Video Player.”
Select your favorite video player from the list of options.
Keepvid Android is a simple app that does exactly what it says it will. Nothing more, nothing less. You don’t have to worry about unnecessary options, cluttered user interface, intrusive advertisements, etc. Moreover, unlike other apps, Keepvid gives you the flexibility to watch videos and listen to music offline in your favorite media player. So, if you like to enjoy offline media, then do give Keepvid a try. After all, it is free.
That being said, the free version of the app is supported by ads. If you don’t like the ads, you can purchase the premium version for $1.99. With the premium version, you will also unlock the ability to download 2K videos and high-quality MP3 audio files.
Do comment below sharing your thoughts and experiences about using Keepvid to download and watch videos offline.