Step-by-Step Tutorial: how to download dailymotion videos
Introduction: Having some trouble trying to download dailymotion videos? You've come to the right place. This step-by-step tutorial will show you exactly what to do to download dailymotion videos, and will also explain problems you may encounter.
Step 1: Navigate to the video on Dailymotion.com - you can search for it, click a direct link, whatever. Select the URL in your address bar and copy it. Here is an example:
Step 2: Once you have copied the video URL, you must now open up http://clipnabber.com in a new window (or tab). You can do this by pressing cntrl and N. After reaching ClipNabber, paste the URL in the input box at the top. Click the Nab Video button.
Step 3: After you click Nab Video -- this part is specific when attempting to download dailymotion videos -- another box will open up asking you to paste in the video page source code.
Step 4: So, go back to the dailymotion video page and right-click on the side of the page. Now click on "view page source."
Step 5: Once you click this, a new smaller window will open up showing lots of computer code, like this:
Step 6: In this window, select all (control-a) and copy it (control-c).
Step 7: Now go back to that ClipNabber window of yours and paste in the computer code you just copied. Then click on Nab Video again.
Step 8: After a few seconds of loading, the download buttons will appear. Click on the format you prefer, here we will click on "Download FLV."
Step 9: This will bring up a dialog asking you where you want to save the file. Make sure it ends in the .flv extension.
Step 10: The file will begin downloading automatically.
Step 11: Now find the file that you downloaded and open it up with a media player that supports .flv files. For example, you can use VLC Player or Quicktime with the Perian add-on.
Conclusion: You are all done! You now know exactly how to download megavideo videos.
If you followed all the steps, but still have trouble, please see below for common issues:
- some of the wording may be a bit off in this tutorial because different browsers use different text to describe the same thing.
- make sure to copy the official URL for best results
- make sure the link that you paste conforms to the format listed on ClipNabber
If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us at support [at] clipnabber.com