5 Simple Steps to Download Videos for Offline Viewing
Videos are great—when you have an internet connection to watch them with! But what if you don’t have access to Wi-Fi? Or maybe your internet connection can be spotty at times and it’s hard to enjoy streaming content when the video keeps buffering. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to download videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet. Let’s explore 5 simple steps you can take so that you never miss out on enjoying your favorite content again.
Step 1: Find a Video
The first step is to find a video you want to download. If you’re not sure which one, we recommend browsing in these genres: popular and trending videos, TV shows, movies, music videos, music, and podcasts. Once you’ve found the perfect video to download, tap on it. You’ll see four options: watch now, stream later, share or download. Tap on download to save the video onto your phone so that you can watch it offline later. Step 2: Watch Now (optional): The second step is optional if you don’t need to download anything at this time but would like to view the content now. Just tap watch now from your device’s home screen and enjoy!
Step 2: Use Your Device
First, make sure you are using a laptop or desktop computer. Secondly, use one of the many online converters available on the internet. Thirdly, download and install the converter you choose on your computer. Fourthly, find a video file you would like to convert. Fifthly, use the converter’s conversion process to save the file in any desired format on your device. Sixthly, watch videos when there is no Internet connection! This is how to convert and save videos for offline viewing:
1) Download an app that converts files into MP4s – There are plenty of apps out there that will allow you to convert files into MP4s but we recommend Power Video Converter Free
2) Search power video converter free in Google Play Store or the App Store
3) Once downloaded onto your phone, follow the instructions (Download this app if you don’t have it already). Select Format as MP4. For Quality, select High Quality. If the audio track isn’t wanted/needed then uncheck Audio Track.
Step 3: Keep Them For Later
It’s easy to keep videos for later. You can watch them anytime on any device, even when you’re not connected to the internet! All you need is a free desktop or mobile app from one of these sites: Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, iTunes Movies, iTunes TV Shows, and Amazon Prime Video. Once installed on your device(s), it will store a copy of all your purchases locally so that you don’t have to worry about running out of storage space.
Don’t use up all your free space by downloading videos in one go, though. Instead, try setting aside a little bit of storage space just for offline viewing and set an alert to remind you when it gets full. That way, you’ll have a buffer zone that can protect against both data charges and running out of space while still keeping your offline library stocked with new stuff. Once it’s done downloading, disconnect from Wi-Fi or mobile data if possible so that you don’t waste any more data on later downloads (if there are any). With a little patience and forward planning, you’ll always have something good to watch no matter where you are!
Step 4: Find the Best Format for You
No matter what type of device you’re using, you need to find the best video format for you. You can consult YouTube on how it recommends formats for different devices, but here are a few things to keep in mind:
– Different videos use different file formats. MP4s are very common, while AVI and WMV are less so. When in doubt, upload your video as an MP4 and see how your viewers like it!
– The more space your offline video takes up on your hard drive or memory card, the more it costs. It is best to download smaller videos that won’t take up too much room on your device.
Step 5: Play, Share, and Enjoy!
And that’s it! Share and enjoy your offline-viewable video anywhere you go!
A lot of people enjoy watching videos on their smartphones or tablets when they’re out and about but can’t always find a good connection. If you travel or commute often, you probably have experienced moments where a video cuts out just as it starts getting good, or you see that annoying buffering message. With offline-viewable videos, though, you don’t have to worry about that anymore! All that’s left is to pick a great video and get started.