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How to Download Videos from Yahoo! Screen

Oct. 08, 2014 11:57 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Online Video Tips
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To copy up with the current trend of video sharing, Yahoo created Yahoo Screen to offer users comedy videos, music, movies, TV shows, etc. And it has gained great popularity among the world. Hence, many people want to download videos from Yahoo! Screen for offline enjoyment. However, since Yahoo has upgraded their video stream protocol to the popular RTMP, many video downloader programs available on the market fail to grab videos from Yahoo.

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Then Windows Video Downloader is highly recommended here since it supports downloading any online videos in spite of the protocol being used like HTTP, RTMP, RTMPE and MMS. Besides, it can do more than just downloading News videos, Sport videos, Messenger videos, TV shows and Cam videos from Yahoo Screen. It is also a video converter. Namely, you can easily convert the downloaded videos to various portable devices such as iPhone, iPod, iPad and more. Moreover, you are free to use this software when download HD videos from Google, YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo and other 100+ popular video-sharing sites.

If your computer runs Mac OS X (10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5 included), please turn to Mac Video Downloader. And below is a guide to work through this software within minutes, it takes Windows version to demonstrate the necessary steps (Mac users can read it as well since the interface are almost the same).

How to download HD online videos from Yahoo Movies/Yahoo Screen

First of all, you need to download Windows Video Downloader to your PC and launch it after installation.

Step 1: Find your favorite Yahoo News/Messenger/Cam videos

Then you can search for your desired videos/music/songs either by logging on to the official website of Yahoo through the big three browser (Firefox, Google Chrome and IE) or with the inbuilt browser by clicking on "Online Video" at the top of the primary interface.

Step 2: Download videos from Yahoo! Screen online

When you find your desired video, you may play it right away or add it to favorites. Hence, Windows Video Player offers you two easy ways to download videos from Yahoo.

How to convert downloaded video format from Yahoo! Screen

After downloading, you can enter "Downloaded" category to convert the downloaded videos to other video/audio formats like 3GP, AVI, M4V, M4A, WMA, OGG, etc. or other portable devices like iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. as below.

Click the "Convert" button on the right of the video that you want to convert. Then there'll be a drop-down window for you to select formats and configured preset. Choose a format or portable device you need and click "OK" to get it done.

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This is all you need to know about how to use Windows Video Downloader. Quite easy, isn't it? Come and give it a try!

FYI, If you want to download news videos for offline playback, please click how to download NBC videos, how to download BBC videos, how to download ABC videos, etc.

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