Videoder is an Android app for downloading or watching videos online. You can use the app to download YouTube, Facebook and just about any sharable video on the internet.
If you find an interesting video you want to save while using any of your video streaming apps (e.g. YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, etc.), as long as the video is sharable, you can download it to your Android phone by sharing the video with Videoder.
It’s the same way you find a funny video on YouTube and want to share it with everyone on Twitter. So this time, instead of Twitter, you share with Videoder.
Although the app is free to download and use, the Pro version of Videoder will stop the app from showing you ads.
However, in this tutorial, I will be showing you how to use the free version of the app to download YouTube videos.
You can use the app to singly download videos, or to download multiple selected videos. Videoder also gives you the option to download playlists.
You can also download the audio version of any video you find. So if you want to download the MP3 file of a song on YouTube, it is possible with Videoder.
Although there’s never been a case of YouTube suing anyone for downloading videos on their platform, YouTube actually doesn’t want people downloading videos from the website and see it as a violation of their rules.
Now here is a step by step method of how you can use Videoder.
Step 1: Download and Install Videoder
You can easily download the Videoder app by clicking the link. Go to the website and download the app by tapping the Download App button.
If you’re using Chrome browser to download the app, you may see a warning like the image below. Please just tap OK.
Videoder isn’t on the Play Store because Google doesn’t want apps that are able to rip YouTube videos and download them. Downloading videos keep users away from the site as well as take away credits from the video creators.
That’s why you may see a video by creator A on YouTube and see the same video by creator B on TikTok.
Another reason why you see the message in that image is because by default, you should not be downloading apps outside the Play Store unless they are from a trusted source.
However, Videoder is safe, I have been using it for years and I haven’t had any problem with it. The only problem you may have is ads showing up, but that’s just because it’s the free version of the app.
The app does have a section where it asks you to sign into your YouTube account, but you don’t have to do this.
It’s just a way for the app to make sure all your activities are synced up.
For example, if you sign into the app, any video you watch will also show up on the YouTube app in your Watch History.
If you don’t sign into the app, you’ll not see your watch history anywhere, you can’t comment or subscribe to any YouTube channel.
Alright, I hope I have been able to clear out some concerns you may have. If you have more questions, leave them in the comments.
After you’re done downloading it, go ahead and install it. Below is a step by step way of doing this with the Chrome Browser.
Step 1: Tap the options icon on the top right on the Chrome Browser.
Step 2: Tap Downloads.
Step 3: You should see the Videoder file you just downloaded, when you do, tap it.
Step 4: You’re going to get a warning message if you’ve never installed an app with the Chrome browser before. Tap Settings.
Step 5: Tap the switch you see on the right to allow Chrome install apps on your phone, then tap the back button on your phone or on the screen.
Step 6: Now, tap Install and wait for the app to get installed on your phone.
Step 7: After it’s done installing, tap Open.
Step 8: While the app loads, it is going to ask for permission to access files on your device.
This is just a way for the app to be able to save videos as files on your phone, so tap ALLOW.
Step 9: Now give the app some time to fully load. If it isn’t loading, then you may have to check your internet connection.
When it’s done, you’ll see an interface similar to the image below.
Step 2: Search for Videos and Download
While there are numerous ways to download videos using the app, one of the simplest ways is by just searching for the video. Here is a step by step way to do it.
Step 1: Tap the search bar at the top of the app.
Step 2: Search for the video you want to download e.g. “funny dog videos”. You can also search for the name of your favorite YouTube channel.
Step 3: Tap the Search Icon on your Keyboard app.
Step 4: Tap the channel you want to download videos from.
Step 5: Under every video you’re going to see is a bolt icon, tap it to quickly download the video
Step 6: You’re going to get a list of file types and resolutions. If you want to download the audio version, tap MP3 or M4A.
But if you’re interested in downloading the video itself, tap 720p or any number higher. From experience, they both give you the sharpest versions of the video. Go lower and you may be on your way to blur town.
Downloading Multiple Videos with Videoder
You may want to select a lot of videos to download at once. This can be useful if you’re interested in downloading some videos in a playlist (I’ll be showing you how to download entire playlists as well).
Videoder gives you a white dot on the top left of every video. Tapping on the dot selects the video.
Here is a step by step way.
Step 1: Get to the list of videos you’re interested in.
Step 2: Tap the white dot on the top left of the videos you want to download.
Step 3: As you tap the white dots, you’ll see a button with a number on the bottom right corner, it shows you the number of videos you’ve selected. Tap the button when you’re done selecting.
Step 4: You’ll get a tutorial while using the app for the first time, tap NEXT and DONE.
By default, the app is going to assume you want to download the audio versions of the selected videos, even though this isn’t how it should be, you should always remember to select your preferred file format.
Step 5: If you want to download the audio version, select M4A or MP3. But if you’re interested in downloading the video version, tap 720 or any number higer.
Step 6: Tap the Start Download on the bottom.
When the videos or audio files are done downloading, go check your video or music player app and you’ll find them there.
Downloading YouTube Playlists with Videoder
Step 1: Search for the playlist you’re interested in and open it by tapping the picture of the playlist or the label. In the image below, I tapped the label.
Now you’re going to see all the videos in the playlist. You can instantly download videos one by one or select all the videos you’re interested in. I’ve showed you how to do this.
To download all the videos on the playlist at once, go to the next step.
Step 2: You’re going to see three icons on the top right. Tap the one in the middle.
Step 3: Select the format or resolution of the playlist you want to download. If you want audio only, use M4A or MP3, if you want video format, use 720p or any number higher.
Step 4: When you’re done, tap Download.
Give the app some time to download the videos. You can see the progress by tapping the download icon on the top right or by checking your notification panel.
Now, you may prefer watching all your videos by using the YouTube app, well, don’t worry, you can always download videos from the YouTube app itself by sharing them with Videoder. Here’s how you can do it.
Using YouTube and Videoder to Download Videos
While on YouTube, search for the video you want to download or search for your favorite channel you want to download videos from.
Step 1: While on the YouTube app, you’re going to see an icon with three vertical dots beside every video, tap the icon and tap Share.
Step 2: Now YouTube is going to show you a list of apps on your phone that it thinks you should be able to share the video with, go through the list and tap the Videoder icon when you see it.
Step 3: Wait for Videoder to generate the links for the video.
When it’s done generating the links, you’re going to get to choose if you want to download the audio or video format.
Step 4: To download the audio version, tap M4A or MP3.
The image above shows you two versions of MP3 (256 KBPS and 128 KBPS), well, just to make this easy to understand 256KBPS is higher quality than 128KBPS. So it’s better to choose higher quality to get audio files with a nice dynamic range.
You can also get options like 196KBPS and 320KBPS, this depends on the creator of the video.
Step 5: To download the video version, select 720p or higher.
Step 6: After selecting your preferred format, tap Start Download.
To download playlists from the YouTube app, just search for the playlist and share it with Videoder.
You are going to get taken to the Videoder app, I’ve showed you how to download playlist, so either download all the videos or select the videos you’re interested in downloading.
Downloading videos is the right thing to do if you have terrible internet. This is because you will always have videos buffering on a poor network.
No one wants that, so instead of getting frustrated each time you see the buffering icon, you should download the video. Might take a while to finish downloading, but as soon as it’s done, you won’t have to go through all that buffering again.
You can also download videos if you think you’re going to be watching the videos over and over again because you are entertained or educated by them.
There are lots of reasons why you downloading videos is useful, as long as you’re not reuploading them somewhere else and taking away the credits of the original creator of the videos.
There are lots of apps available for Android that can help you do this. Apps like Snaptube, TubeMate, etc.
You just learned about how to use Videoder for downloading YouTube videos. To download Facebook videos or videos from any other app, just apply the same method by sharing the video with Videoder and you’ll be on your way.