In the past, you always need a plugin like Adobe Flash if you want to play videos in a browser. In recent years, with the development of HTML, people can watch videos on main streaming video sites like YouTube, Facebook without installing plugins. But there are still problems existing. For those who want to download videos from these sites, the previous method like "save to" is  not very applicable for HTML5 video downloading.

HTML5 has introduced the video element for the purpose of playing videos to partially replace the object element. That's why it is currently being widely adopted by many websites. So how to download HTML5 video without a downloader installed, here I would like to introduce you an easy way to do that.

Download HTML5 Video Without A Downloader Installed

To download HTML5 videos, you need a video downloader. For the sake of saving your time and keeping your computer safe, I would highly recommend you to use VideoSolo Online Video Downloader, a powerful and multifunctional downloader.

With this online downloader, you can enjoy the following advantages:

• Download SD and HD as well as 4K videos from YouTube and other video sites including Facebook, Instagram and more.

• Download video, audio, and even subtitle from the supported website and save them in a desired format with different quality options.

• Be compatible with all major browsers, including Google Chrome, FireFox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge.

• Use this online downloader without any charge and installation.

Of course, if you prefer a desktop program to help you download HTML5 video, you can have a try with the new-released VideoSolo Inovideo (Actually it's a video downloading program for Mac). Windows version will be launched soon.

Here, I would like to take YouTube as an example and show you how to download HTML5 video with this online downloader.

Step 1. Copy the YouTube Link

Open the browser on your computer and enter into the YouTube page where the desired video lies. Then select and copy the video link on the top address bar.

Copy Link

Step 2. Paste the Link to VideoSolo Online Video Downloader

Go to the web page of VideoSolo Online Video Downloader and then paste the link into the input field. Then. Click the "Download" button and the URL will be analyzed immediately.

Download Video

Step 3. Choose Your Desired Output Format

Now you can scroll down the page where all the download options are listed. Choose the format you want and confirm by clicking the "Download" button. After that, it will start to download videos from YouTube to PC.

Choose Video Format

It has been showed that HTML5 video is going to be the new standard for web video, so there will be more and more websites adopting HTML5 video which means that downloading HTML5 video is unavoidable. Therefore, learning how to download HTML5 video is very necessary. From this post, you may learn the simplest way to download HTML5 video on many main streaming video hosting sites. As you like, you can also transfer the downloaded HTML5 videos to your phones or other portable devices. Try it out, and enjoy your favorite videos without time and Internet connecting restrictions.