4 Ways to Download VK Videos - Easy and Fast

Cheryl Bennett
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VK (formerly VKontakte, meaning InContact) is a very popular social media platform in Russia, and is often called the Russian Facebook. It’s like a combination of Facebook and YouTube - with a huge variety of engaging videos from news, sports, games to full-length movies, as well as audio resources of music and podcasts. No wonder so many people want to download and save videos from VK. In this guide, we will show you 4 easy ways to download VK videos and clips, with or without downloader tools. Then you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite VK videos on your computer or mobile phone anytime, offline and ad-free.

 

How to Download Videos from VK?

VK.com doesn't offer any download option, so you'll need a third-party tool or some techniques if you want to download videos from VK. Simply put, you can use a downloader app or online tool to download VK videos with the video link, or use a browser extension to download VK videos on Chrome or Firefox. In addition, if you don’t mind the hassle, you can use the browser’s native feature to download VK videos without the involvement of any third-party tools! Read on for a step-by-step guide.

1. Download VK Videos With A Dedicated Downloader

A safe and easy-to-use video downloader app is a top option for VK video download. iFunia YouTube Downloader is a simple yet powerful video downloader software for Mac and Windows. It supports video download from VK, OK.RU, YouTube, Facebook, Dailymotion, Twitch and almost all other video steaming and social media sites. Compared with other methods, the main advantage is that you can efficiently download VK videos and short clips in batch, freely choose the video resolution, easily and hassle-free.

How to download videos from VK to computer:

Step 1. Download, install and launch iFunia YouTube Download on your computer.

Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7 Free Download macOS 10.11 or later

Step 2. Go to VK.com and copy the link of the video you want to download. You can right-click on the video and choose “Copy video link”.

copy VK video link

Step 3. Paste the link into iFunia, hit Enter on the keyboard or the “+” icon to analyze the link. You can add unlimited videos to iFunia.

paste VK link

Step 4. When the video is loaded, choose a video quality from the Format drop-down menu.

choose video format for the VK video

Step 5. Hit the Download button to begin downloading VK videos to your computer. That’s it! This powerful VK downloader allows you to pause and resume download process at will.

download VK videos in bulk

Tip: Once the download is complete, you can preview the VK video with the built-in player, and click the Checkmark iconcheckmark iconto quickly find the downloaded file.

 

2. Download VK Videos With Browser Extensions

When I tried to download VK videos with browser extensions, I found that most of them just show a list of video files without the correct video titles when used on VK.com, and it’s impossible to tell which is the video you want. But don’t worry, I still managed to find out the following extensions suitable for downloading VK videos easily in Chrome or Firefox. You can also look at more video downloader extensions and try yourself. 

#1 Video Downloader Unlimited for Chrome

Video Downloader Unlimited is not the most popular video downloader extension, but it’s definitely a good one for VK video download. It can detect and download various formats (e.g. MP4, WebM, OGG, etc) as well as HLS streamed videos. Apart from VK, it can also download videos from other websites such as Facebook and Instagram.

Steps to download VK videos using this Chrome extension:

  1. Visit the Chrome Web Store, search for “Video Downloader Unlimited” by loader-unlim. Click “Add to Chrome” to install it.
  2. Go to VK.com, open and play the video in the resolution you want to save.
  3. Click on the extension icon in the extensions toolbar, it will display the video file for download. Click the DOWNLOAD button to start downloading the VK video in Chrome.

vk video downloader for Chrome

#2 Video Downloader Professiona/Plus for Firefox

Since the Video Downloader Unlimited is not available in Firefox, I tried some more extensions in Firefox and found a great alternative add-on - Video Downloader Professional/Plus by MPMux. This add-on supports saving static videos such as MP4, WebM and etc., and can also save videos in HLS and M3U8 formats.When using this extension on VK, it will cache the current video and provide a download link. However, the download speed will be slow and it's best to refresh the page when you move a new video to clear the previous video information.

  1. Install the extension from the Firefox extension store.
  2. Go to VK.com/video and play any video you want.
  3. Click the extension icon on the toolbar and click on the Download button, it will open a new tab. VK video downloader for Firefox
  4. In the new tab, wait for the video to be fully cached. When the progress bar reaches 100%, you can click the Save button to save the video to your computer.

Bonus tip: If you want to download music from VK, “Music Downloader - VKsaver” (Chrome extension) is a good option. It will add a download icon next to each audio track on VK, and show the bitrate and size of the song. Simply click the Download icon to save the VK music track to your computer as an MP3 file.

VK music downloader extension

 

3. Download Videos From VK With Web-based Tools

#1 fetchfile.me

Fetchfile.me is a free online video downloader for many social media platforms including VK, Vimeo, Tiktok, Instagram and many more. It can download VK videos in various resolutions up to 4K UHD. It also supports saving videos to your Dropbox directly.

  1. Visit fetchfile.me in your browser.
  2. Copy and paste the VK video link you want to download into the address field. It will automatically parse the link.
  3. Choose any of the formats available, and click the Download button to save the video to your computer. online vk video downloader-1

#2 Downloadvideosfrom.com

This online VK video downloader offers a straightforward way to download VK videos. It starts the download process after you enter a VK video URL and hit enter. It supports only two formats: MP4 and MP4 HD. The former will result in a standard definition lower than 480p, and the latter will download an HD resolution of 1080p.

  1. Go to the online VK video downloader, and set a default format for future downloads.
  2. Copy and paste a VK URL into the address box.
  3. Press Enter on your keyboard to start downloading VK videos in HD or SD.

online VK video downloader-2

Note: Of course there are many similar sites to download VK videos other than the two listed. But the common point is that these sites are not 100% safe, have more or less adverts, pop-ups and redirects. So it’s best to be careful when using them and block redirects to avoid virus or malware.

4. Download VK Videos Without Any Tool

In fact, you can download videos from VK without any downloader program or web-based tools, just with a little technical savvy. A browser like Chrome can record the network traffic and save the video file from VK and other unencrypted websites. According to my test, this method works better in Chrome, and here are the detailed steps:

Step 1. Browse to VK.com, and open a video or clip you want to download. Play the video in a quality you want to save, such as 1080p.

Step 2. Press F12 to open the browser developer tools. Or you can access it by clicking the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner of the toolbar and selecting More tools -> Developer tools.

Step 3. Go to the Network tab -> Media sub tab. You should find one or more video files here.

  • If nothing shows under Media, press Ctrl+R (Cmd+R on Mac) to reload the video, and make sure the video is playing.

Step 4. Right click on the filename, and select “Open in new tab”. And the video will automatically start downloading in Chrome.

  • If many bars of filenames appear, it’s recommended that you select the second file or the one with the largest file size for a higher resolution.

download VK videos with DevTools

 

Download VK Videos on Android and iPhone

Like other popular social media platforms, VK has mobile apps that allow users to enjoy videos and other engaging content on the go, and it offers a free download feature. So in this section, I will show you how to download videos from the VK app for offline viewing as well as how to save VK videos to your phone gallery for personal use.

1. Download Videos From the VK Official App

VK mobile users can download videos and music for easy offline watch. Downloaded videos can only be opened within the app and can’t be transferred or edited. Below is how to do it:

  1. Download the VK app on your phone. Open it and sign in to your account or register a new one with your mobile number.
  2. Find a video you want to download, tap the download icon in the bottom right corner of the video to start the download.
  3. To view the downloaded video, go to Videos section -> My -> Downloaded folder.download from VK app

2. Save VK Videos to Android

VK Video downloader is a straightforward video downloader app for Android that lets you download VK videos to the path you specify, and offers different video resolution options. It’s ad-supported, but still worth a try.

  1. Download and install VK Video downloader by i-Mov from Google Play.
  2. Find the video you want to download in the official VK app, tap the three-dot menu in the top right corner, and select “Copy Link”.
  3. Open the downloader, paste the link into the box, and tap Search.
  4. Choose the video quality you want to save and tap the download icon. The video will be saved to your photo album.  download VK videos on Androids

#3. Save VK Videos to iPhone

Since Apple doesn't want any video downloader app in the App Store, iPhone users can download VK videos with the help of web-based downloaders and a download manager, such as Documents by Readdle. Follow the steps below to download VK videos on iPhone or iPad

  1. Download Documents from the App Store.
  2. Copy a video link from the VK app.
  3. Go back to Documents, and use the built-in browser to surf to an online video downloader, say SaveFrom.net.
  4. Paste the link into the form, and wait for the site to analyze the link and give you download links. Choose a download option and save the video to Documents.
  5. Once the download is complete, locate the video in the Documents folder, tap the three-dot icon below the video thumbnail, and select Save to Photos. Then you can access the VK video in Photos.download VK videos to iPhone

 

Conclusion

In summarizing, downloading videos from VK doesn’t have to be complicated with the right tools and techniques. With the simple methods outlined in this article, you can easily save your favorite VK videos and clips to computer or smartphone.

For occasional downloads from VK, you can opt for a free online downloader site or the Chrome tools. Yet when you need to download multiple videos from VK, especially long videos with specific quality requirements, a professional downloader app that supports batch downloading and 4K definition proves to be better and safer.

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Cheryl has been writing tutorials, reviews, and how-to articles on consumer apps since 2016. She specializes in multimedia products and is always testing on Mac, PC, and various devices.

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