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What's WhaleDown?

WhaleDown is the leading web video/audio downloader. When you want to download the video or music that's playing in your browser, WhaleDown will be the best choice.

  • Focused. It's only designed to download video/audio from your browser.
  • Generic. You can use it to download videos from almost any video sharing website.
  • Simple . All you need to do is browse and play the video, and WhaleDown will automatically discover the video's URL.
  • Powerful. It supports all major online streaming protocols (HTTPs, M3U8, MPD/Dash).
  • All-In-One. It has a built-in web browser and video player.
  • Flexible. It supports Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. It can also work with the VLC video player.

Use Cases

WhaleDown has in-depth technical research on browsers. Thanks to exclusive browser-related technology, WhaleDown supports almost all mainstream video websites and a large number of niche websites.

Here, we've listed a few typical use cases.

Online Videos

Online Audios

Why WhaleDown

WhaleDown has been in development for over ten years. Although the product name changed from Mac Video Downloader in 2020, we still provide after-sales service to the previous users. It is worthy of your trust.

  • Continuously updated. We release new versions from time to time. In addition to bug fixes, it may also bring new features and support for more video-sharing websites.
  • Excellent service. We welcome bug reports, new feature requests and suggestions for improvements. You can get technical support via email or Twitter.
  • Money-back guarantee. If you're not happy with our products, we promise an unconditional refund within 30 days.


WhaleDown is a video downloader that is definitely worth your while. It is compatible with various video sharing websites and comes with support for 4K videos and live streams, allowing you to create an offline video library. Even though it features an integrated web browser, it would come in handy to allow browser integration for the automatic detection of video playback regardless of the browser you are using.

-- From Softpedia