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Getting Started

1. Launch a browser

Once you've downloaded and installed WhaleDown, you'll need to launch a browser first. You can launch the built-in browser by clicking the


If you have Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge installed on your computer, you can also launch them from the menu.

Launch Browser


To make it easier for you to adapt to the new interface design, WhaleDown automatically opens the built-in browser when the software starts.

In versions released in 2024 and later, WhaleDown won't open the built-in browser by default when launched.

2. Visit the URL that contains the video

Normally, WhaleDown will automatically detect the URL of the video or audio. In some cases, you'll need to manually click Play and wait for the video or audio to load.



If the video contains ads, please wait for the ad to finish playing or skip the ad. Otherwise, the ad's URLs may be detected rather than the actual video URLs.

3. Select video quality

Since WhaleDown has deeply customized some websites, WhaleDown will detect various video or audio qualities when visiting these websites. In this case, you need to select the video quality before downloading.


For videos detected through browser network packets, you can download them directly without choosing the quality.

4. Download and preview videos

WhaleDown will now begin downloading the video of your choice.

WhaleDown has a built-in video player. You can download the video while previewing it without having to wait.

Download and Preview

In the case where the video and audio are separated, you should to wait until

the download is complete and the video and audio are merged before you hear the sound.

5. Congratulations

Follow this article and you'll finish downloading your first video. At this point, you have an initial understanding of how to use WhaleDown.

Next, you can try downloading videos from other websites. When you relax, you can go to TikTok to check out funny videos. When it's time to calm down, you can go to MasterClass to learn something new.

If you find that the video can't be detected, can't download the video, or other bugs, please contact us. Our engineers will fix the bugs as quickly as possible.


If you can't detect the video from your built-in browser, or if you get a 403 error during the download process, we recommend that you try starting Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge.