While the Internet is available, it is simple to search for websites to download media from whatever other websites you wish. However, below we have provided tested methods that may suit one's needs in a variety of domains. Downloading from the Internet is always a risk, so we recommend Using a VPN.
The below paragraphs contain links to outside websites and sources of data; we maintain that the individual must verify the links therein.
- JDownloader: JDownloader is a download manager. If one wants to download data from a variety of sources, especially where a lot of data exists on one page (like an archive.org playlist, a YouTube playlist or channel, a Mega folder, etc.), simply grab the link(s), use JDownloader, and everything will be downloaded without your having to copy links or use a multitude of clients. When a link is copied, JDownloader automatically parses the entire page of said link, and returns any and all possible file downloads embedded within. It is this simple. JDownloader is open-source and has many useful features that we recommend reviewing to fully benefit from the application.
- youtube-dl: youtube-dl is a command-line program that functions to download videos from YouTube, in addition to hundreds of other sites. Entire YouTube channels can be downloaded at once. Documentation should be reviewed before using to understand the commands, which are rather simple. youtube-dl supports custom config files, which can greatly streamline its use.
- BitDownloader: BitDownloader is a Web application that allows the user to download any video from over 1,000 sites, including YouTube, Instagram, BitChute and so on. We do not recommend this site for constant use, but it is an option.
- dschep's Github page: This app allows one to download entire Imgur albums by entering an album ID (like "739LL" from https://imgur.com/a/739LL). It is very fast, and allows the downloading of approximately 1000 files in a matter of seconds, if one's Internet speed suffices.
- Right-clicking any webpage allows one to save it as an HTML file. Much of the data within the webpage may be missing or broken (like images, videos, links, etc.), but the text shall remain. This works best on simpler webpages that do not rely on modern formatting or scripts.
- HTTrack: HTTrack is an application that downloads entire webpages and all media within (images, videos, etc.). The user can specify a starting URL, and from this, provide a "depth" for saving, which references how many links deep the application should save webpages. Entire websites may be saved in this manner. HTTrack includes a simple user-interface and stores websites in an easily traversable way.