We got some criticism when we wrote about the Freemake Video Downloader, a free program that saves YouTube videos to your hard drive. It’s technically illegal to download stuff from YouTube, but if it’s just for your private use, it’s unlikely that the techno cops will come knocking at your door.

So we’re here to nervously tell you that the new version of Freemake does a lot more than grab videos from YouTube, it can download videos from thousands of sites, including Vimeo, Dailymotion and Megavideo. Exceptions are Hulu, Netflix and MTV.

Downloading a video is as easy as copying its web address. As soon as you paste it into the program, downloading begins. Find the program at

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