The beloved video download service KeepVid doesn’t let users download videos anymore for quite a while now.
Instead, the website is now an educational page that warns people about copyright problems and it urges visitors to use legal options.
KeepVid used to be the primary destination for downloading videos
KeepVid used to allow users to download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, Facebook and more.
The web app was completely free and it worked without any problems. But back in March, the site advertised itself as “KeepVid Video Downloader is a free web application that allows you to download videos from sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitch.Tv, Vimeo, Dailymotion and many more.”
After a few days, the site changed its course without a known motivation.
“Video downloading from the Internet will become more and more difficult, and KeepVid encourages people to download videos via the correct and legal ways.”
Today, you can’t use KeepVid anymore to download videos, and what’s more interesting is that the website warns that using video download and conversion tools might trigger some unwanted trouble.
“Video downloading from the Internet will become more and more difficult, and KeepVid encourages people to download videos via the correct and legal ways,” the new KeepVid says.
KeepVid provides alternative options for downloading content
The site now lists several alternative options to enjoy videos and music, including Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, and Pandora.
“KeepVid won’t provide video/audio downloading feature from now on,” a KeepVid representative told TorrentFreak and explained that they’ll be concentrating on developing other audio and video tools.
Whether the move was motivated by legal pressure or not is a question that remains unanswered for the moment.
The paid version KeepVid pro software was available a little longer, but then it also became unavailable.
So, users who still want to download videos are advised to turn to other online tools because there are a lot of alternatives these days on the market.