When I’m feeling down, there’s nothing better than funny cat videos. Anytime, really…I could watch Maru all day.
But I get pretty tired of ads covering up that box-diving action. Or trying to remember where to find that animated one where the kitty is hanging on the door. Funny cat videos are an important part of the Cool Aunt arsenal, but when I have my laptop and a bored and squirmy 4-year-old I don’t always have wi-fi.
To get rid of those problems, I just download the kitties to my computer.
How do you download your favorite cat videos from YouTube or other video sites?
There are a few different programs and browser extensions out there that download funny cat videos. Some of them take more effort than others.
I’m going to talk about RealDownloader because it’s easy to use and it’s free. Lots of downloaders say they have “one-click” downloading, but it’s more like cut and paste a web address into another window and then click, or click a button and then click record. Meanwhile, you are not watching your videos. With RealDownloader, you get a download button for your videos. One click, it just works.
First, install RealDownloader
Download the tool by clicking on the large, orange “RealDownloader” button at the top of this page.
As part of the install, RealDownloader is going to ask you to close your web browser. That’s important – it needs to do that to set up the “Download This Video” button for you.
Watch, click, download!
- Now that you have RealDownloader, go watch your favorite funny cat video.
- Look for the Download This Video button on the upper right corner of the video. Click it!
- You’re done.
The video downloads to your computer. As you download the videos, they show up in the Downloader window. You can keep watching more videos and collecting them, or you can watch the copy you’ve downloaded to your computer. Click any video name to play it.
Does this work for all videos? For most funny cat videos, yes. Videos on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, MetaCafe are a simple one-click download. RealDownloader doesn’t download videos that have DRM, like stuff from Hulu or Netflix.
Funny Cat Videos: A Viral Sensation
There are tons of funny cat videos available and some of them leave lasting impressions. Who can forget the Whack-A-Kitty video that came out a couple of years ago? The idea was similar to the whack-a-mole game only in this video the moles were replaced with kittens. Don’t worry no kittens were harmed while making the video. Then of course there’s always the videos of cats that can play the piano.
Those aren’t the only funny cat videos. There are thousands from all over the world. Here are a few choice cat videos to get you started:
Talking Cat Videos: Plenty of people wonder what a cat might say and that’s the idea behind these videos. They are either videos of cats making mouth movements with some human voice-over work or people talking to cats getting one syllable responses. For example, there’s the cat that just wants to go outside or does it? There’s also Mr. Bertrum thumbcat. Viewers ask him questions on a whiteboard and he essentially acts out the answer.
Action Cat Videos: It’s true cats can do some amazing things and when they’re caught on camera it can be pretty funny. Take the flying ninja cat that is not one to sit around all day, this cat knows how to have some fun. Have you seen a cat try to walk on water? It’s a bit mesmerizing.
Social Cat Videos: Cats aren’t always known as the most social pets, but imagine a cat that gets shorthand text lingo used in so many social interactions? Check out the OMG cat. What do you think the cat just found out?
Relaxing Cat Videos: While it can seem like cats sleep all day apparently that can be hard work, too. It can be so exhausting that the cat just might need a massage. Some cats aren’t always the one to get the massage, in this video the cat is the masseuse.
Those are a few options to get you started on your journey into funny cat videos. We want to know about your favorite cat videos. Please be sure to leave links to them below.