How to Download Videos from Tumblr

When you follow a large group of people it is difficult to watch all posted videos at one time, and if you truly like one, you sure want to keep it and save it to enjoy it later.  Downloading videos from Tumblr is easy when you just have a YouTube or Vimeo video, since there are some many free online downloaders outhere, but when it comes to video clips or other type of media uploaded to Tumblr itself, it’s a bit more complicated. To get all the videos you want, you need to have Firefox installed along with an Addon called VideoDownloadHelper.

How to Download Videos from Tumblr.

  1. Get the Addon right here.  After the installation restart Firefox.
  2. Be sure to select the specific post in order to get the Tumblr Video. (find the permaling first).  If the feed or Tumblelog is full of media, you might just get a bunch of links and be difficult to find the right one for the clip.
  3. Start playing the video (doesn’t matter if it comes from Youtube, Dailymotion, Metacafe Vimeo or Tumblr itself)
  4. You will see that DownloadHelper Icon will start moving (located right next to the address bar).
  5. Click on the Dropdown Menu on the right side of the icon, If you are positioned in the post itself you will probably see just one link, click on it and download it.
  6. You will probably get an mp4 format.  I recomment using VLC Media Player.

You can also download music from Tumblr with this Firefox Addon, though there are plugins that have more options to handle songs.

8 Responses to "How to Download Videos from Tumblr"

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  1. Garry

    March 13, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Uh… I have Google Chrome, how do I do download these plugins?


  2. Gaby

    November 22, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    How do you use this for Chrome though ?


  3. krisblak

    December 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    What is you have Google Chrome. What would you use?


  4. maryan

    January 8, 2012 at 4:40 am

    how do you restart the firefox?


  5. Jackie

    May 16, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I do have VideoDownloadHelper installed in Firefox. However, when I played the video on Tumblr, the icon doesn’t move. I’ve tried refreshing the page a few times but it doesn’t work. Is there another way to download videos from Tumblr?


  6. Henry Gondorf

    June 14, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I got the Fire4fox addon DownloadHelper installed but it does not work with Tumblr videos – do you have any other suggestions??



  7. confused

    June 16, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    niqqa what about those that on that chrome??


  8. grd0

    April 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    how can i download all the videos in bulk? i dont want to download one by one, there are hundreds of them @_@


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