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One of the more popular and a pioneer in online education is Lynda.com. Founded in 1995, the site has grown and provided quality online courses for the masses. Learners from all over the world can enrol in any course they want or need. Courses on the site cover a myriad to topics which include business, design, photography, software and web development.
Lynda.com is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the Lynda.com video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.
For 20 years, Lynda.com has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—develop software, creative, and business skills. Now part of Linkedin, Lynda.com serves more than 10,000 organizations. With tutorials in five languages, Lynda.com is a global platform for success.
For this article, I am going to show you how to download Lynda videos using the easiest of methods. By downloading Lynda videos, you can watch them whenever and wherever you want at your convenience. Saving these videos to your computer or an external drive is valuable so you can watch and learn your lessons even without an internet connection.
How To Download Lynda Videos: Using Internet Download Manager
You will use a program called Internet Download Manager (IDM) for this first method. Just follow the steps below to download and install IDM to your computer to start downloading Lynda videos.
Step 1. Visit this site and click the download link to get Internet Download Manager.
Step 2. Install the program after the download is complete.
Step 3. Run Internet Download Manager and the program’s setup will integrate the app with your browser(s) to capture “download requests”.
Step 4. Log in to your Lynda.com account and start playing the video you want to download.
Step 5. When the video starts playing, you will see a “Download This Video” button that you can click to save the video to disk.
Step 6. Wait for the program to completely download the video and you will prompted either to open the file or open the folder where your video was saved. Select the option you want.
You have just downloaded a Lynda video using Internet Download Manager. The video below show IDM in action.
Internet Download Manager not only works with videos but with all types of files as well. Next, I will show you another method of downloading Lynda videos with another similar program.
How To Download Lynda Videos: Using Keepvid Pro
Like Internet Download Manager, KeepVid and KeepVid Pro are programs made to download videos to your computer. KeepVid Pro supports many video sharing sites like YouTube, Vevo and Vimeo, among others. The program also works on Lynda.com of course.
Follow the steps below to download Lynda videos using KeepVid.
Step 1. Download KeepVid (or buy KeepVid Pro) by visiting this site.
Step 2. Install the program after the download is finished. This will also add a “Download Button” to your browser.
Step 3. Go to lynda.com and play the video you want to download. The video will be automatically detected and a “Download” button will appear in the upper right hand corner of the video. You can select the video resolution you want when you click the download button. Your video will start to download.
Step 4. Alternately, you can copy the video’s URL and paste it into the program itself.
Step 5. Wait for the program to complete the download and open your saved Lynda video.
The video below shows the features of KeepVid/KeepVid Pro.
The last method below shows you how to download Lynda video without installing any software on your computer.
How To Download Lynda Videos: Using Online Downloader
The steps below will show you how to download Lynda videos via a site that allows online downloads.
Step 1. Open the Lynda video you want to download.
Step 2. Copy the URL of the video.
Step 3. Visit this site (Lynda Video Downloader) and paste the URL in the box provided.
Step 4. Click the “Download” button and wait for your video to be saved to disk.
Downloading Lynda tutorial videos can be very convenient specially if you want to study them at your leisure. The methods shown above are very easy to do and you will have no problem understanding them.
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