How to scrape videos from any website

How to scrape videos from any website

A Statista research states that over 3 billion internet users have been watching streaming or downloaded video at least once a month throughout 2022.

Most companies collect data on the videos that are popular on a particular website in order to improve their own content strategy. Another reason for collecting video data is to gather information on competitors’ marketing strategies.

Additionally, businesses use video scraping to collect links to use in their own marketing campaigns or to build a database of video content for a video platform.

Automated video scraping can save you a lot of time and effort compared to manual data collection, especially when scraping large amounts of data.

So if you are seeking for a Youtube scraper – this is what you need! In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to get Youtube, Vimeo, Rutube, Facebook, and Instagram video links in bulk from any website in minutes. 

To get started, you need to have a account.

Step 1: Create a new workflow

Go to your dashboard and create a new workflow by choosing the “blank” option. Select the Data input automation as your starting point.

Step 2: Add the targeted website URLs

Next, insert the targeted website URLs using the Manual paste/list of inputs option. 

You can add a single URL or URLs in bulk. 

Step 3: Add the Video links extractor automation

Next, add the Video links extractor automation, selecting data input as the source. Then, select the channels. In this case, we will choose Vimeo. You can also choose the Select All option, to extract all the video links supported by Hexomatic on the given pages.

Step 4: Run the workflow

You can click Run now to run the workflow or schedule it.

Step 5: View and save the results

Once your workflow has finished running, you can view the results and export them to CSV or Google Sheets. 

As you can see, it took us a few minutes to extract the video links detected on the given web pages.

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