How to download Vines (yours or someone else’s) via a desktop computer

The short video service, Vine, is going to be switched off – though old videos will apparently still be accessible (though after some point it may be impossible to add any new ones). This helpful article from heavy.com has lots of information and suggestions on how to download your Vines to a computer or to an iPhone etc. This post is just about doing it on a desktop computer.

tl;dr version
1. Find the URL of the vine you want to download
2. Stick it on the text box on this website – http://www.vinedownloader.com/
3. Save the video by right-click, save as on the Download button

Here’s how I did it, with screenshots.

My vines can be found here https://vine.co/u/1110588297073610752, here’s a selection

jbvines

To download one you need to put its URL / address into the Vine Downloader website (the article linked above has some other websites that do this as well). Make sure you use the right address for the vine – you need to pay attention to what’s appearing in the address bar as it might not be the right address. If, on my vine page, you click on any of those vines then the list view will appear and the vine in the active bit of the window will play, but the address doesn’t reflect the ‘real’ address of the vine – you’ll just see this for all of them
https://vine.co/u/1110588297073610752?mode=list

To get the download URL you need to click the vine’s timestamp (or right-click, save as to copy the address) and then the vine will open in its own window and you can copy its address.

https://vine.co/v/edX0AvrHEOM « a valid address for one vine video

00onevine

Put that URL into the Downloader and click download.

00downloadvine

…then right-click, save as to start the download and choose where you want to save it.

00saveas

You’ll now have a copy of the video in your downloads to keep and you can also upload it elsewhere. I’ve saved a copy of this example vine on another blog, it’s on this page). Note that it won’t loop.

I don’t know of a way to do this in bulk though. Fortunately I don’t have very many vines!

 

 

 

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