Author Topic: Downloading videos from Instagram  (Read 144 times)

Offline chipperpip

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Downloading videos from Instagram
« on: April 08, 2019, 11:29:22 am »
(I posted this under a particular video clip on the site, but it's useful as a general note.)

One thing I just found out about Instagram is that for single-video posts (i.e. not as part of a gallery/multi-image post), there's a higher-quality version of the video than the one you get just playing it embedded on the page. The normal ones are 480x480 or 480x600, the HQ versions of the same videos are 640x640 or 640x800. Some downloaders automatically get the better version, like the site or the Firefox add-on "Instagram Video Download" (which is what I use, it's the one by lumerias).

To use this video as an example, here's the 480x600 version that plays normally:

And here's the clearer 640x800 version I get clicking the download link from my browser extension (I'll upload it to replace the smaller one later):

Not sure if there's a way to download a HQ version from mult-image posts or if one even exists, I'll have to try some other add-ones or something.