Reddit posts can be based on text, links, photos, and of course videos. Most of the videos shared on Reddit are shared from a different service eg YouTube, Streamable, LiveLeak, or something similar. In some cases, however, the videos are uploaded directly to Reddit. It's a little harder to share them without the link to the original post which is readily available but may not be everyone's preferred way to share it. In that case, you can upload videos posted on Reddit and share them as long as you don't plagiarize anything and give credit. Here's how.
Download videos from Reddit
Just as there are web apps that let you download videos from Twitter, there are also apps that do the same for Reddit. You can take your pick, but we recommend the Reddit video downloader. The web app is free, but if you want desktop apps you will need to donate. You can get Windows and Mac apps for $ 10.
Visit Reddit Video Downloader and paste the link to the Reddit post you want to download a video from. Click the orange arrow button and the video will load into the web app.
You can play the video if you want or click the download button. This will open the video in a new tab. Right-click on it and select the Save As option from the context menu. The video is saved in MP4 format.
This is a web app and technically it should work on a mobile device as well, but on iOS there doesn't seem to be a way to get a save option in Safari or Chrome. If you want to download a video posted on Reddit to your mobile phone, use this app, but when you hit the Download button, you will also see a “Copy Video URL” button. Click on it to copy video url, then open VLC player on your phone.
Go to the Network tab and tap on the "Downloads" option. Paste the URL and tap Download. The file will be downloaded and you can use a file manager on your phone to access it. On Android, you can access the Storage option in the Settings app to explore the files on your device. On iOS, open the Files app and navigate to the VLC folder.
The video will be there and you can open / play it in any app you want. It will still be in MP4 format that media players generally support. You can also play it in VLC player if you want.
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