How do I save my video to my computer?

If you have a paid Animoto subscription or our Trial, Cause, or Education plan, you can download your Animoto video to your computer. 

Why would I want to download my video?

There are a few reasons why you might want to download your video:

  1. To copy a Full HD (1080p) version of your video to a flash drive so it can be played it on most modern TVs and DVD players equipped with a USB port.  
  2. Once downloaded, you can upload your video to other social and video sharing websites.

Saving your video to your computer. 

The below screenshot is an example taken from a video play page. To download a copy of your video, you'll want to start from the play page for your video. Once there, click "Download" from the bottom-right corner.

Choose your download quality.

After clicking Download you'll need to choose which resolution you'd like. For download, we generally recommend choosing the highest possible resolution of HD 1080p as this will provide the sharpest video quality and matches the resolution of today's Full HD LCD/LED TV displays.



Which format will my video be saved as?

With the exception of ISO (used for burning to lower resolution DVDs), all Animoto videos are encoded in the MP4 standard format. This video format is compatible with all computers and most video players on the market today.

How do I play my downloaded video?

The two most popular operating systems on the market today have built-in support for playing MP4 files. 

Apple Mac

Your Apple computer already has an application installed that's capable of playing MP4 video files. When you double-click your video, your computer will automatically open the Quicktime player and play your movie.

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows has an application called Windows Media Player. To play your downloaded video, all you have to do is double-click the MP4 and Windows will automatically launch the player and play your movie. 

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