What is Clipsey?
Clipsey is the best twitch clip downloader, and the absolute easiest way to download twitch clips on the web! Just copy and paste the Twitch clip URL that you want to save to your computer into the text box above and hit the 'Download Clip' button. We'll grab the clip's video file and make it available for you to download. It's just that easy!
Is Clipsey free to use?
Yes! Clipsey is absolutely free to use. We plan to introduce some non-intrusive ads soon to help us make some money to offset the cost of maintaining the site and the clip downloading server. We want to make Clipsey the best twitch clip downloader, so we plan to keep it free to use! We'll never make it a pay to use tool, we pinky promise!
Help! I'm getting an error that says "Error: That is not a valid Twitch clip URL"?
The most common reason the downloader will give you this error is usually due to the wrong type of URL being input into the text box. Clipsey supports two types of Twitch URLs:
1. Clip URLs from the clip tab of the streamer's page (example: https://www.twitch.tv/clintstevens/clip/EnticingConcernedAlbatrossMrDestructoid)
2. Clip URLs from clips.twitch.tv subdomain (example: https://clips.twitch.tv/EnticingConcernedAlbatrossMrDestructoid).
If you are getting errors, please double check the Twitch clip URL you are using. There might be a typo, an unecessary white space, or Twitch may have deleted the clip for whatever reason.
Help! I'm getting an error that says "Error: There was a problem getting the clip. Please try again."?
This error can come up for a wide variety of reasons:
1. There might be an issue with your internet connection. Double check to make sure your connection is working.
2. A third-party ad block extension or third-party script is interfering with the way Clipsey gets the clip download link for you from the Twitch API. Please disabling these third-party tools installed on your browser temporarily and try again.
3. There are too many people using Clipsey at the same time and our server is overloaded or running into Twitch API issues. Try again in a couple of seconds or minutes and see if that solves the problem.
If trying all of the above still isn't fixing your issue with downloading clips, it might also be that Twitch recently updated their API. That means we would have to update Clipsey to get it to work correctly with the new version of their API.
Please contact us and let us know about any issues you run into so we can fix the downloader and make sure it is working for everyone 100% as soon as possible!
Is there a Clipsey Chrome extension?
We've received a lot of requests for this, and we hear you! We have finally created a Chrome extension so you can directly download twitch clips from any Twitch page! You can download it here: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/twitch-clip-downloader-ae/deopknpmicacphpkjnekiodlocjehohn
Here's how it works: When you are on Twitch on a page with a clip, just click on the extension button on your task bar. It will then open up this site with the clip's video download link ready to go so you can save it to your computer.
The extension also adds functionality and injects a "Download Clip" button on all Twitch pages that show clips. That means you won't have to copy and paste clip URLs between tabs anymore! All you will have to do is click on the "Download Clip" button under the clip and it will open up this site with the clip's video download link ready to go. It's going to be that much more easier, faster, and simple to get your favorite clips downloaded! POGGERS
Are there any other ways on how to download Twitch clips?
Yes, there are many ways to download clips! You don't have to use Clipsey to download them (even if it is the easiest way).
Unfortunately, Twitch doesn't give its users a way to download any clip they want directly from their site, so we'll have to get our hands a bit "dirty".
We'll have to use your browser's developer console to get the clip's video URL from the clip's page on Twitch. Sounds a bit intimidating, right? Don't worry, it isn't that hard.
The following instructions are how to do this on the Chrome browser. It's a very similar process if you are using Firefox or Safari.
1. Open up your browser's developer console. Open the menu in the upper-right corner of the browser window and select "More Tools". Then select "Developer Tools".
2. The developer console window will appear. Go to the "Elements" tab. It is close to the top-left corner of the developer console window.
3. Click on the "Element Selector" tool. It is the icon close to the top-left corner of the developer console window. It looks like a box with an arrow pointing at it.
4. Hover over the clip's video player. Once you hover over it, it will appear to have a light blue overlay. Click on the clip's video player.
5. The "Elements" window will now fill up with code. You should see a line of code that starts with "<video>". Right click on the video URL link inside that line of code and select "Copy Link Address...".
6. Open a new tab and paste that video URL link that you just copied. You will now see the clip playing. Right click on the clip and select "Save Video As..." to save it on your computer.
And there you have it! The manual and messy way of saving a clip without using Clipsey. If you are having problems with the instructions below, we've recorded a video for you that guides you on how to do it right here: https://www.loom.com/share/f14c9ac07d48491f89f909b1d70abd17
Wait, why do people even want to download Twitch clips anyways?
There are many reasons people would want to save and download their favorite streamer's clips! Here are some of the ones that we know of:
1. Saving clips to make a backup before the streamer or Twitch removes it.
2. Saving clips so they can be viewed offline. Maybe if the person wants to watch the clip on a trip with no internet access or on a device that has no internet access.
3. Saving clips so they can be used to create Twitch clip complition videos. It is a lot easier and faster to download clips using Clipsey, and compilcation videos are very popular on YouTube. Streamers even make them themselves for their own YouTube channels!
4. Saving clips so they can use them and edit them for their own personal use.
I'm sure there are many other ways saved clips are used, but these are just a few of the most popular reasons why we know people like to download them.
Does Clipsey collect and save any of my personal data?
In order for Clipsey to get the clip download link for you, we have to make a request from this website to our servers, which communicates with the Twitch API. When making a clip download request from this website, it sends information about your browser (such as the name of the browser you are using and your IP address) to our servers. The only personal data that we temporarily store on our servers is your IP address.
We temporarily store your IP address in the case that someone abuses the service and is trying to overload our servers on purpose for any sort of reason. We need their IP address information so that we can block them from using Clipsey and to make sure it works correctly for everyone else.
No other sort of personal information is stored on our servers.
What is Twitch?
Are you ready for a quick history lesson? Here we go!
Twitch is a live streaming video platform that launched in 2011. It was originally the gaming section of the general video broadcasting website and platform, Justin.tv, which was itself a pioneer in online video streaming on the web.
Justin.tv was started in 2007 by Justin Kan. Originally, it was a single channel featuring Justin, who streamed his life 24/7, becoming the original IRL streamer. It was sort of like the movie The Truman Show!
Justin streamed by wearing a webcam attached to a hat, which was hooked up to a laptop in a backpack that he would also wear. He streamed his life 24/7, aside from his bathroom breaks. While streaming, he also interacted with his viewers via a chat system. Really similar to IRL streamers on Twitch today, right?
His website concept eventually attracted a lot of attention by the media, and he was interviewed by major media outlets such as the Today Show. This led to more people hearing about Justin.tv and that is how the website started to grow.
After a couple of months, Justin became tired of broadcasting his life 24/7 and decided to change the website into a platform where other people can set up their own streams. For the following years, Justin.tv slowly grew as more and more people decided to start streaming in various different categories such as lifecasting (now known on Twitch as IRL streams), sports, music, news, tech, and gaming.
Out of all of these categories and streamers on the platform, the gaming category was growing the fastest and becoming the biggest. Many of the new streamers that joined Justin.tv went into gaming and most viewers on Justin.tv were watching them, compared to the other categories.
The gaming category became so big and popular, that in 2011, it was finally spun-off from Justin.tv to become its own website and entity. That website was named Twitch.tv.
After a couple of years of explosive growth, in 2014, the owners of Justin.tv shut it down to completely focus on Twitch. A couple of months later, Twitch was purchased by Amazon for $970 million USD! By 2015, Twitch had grown to astronomical levels and had more than 100 million viewers per month watching various streamers and channels on the platform.
Right now, Twitch currently ranks in the top 30 of the world's most popular websites. As of 2020, it has over 3 million broadcasters monthly, 15 million daily active users, and an average of 1.4 million concurrent users. What was once a small experiment for fun turned into a huge media platform.
Streamers (the term for broadcasters on Twitch) typically stream live gameplay of video games, but the site has also branched out to include other categories such as real life activities, creative arts, programming, music, talk shows, and live events.
So basically, Justin.tv was started. It was a general live broadcasting platform. The gaming category on Justin.tv grew the biggest, so it was spun off into Twitch.tv. Justin.tv eventually closed to focus on Twitch.tv. Twitch.tv has grown so big, that it now has many general categories aside from gaming. The website has come full circle!