Disclaimer: WonderFox would never advocate downloading copyrighted video content for any commercial and illegal use. The below tutorial is demonstrated ONLY for instructional purpose and personal fair-use. WonderFox is in no way collaborated or affiliated with those clone websites of SolarMovie.
To download videos from SolarMovie, first of all, you have to know that the official website of SolarMovie has been shut down for years. There are various clone websites, copycats and imitators created in the name of SolarMovie with different domain names, but we don't actually know which one is rebuilt by the original group. Among them, SolarMovie.cr and SolarMovie.to are two better-known websites. On this basis, I'll introduce 4 free SolarMovie downloaders below.
Most of you guys may not notice that, SolarMovie.cr provides a few servers that allows you to download movies from SolarMovie directly without any third-party SolarMovie downloader.
Visit SolarMovie.cr and play a movie, switch the servers back and forth below the video player until you see a download button in the lower-right corner. Click the "Download Video" button, select any download link on the pop-up webpage to download SolarMovie videos.
As a browser extension video downloader, Video DownloadHelper earns very high praise, profited from its natural ability to download video/audio from website online. It provides a simple method for SolarMovie video download.
Install Video DownloadHelper to your Chrome, Firefox or Edge through https://www.downloadhelper.net/install. After that, you'll see a "colorless three-balls" icon on the extension bar of the browser. Play a movie on SolarMovie.cr, the extension will be highlighted as a "colored three-balls" icon when it detects the downloadable movie. Click on the icon and select one option to download video from SolarMovie. For first-time use, you have to confirm the download method, just click "Use browser" button.
Unlike SolarMovie.cr, SolarMovie.to doesn't provide the download button and the movies are delivered in HTTP Live streams (HLS) protocol. So, the above two methods are NOT applicable. Instead, I'll recommend three desktop download managers to make it work for both websites.
Internet Download Manager (IDM) claims to be the fastest download accelerator that also supports online video downloads including SolarMovie. Despite a paid program, it offers a 30-day free trial for your evaluation.
Download and install the program from http://www.internetdownloadmanager.com/download.html, you'll be prompted to install an extension/add-on - IDM Integration Module to browser for monitoring downloads from any video streaming webpage. Play a movie or TV episode on SolarMovie to awaken a download pane. Then click it and press "Start Download" button to save movies from SolarMovie.
Neat Download Manager is a free alternative to IDM, which also has a good performance to speeds up downloads and save videos from any streaming website on both Windows and macOS.
Download and install Neat Download Manager from https://www.neatdownloadmanager.com/index.php/en/. Browser Extensions could be added to Firefox, Chrome, and other Chromium-based browsers so as to detect and catch downloads on websites. Next, play a movie on SolarMovie, and the Download Pane will show up in the top-left corner of video player. Click the pane to download SolarMovie videos.
You may find that, the movie files downloaded using IDM and Neat Download Manager will be saved in .ts video format. The trouble is, you have to convert TS to MP4 or other common formats with some free video transcoders. Xtreme Download Manager (XDM) is another free, safe and open-source download manager integrated with a media converter, which allows you to download SolarMovie videos and convert to MP4 directly.
Download and install XDM to Windows, Mac OS or Linux from https://subhra74.github.io/xdm/. Run it and follow the instructions to install and enable the browser add-on (XDM Browser Monitor) for sniffing the movies from SolarMovie. When you play a movie, a transparent "DOWNLOAD VIDEO" button will appear in the lower-right corner of the webpage. Press the button and select the movie stream, then a dialog box will pop up, where you can name the movie and select a directory to save the downloaded file. In the drop-down list of "Convert to" section, you're allowed to select MP4 or any other option as you wish. Finally, click "DOWNLOAD NOW" button to download SolarMovie to MP4 directly.
That's it! When you get the hang of the 4 SolarMovie downloaders, you're virtually able to download and save videos from almost all video/audio streaming websites. Bookmark this webpage, those programs sometimes come in handy. Hope I make it all clear, if this post does help you a lot, any thumb-up or sharing would be much appreciated. Thanks for your reading!