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How to Download BBC iPlayer Videos

Oct. 08, 2014 10:32 am / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Online Video Tips
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BBC iPlayer is a free podcast service enabling you to catch up with BBC television programmes that you missed in the past week, including radio programmes, news reports and TV shows. But many people still want to download BBC iPlayer videos so as to enjoy them offline at any time. As a result, people begin to look for well-reviewed software to download BBC iPlayer videos permanently.

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Windows Video Downloader is just the one available for your choice. It can download all HD online videos from BBC iPlayer, as well as from BBC, CNN, CBS and other famous video-sharing sites like top 5 sites. Moreover, you can enjoy them wherever you want, because you can freely export the downloaded videos to most frequently-used portable devices such as Android phone, iPhone, iPad, etc.


And the following tutorial is aimed at teaching you how to download videos off BBC iPlayer and keep them on PC, Android phones, iPhone and other portable devices.

How to download videos and programmes from BBC iPlayer

First of all, you need to download Windows Video Downloader on your PC (Windows Video Downloader works well on Windows 8.1/8/7/Vista/XP) and launch it after installation. It offers you two ways to download BBC iPlayer videos as below. Just select one that facilitates you more.

Way 1: Open browser (Firefox, Google Chrome and IE) and enter the official website of BBC iPlayer to find your favorite video or programme. Then copy its URL from the address bar and click the "Paste URL" button on the left of the primary interface.

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Way 2: Click on "Online Video" on the top of the primary interface and search for your desired video or programe with the inbuilt browser there. Double click to play it and you'll see a "Download" button on the top right of the video player, and then just click the "Download" button.

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Note: You can check the download status of your desired video or programme in "Downloading" category on the program's interface.

How to convert BBC iPlayer videos to iPhone/iPad/iPod/Android/DVD

When the program finishes downloading, you can enter "Downloaded" category to convert the downloaded videos to iPad, iPod, iPhone and other portable devices with following operation.

Click the "Convert" button on the right of the target video and select a format you need from the drop-down window. Then click "OK" to proceed.

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Undoubtedly, you can effortlessly download and convert videos from BBC iPlayer with the help of Windows Video Downloader. As to Mac users, you can experience the same service from Mac Video Downloader which is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5.

Tips: BBC iPlayer launches a new service called BBC iPlayer Downloads, which allows you to download video and audio files from BBC iPlayer. But you can just save them for 30 days and 7 days only once you play the videos/programmes.
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