Brightcove can have a lot of valuable content on its site. But since it is not as popular as other common video sharing sites like YouTube and Vimeo, it is not easy to download videos from Brightcove.
Yet, the need to download the videos for offline consumption is still there, which is why most people look for the easiest, yet effective way to download Brightcove videos.
This article will present you with various solutions that can be useful when downloading videos from Brightcove. Let’s start with the most effective solution and you can select one that suits your particular needs.
Unlike other video-sharing sites, Brightcove makes downloading videos from the site very difficult. Aside from the fact that you cannot download videos directly, most online downloaders and even some desktop downloaders will not work.
But there is a tool that you can use to download videos from Brightcove. This is the UniTube video downloader
It allows users to download any video from Brightcove in any common format. It is also very easy to use, just follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Start by downloading and installing UniTube onto your computer.
Step 2: Now open UniTube and go to menu and choose the “Preferencs”. Here you can choose the output format and quality of the video you wan to download from Brightcove.
Step 3: Go to Brightcove to find the video you want to download. You may need to sign in to your account to access the videos. Once you find it, copy its URL. Click on “Paste URL” button from UniTube to paste the link.
Don’t know how to get the URL of Brightcove videos? Check the last part of this tutorial to know all details.
Step 4: The downloader will analyze the link and begin downloading the video.
Step 5: When the download is finished, you can find the downloaded videos from the “Finished” tab.
Video Downloader professional is one of the Chrome Add-ons that can download videos from Brightcove. It is simple to use and will download the videos in high quality, detecting even videos in 1080p.
If you would like to give it a try, use the following steps to use this add-on;
Step 1: Open the Chrome Web Store and search for “Video Downloader professional.” Click on “Add to Chrome” when you find it.
Step 2: Go to Brightcove and open the video that you would like to download. Play it and the extension will detect it.
Step 3: Now all you have to do is click on the “Download” button and the download will begin.
Firefox users can use the add-on Video Downloader Prime to download videos from Brightcove. It is easy to use and doesn’t restrict the downloads in any way.
Although, sometimes it may fail to download the whole video or the downloaded video may fail to download.
Follow these steps to use this add-on to download videos from Brightcove;
Step 1: Install Video Downloader Prime from the Firefox store.
Step 2: Then sign in to Brightcove and play the video that you would like to download.
Step 3: Once the video starts to play, you should see a number of download options in the toolbar. Click on the toolbar and select one of the links to download the video.
You can also use TubeOffline to download Brightcove videos for free. Follow these steps to use this method;
Step 1: Open the Brightcove page with the video you would like to download on it. Right-click on the video and choose “Inspect.”
Step 2: Copy the values from “data-video-id=”6038086711001” and data-account=”2071817190001″
Step 3: Paste both links into their corresponding places in the link: http://players.brightcove.net/2071817190001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6038086711001
Step 4: On a new tab on your browser, go to https://www.tubeoffline.com/download-BrightCove-videos.php and paste in the link in step 3 above into the field provided. Click “Get Video” and then follow the onscreen instructions to download the video.
You may notice that may of the downloaders you can use to download the Brightcove videos will ask for a download link. There are several ways to get this link, including the following;
Step 1: Open the video that you would like to download
Step 2: Click on the “Share” button at the bottom-right corner to get the embed code.
Step 3: Paste the embed code into a text editor and then add “http:” in front of it to get a URL for the video that you can use.
Step 1: Right-click on the Brightcove video and choose “Player Information.”
Step 2: Copy the Account ID, Player ID and Video ID onto a text editor
Step 3: Replace the corresponding values in the link formular below;
This will be the new URL that you can now use to download the video.
Everyone agrees that downloading videos from Brightcove can be a complicated affair. It is our hope that the solutions and strategies that we have talked about here can help you download the video you need.