Udemy is one of the most popular learning platforms in the world with thousands of courses, most of which are delivered in video format.
While you might be able to download some of these videos on the Udemy mobile app for offline viewing, it is still very difficult to download Udemy courses on a computer.
The only way you can download the videos is if the instructor has granted download privileges which are very rare.
But this doesn’t mean that you are completely out of options. There are ways that you can download Udemy videos to catch up on the training in your own time.
In this article, we are going to exhaustively look at all the available ways that you can download a Udemy course video.
One of the best ways to download course videos from Udemy is UniTube. This is a third-party desktop solution that allows users to download videos from numerous different sources including Udemy, Facebook, Deezer, Spotify, and many more.
UniTube is particularly useful because it is very fast and it can download videos in very high quality, up to 1080p. It will also support the download of multiple videos at the same time, complete with subtitles.
You can download Udemy courses using the built-in download option. But while this process is easy, not all videos will be available for download and there is no way to change the resolution or the output format of the downloaded video; it will be saved as it is.
Step 1: Download and install UniTube from the program’s main website. It is available for both Windows and Mac systems.
Step 2: Open UniTube after installation and navigate to the “Online” tab.
Step 3: Input the URL of Udemy and log in to your account. Find the video you would like to download and make sure that you are enrolled in the course so that you can play the entire video.
Step 4: Click play and while the video is playing, click on the “Download” button at the bottom-right corner.
Step 5: The download will begin immediately and should be available on the computer’s download folder once the download is complete.
You can also use a browser extension to download Udemy courses. Although this method doesn’t always work, it is easy to use and most extensions are available for free. One of the best browser extensions to use is Video DownloadHelper.
It is available for both Chrome and Firefox and once it is installed, all you have to do is visit the webpage with the Udemy course you want to download and it will detect it. Here’s the entire process step-by-step;
Step 1: Go to the web store on the browser you are using and install the Video DownloadHelper extension.
Step 2: On a new tab open Udemy, sign in, and access the video that you would like to download.
Step 3: Click “Play” and Video DownloadHelper will detect the video. Click on the extension’s icon and select your preferred video quality and output format.
The download will begin immediately and when it is complete, you should be able to find the video in the “Downloads” folder on your computer.
If you are watching the Udemy course on your web browser, you might be able to download the video to your computer for offline viewing. You can do that by taking advantage of the browser’s built-in features.
Here’s how the process works on Chrome, although it should work much the same way on any other browser;
Step 1: Go to Udemy, log into your account and access the video that you would like to download.
Step 2: Right-click on any blank space within the browser and select “Inspect” to open the Developer Tools. You can also use the “F12” key on windows. Click on the “Network” tab and select “Media.”
Step 3: Reload this page and you should see the URL of the MP4 file for the Udemy video
Step 4: Open the URL in the new tab and the download process will begin immediately.
If the download doesn’t start immediately, you should see the video playing in the new tab and you can just right-click on it to choose “Save Video As” to download it.
Although it can be difficult to download Udemy Courses directly unless the instructor has granted permission, the solutions above can help you download any Udemy Course quickly and easily.
But using an extension of downloading directly from the browser may only work for some videos only.
The only way to be certain that you can download any Udemy course is to use UniTube. This is a premium tool, but it is well worth the cost as it can download videos from thousands of other video sharing sites jut as easily.
The fact that you can download any Udemy course, even if the instructor hasn’t granted permission, makes UniTube the most ideal solution for downloading courses on Udemy.