Niconico is the most popular video streaming websites in Japan. It is the prime source of all types of video content including music.
You may therefore want to download Niconico videos in MP3 format so that you can listen to them offline.
But just as it is with other streaming sites like YouTube, there is no way to do that directly.
The only way is to use a third-party solution that enables you to download and convert the Niconico video to MP3 and then download the resultant file onto your computer.
Keep reading for two of the best solutions to help you do just that.
If you are looking for a downloader that is as effective as it is easy to use, UniTube video downloader is your best bet.
This desktop downloader will download a playlist or multiple video to MP3 s at the same time just as easily as it downloads a single video.
The following are the reasons why you should choose UniTube over other downloaders:
Here’s how you can use UniTube to download videos from Niconico and save them in MP3 format:
Step 1: Download and install UniTube video downloader on to your computer. You can find the set-up file from the program’s main window and then follow the installation wizard to complete the installation.
Step 2: Not go to Niconico on any browser, locate the video that you would like to download to MP3 and copy its URL link.
Step 3: Open UniTube and click on the “Preferences” menu. Here, you can configure a number of settings including the output format (choose MP3), output quality and the output folder among others.
When you are happy with your selected settings, click “Save” to save them.
Step 4: Then just click on “Paste URL” or choose “Multiple URLs” from the drop-down list to enter the URL or multiple URLs of the video you want to download and UniTube will begin analyzing the provided URL for the video.
Step 5: When the analysis is complete, the download will begin and the MP3 files will be downloaded to your computer in minutes.
You can click on the “Finished” tab to find the downloaded MP3 audio files.
There are many free online tools that claims to download Niconico videos to MP3 format in a matter of minutes.
The steps to use them are quite easy as following:
But according to our tests, most of them have failed to download Nicovideo to MP3.
Can you Download Niconico in 320kbps MP3 Quality?
Free online tools will likely not be able to download the audio file in 320Kbps. Most will only work up to 128Kbps. If you want a higher quality, we recommend using a desktop downloader like UniTube.
Can I Download the Video in MP4 Format?
Yes. Just follow the processes outlined above, but this time choose the output format as MP4 and the video will be downloaded in MP4 format.
Downloading any video in MP3 format can be hard simply because you need to convert the video to MP3 first.
But with a tool like UniTube, the process is simplified, allowing you to convert and download the video at the same time.
The audio you download will be in very high quality and you can download multiple videos at the same time.