Brightcove is a well-seasoned video hosting website that's designed predominantly for assisting businesses not only to deliver highly customizable video content, but also to monetize videos across various devices and platforms.
However, it’s quite challenging to download Brightcove videos, as the website is not as popular as YouTube or Vimeo and hosts the embedded videos.
“I use the HTML developer tool for MP4 Brightcove video download, but there are merely M3U8 files in the webpage's internal resources.” –From Reddit
Well, in this article, we will figure out how to download videos from Brightcove effectively.
Note: If you fail to download from Brightcove with the URL, you can try to change Player ID to Embed ID. Use the template: http://players.brightcove.net/Account-ID/Embed-ID_default/index.html?videoId=Video-ID.
Cisdem Video Converter is a handy program that makes it easy to download Brightcove videos on Mac or Windows PC in 720P, 1080P, 4K, and 8K resolutions. It also supports to download videos or tracks from a mile-long list of other video streaming sites, like YouTube, Twitch, Bandcamp, Tumblr, Reddit, Wistia, JW Player video, etc.
It consists of over 5 important or sub tools for performing full-featured operations. Besides Brightcove video download, you can convert, edit, merge videos, and rip DVD as well. Thanks to its built-in 500+ codecs and device profiles, you will be able to convert your videos to any popular format.
Download and install the software to your computer, and then run it to open the main interface.
You will come to the “convert” tab by default. Simply click the third icon on the top toolbar to switch to the “download” tab.
Open the desired Brightcove video that you would like to download on your browser, and obtain its link according to the method we introduced in part one.
Go back to the software and paste the URL to download box. Click on the button to start Brightcove video download on Mac or Windows.
Cisdem Video Converter lets you inspect the downloaded Brightcove video with its built-in video player, just click the video thumbnail to have to view.
If you intend to convert all your downloaded Brightcove videos to different formats, click the icon to open up the folder where Brightcove videos are stored, and then move them to “convert” tab.
Choose output formats for your Brightcove videos and convert them to any formats in bulk.
WinX YouTube Downloader is a critically acclaimed, Windows-based video downloader tool, capable of downloading Brightcove videos in standard, high definition, as well as ultra high definition. Not just can it download video from Brightcove, but from YouTube (incl. YouTube playlist), Vevo, Tiktok, Bilibili, Metacafe and more sites (1000+). It’s able to save the videos in MP4, FLV, WebM or MP3 (formats maybe vary depending on different websites).
Steps to Download Brightcove Video Windows:
BitDownloader is a lightweight web app that has the power to download video from Brightcove, YouTube, Instagram, Coub, V Live and other 800 websites. It can capture videos and convert them to MP4 without user registration or additional software.
Steps to Download Brightcove Video Online:
Stream Video Downloader is a fabulous Chrome add-ons- fast, well designed, giving you the ability to captured embedded streaming videos. It's no exaggeration to say that I tested nearly 20 add-ons (like Flash Video Downloader, Video Downloader Professional, VLC Video Downloader, One-Click Video Downloader, Video Downloader Pro, Ultimate Video Downloader, etc.) for downloading Brightcove videos on Chrome, and only Stream Video Downloader worked.
Steps to Download Brightcove Video Chrome:
Video Downloader Prime is a rising star of Firefox add-ons for video download. It can download video from Brightcove and a plethora of sites except YouTube (due to specific policies and restrictions). If you desire to download audio tracks only, its brother add-ons- Audio Downloader Prime may meet your demands.
Note: I tried another Firefox add-ons- Ant Video Downloader. It supports to download Brightcove videos as well, but only keeps videos in M3U8 format.
Steps to Download Brightcove Video Firefox:
As a comprehensive video hosting and publishing platform, Brightcove Video Cloud enables you to upload, manage and publish videos. You can:
Brightcove Video Cloud offers you solutions for cross-platform video publishing and delivery. The transmission of mobile web video is based on HTML5, not Adobe Flash.
To download Brightcove videos from Video Cloud, Brightcove's official site has given detailed answers already. You can refer to the articles below:
How simple is it to download Brightcove videos with such a host of tools at your disposal. Now saving Brightcove embedded videos to your computer would not be challenging anymore. All of the Brightcove video downloaders above, whether they are third-party programs or web-based services, have things which they excel at and lack of. However, if you want to improve the efficiency and remain great video quality, third-party software like Cisdem Video Converter is highly recommended.
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