JW Player is an open-source framework for embedding videos into websites. It integrates support for Flash & HTML5 videos, enabling you to stream videos on different platforms. Although it has improved the loading speed online, you may still want to watch or collect your favorite JW Player videos offline.
"Some quite distinctive or entertaining JW Player videos embedded into the web pages, and I am considering to record or download them. Is it possible?"
Unlike YouTube videos download, the ways to download JW Player videos are a bit complicated and the tools are also limited. But don’t despair, we will introduce a series of effective methods for almost JWPlayer video downloads that you happen to stumble across while you’re surfing the web.
The steps to download JWPlayer videos on Chrome, and Safari, and Firefox are roughly the same. Below we show the screenshot on Chrome.
It was convenient to save JW Player videos in this way in the past. However, as JW Player was upgraded to v8.20 or higher, the problems occurred:
So, before JW Player downloading, right-click the on the video and check which version it is powered by.
If you are accustomed to use Firefox, don’t worry, there are also two ways available for you to directly save JW player videos easily.
The first way is pretty simple to use. You only need to open the video that you want to download, and click the “Open Application Menu” button at the top right corner and then click “Save page as” to edit the storage name and destination on the new window. Once setting, simply click “Save” and it will start to download the video on your device.
If the first one doesn’t make effects, you can also use Page Info to download the desired videos on Firefox.
The first step to download video from JW Player via apps or online tools is to get its URL address. Common media video from YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. is easy to fetch the URL (right-click to copy the URL or obtain the URL from the address bar), but JW Player video is not.
Steps to acquire the JW video’s URL (take chrome as an example):
Next, you can use the apps to download from JWPlayer.
Cisdem Video Converter, a highly customizable and robust tool, aims to be all things to users – and succeeds. It can be regarded as a video converter, downloader, combiner, and simple video editor.
It can grab clips from most hosting sites like Wistia, YouTube, Vimeo, etc. Plus, it supports all popular video & audio formats you can shake a stick at, including ready-made profiles for various devices. Thanks to Cisdem Video Converter, it makes the process of JW Player video downloading, editing, and converting become a breeze. What’s more, it can download JW Player videos in high quality effortlessly, such as 1080P, 4K and higher resolutions, providing you with an enjoyable viewing experience.
Download Cisdem Video Converter and install it on computer. Then, launch this JW Player downloader, click tab to move to the download interface.
Follow the steps above to catch and copy the URLs.
Note: If the video is powered by a lower version of JW Player, say, version 7.5.0. You don't need to go through many steps to get the video URL. Just copy the link in the address bar at the top.
Back to Cisdem Video Converter, paste the URL to the blank box , click “+” icon or press “enter to parse out the video. Finally, click the download button to save videos from JW player.
Note: if you are a Mac user, you are allowed to parse all URLs in one click by clicking “File > Input URLs” on the top bar to add URLs, one URL per line. This way spares you from spending time on waiting for the program to recognize the URL one by one.
Move the downloaded JWPlayer videos to the convert tab. Then, open its output format list and select any one of video formats or optimized presetting you want.
Besides, as you can see, Cisdem also offers presets for iPhone, Android and other mobile devices. Mobile users are also allowed to choose the corresponding presets and transfer them to your mobile devices through a USB or a reliable cross-platform file manager, saving you from seeking for JW Player downloader for mobile.
For Android users, All Video Downloader is a decent option. We can see from the name that it supports downloading videos from almost all video websites, such as Facebook, Vimeo, JW Player, Tiktok, and so on. Actually, it is designed with a built-in browser so that it can access various websites smoothly and help you parse out and download the desired video successfully.
Most iPhone users are only familiar with Documents by Readdle. Here, we’ll illustrate another powerful JW Player video downloader for iPhone, which is called iDownloader app. It is an excellent tool that can batch download videos, audios, images and other format files up to 50 files from almost all popular websites. Moreover, this useful tool also allows you to watch, archive and share the downloaded videos in this simple tool.
If it doesn’t work, here is another solution for you to choose.
If interested, know about the online JW Player downloader. They can also download videos using URLs, but not as helpful as professional apps.
Catchvideo.net is a solid web-based tool that has the ability to download videos from JW Player, YouTube, Facebook, DailyMotion, and so on. You can save your JWPlayer videos as MP4, WebM (video only), WebM (audio only), or M4A. The target resolutions for videos are from 320x180 to 1920x1080, just pick the most suitable one.
Qdownloader.net, a rising star of the online video downloader, can detect the link you paste to the site in seconds. It lets you download videos from Instagram, YouTube or other similar platforms. When going to download JW Player videos online, you only need to paste a JW Player video link, no personal information or registration required.
Ddownr.com is a convenient online JW Player downloader that also allows you to grab videos from YouTube, TikTok, VK, Reddit, etc. Just put the copied link of a video into the search box and hit the "Download" button. This JWPlayer downloader can download 4k videos, but copyright material or music will be blocked.
In addition, there are a few JW Player video downloader Chrome extension or Firefox add-on that can obtain JW Player videos effortlessly. Unfortunately, the extensions on Safari are not as much as on Chrome and Firefox. So far, we have not found plugins that can download Flash videos on Safari.
IDM is short for Internet Download Manage, which is a trustworthy tool to download JW Player videos quickly with the built-in downloading engine. Unlike other JW Player downloaders, it designs with a scheduler feature that allows you to download the videos in a specific time and then shun down your computer automatically after finishing. This tool needs to be added into a browser to work, which is available on almost all popular browsers. However, it needs to be charged after 30 days.
The installation procedures of IDM on every browser is similar, let’s take Chrome as an example.
If, however, you still failed to download the JW player videos. A high chance is that the video that you want to download may make use of HTTP Live Streaming (HLS Streaming).
HLS Streaming is developed by Apple. It utilize video streaming communication protocol to encrypt the content for safe streaming. It is widely used on mobile devices, streaming media platforms and web browsers, etc.
A video using HLS steaming applies an AES-128 algorithm to encrypt the content. It is reported that the AES-128 encryption is adopted by NSA to decode the highest secretive information. Furthermore, it is the only algorithm that the public can reach.
Therefore, HLS Streaming makes it really hard for us to obtain the video. In this case we’d better use a screen recorder to record the HLS Streams from JW Player.
Now that you can download JW player videos from the Inspect (Element) or extensions directly, why do you still install additional JWPlayer Video Downloader software? Isn't that superfluous? Of course not! These two methods can merely meet the needs of a small number of users. You will also need the JW Player Video Downloader software for the following reasons:
You can see, to download video from JW Player is not that difficult. For general users, you are able to save JW Player web videos directly with the link address. For special or advanced users, you are allowed to download JW Player videos without installing any software, and get them easily through its embedded page source.
But, no matter you are mastering in computer or not, there is no doubt that the professional all-in-one video downloader is the best choice, which is not only easy to use for everyone, but also available on can a plethora of websites to download multiple videos at the same time while keeping high quality.
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I am a new user of JWPlayer.com and get stuck in downloading its video. You post gives me multiple methods to download them successfully. Thanks.