JW Player videos are streamed in two ways. They can be streamed directly MP4 files and this can be easy to download. They can also be streamed using encrypted file streams called HLS Streaming and are much more difficult to download. But we have some ways to download these, just follow our article below and you will understand how it can be done.
Download JW Player Videos Using View Page Info In FireFox
This method is easy and simple, just follow these tips below:
- First, you need to open your browser and search for the video you would like to download
- Stream the video you want to download
- Right-click on the page
- Select ‘View Page Info’ like shown in a picture below:
This will open a dialogue box, and now you need to:
- Firs go to ‘Media’ tab
- Now just scroll down and find the video file in the list
- Check the video format in ‘Type’ column
- Select the file and click on ‘Save As’ as shown in a picture down below:
The video will start downloading to the local drive you just need to select there you want to put the video if there are no default settings already selected. If you want to check there the video is just press CTRL+ J.
And this is it, this method works for all .mp4 videos streamed by JW player.
Download JW Player Videos Using Inspect Element In Google Chrome
This is a very similar method as we have written before for the Firefox browser, so just follow the steps:
- Open your Chrome browser and find the video you want to download
- Stream the video you want to download
- Right click on the page
- Select ‘Inspect Element’
It will open the inspect element section:
- Go to ‘Network’
- Select ‘Media’
- Play your video for a few seconds
- Find .mp4 file link in the media section
- Right-click on the file link
- Choose ‘Open in new tab’
It may redirect you to a new page and start downloading the particular video. And this is it, this method works for all .mp4 videos streamed by JW player.
Download JW Player Videos Using IDM for Downloading
Internet download manager (IDM) is the best alternative for downloading any type of videos that are embedded on web pages. Regardless of any stage, IDM effectively download protected JW videos. It’s by far the most popular JW Player video downloader. Download Manager does a good job of downloading videos from JW Player. The software is free for 30 days and is then $11.95 but it could be worth it if you download a lot from the internet. Once done, you need to follow the step explained below:
- Open the page with the video on it.
- Select the ‘Download This Video’ button that should appear.
- Save it somewhere on your drive.
Just like the URL method, IDM will work on some JW Player streams and not others.
You can go with ‘download all’ or pick your preferred file for download. It will then open the IDM and start downloading the file.
Download JW Player Videos Using GetFLV Player
This program works in a way that related to IDM we wrote just before, but it is more comprehensive and intuitive as well. We recommend this tool for JWplayer video download because it also supports media download from several other hosting sites.
- Download and install ‘GetFLV player’ You can get this software here: Download GetFLV for Windows
- Now just Launch GetFLV on your Windows desktop or laptop computer
- Copy the video URL and open it on the player.
- Play the preferred video and wait
- Now, click on the ‘Download’ button highlighted in green below
It will ask you to choose the destination folder, select it and save the video.
That’s all. You have just downloaded a JWPlayer video. This app also works for downloading videos from several other streaming sites such as YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo etc.
Also read: FireDL codes for Firestick
Download HLS Streams From Jw Player
If all the methods we have covered before not working for you then maybe the video you are trying to download is encrypted HLS Streaming (HTTP Live Streaming). If the video from JW Player uses HLS Streaming, the chances of you being able to download it are minimal! And so far nobody can download this kind of video. HLS Streaming is good in that it has given the studios confidence in streaming technology and allows us to enjoy Netflix and others like it.
These basic methods will permit you to download JW player videos free. If you don’t need to use any third-party programs, then the very first technique is highly suggested. Basically, that is it! Now you can enjoy watching the videos you have downloaded anytime and anyplace! Up to now, the measures above are those working according to our testing. I am certain that there are other ways out there, but we would like to make things easier and easier for you.