This guide will let you know how to download JW Player videos for free using different handy tricks.
Do you know? YouTube used JW Player to stream videos before Google have purchased it. JW video player software was developed in 2005 to embed videos into websites. This video embedding tool has been polished over the time for faster, reliable, and modern video solutions.
It was believed that you cannot download videos hosted on JW player before we revealed these super easy tricks 🙂
Now, let’s unfold the ways to download JW player videos…
How to Download JW Player Videos Fast and for Free?
#Trick 1: Use of Inspect Element in Chrome and FireFox
Let’s check out how to grab JW Player video URL in Chrome and FireFox using inspect element.
Note: As JW Player is now using new video extension called “m3u8” and thus “View Page Info” trick is not working anymore in Fireforx.
Here are the steps to download JW player video from Chrome and FireFox…
Open the video you want to download in any browser.
Now, click the right button of your mouse and select “Inspect Element” option or simply press “Ctr+Shift+I”
Now, you need to click the select an item element icon in the left side corner and hove over the video and click. It will show you the code for video.
You need to grab the video URL with .m3u8 extension and open it in new tab.
Once you open that video URL in the new tab, you will be asked to save the video file in your PC. Just save the video and your job is done. This method will work for those users who have VLC media player installed in PC.
#Trick2: Download JW Player Video Using “Media Download Helper” FireFox Add-on
If you find any problem using above mentioned trick, then here is another way to download JWP videos in Firefox.
Open the menu in the top right corner and select on Add-ons or simply press Ctr+Shift+A
Now, type “Media Download Helper” in the search bar and Firefox will show you few relevant results in the new tab. You need to select the first result.
Click on it and in the next screen you need to hit the “Add to Firefox” button and click on Ad. The add-on will install automatically in your browser.
Once the add-on added in your browser, it will show in top right corner with red icon. Now, open the video URL in your browser and the add-on will automatically fetch all the media files. What you need to do is select the one you want to download and choose the require file quality size and the add-on will allow you to download the JW player video in your computer.
#Trick 3: GetFLV Player to Extract Video from the Webpage
This is easy to use third party JW player video downloader which helps you to extract videos from any webpage using JW player.
Follow below step…
First, install the GetFLV player in your computer from here.
Once the player installed, open it and enter the webpage URL in the search bar area highlighted in red below.
The tool will automatically start collecting all video files from that particular webpage. Once the process finished, what you need to do is just hit the download button.
Your video will start downloading and you can see the download process in the Batch Download option.
#Trick4: IDM to Download JW Player Videos
This method will work for FireFox users only. What you need to do is that….
Install the Internet Download Manager (IDM) from here.
Once installation will finish, open it and enable it in the Firefox browser.
Now, open the webpage in the browser that contain video you want to download. Let the video play for few seconds. You will get a button called “Download This Video” button in the top right corner. Click on that button, select the require file size and you will be asked to choose the download selection and hit the “Start Download” button. Done!
Of course, there are many more third party tools and browser extensions are available to download JW player videos, but these are some of the personally tested and 100% working methods you can try.
Was this information useful? If yes, then don’t forget to share with others over social media.