JW Player is the perfect platform that provides the most updated video player technology to assist the publishers in streaming online videos across the web. However, there is no option, per se, to download a video from JW Player. This is where third-party applications come in. RealPlayer and Orbit Downloader are the two widely used JW Player downloaders. However, if you don’t wish to install a software/application to download JW Player videos, you also have the option to take the help of Video DownloadHelper add-on for Firefox.
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Here is a step-by-step procedure on how you can save JW Player videos on your device:
Steps To Download JW Player Videos
Option 1: Installing Real Player
Go to real.com and download and install RealPlayer.
Run RealPlayer. On the program menu, click on ‘Tools’ and then select ‘Preferences’. Then click on ‘Download & Recording’ on the category menu and wait for a programming window to pop up.
Select a storage location for a downloaded flash video by clicking on the ‘Browse’ button next to the ‘Save Files To’ section. Tick the box that reads ‘Enable Web Downloading & Recording’.
Open your Internet browser and access the web page which has the JW player flash video you wish to download. You will find a ‘Download This Video’ overlay on the top.
Click on the ‘Download This Video’ button. A pop-up window will let you know the progress of the download and send a ‘Complete’ message when the download is completed.
Option 2: Installing Orbit Downloader
Go to orbitdownloader.com and download and install Orbit Downloader.
Open your Internet browser and access the web page which has the JW player video you wish to download. You will find a ‘Get It’ overlay on the top.
Click on the ‘Get It’ overlay. As you click on it, a ‘Create New Download’ window will pop up displaying the URL of the embedded Flash video on the web page.
Click on the ‘Download’ button. Click on ‘Open’ after you get the confirmation for your download and enjoy your video.
Option 3: Video DownloadHelper Add-on for Firefox
Go to addons.mozilla.org and download and install the Video DownloadHelper.
Open Firefox and get to the web page with the embedded JW player flash video. The Video DownloadHelper add-on will recognize the flash video and its icon will turn animated.
As you click on the animated icon, you will see the name of the JW player flash video. Click on the ‘Download’ option from the menu.
Follow the easy instructions to save the JW player flash video to a storage location of your choice.
So follow these easy steps to download videos from JW player on a preferred storage location on your device and view the videos offline at a later time. It is not just convenient but also allows repeated viewings without any hassles.