Detailed Guide | How Can You Download Videos from BBC News Website

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Myra Posted on Jul 11, 2018 to iPhone Data Transfer | How-to Articles

Can you download videos from BBC News?

Yes, you can. But unlike downloading videos from other websites like YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and Dailymotion, saving videos from BBC News is relatively complex because the URL of the video is not easy to find. Luckily, this article covers the step-by-step guide on how to do it, including finding the URL of the BBC video and downloading the video from BBC website to your computer or mobile phone. Read on to get the details.

How to download videos from the BBC website for free?

To successfully save videos from BBC for offline viewing or other purposes, you need to prepare:

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Now, follow Part 1 to learn how to get the URL of the video on the BBC website, then follow Part 2 to download BBC new using the URL.

Part 1: How to get the URL of BBC video

Step 1: Open a browser on your Mac or PC, then visit

Step 2: Find and click the video you want to download.

Step 3: Right-click the video and choose Inspect, and a new panel will appear on the right side of your computer screen.

Step 4: Press Ctrl + F on PC (Command + F on Mac), input <video until you see, then you will see the URL of the video (as indicated below). Double-click the URL and copy and paste it elsewhere. (Remember to remove "blob:" at the beginning of the URL.)

How to download videos from BBC News website - Part 1

Now you are several steps away from getting the video from BBC.

Part 2: How to save videos from the BBC News website

As mentioned above, to download videos from website, you need a video downloader. Here I'd like to recommend EaseUS MobiMover, a tool for video download, iOS data transfer, and iDevice content management, for you. With EaseUS MobiMover installed on your Mac or PC, you can:

Download videos from BBC, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Break, Metacafe, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more to your computer or iPhone/iPad.

Transfer files between two iOS devices (iPhone/iPad in iOS 8 or later) or between an iOS device and a computer. No matter you want to transfer photos from PC to iPhone, save iPhone text messages to computer, or transfer contacts from one iPhone to another, you can get it done using MobiMover.

Manage content on your iPhone/iPad from your computer by deleting, editing, or adding items.

Download and install this safe and free tool on your computer running Windows 7 and later or macOS 10.7 and later, then follow the steps to download videos from BBC News, either to your computer or iPhone/iPad.

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Step 1: Connect an iOS device to your computer, launch EaseUS MobiMover, choose Video Downloader and click the device icon to choose to download BBC videos to your computer (PC or Mac) or mobile device. (Since MobiMover is originally designed an iOS data transfer tool, you need to connect an iOS device to the computer to use the features of it.)

How to download videos from BBC News - Step 1

Step 2: Copy the URL of the BBC video you want to download, paste it into the bar in MobiMover, then tap Download. If you choose computer as the target device, you can click the folder icon to set a path you prefer to save the videos.

How to download videos from BBC News - Step 2

Step 3: After you click the Download button, MobiMover will quickly analyze the URL and download the BBC video to your computer or iPhone/iPad. When it has finished, watch the video on your device offline. (You can find the video in the selected folder on your computer or in TV > Library > Movies on your iOS device.)

How to download videos from BBC News - Step 3

If you can't download the BBC video, you are recommended to try it again, which will usually solve the problem. If you have downloaded the BBC videos on your computer and want to watch them offline on your iPhone, you can transfer videos from computer to iPhone to do it.