[Complete introduction] Summary of how to download TVer [free, chrome, PC, smartphone]

By SophiaBolton

TVer is a free TV streaming service operated by the five major commercial broadcasters in Tokyo and is the best streaming site for watching TV programs. However, some programs have a distribution period, and once the period expires, you can't watch them. That's why it's a good choice to download and save your favorite shows and watch them anytime and on any of our devices.
Unfortunately, TVer does not offer a download service. So is it impossible to download TVer shows? No, it is!
In this article, I'll introduce you to all the ways to download TVer. You can choose the way you like.

TVer Download Method List

1. [Browser] Record TVer with chrome extension
2. [Free Download] Download TVer using Youtube-dl and FFmpeg
3. [PC] Download TVer with video saving software
4. [PC/phone] Download TVer using recording software

1. [Free] Record TVer shows with chrome extensions

First of all, let me introduce you to an extension that allows you to record TVer shows in the chrome browser!
For more information on how to use the chrome extension, please refer to this page:
Please note that these two extensions can record and save TVer shows, so in a sense, they are not "downloads."

No.1 "Stream Recorder."

URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stream-recorder-download/iogidnfllpdhagebkblkgbfijkbkjdmm


"Stream Recorder" is a downloader that saves HLS (TS, m3u8) streaming videos as mp4, and it can save streaming videos distributed via HLS (HTTP Live Streaming) as mp4.
It also has a unique video capture function, which allows you to directly record videos that cannot be saved with normal download applications.
The audio and video data will be converted directly (without degradation) to mp4.
All conversion is done inside the extension, so no external server is used.

No.2 "Screen Recorder for Google Chrome

URL: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screen-recorder-for-googl/eclbecdgdoahkliaijlpkigldlkojjdn


Screen Recorder is an application that allows you to capture the screen in your browser.
Use this free screen recorder software to create video recordings/screen recordings directly from the Chrome browser and share these video recordings with your friends/colleagues.
To start using the Screen Recorder software in Google Chrome™, click Start Capture to record your computer screen. When the video recording is finished, click "Stop Capture" to stop the video. You can save the created video to your computer/Google Drive.
Simple and easy-to-use screen recorder for creating video tutorials/software help videos, etc.

2. [Free Download] TVer Download with Youtube-dl and ffmpeg

It's a little more complicated than using dedicated video-saving software. Still, it's worth keeping in mind that you may be able to download videos from other streaming sites using this method.
Let's take a look at the steps.

1. Get the Brightcove URL for the TVer program

Since we want to get a URL of the form
http://players.brightcove.net/(13-digit account ID)/default_default/index.html?videoId=(13-digit video ID)
We need to know the account ID and video ID of the video.
First, use the developer tools or verification.
From the three ... (vertical) menu in the upper right corner of your browser, select "More Tools" -> "Developer Tools." Alternatively, right-click on a space on the home page and click "Verify" at the bottom of the menu that appears. You can also use "Ctrl + Shift + I."


"Use Ctrl+F to extract the account ID and video ID from the search field using "data-account" and "data-video-id."


For example, in the case of this video
data-account: 4031511847001
data-video-id: 6267276826001

If you embed it in 
http://players.brightcove.net/(13-digit account ID)/default_default/index.html?videoId=(13-digit video ID)
, the URL will be http://players.brightcove.net/4031511847001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6267276826001.

2. Download the youtube-dl and ffmpeg files

Download youtube-dl: https://youtube-dl.org/
and download the "youtube-dl.exe" file.


Download ffmpeg: https://github.com/BtbN/FFmpeg-Builds/releases
and download the zip file of the latest version and supported system.
For example, if you are using win64, download this one.


Store all the files in the "bin" of the downloaded zip and the "youtube-dl.exe" you downloaded earlier in the same folder.


Name this folder "youtubedl" and move it to C:\Users\(username)\.

3. Download the video

Select "Windows System Tools" -> "Command Prompt" from the program list.
A black window will appear with
In the black window, type "youtubedl youtube-dl http://players.brightcove.net/(13-digit account ID)/default_default/index.html?videoId=(13-digit video ID)".
And press ENTER to wait for the download to complete.


3. [Free] Record TVer shows with chrome extension

The chrome extension is sometimes out of tune, and the youtube-dl is complicated, and sometimes you can't download it.
This is where professional video-saving software comes in. This is the easiest, most stable, and recommended way.

Video saving software #1: Y2mate downloader


Y2mate Downloader allows you to download videos from various sites, TVer being one of them.
How to download TVer shows with Y2mate Downloader.
1. Download Y2mate Downloader and launch it.
Y2mate's official website: https://y2mate.ch/
2. Click "Explore" on the left, and copy and paste the URL of the video page you want to download directly into the URL field.


3. After clicking "Go," click the Download button on the top left of the video page.


4. Select the quality you want in the options and click "Download. You can also download the audio-only.
Check the "Downloading" item on the left for the video you are downloading.

Video saving software #2: VideoProc


VideoProc also allows you to save TVer. You can download the video itself with the free version.
However, the free version has some limitations compared to the paid version. The number of videos that can be downloaded is 10, and the number of supported sites is more than 50 (the paid version has no limit and more than 1000 supported sites).
How to download TVer shows with VideoProc.
1. Download VideoProc and launch it.
VideoProc's official website: https://videoproc.com/
2. Click "Download."


3. Paste the URL of the program into "Add Video" and click "Analyze."


4. When the analysis is completed, select the resolution, subtitle, etc., in the window that appears, and then download it.


Video saving software #3: Leawo video downloader


Leawo video downloader is another video-saving software for TVer download. Here is another tutorial on how to use Leawo video downloader.
How to download TVer shows with Leawo video downloader
1. Download Leawo video downloader and launch it.
Official website of Leawo video downloader: https://www.leawo.org/video-downloader/
2. Click "Download" and paste the URL of the video you want to download.


2. Download the analyzed episodes in the right panel.