How to Grab Udemy Videos on Windows/Mac

Last updated on May 22, 2019 by Trafalgar Law

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How to Grab Udemy Videos on Windows/Mac

Thousands of people use Udemy every day in order to take a class or watch a tutorial about anything from foreign language to popular games and business management to self-improvement, cooking or even childcare. While many of the classes offered here – created and run by specialized experts – cost money to take part in, there are free ones as well. These experts own their courses, which is something different when compared with alternative internet-based education sites.

But if you want to download Udemy videos and watch it while offline or planning to keep them for future references, then you need a reliable video downloader where you can save your Udemy video courses with ease. Having said that, here are some easy and reliable ways to download video courses from Udemy.

Download Udemy Videos with Video Keeper (Windows/Mac)

vkudemyinterface Video Keeper is one of the best way to download videos from Udemy without any hassle. This software has this “Detection” capability by the use of built-in browser where you can directly search for the video and download it at the same time. Moreover, it is not only limited to Udemy site, It also supports downloads from almost all sites including YouTube, Lynda, Facebook, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc. Furthermore, you can use it to convert downloaded videos to a wide range of video and audio formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, 3GP, MP3, WMA and many more so that you can play and share them anywhere. You can first get the Windows or Mac version accordingly and then follow the step-by-step guide below to download any video from Udemy.

Step1 Download and Install

To get the app you can either visit the official site or use the download buttons below.Then, launch the application to your computer to start using it.

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Step2 Log into Udemy from Video Keeper

If you are new to Udemy and do not have an account yet, sign up on its webpage. If you already have an account, log in to your account in Video Keeper. You can do this by going to “Settings” and clicking the “Accounts” tab on the panel located on the left-hand side of the interface. Click on the plus icon to add an account. From the list of domains select and log in using your existing Email address and password.

log into udemy

Step3 Find a video from Udemy

Next, by using Video Keeper’s built-in browser, which can be accessed from the “Detect” tab, visit Udemy’s website and find a free course that has been made available for download by the owner of the lecture.


Step4 Enable Detection

Always make sure that Video Keeper’s detector is enabled so that the program is able to recognize the video in your browser. Another notification bar will show up at the bottom right-hand side of the interface to let you know that a video has been detected and is available for download.


Note: To see the status of the video go to “Download” tab and look for the “Download queue”.

It is highly recommended that you use the built-in browser from Video Keeper’s interface if you are going to download videos from Udemy because there are instances copied URLs do not work. That’s also why many online video downloader can’t handle downloading videos from this site.

Step5 Check the downloaded video

From the Download tab you can check your videos by choosing “Completed”. This is where you are going to see all your downloaded videos. To watch the video, locate the name of the video, right-click using your mouse then choose Play.


Step6 Edit and convert Udemy videos if needed

From the same interface, you can also edit and convert downloaded videos. Simply “right-click” by using your mouse and click “add to” then, choose “Convert”. Your tab will be switched to “Convert” from there you can choose a format that you need.


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Use Allavsoft to Download Videos from Udemy

Download and Install AllavsoftAnother recommended tool to download videos from Udemy is Allavsoft. It allows you download Udemy videos or playlist in batch, which is definitely quite useful when you need to save multiple courses from Udemy. Allavsoft video downloader lets you download Udemy courses to a wide range of formats, including MP4, AVI, WMV, 3GP, MP3, WMA,etc. so you can virtually enjoy the downloaded video anywhere you like. And all you need to do is copy and paste the URL from Udemy and hit the Download button, and in seconds the program will analyze the link and start downloading. Aside from Udemy, Allavsoft also well supports other popular streaming websites like YouTube, Lynda, Dailymotion, TED, Vimeo and many more. Below is a guide on how to use Allavsoft to download video courses from Udemy.

Step1 Download and Install Allavsoft

To download and install the correct version according to your operating system, visit Allavsoft’s official website. As you can see, both versions of Windows and Mac are available.

Step2 Copy and Paste Udemy URL

Now you can browse to find the Udemy courses you wish to save for offline viewing. After that, run the program and paste the URL you’ve copied to the box as the picture shown below.

Paste Udemy URL

Step3 Choose the Output Video Format (Optional)

Generally, the Udemy video will be downloaded to MP4 format. But if you need to save Udemy video in other formats, you can click “Automatically Convert to” and select a format you prefer from the list.

Choose the Output Video Format

Step4 Start the Udemy Video Downloading

Lastly, click the big Download icon on the main interface, follow the tips to log into your Udemy account and begin downloading the Udemy video via URL.

Download Udemy Lecture Using the Built-In Download Option

Udemy offers a default download feature on their site, which will be the first option we will look at. The only time you’ll be able to download a certain lecture from this site, is when the owner of the video authorizes you to do so. Of course, you have to register an account first prior to watching any content. Then click “Enroll” then “start lecture”. While the video is playing, head down at the bottom right side of the page, tick the “Gear” icon that represents the settings of the tool. From there you will see the download option that says “Download Lecture”.

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If there isn’t any download option, that means the instructor didn’t allow the downloading of the lecture. But you can try requesting the instructor for permission to download the video. Some professors will grant this request.

Use Ant Downloader to Grab Udemy Videos (Windows Only)

ant video downloader Ant Downloander is a free extension that is exclusively made for Mozilla Firefox. You cannot use this with another web browser. Also, this extension is temporarily available for Windows only. Still, this add-on is a must-try tool, because with just installing the extension within the Firefox browser, you can download any videos from popular streaming sites like YouTube, Facebook videos, Dailymotion, Udemy, and more. To demonstrate the process on how to download this software, we will provide you the steps below.

Step1 Install Ant Downloader

First, open your browser and go to Ant Downloader official website. Select which browser you want to add the extension to and click the corresponding icon. We will be using it with Google Chrome throughout this guide. Follow the steps outlined by Ant to install the extension.

install ant video downloader

Step2 Go to Udemy

Go to Udemy’s official website and search for a video. You must remember that videos here are paid, but there are free ones but you will only see short courses on a free trial. So, you have to register an account to fully maximize it.

find the Udemy video

Step3 Play the video

Start streaming the video online in your browser. Notice that in your browser’s toolbar, there will be a small number displayed in the corner of Ant’s video downloader icon. Click on the icon to see the different links for downloading the video.

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Step4 Download the Video

After clicking the Ant toolbar icon, in a new tab you will be provided with a download link to your streaming video. Click the “Download” link to save the video to your computer.

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Record Udemy Videos with CamStudio

camstudio CamstudioCamstudio is an easy to use open source software available for free download.Camstudio is a great tool and is capable of a lot more than just recording your screen activity. You can also take screenshots and capture audio from your microphone. There are a lot of customization options as well. You can select from different recording modes which allow you to capture any region of your screen and your recording can be saved a wide range of different formats. One big advantage of the software is that it has no restrictions whatsoever or the length or the size of your recording, plus you will not bump into any annoying ads during the recording process.

Step1 Download and Install Camstudio

Download CamStudio from its official website and follow the instructions in the setup to complete the installation.

Step2 Configure Recording

Set the basic settings regarding your video recording by clicking “Options” -> “Video Options”. Here you can set the quality of your recording, the frame rates, and compression.

camstudio video settings

Step3 Select Region and Record

Click on “Region” in CamStudio’s toolbar to set the recording mode. Select “Region” from the drop-down menu. Now navigate to your Udemy video and click the red record icon on CamStudio’s interface and highlight the area of your screen you want to record. In this case, this will be Udemy’s media player.

select recording area

Step4 Save Recording

Once you are finished with recording your video, click the stop icon in CamStudio and your recording will be saved to the specified folder.

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Record Udemy Videos with Screencast-O-matic

Last on the list is Screencast-o-Matic. Similarly, it is an online tool that allows you to record computer screen activity. You also do not need to download the application. You need a working internet and a browser supported by the tool. Also, this tool has the editing feature where you can zoom; add images and text and captions. Moreover, if you want to share the video, you just recorded, by using a video management cloud from the website you can manage and share videos with your teammates. On the other hand, if you want to know how the tool works, here is a guide.

Step1 Launch the app

First, visit the official website of Screencast-o-matic and launch the application by clicking “start using the tool for free” then click the “Launch free recorder.”

launch the app

Step2 Start recording

Once the app is launched, visit any video streaming site on your browser, or directly visit Udemy if you need to record a video tutorial from the site. Make sure to match the frame of the tool to the target video, and click “Rec” to start the recording.

start recording

Step3 Stop recording

Finally, to stop and save the recording, click the same button when you started the recording. Next click “Done” to continue with the process. From there you can choose to edit the video for some alteration or save the video.

stop recording

Step4 Save and play the video

Supposed that you are done editing the video, or want to save the video on your computer now, click on “Save video” , choose a folder location and click “Publish”. To play the video you just recorded, go to the folder where you save it and play.

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In summary, we have introduced 6 effective methods to download from Udemy. Some videos which have download options on this platform do not need third-party tools to download. But on the other hand, the other clips require you to utilize a downloader application to deal with the web videos. All in all, the methods we discussed have covered all possible situations and therefore you can choose the one that suits you the most.And if you have any better solution to download online courses from Udemy, please let us know by leaving a comment. Thank you!

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  • If you only want to download Udemy courses, Avdshare can batch download Udemy courses with the best quality output.
  • If you only want to download Udemy courses, Avdshare can batch download Udemy courses with the best quality output.
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    • Hi, the second solution in this article is a free online tool which does not need to download: Hope it helps.
  • Good job on this article! I really like how you presented your facts and how you made it interesting and easy to understand.
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