I love watching episodes of BBC shows on their website via the iPlayer – but I also like to keep stuff for later! A big disadvantage of the iPlayer is that you’re not allowed to download the full video, without it being time limited so it won’t play again after you’ve watched it.
And lets face it, there’s a great summer coming up, with the Formula 1, World Cup, re-runs of Top Gear and all the coverage and music video from the Glastonbury Festival – loads of great stuff that you’re going to want to download and keep for ever, not just 30 days!
I’ve tried a lot of different methods of recording iPlayer but none of them worked, apart from one! I found a really great piece of software from a small software company called Applian Technologies that does exactly what it says – WM Capture will literally capture and record ANYTHING on your computer screen that you tell it to. Any video, any audio is yours for the recording! All in high quality as well! Give WM Capture a run – try it out here.
Watch the video below and see just how easy it is to record iplayer video – the example shows a TV show being recorded from Hulu but the process is exactly the same for ripping iPlayer video:
It really is that easy – see a video you want on iPlayer or any other video site like youtube, hulu, dailymotion, facebook – wherever, it doesn’t matter. Fire up WM Capture and you can record it!
*Oh, and buy a bigger hard drive, because you’re going to have a big video collection fast!