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How to Download BBC Videos to MP4 in HD for Free With BBC Video Downloaders

Whether you want to convert BBC iPlayer videos to MP4, desire to download BBC News videos to play back offline, would like to save ABC wildlife videos to keep on DVD or Blu-ray discs permanently, intend to download BBC Bitesize videos for easy learning anytime, anywhere, wish to save ABC learning English videos to your mobile to save mobile data, seek to download videos from BBC websites such as and as stock video footage, or even hope to save BBC Hausa videos from YouTube or Facebook, you need an easy-to-use and free BBC video downloader. In this tutorial, you can find the answers to the questions about how to download BBC videos to MP4 in HD or Full HD with free BBC video downloaders for offline viewing, easy editing, convenient moving, permanent keeping, and more.

How to Download and Convert BBC Videos to MP4 in HD for Free

Follow the instructions below to download and convert BBC videos to MP4 in HD 720P or Full HD 1080P with the free video downloader StreamFab.

What are needed

  1. Free BBC video downloader StreamFab, free downloadable with the links (for Windows, for Mac, for Android);
  2. The URLs of the BBC Web pages that hold the BBC videos to download.

Steps to download BBC videos to MP4 on PC for free

  1. Open the BBC video downloader StreamFab.
  2. Paste the BBC video URL to the address bar of the built-in browser under Home tab and press Enter on the keyboard.
  3. Analyzing BBC video to download

  4. In the YouTube Downloader window prompted after analysis, set the codec as MP4 and quality as 720P (HD) or 1080P (Full HD) for the output BBC video.
  5. Set output options for BBC video

  6. Click the Download Now button to add the download task to the YouTube category of the Downloading queue.
  7. When the BBC video is downloaded, it will be shown under the YouTube category of Downloaded tab.


  1. It’s completely free to download BBC videos unprotected by copyrights as up to 720P HD MP4 and MKV videos without limits on quantity.
  2. Besides downloading videos from BBC websites, this BBC video downloader can also save videos and audios from more than 1000 websites and services, including but not limited to VIP streaming services (like Netflix, Disney+, Amazon Prime Video and SkyShowtime), video live streaming platforms (like Twitch), video sharing websites (like YouTube and Vimeo), social networks (like Facebook and Twitter), short-form video hosting services (like TikTok and Instagram), and even adult sites (like Xvideos and Pornhub).
  3. In addition to H.264 MP4, you can also download BBC videos to VP9 or AV1 MKV videos, or MP3 or M4A audios.
  4. Convert BBC video to MP3 or M4A

  5. The free BBC video downloader lets you select languages of subtitles, remux subtitles into output videos or save subtitles as separate SRT or VTT files.
  6. Set output subtitle options for BBC video


  1. If the BBC video you are trying to download is DRM MPD protected, you may see the pop-up DRM MPD Downloader window after the analysis, and the BBC video will be added to the DRM MPD queue of the Downloading library. The free edition of this BBC video downloader only allows you to download the first 3 MPD protected videos for free.
  2. DRM MPD protected BBC video is ready to download DRM MPD Downloader

  3. In the free edition of this BBC video downloader, you can only download up to 5 BBC videos in 1080P Full HD or 4K/8K Ultra HD for free.
  4. Batch downloading and 10x faster downloading speed are only available in the Premium edition of this BBC video downloader.


  1. Unprotected BBC videos are downloadable to up to 720P HD videos for 100% free with the YouTube Downloader module of StreamFab. If you don’t need to download videos and audios from live streams, subscription video on-demand streaming services, adult websites or save M3U8 or MPD protected videos, the free edition of the YouTube Downloader module of StreamFab is enough for daily use.
  2. CleverGet and Wondershare Free Video Converter are ideal alternatives to StreamFab for downloading BBC videos. What’s more, both of the downloaders allow you record BBC videos with built-in video recorders in case the downloads fail.

How to Download Videos From BBC Websites With IDM

It’s super easy to download BBC videos from BBC websites with the assistance of the powerful download accelerator and manager Internet Download Manager (IDM). Let’s start by following the steps.

What are needed

  1. Internet Download Manager (IDM), free downloadable with the link.
  2. (Optional) A free video converter such as Wondershare Free Video Converter and HandBrake


  1. Download, install and run Internet Download Manager (IDM).
  2. Open the page that contains the target BBC video in your browser with the IDM Integration Module plugin added.
  3. Download button for downloading BBC videos

  4. Click on the Download video from this page or Download this video button shown beside the video.
  5. Set output options of BBC videos

  6. Select an option or Download All from the pop-up menu of different formats, length and quality options.
  7. Set save location for BBC video

  8. Set the output directory and click on Start Download button to let the BBC video downloading go.
  9. Set save location for BBC video BBC video has been downloaded

  10. When the download is done, you can directly play the video with your default video player or any other specified player, or choose to open the folder.


  1. It’s the easiest and simplest way to download BBC videos for free: simply click the download button to download any BBC videos.
  2. The free edition of the BBC video downloader IDM is free to use in the first 30 days without any limitations.
  3. BBC videos in 720P HD, 1080P FHD, 4K or 8K UHD can be smoothly downloaded with this BBC video downloader.
  4. Internet Download Manager (IDM) will accelerate the downloads of BBC videos by 5 times with its advanced technology: intelligent dynamic file segmentation, safe multipart downloading, and available connections reuse without additional connect and login stages.
  5. As long as you can play the BBC videos in your browser, Internet Download Manager (IDM) will show download button beside each video.
  6. The extension IDM Integration Module of Internet Download Manager (IDM) works on all the popular browsers including all versions of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape, MSN Explorer, AOL, Opera, Mozilla Firebird, Avant Browser, MyIE2, etc.


  1. The BBC video downloader IDM is only available for Windows PCs.
  2. The free edition of this BBC video downloader IDM expires after 30 days.
  3. IDM doesn’t provide any way to change the formats of the downloaded BBC videos. If the downloaded format doesn’t meet your needs, use a free video converter like (Wondershare Free Video Converter and HandBrake) to convert the BBC videos to MP4 or MKV for your devices.


  1. During the installation of the BBC video downloader IDM, you may need to close all your browsers to let IDM add extensions to your browsers.
  2. The download speed may vary on different computers, in different physical locations or networks, or at different time points.
  3. In this method, we use Chrome as a demo browser to show how to download BBC videos in Chrome with the help of IDM Integration Module addon.

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