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How to Download CNN Videos on Windows/Mac

Aug. 19, 2014 5:12 pm / Posted by Shawn Hamilton to Online Video Tips
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Have you ever noticed that some CNN streaming videos would disappear before you had a chance to enjoy them? It's a common phenomenon since CNN is renewing every day and many videos would be covered within a short time. As a result, there's a great demand for downloading CNN videos beforehand.

However, because the news videos offered by CNN are in RTMP, you're likely to be blocked if you attempt to use a normal video downloader to download CNN news videos. Then Windows Video Downloader is exactly what you need.

Windows Video Downloader is a simple-designed, professional program which is fully compatible with Windows 8.1/8/7/XP/Vista. It not only allows you to download videos (including live or student news videos) from CNN IBN, but also from other 100+ famous video-video sharing sites, like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, VideoBash, etc. Furthermore, you can also convert the downloaded videos to all popular video & audio formats without any loss in fidelity. In the following, I'll show you how to use it in three parts.

Part 1: Search for desired videos from CNN

First download Windows Video Downloader to your PC and launch it after installation. Click on "Online Video" of the primary interface and search for your interested news or live videos on CNN website via the built-in browser. Click it to kick off CNN video downloading.

Or you can directly log on to CNN.com from any web browser like Firefox, Google Chrome or IE to find the news video you want to download.

Part 2: Download CNN videos to computer on Windows

When you find the target news video on CNN, double click to play it with the embedded video player. Mouse over the playing video and you'll see a floating "Download" button on the top right corner.

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Alternatively, you can copy the URL of the CNN video you want to download from the address bar and click "Paste URL" button on the primary interface.

Alternatively, you can copy the URL of the CNN video you want to download from the address bar and click "Paste URL" button on the primary interface.

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Part 3: Convert downloaded CNN videos to other formats

Sometimes you may want to watch the downloaded CNN videos on your handheld devices such as iPad, iPod, etc. instead of PC. Then you need to convert the downloaded CNN video to the corresponding format as below.

Click on the "Downloaded" tab and you'll find "Convert" button beside each video bar. Click on it and a drop-down output format window will pop up. And you're able to convert the downloaded video to many other formats like AVI, WMV, M4V, MP4, MP3, OGG, etc. Select a format you need and click "OK" to get it done.

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In short, Windows Video Downloader is a downloader and converter in one which can satisfy your multimedia viewing needs. If you want to experience ease and convenience when downloading live videos from CNN.com, don't hesitate to give it a try!

Note that there's an equivalent Mac version: Mac Video Downloader, which works well on Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mac Pro, etc. fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6 and 10.5. And the specific steps of downloading CNN videos on Mac OS X are almost the same as on Windows.

Tips: If you're a big fan of BBC news, you can check how to download BBC news videos.
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