Tudou, literally "Potato Net", is one of the biggest video sites for people to upload, view and share video, similar to YouTube. Since Tudou allows users to upload longer video than YouTube, the total amount of minutes of video being streamed daily from Tudou is huge, even larger than YouTube (15 billion minutes vs 3 billion minutes). Tudou is now becoming more and more popular in the world because people can watch a wide variety of video, including user-generated content and licensed episodes of TV shows and movies. Here comes the problem: How can you download Tudou videos to watch offline? Is it difficult? Actually, it's very easy as long as you use a good Tudou downloader.
Part 1. The Tool You Need for Tudou Video Downloading
To free download Tudou videos, you only need to turn to iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite is also compatible). Unlike some downloading programs, iTube Studio adds a Download button to every Tudou video so you can start downloading in just one click. After the videos have been downloaded, you can easily play them with the built-in player or manage the files in the video library.
In addition to downloading, it even allows you to convert Tudou videos to fit for different mobile devices and player. In this way, you can enjoy the videos anywhere and anytime you want. (For Windows PC users, please download the iTube Studio for Windows.)
Part 2. Simple Steps for Saving Tudou Videos and Shows to Your Mac
The following steps will show you how to save a video from Tudou to your Mac. The steps for downloading Tudou videos on Windows are almost the same.
Note that some Tudou videos are blocked to international users. If so, you need a China VPN or proxy to watch and download Tudou video.
What You Will Need:
iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac
Around 3 mins (Variable depending on the video file size)
Step 1. One Click to Download Tudou Video on Mac
Now go to Tudou.com to play the video you want to download. A Download button will then appear on the top left corner of the video. Click it to start downloading video from Tudou.
Here are another two ways to download videos from Tudou: After you have copied the video URL, resume to the program and click the Paste URL button to download the video; Or directly drag and drop the video URL to the program from the address bar.
Step 2. Convert Tudou FLV/MP4 Videos (Optional)
You can also convert Tudou to any regular format so the videos can be watched on any of your portable devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod, game devices, Android, etc. To convert the downloaded Tudou videos, simply go to the Downloaded tab, and then click the Convert on the right side of the target video. After the window for output format is activated, choose a format according to your needs.
Part 3. How to Translate Tudou.com to English
If you're using Chrome, right click to choose the Translate option. You can then select English on top of the page. Google Translate also provide extension for Firefox to translate Tudou.com to English. Alternative, you can go to Google Translate site to translate Chinese into English the on Tudou page.
Note: The two biggest video sites in China, Youku and Tudou have merged into one company called Youku Tudou Inc.