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 video to watch offline? Is it difficult? Actually, it's superb easy as long as you use a good Tudou downloader like iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (OS X 10.10 Yosemite). Unlike some downloading programs, iTube Studio adds a download button to every Tudou video so you can download Tudou video in just one click. It even allows you to convert Tudou video to play virtually anywhere. Try it now. (For Windows PC users, please download the iTube Studio for Windows.)
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.
One Click to Download Tudou Video on Mac
By using iSkysoft iTube Studio, you can download any video from Tudou as long as you can play it. See the step by step guide below.
Open Tudou Downloader for Mac
You should first download and install this Tudou downloader. A setup wizard will walk you through the installation process. Once complete, extension(s) will be added to your selected browser, including Safari, Chrome and Firefox. This way, a download button will be added to every video on Tudou.com.
One Click to Download Tudou Video
Now go to Tudou.com to play the video you want to download. When the Download button appears at the top left corner of the video. Click it to open iTube Studio and start download video from Tudou.
If the Download button doesn't appear. Here is another way to download video from Tudou. After copied URL from browser's address bar, click the Paste URL to download Tudou video. BTW, if Safari doesn't, also try Chrome to save video from Tudou.
Convert Tudou FLV/MP4 video (Optional)
You not only can use iTube Studio to download Tudo video, but also convert Tudou to any regular format so the video can be watched on any of your portable devices, including iPad, iPhone, iPod, PSP, Android, etc. To convert the downloaded Tudou video, go to Downloaded tab, and click the Convert on the right of each video. Then follow the on-screen instructions to finish the conversion.
Tudou Downloader for Windows
Tudou provides an official tool to download video from Tudou. It's called iTudou. You can find it at the bottom of Tudou's homepage. But it only supports browsers based on Internet Explorer. And you have to be a Tudou registered user. If you're using iSkysoft Tudou downloader. No registration required.
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.