Tudou is as popular as YouTube, hosting a number of videos, licensed episodes of TV shows, movies and user-generated contents. If you want to download Tudou videos for playback offline or for storage, here is the best place for you. This guide will show you how to download videos from Tudou easily with the powerful Tudou downloader.
Part 1. The Tool You Need for Tudou Video Downloading
To free download Tudou videos, you can use iSkysoft iTube Studio for Mac (OS X 10.11 El Capitan 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. (For Windows PC users, please download the iTube Studio for Windows.)
Why Choose This Tudou Video Downloader:
- You can 1 click download videos from Tudou, Youku, YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, and 1000+ sites.
- Its built-in video recorder allows you to record videos from any sites including Hulu and Netflix.
- It can convert video to any popular formats and extract audio from videos.
- Optimized preset for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Android phone and tablet, and game console.
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 Launch the Tudou Video Downloader
Download iSkysoft Tudou downloader and install it with the help of the on screen instruction. After that, launch the program.
Step 2 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 3 Convert Tudou FLV/MP4 Videos (Optional)
You can also convert Tudou to MP4 or 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 Tudou videos to iPhone or Android devices, 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 or device name according to your needs to convert the video.
Part 3. How to Translate Tudou.com to English
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).
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.