I am a big fan of WordPress.tv. It saves me a lot of time by just watching the video and learning things instead of reading things. Like said Text < Image < Video.
One problem that users almost complain every time about their player is that it is not well supported at low bandwidth connections. They say that you tube player works fine but the default player at WordPress.tv will trouble them several times and ruin all the fun. Moreover the tutorial if needed again, would require the user to again stream it live from the servers and give no option of downloading the video for a later or repetitive watch.
Download Videos and save directly to your computer
One way by which you can download WordPress.tv videos is that you don’t view them online in a browser.
- Instead get Miro, which is a popular, free, and open internet TV application. It brings video channels from thousands of sources and has more free HD than any other platform.
- Subscribe to WordPress.tv channel on Miro.
- The list of videos in the feed will be visible from inside Miro.
- Click on the Download and it will be downloaded.
- It will remain on your computer before its expiry date.
You either have the option to download & watch the video in Miro itself or obtain a direct link to the file.
Direct link to WordPress.tv Videos
When you click on Show More link, Miro displays a direct download link to the video file.
WordPress.tv videos are available in OGG format (.OGV file).
Miro Preferences to set the expiry time of downloaded content
- Go to File menu > Options.
- Under the Disk space tab, you can select the default expiry time of the downloaded content.
You can also set it to auto-download content from your subscriptions or switch this feature off. Its available under the Feeds tab in the Preferences.
If you like to keep a particular video, then at the right bottom of the video player, click on Keep button as shown.
Downloaded Videos Location
The downloads reside in the Miro folder under Videos folder of your account. (Eg: C:\Users\Ashfame\Videos\Miro )
You can change that under the Folders tab in the Preferences.
I hope you will love Miro and enjoy watching your WordPress.tv videos offline in it. Have your say in the comments.
Found this when trying to work out how to download vids from wordpress.tv.
Nice tip, but I noticed that a link to the .mp4 file is in the source of wordpress.tv, so I ended up writing a Greasemonkey script to add a download link to the wordpress.tv page.
Might be useful for some of your visitors who don’t want to use Miro, although it looks like there’s some advantages to that!