How Do I Download a Video From the BBC Website?

By Stephen Lilley

The BBC website is a news website based out of the United Kingdom. The BBC website uses Flash-based videos to provide you with news clips and other video stories. If you want to save a video from the BBC website, you'll have to use a web service that has the ability to recognize Flash web videos and save them to your computer's hard drive.

Step 1

Open your web browser. Click "File" and then "New Window." Keep both of these web browser windows open on screen at the same time.

Step 2

Use one of the web browser windows to navigate to the video you want to download from the BBC website.

Step 3

Use the other web browser window to go to,, or one of the many other sites that allows you to download Flash videos from web pages for free.

Step 4

Copy the URL of the video you want to download from the BBC website into the "Address Bar" on the Flash video download site.

Step 5

Click the "Download" button to download the video from the BBC website to your computer via the Flash video download page.