- August 21, 2014 at 12:46 am
Recently, I have taken a fancy to Asian dramas, but I don’t know where I can watch them for free. It would be better if I can download those dramas. Do you have any suggestions?September 19, 2014 at 12:39 am
When American TV plays are enjoying great popularity in most Asian countries, a large number of Asian dramas also appear on the screen of TV set or computer in many American families. It is believed that all of that owe to the development of internet. As the exposure of Asian TV serial increase, more and more people are looking for good video sites to watch and download Asian dramas. Since you ask us such a question, we’d like to recommend several wonderful sites and solutions to download them.
I personally like Viki best which is powered by a volunteer community of avid fans. With more than 160 languages, it provides the access to Asian video trends for many countries’ audiences. This site classifies videos according to category of movies, genres, artists and countries, making search videos very convenient. Although it offers dramas from other continent, Asian videos predominate on the site, especially Korean serials which are 1000 in total. The quality supplied range from 240p to 720p. However, if you want to watch video in 720p, you need to pay for it.
Method to download from it for Windows
Though Viki itself doesn’t enable viewers to download its videos, we can make use of an Asian drama downloader, Video Downloader Capture which can download videos without any quality loss. Ok, let’s cup the crap and go to the point. Following are download steps.
1. Download and install the program.
2. Launch it.
3. Visit Viki and click the video you want.
4. Paste its link when the page is loaded.
5. Copy the link to URL bar in the main interface of the software and tap on “Add to Download”.
Few minutes later, download will complete.
If a video cannot be downloaded with subtitle, you can add it to the video manually after downloading using that software. Because it’s featured with video edit function. But firstly, you need to download subtitle from websites, such as Anysubs, to local file.
Download videos for Mac
Users of Mac needn’t to worry, neither. Because another software can complete the task of Asian drama download on Mac, called Apowersoft Video Downloader for Mac.
Enter Viki’s URL in build-in browser on the interface of “Detector”, and tap on “Go”. Then find the video to be downloaded and click it. You will see the video can be detected and downloaded automatically.
The other way to download is that when you visit Viki, copy video’s link directly and then click “Paste” on the interface of “Downloader”.
Most enthusiasts of Asian teleplays should have heard of DramaFever where users can enjoy high quality videos. Besides adult video, it also has cartoons for kids and more Asian TV shows compared with Viki. What’s more, it is available on a variety of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, and Roku. However, all videos are only subtitled in English. So you are unable to watch them in other languages. Another unsatisfying aspect is that this site is of vertical arrangement which means the 10 category tabs are listed from top to bottom. So perhaps in order to find a video you need to pull the web page to the end. But if you know the name of drama, you can enter it into search bar directly.
How to download Asian drama from DramaFever
Video Downloader Capture is also a DramaFever downloader. However, because the videos on that site are streamed by RTMP protocols, downloading will be more difficult. So we need to use another method.
The first four steps are the same with Viki. In the fifth step, you should click “Advanced Video Recorder”, then copy the link to address bar and tap on “Go” on the newly pop-up window. This software can detect and download video immediately.