How to download videos from MTV

How to download videos from MTV

Last updated on July 23, 2013 by

MTV is an American cable television channel, where you can watch music videos from featured artists, stay up on the latest music news and enjoy the hottest MTV shows or movies. Indeed, MTV has great influence on audiences’life, work and study. When you streamed music shows on, you will find those videos are RTMP-delivered flash format.

Real Time Messaging Protocol, abbreviated as RTMP, delivers streams smoothly and gives users great experiences to develop real-time communication. However, for most customers, it is harder to download RTMP videos than videos delivered over HTTP, because RTMP sessions data are encrypted. Viewed this way, if you want to download videos from MTV for later offline viewing, using a professional video downloader becomes a priority.

There are much free and paid software available, but it can be difficult to choose the right solution for your needs. Based on my test, here’s what I consider the top three mtv video downloader.

Top three mtv video downloader

Video Download Capture

Video Download Capture is designed for downloading and converting videos from websites. It deserves to be at top for it is fast, easy to use and with a user-friendly interface. Above all, using this tool, you can download 100% videos from any sites you watch online.


To download mtv videos, you should run Video Download Capture first, and select the Advanced Video Recorder button. The built-in browser will pop up and guide you through the simple process. You just copy the mtv video URL into address bar, and click Go or press enter to start downloading. Now the video is added into download queue. It also saves you time and frustration to download videos in batches. In addition, you can save videos in whatever formats that the program supports. Watch the following video demo for more details.


Now we will introduce RTMPDumpHelper, which is a free RTMP video download toolkit. After running this utility, it can detect video stream that you are watching on the browser. Though RTMPDumpHelper can download mtv videos for free, for normal users, they will suffer from an inability to handle complex interface. Therefore, this tool just suits advanced users well. As its name implies, you can use it to work for other video sites that uses RTMP to stream videos, such as, Hulu, Twitch TV, ABC, etc.

RTMP download

Screen Grabber

Another great tool to download video from is Screen Recording Suite. After trying various streaming video downloader, you might fail in downloading from mtv due to its encoded copyright. Recording might be perfect for your purpose. It’s suggested to capture video stream on your screen. Compare the two ways above, you must have partiality to either of them for it can download videos directly instead of recording. However, You know, the up-to-date technologies of streaming video websites can make any video downloaders ineffective, but with screen grabber, what you can watch is what you can record. Even better, it is possible to schedule your recordings at your conveniences. With regard to its operation, there are four modes that capture screen (Custom area, Full screen, Web Camera, Around mouse, Select window).

capture screen

Similar sites like is a great site to watch your favorite MTV shows, in addition to it, other similar sites like MTV will bring you another experience. Just select it to your liking.

Vh1 logoVH-1 is actually the sister channel of, both of them belong to MTV networks. Unlike, these sites mainly focus on the softer popular music. Users can entertain themselves with celebrity news, highlights, live performances and current events.

TV guide logoThis site lined up your favourite TV listings, including full episodes, sports highlights, magazine, photos, movies, news and much other stuff. You will keep informed of what’s on TV and schedule NFL, NBA or other live sport shows for watching.
CBSCBS can be a big attraction for millions of users to watch free TV show episodes, play games, learn about the latest news and join in discussions with net-friends. This recreational site can really bring you many joys. Never miss the great chance to bookmark it.

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Posted byon December 29, 2012toGrab Online Videos,Follow me on Twitter. Last updated on July 23, 2013

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