Niconico is a Japanese online video sharing platform. It’s one of the most visited websites in Japan. You can find tons of Japanese videos from anime to TV shows.
But one of the irritating things when watching from this platform is the ads. You can pay for a premium membership that costs ¥540 (about $5) a month. The sad part is that foreigners outside Japan can’t pay for a premium membership.
One way to avoid the annoying ads and slow buffering is to download Nico video copies to your PC. You won’t need to pay anything and you’ll get to enjoy your favorite Japanese videos without ads.
Here is a simple step-by-step guide to download a Nico video to MP4 for free:
1. Open the iTubeGo website.
First, go to iTubeGo YouTube MP4 video downloader, It should look something like this.
2. Get the link of the Nico video.
Go to the Niconico video you want to download and get the link. Copy the link in the address bar.
3. Paste the video link
Now, go back to the iTubeGo website and paste the link in the search box. This will convert Nico video to MP4.
4. Download the Nico video as MP4
Now, begin to download the Nico video to HD MP4. The best format of the video is already suggested as “Best Download / 1080P MP4”. Click on that to start your download.
But, you can also choose other file formats. Try to scroll down and you’ll find the other available file formats you can save your video to. You’ll also see the size and quality of the other file formats. If you’ve already chosen a different file format, click on the “Download” button beside it.
In some cases, the video doesn’t download automatically. It would sometimes open another window that will show the video you downloaded. If this happens, right click on the video.
You’ll see a pop-up menu. Click on “Save video as…”. A Save As pop-up will appear. Choose the destination folder to save your video.
Now, all you have to do is wait for your download to finish. To view the video, go to the location where you saved it.
Now, you can enjoy your favorite Niconico videos without any ads disturbing your viewing. You can save the videos in any format you wish using this Nico video downloader. Save it with a lower file size so you can transfer it to your smartphone, tablet PC, or other portable devices. In this way, you can view your favorite videos anywhere you want. Enjoy!