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An Easy Way to Get Niconico Videos

By Tony Moton

June 20, 2018

"How can I download or save a Niconico video to my computer? I plan to transfer the video from my computer to my tablet and watch it offline at leisure."


Niconico, also known as Nico, is an online video sharing website in Japan. Unlike other video sharing sites, Niconico allows to leave comments directly on events that occur in the video, and makes it possible for the audience to share their feelings immediately. Do you spend a lot of time watching Niconico videos on its website? Maybe downloading one of your favorite videos has already flashed through your mind. If you're using Windows, you may need a proper tool to help you record computer screen. Here is a simple guide for getting videos from Niconico on Windows.


Part 1. Capture Niconico with TuneFab Screen Recorder

1.1 The amazing features of TuneFab Screen Recorder

TuneFab Screen Recorder is a powerful and multifunctional application, which can help you record Niconico videos easily with high output quality. In addition, it can record any screen activities on your computer, such as online videos, streaming audios and games etc. And this software has many very useful features:

1. It runs smoothly on Windows and Mac.

2. Two options: Recording video or recording only audio.

3. Use it to customize specific area that you want to record.

4. Take screenshots to keep special information with hotkeys.

5. Select output format and quality as you like.

6. Make a video tutorial by yourself.

1.2 Steps to get Niconico videos

Step 1. Download TuneFab Screen Recorder

First, click on "Try It Free" to install and launch TuneFab Screen Recorder on your computer. Then you should click on the "Video Recorder" in the interface.

Main Interface

Note: The free version allows you to record each video for only 3 minutes. Therefore, if you need to save the complete recording, you will have to buy the full version and get the activation code through email to register it.

Register TuneFab Screen Recorder

Step 2. Select Recording Area on Your PC

In the "Video Recorder" section, you can select "Full screen" or "Custom" to customize the recording area of the Niconico video, then select "System Sound" and close the "Microphone" to avoid the surrounding noise affecting video quality.

Record Video and Audio

Step 3. Choose Output Folder

Click on the gear button to open the "Preferences" section. Then select "Output" and "Location of output files" to choose a location for output files.

General Output Settings

Step 4. Reset Hotkeys

Use hotkeys to manage the process of screen capturing or taking screenshots. You can set the shortcuts in the "Hotkeys" section.

Change Shortcuts

Step 5. Choose Format for Saving File

TuneFab Screen Recorder provides users with multiple output formats, like MP4, WMV, MOV, F4V, AVI, TS, etc. You can choose your desired output format according to your preference.

Choose Output Video Format

Step 6. Start Recording Niconico Videos

Once all the preparations are made, you can open the Niconico video and click on the "REC" icon in TuneFab Screen Recorder to record the video immediately.

Preview Recorded Video

Part 2. A Very Detailed Tutorial on Niconico Registration


To have access to Niconico website, you must register first, because only registered users can watch video and watch the live release.The registration process of Niconico is mainly divided into two parts. The first part is to verify the email before entering the formal registration process. The second part is to fill out a form. In fact, it is very simple, but if you don't understand Japanese, there will be a lot of trouble. The detailed steps are as follows:

Step 1. Go to the website. Click on the orange button at the top center of the page.

Register for Niconico video Step 1

Step 2. Niconico requires users to verify the email first. So, you need to enter the email in the input box, and click on the black button to send a confirmation email to the address you've entered.

Register for Niconico video Step 2

Step 3. Open your email. Find the confirmation email sent from Niconico, then click on the link and it will jump back to Niconico and continue to register.

Step 4. There is not much to fill in the form, but it is mandatory, and the red text means that it cannot be changed again after registration.

Register for Niconico video Step 4

Step 5. This is the last step of registration. Choose whether to receive the advertising mails from Niconico. Then, you can click on the green long button to complete the registration.

Getting Niconico videos with TuneFab Screen Recorder is not difficult, and I have to say that this application is the best tool for you to record Niconico videos. The intuitive and easy-to-use program provides a complete set of functions and options for professional recording of screen. Hope you can enjoy it!

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