How to Download Videos from Wistia Without Any Tool [in 3 Steps]

Are you looking for ways to download video from Wistia for free without using any tool? Well, you’re in luck because in this article you’ll learn exactly the step by step process to download Wistia embedded video.

Before jumping on that let’s quickly go through what Wistia is.

Click here to jump to “How to Download the video from Wistia” section if you already know what Wistia is.

What is Wistia?

Before getting into how to download Wistia videos let’s first understand Wistia video marketing platform.

Wistia is an amazing video marketing platform. More than 500,000 brands are actively using Wistia to create amazing video experiences for users about their brand.

It works similar to Vimeo or even YouTube for that matter. However, businesses like SaaS or basically any business dealing in the B2B ecosystem generally doesn’t leverage YouTube video embeds for the website and rightly so.

Using Wistia you can create video embeds for your website. Visitors coming to your website can watch these videos on your website and stay on your website alone; because Wistia is not a platform like YouTube search engine where users go and explore videos to watch and spend a couple of hours everyday.

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Who uses Wistia videos?

Since Wistia is a video marketing platform designed for business NOT end users, Wistia is used mostly by businesses having websites.

You will mostly find SaaS business websites using Wistia videos and websites where you take online courses.

Why would you need to download Wistia videos?

This is a valid question, why would you need to download Wistia videos?

By now it’s clear that Wistia is not a video website like YouTube where users go and surf videos. Wistia is specifically a video marketing platform that lets you create video embeds that you can add to your website.

We digital marketers have to keep upgrading our knowledge about the inner workings of this industry on an almost regular basis.

To do so we surf through sites reading blogs and maybe take some online courses as well. At times you will come across blogs who will have a Wistia embedded video integrated in the blog post that you watch there and then and if the video is length let’s say 46-50 minutes long then you either omit that webpage or you bookmark that page (which you may never open).

One thing is for sure, you know in your gut that it is important that you watch that video. 

You know that there are knowledge bombs in that video that would educate you in some ways.

Wouldn’t it be better if you could create a folder in your laptop where you can download these videos and watch these videos later?

Just imagine you’re watching these knowledge-packed videos and the video isn’t even being interrupted with buffering because you’re watching it offline.

You don’t have to find where you had bookmarked that page to watch that video.

Now this is exactly why you would need to download video from Wistia online.

Open the notepad and paste the copied URL & copy the video code that comes after ?wvideo=

Copy that and paste that code right after the following link comes that code)

See this screenshot

create video download url

3. Open and paste the URL

Go to & paste the created URL i.e this into the box and click “catch video!”

After hitting click it will process the URL and show download links, it will show download links as per the video quality that you prefer.

Video quality as in 1080p, 720p and so on.

You have to right click on the download button and click on save link as and save where you wish to save the video.

See this screenshot

download video from wistia platform

Voila! That’s how you download video from Wistia for free without using any tool whatsoever.

11 thoughts on “How to Download Videos from Wistia Without Any Tool [in 3 Steps]”

  1. Hey Kunjal Chawhan ,

    Excellent and well-written post.

    Glad to say that you have done a fantastic work and suggested effective and fast-working tips to download Wista videos online without using any tool.You have elaborated each step very well that is providing quick & better understanding and have also boosted my knowledge upto some limit. I really gain helpful ideas through this post and your blog works like knowledge-booster for me. Adopting and implementing the steps will helps a lot.

    Eventually thanks for spreading your knowledge and sharing such a helpful content.

  2. Finally, a worth reading article. Thanks for this very helpful tutorial Kunjal! I can download Wistia videos now. Before, I’m only using an online downloader called However, it doesn’t work sometimes. Nonetheless, I’m looking forward for your future post 🙂


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