4 Ways to Download Bilibili Videos in High Quality (Free Included)

Cheryl Bennett
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Bilibili is a great Chinese video sharing platform that boasts a substantial collection of interesting and practical videos in various fields, such as movies, drama, fashion, music, dance, gaming, anime, science and technology and so on. Since there is no direct download button for Bilibili videos, a third-party Bilibili video downloader is needed if you wish to save your favorite videos as MP4 or MP3 files with high quality. This guide will show you 4 easy and optimized ways to download Bilibili videos in higher resolution to your computer or mobile devices.

How to Easily Download Bilibili Videos Using Downloader Apps

This section is about how to download Bilibili videos using dedicated downloading programs on computer or mobile phone.

#1 On Mac and Windows

iFunia YouTube Downloader, a quite intuitive and minimalistic program, comes without superfluous function except for video & audio download. Not only can it download videos from YouTube but from Bilibili, Niconico, Vimeo, Twitter, Facebook, Dailymotion, and many more. It allows users to download Bilibili videos as well as playlists in batch to MP4 or MP3 files without losing quality.

Main features and benefits of this Bilibili video downloader:

  • Download Bilibili videos and playlists in bulk
  • Save Bilibili videos as MP4 video or audio only
  • Save videos from over 1000 sites with URLs
  • Download 720p, 1080p, 2K and 4K videos
  • Download whole playlists from YouTube
  • Support batch download
  • Superfast working speed

Steps to Download Bilibili Videos on Mac or Windows:

Step 1. Install the software

Free download and install iFunia YouTube Downloader on Mac or Windows, and run it.

Free Download macOS 10.11 or later Free Download Windows 11/10/8/7

Step 2. Copy and paste the video URLs

Visit https://www.bilibili.com/, and locate the video you want to download. Copy the video link from the address bar, or right-click on the video and select the first option “复制视频地址(精准空降)”

copy Bilibili video URL

Go back to iFunia and paste the URL into the address column, click the “+” button to parse the link. You can add multiple videos to the list by repeating this process.

interface of ifunia youtube downloader

Step 3. Select the format

Choose an output format as MP4 or MP3, and select a desired resolution from the Format list.

Step 4. Save video to computer

Click the "↓" button to download Bilibili videos in 1080p, 720p, 480p, or 360p. When finished, click the "√" to check your downloaded videos.

Pro Tip for Batch Bilibili Video Download

  1. From the top menu bar, choose “File” > “Input URLs”.
  2. Add a list of the video links to the blank panel. I recommend you edit the list in a text editor and then paste it into the program.
  3. Click the “OK” button to analyze multiple Bilibili videos.

Note: Some videos on Bilibili are encoded using more advanced codecs (HEVC and AV1), which may not be supported by the default media players on your computer. It’s recommended to use a third-party player to watch the downloaded Bilibili videos locally, such as VLC and iFunia Media Player.

#2 On Android

Looking for a way to download Bilibili videos directly to your phone gallery? If you are an Android user, you can easily download Bilibili videos using some downloader apps, such as Downloader for Bilibili Anime. This useful app allows users to download Bilibili videos in HD and save them to your local folders. Here is a simple guide:

  1. Install Downloader for Bilibili Anime on your phone from Google Play.
  2. Open Bilibili app and find the video you want to download.
  3. Tap the “Share” button under the video, and select “Copy Link” to copy the video URL.
  4. Open the Bilibili downloader app and paste the link to the box. Tap the “Download” button, and select a video resolution to start the download process.
  5. Now you can go to the the Downloads section and find all your downloaded videos there. Tap on the three-dot icon under each video, you can move the video to other apps (e.g. your photos) for playback or sharing.

Bilibili downloader for Android

#3 On iOS

Due to Apple’s restrictions on video downloading apps, finding a dedicated downloader for iPhone can be challenging. However, users still have alternative options:

Option 1: Use web-based tools to download Bilibili videos directly in the browser. Many online downloaders supports all platforms, but the video quality may be limited.

Option 2: Download the Bilibili videos on a computer using a desktop program, then transfer the files to your iPhone or iPad. This allows for faster downloads and higher resolution video.

Option 3: Download the videos within the Bilibili App for offline viewing. You need to be logged into your Bilibili account and the downloaded videos can only be opened in the app, not saved to your Photos. See method 4 for a detailed guide.

 

How to Download Bilibili Videos in HD Online

We have tried tons of online tools, YouTube4Kdownloader is one of the few tools that can download Bilibili videos in HD and 1080p without registering an account. It supports a wide range of video streaming sites and can convert videos to MP4 files compatible with most video players.

Advantages:

  1. Free and no installation requirement
  2. Download videos from all kinds of media sites, not only Bilibili
  3. Offer multiple quality options from 360p to 1080p FHD

Disadvantages:

  1. Potential ads
  2. Errors may happen when downloading long videos in high quality
  3. No batch downloads

Steps to Download Bilibili Video online:

Step 1. Looking for the Bilibili video you would like to download and copy the video link.

Step 2. Open https://www.youtube4kdownloader.com in your browser.

Step 3. Paste your copied link to the blank box and it will automatically generate available formats and resolutions.

Step 4. Select your preferred resolution, and click the green Download button to start downloading the Bilibili video. Or, you can right-click on the button and select “Save link as...” option to change the file name and choose a save location.

Tips:

  • On mobile, just tap and hold the button until you get the save menu pop up.
  • If there is no options for 720p or 1080p, login to Bilibili, refresh the video page and try again.

download bilibili videos online in higher quality

Alternative: Videofk.com is another decent web-based service that supports Bilibili downloads as well, but it asks you to log in with an account at first.

 

How to Download Bilibili Videos with Browser Extensions

#1 On Google Chrome

Bilibili Downloader is a Chrome extension designed to help you quickly download videos and audios from Bilibili. It’s a handy and ad-free extension that allows users to download Bilibili videos to MP4 or MP3 files. However, it’s worth noting that despite offering a 1080p option and above, this tool will only download videos in up to 720p resolution, and you also need to login to your Bilibili account.

Advantages:

  1. Very simple interface
  2. Support audio download

Disadvantages:

  1. Can only download video from Bilibili.com
  2. Can’t download 1080p Bilibili videos or higher

Steps for Bilibili Video Download on Google Chrome:

Step 1. Visit the chrome web store and search for the “Bilibili Downloader” extension. Click the “Add to Chrome” button and select “Add extension” from the popup.

Step 2. Browse Bilibili.com and sign up. Select a video you want to download.

Step 3. Click the icon of “Bilibili Downloader” from the toolbar in the upper right corner of the window, a dialog appears and you will see a list of video quality levels.

Step 4. Choose a quality and click the Download (下载) button to proceed.

download Bilibili videos on Chrome

Step 5. In the new tab, click the vertical three-dot icon and choose “Download” option to save the Bilibili video to your computer.

#2 On Firefox

“Download Bilibili videos” is a Firefox add-on powered by Pbion.com. It enables you to download Bilibili videos, audios, thumbnails and even subtitles (closed caption). Although it offers 1080p and even 4K download from Bilibili, the downloaded video file may has no sound. If needed, you can download and merge the audio and video track using a third-party tool.

Advantages:

  1. Up to 4K quality
  2. Download Bilibili thumbnail, subtitle and comment
  3. Download audio track of the video

Disadvantages:

  1. Annoying pop up ads
  2. Downloaded videos may be muted

Steps to Download Bilibili Videos on Firefox:

Step 1. Visit the Firefox add-on store and search for the “Download Bilibili videos” extension. Install this extension on Firefox.

Step 2. Locate a Bilibili video and play it at the quality you want. (Again, you need to login for video resolution above 480p.)

Step 3. Click the icon of “Download Bilibili videos” from the toolbar in the upper right corner. Select the video resolution to open a new tab.

download videos from Bilibili on Firefox

Step 4. In the new tab of Pbion site, click the Download icon to start the download process.

 

Cache Bilibili Videos for offline Viewing [Official App]

Bilibili app provides a straightforward way to download videos for offline viewing. Though it lacks flexibility compared to third-party tools, users can enjoy quality content offline without external programs. As long as you register and login to your Bilibili account, you can download Bilibili videos to your device in high quality for offline watch.

#1 On PC/Mac

1. Download the Bilibili desktop app on your computer. Go to https://app.bilibili.com/ and choose the right installation package to download. The PC and Mac versions are basically the same.

download desktop bilibili app

2. Open the client and login to your account. (Click “Register” if your don’t have one.)

how to login

3. Find the video you want, click the Download (缓存) icon.

4. In the new panel, you can choose a resolution from the Quality drop-down list and select chapters to download. Click the Download button to initiate the process.

download videos in Bilibili desktop app

5. Downloaded videos can be found by navigating to the Downloads section by clicking "My" tab in the left toolbar (我的 > 离线缓存).

view the downloaded videos in Bilibili app

#2 On Mobile

1. Get Bilibili app, open it.

2. Login or register an account.

3. Tap the 3-dots icon in the upper right corner of a video and choose Download option.

4. Choose the quality you want to download, and tap on the video title to begin downloading.

download in mobile app of Bilibili

5. To view the downloaded videos, tap Downloads under My tab at the bottom of the app (我的 > 离线缓存).

view downloaded videos in mobile Bilibili app

 

Things Need to Know about Bilibili

What’s Bilibili?

Bilibili, nicknamed B站 and prototype site named Mikufans.cn, originally focused on ACG-related (animation, comic, and game) videos, has now become a major video sharing platform covering various fields. Just like YouTube, users can create and upload videos and support their favorite creators. Watching videos is completely free, but HD quality requires an account. Bilibili also provide membership services including 4K resolution, movies, anime and other paid content.

Bilibili vs. Niconico

Actually, the launched of Bilibili was inspired by Japanese otaku video website- Niconico (ニコニコ動画). Both of them are known for video commenting feature, directly translated to bullet comment (Danmu, 弹幕, コメント機能). A great difference between Bilibili and other video sites like Niconico or YouTube is that Bilibili has no roll ads. All videos can be viewed ad-free for all users.

 

Conclusion

So that’s all about how to download Bilibili videos. If you want to download high-quality videos without any hassle, I recommend you use a piece of professional software, as it’s safe, stable and ad-free. No matter you aim at completing the task with fast speed, or downloading heaps of Bilibili videos simultaneously, iFunia YouTube Downloader is at your service.

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Cheryl has been writing tutorials, reviews, and how-to articles on consumer apps since 2016. She specializes in multimedia products and is always testing on Mac, PC, and various devices.

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