RTVE Downloader: 3 Great Methods

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RTVE downloader

Finding the best RTVE downloader options was time-consuming, as most third-party downloaders seem unable to handle this task.

Below, I’ve compiled some of the easiest methods to save content from this platform. I’ve included an online tool, a third-party app, and a browser trick.

Read on for more details!

Best RTVE Downloader

1. DescargaVideos

DescargaVideos website

DescargaVideos is a great online tool for downloading RTVE content without problems. Although the website wasn’t easy to find, it processed videos from this platform quickly.

DescargaVideos with link

After opening it, paste the link of the RTVE video and click the Magnifier Glass button to initiate the process.

DescargaVideos download options

This online app will scan it and provide the download links you can see above.

DescargaVideos download method

Right-click the orange text and choose Save Link As from the context menu that appears.

DescargaVideos downloading

As soon as you do, the video will automatically download. Depending on the length, it’ll only take a minute or so to complete.

playing video

As you can see, I used Windows Media Player to watch the MP4 file.


  • Easy to access and fast processing
  • User-friendly interface
  • Fast downloading speeds
  • Offers you more than five download links to choose from
  • It doesn’t require an installation


  • It doesn’t have many customization options
  • A large number of ads are present on the page

Try DescargaVideos

2. Aqua Clip

Aqua Clip interface

Aqua Clip seems to be the only third-party app that allows users to download content from the RTVE platform. This handy tool has a user-friendly interface.

Aqua Clip with link

Paste the video’s link inside the upper text bar and then press the Search button to initiate the process.

Aqua Clip ready to download

The download process is fast! Once it’s done, the app will automatically move it to the Downloaded section.

Aqua Clip downloaded

From there, you can easily manage your videos and even play them. I used VLC this time.

Aqua Clip playing video

The software has more customization options than DescargaVideos, but it’s not as convenient as the online tool.


  • User-friendly interface with an excellent design
  • Downloads videos from RTVE quickly
  • Provides a built-in downloads manager
  • It can customize the output


  • Requires an installation
  • Analyzing more extensive videos takes a long time

Get Aqua Clip

3. Use Your Browser’s Console

opera console

This time, I’ll use Opera to access the video source for the show I want to download from the RTVE network.

Simply follow these steps:

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the RTVE video you want to download.RTVE video page
  2. Right-click the empty screen area, and choose Inspect element (or Inspect).inspect element in Opera
  3. This will open the browser’s console, which looks like this.opera console
  4. Click the Network tab and choose the XHR subtab.opera console tabs
  5. Play the video, and watch the XHR subtab area (marked with #2 here).opera console playing video
  6. Files will appear under the XHR subtab while the video is playing.file appearing console
  7. Click one of the entries that appears without an X next to it.console entries
  8. Copy the video source link to the MP4 format text in the Headers tab.video link console
  9. Open a new tab in your browser and paste the link. This will open the video source page and allow you to download the file.downloaded video
  10. Now, you can generally play the video on your PC.RTVE playing in media player


  • It doesn’t require any installation
  • It works in all browsers with consoles
  • Fast download capabilities


  • It’s not recommended for beginners
  • The Network section can sometimes fail to recover any useful information
  • There are no output customization options

How To Download From RTVE?

  1. Open the DescargaVideos website in your browser.Site open
  2. Paste the link to the RTVE video you want to download, and click the Magnifier icon.added link
  3. Right-click any of the orange download links and click Save Link As.right click menu
  4. Choose the download location or wait for the process to complete.choosing location
  5. Play the video in your preferred media player.playing video

Yes, it’s legal to download from RTVE for personal use. I explored the platform’s Legal Notice page (Aviso legal) and it doesn’t mention downloading at all. However, the guidelines state that:

  • RTVE.es content shouldn’t be exploited economically.
  • The platform users mustn’t change, edit, add, or distort the original information.

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This list provides some great RTVE downloader options, including an online tool, a third-party tool, and a browser trick.

For the most straightforward method, I recommend using the first website.

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