Now let's go straight to the main point: how to download 9Anime videos? Without further ado, two working methods have been introduced below.
Disclaimer: You're strictly prohibited to download copyrighted anime for any commercial purpose. The tutorial below is demonstrated ONLY for personal fair use. Stop reading here if you don't endorse the warning.
As you know, 9Anime doesn't host any media file, but links to different servers for a single episode. So it gives anime lovers multiple choices to stream the episode shows in case of unstable server or slow buffering, and even you can get a surprise therefrom.
You may not have noticed that when you switch to "Vidstream" option in the server list, there will be a download option in the bottom right corner of the player. Click on this icon and you'll be redirected to Vidstream download page. Simply hit "DOWNLOAD" button to save 9Anime to MP4 video.
Currently, only "Vidstream" server provides the download option, but sometimes the video quality is a bit worse than the video hosted on the other two servers. If you really mind this, switch to "MyCloud" or "Streamtape" server and try the following free 9Anime downloaders:
1. Video DownloadHelper
Video DownloadHelper is available on Chrome, Firefox and Edge, a well-received browser extension to sniff and download videos from the web. Install it from the official website: http://www.downloadhelper.net/install.
After the installation, go to play your favorite show on 9Anime. When it starts playing, Video DownloadHelper icon will become colorful. Click the icon and select one option to download 9Anime to MP4.
2. HLS Downloader
If the 9Anime video is delivered using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol, Video DownloadHelper will require a companion application installed to download the video. Additionally, you have to pay for Video DownloadHelper Premium to break the restriction, otherwise you can only download one HLS video every 2 hours.
In this case, HLS Downloader would be a savior for HLS 9Anime download, which can capture and download HTTP Live streams from your browser with no cost. Visit https://github.com/puemos/hls-downloader-web-extension, scroll down the page, download and install the extension to your Chrome, Firefox or Edge.
After that, go to play a 9Anime episode, then a red dot will appear on the icon of HLS Downloader. Click the icon to unfold the detected playlist. Press the arrow icon and select a resolution as you wish, then hit the download icon to download 9Anime video. When the download is complete, you'll be prompted to name the 9Anime video and choose a directory to save it.
Note: The downloaded video will be saved in .ts format. If you prefer MP4, MKV or other format, transcode the video with some free video converters.
As you know, many online service or desktop 9Anime downloaders claim to be capable of 9Anime video download. However, they may malfunction after working for a while. I have compiled the possible causes below, anyway, first things first, we have to prioritize and tackle those issues in sequence.
1. The server is down.
2. The video source is changed.
3. FAKE/copycat 9Anime sites.
4. 9Anime is geo-blocked in India and some other countries.
5. 9Anime video is delivered using HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) protocol.
To download video from 9Anime, you have to figure out the official website. There are various domains showing up in Google search results. Actually, most of them are fake, especially for those domains in plural form or obvious typos. Simply bookmark the two hubs of Official Sites: https://9anime.me/ and https://9anime.zone/, where you can find the official mirror sites at the first time.
9Anime Official Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/9anime/
9Anime Official Twitter: https://twitter.com/9animeOfficial
9Anime Discord Server: https://discord.gg/7ZBf3AakCf
To download anime from 9Anime, first of all, you need to access the site (that's crap!!). Here are some methods to get around the Geo-Blocking in your region.
1. Try some 9Anime mirror sites, like 9anime.love, 9anime.app, 9anime.at or others in the hub of Official site I mentioned above.
2. Change your DNS server addresses to OpenDNS, Google Public DNS, Cloudflare, etc.
3. Use a VPN and change to another IP address outside your region.