Sometimes it’s easier to download a TED Talk as an MP4 than to watch it online through our streaming video player. The TED.com website offers two different ways to find and download a crisp and watchable video file of your favorite talk. One method allows you to download a video with automatic subtitles in English and several other languages. The other method quickly connects you to our largest high-res downloads to watch offline later, as well as our most lightweight download size.
Method 1: Subtitles. Every Talk page contains a Download button. (You can see that button in the screengrab above.) Behind this button is a download that comes with your choice of subtitles in English or any of up to 100 languages. You can also download with no subtitles at all, of course. Downloads are usually in our 480p file size; an 18-minute talk is about 140 MB.
Method 2: Small/medium/large files. If you already know the talks you want, head to our Quick list page and choose your talk and your preferred download size: Low, Medium or High. To give you an idea of file size, a typical 18-minute talk at low-res is about 20MB, a regular file about 40MB to 45MB, and high-res is about 140 MB.
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No matter you want to feed your curiosity, look for enlightenment, or learn some new discoveries about science, technology, medicine, and more, watching TED videos is a good choice for you. Thus, it's a common need that many TED viewers, including you, want to download TED talks, either for sharing or offline viewing. To help you do it, this article provides you the step-by-step guide on how to download TED Talks, either with or without subtitles, at no cost. Read on to get the details.
Downloading a video on TED.com
1. Visit a talk page
2. Click the “Share” button
3. This will open a window with several options for sharing or downloading
4. Click the download button
5. A new panel will open showing the download options
6. Click Download video (MP4) or Download audio (MP3) (note: audio versions are not available for every talk)
7. You can add subtitles to your video download by choosing a language in the menu directly above the Download video button (it defaults to “Subtitles: Off”)
8. The save location of your download will vary depending on your browser and computer settings