How can I download Fuji TV movies from FOD?

Kaya | Chief Editor
Published: 2022.07.21 Updated: 2022.07.21

Have you ever wanted to download videos from FOD (Fuji TV On Demand)?

This article will surely elucidate how to download video content from FOD.

FOD(フジテレビオンデマンド)

There's a table of contents on the left, so you can genre to the part you're interested in!

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Is there a fee to watch FOD? Is it free?

FOD has the following video content available for viewing:.

  • Free delivery of missed episodes
  • Unlimited Movies (FOD Premium)
    • Fuji Television productions
    • FOD Original Movies
    • FOD Exclusive Distribution
  • Rental Movies (pay-as-you-go)

Can I watch FOD contents for free?

Yes, you can.

You can enjoy the "Free Distribution of Missing Programs," which is a limited-time free distribution of programs currently being broadcast, without registering as a member.

However, you cannot watch rental programs, Fuji TV programs, FOD Original Programs, FOD Exclusive Programs, and other FOD All-you-can-watch programs.

About FOD Premium, FOD's all-you-can-watch service and monthly plan

FOD Premium is a video delivery service operated by Fuji Television Network, Inc.

Once you subscribe to FOD Premium, you can watch as much as you want of the more than 70,000 eligible titles, including free delivery of missed programs on TV, original dramas to past dramas, variety shows, animations, and domestic and international movies. The price of this paid plan is 976 yen (tax included).

First-time subscribers can experience a 2-week free trial.

Cancellation during the free trial is possible. If you cancel during the free trial, you will not be billed. Note that the free trial period cannot be carried over when you re-register after canceling during the free trial period.

About FOD Rental Movies

FOD rental movies are movies that can be purchased using coins purchased each time or points granted as a membership benefit.

There is a fee for renting movies. A separate subscription is required to use the all-you-can-watch service.

Can I record FOD contents?

As it turns out, FOD content cannot be recorded.

You cannot record FOD contents such as FOD Live TV, and even if you use a recorder or other device, the screen will go black.

My recording screen went black! Why?

HDCP is the cause.

HDCP stands for " High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection," which in Japanese is a copyright protection technology that aims to "prevent unauthorized copying of digital content.

In short, it is a technology that prevents the copying of digital audio and video content that is connected to an HDCP connection. Connection types include DisplayPort (DP), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), Gigabit Video Interface (GVIF), and Unified Display Interface (UDI), and other less popular or now obsolete protocols.

To put it more simply.

HDCP-enabled services such as FOD can only be played on HDCP-enabled terminals; HDCP-connected video cannot be recorded."

This means: "HDCP-enabled services such as FOD can only be played on HDCP-enabled terminals.

HDCP

So is it impossible to record and store FOD content?

No, it is possible!

FOD has a download function, but various restrictions are placed on downloaded works. Also, only FOD Premium members can use this function.

You cannot record FOD works with ordinary recording tools or software, but it is still technically possible.

In this article, we will introduce you to a collection of saving methods that can achieve this and support all types of devices, including tools that allow you to download FOD videos.

How to download and save FOD content on your phone

FOD has a " download function" available.

The "download function" is a feature that allows you to watch videos even in unstable communication environments by downloading the works to your smartphone or tablet application in advance.
This function can be downloaded to smartphones and tablets. In short, this feature is not available on PCs.

How can I download FOD movies on my smartphone?

This official download function is only available to FOD Premium members on smartphone and tablet applications.

1. go to "Download Settings" in "My Page" and check the various settings. 2.

マイページ内「ダウンロード設定」より各種設定を確認します

Select the quality of the video you wish to download from "Quality Settings".

  • High Quality: 0.88 GB of data per hour
  • Standard: 0.34 GB of data per hour
  • Low Quality: 0.13 GB of data transmission per hour

The default setting is "High Quality". 3.

「画質設定」よりダウンロードする動画の画質を選択します

To download movies only when connected to Wi-Fi, set the "Enable only when connected to Wi-Fi" checkbox to "On"; to download movies even when using mobile communication, set the checkbox to "Off".

The default setting is "On". 4.

「Wi-Fi接続時のみ有効」

Select the movie you wish to download and press the "Download" button.

If the movie has subtitle, dubbing, or supplementary sound, select the one you want to watch. 5.

ダウンロードしたいFOD作品を選択し、ダウンロードボタンを押します

You will be notified in the application when the download is complete.

If you do not want to be notified, please go to "Notification Settings" in "My Page" and set the notification to "Off".

However, notifications within other apps will also be disabled. 6.

You can check the downloaded movies from "Downloads" in "My List".

ダウンロードされたFOD作品を確認

6 Limitations of FOD's "Download Function

  1. You cannot download works on your computer.
  2. Only FOD Premium members can download.
  3. You can watch a movie for up to 48 hours after downloading.
  4. The number of times you can download some titles is limited to 2 times per year.
  5. Up to 2 devices can be downloaded per account.
  6. You may download up to 25 titles per account.

No restrictions, DRM removal, and recording and saving FOD content on your computer.

With MyConverters, a dedicated download tool, all the previously mentioned limitations are removed.

MyConverters

Advantages of MyConverters

1. high quality output

The quality of downloaded videos can be 720p, 1080p, 4k, and even 8k. For cinephiles seeking unparalleled video quality, MyConverters is indispensable. It is also possible to download videos as MP4 files with high sound quality such as AAC 2.0.

2. subtitles and multiple languages

MyConverters can output audio and subtitles in multiple languages, including English, German, Spanish, French, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese. You can also remux subtitles into your video or save subtitle files separately in SRT format. 3.

3. high value for money plan

For $19.9 per month, you can use MyConverters to download movies from all OTT platforms without ads. That means you save about $90/month for not re-subscribing the following month.

How to download FOD content using MyConverters

1. visit the official MyConverters website, download and install the software.

2. launch MyConverters and change the language to Japanese. 3.

MyConvertersを起動し、言語を日本語化

Go to "VIP Services" and click on "FOD". 4.

「VIP サービス」に行き、「FOD」をクリック

Go to the page of the video you want to download and play it. (You may need to log in to watch the video) 5.

ダウンロードしたいFOD動画のページにアクセスし、再生

5. customize the quality of the video you want to download, etc., and click the "Download Now" button.

*Automatic download of new episodes is also available!

ダウンロードしたい画質などをカスタマイズ

How to download FOD content via URL for more convenience

1. start MyConverters and go to "Home".

Paste the URL of the video page you want to download into the URL field. 3.

URL欄にダウンロードしたいFOD動画のページのURLを貼り付き

3. customize the quality of the video you want to download, etc., and click the "Download" button.

How to watch recorded FOD contents

Recorded FOD content is saved in MP4 or MKV format, so you can move it from the destination to any device with an SD card for viewing.

For viewing on a computer, we recommend the "VLC Media Player" video player.

To watch on your phone or TV, please use an SD card or other device to move the video files before watching.

For those who want to record and save videos from other video services

MyConverters supports not only FOD, but also Netflix download,ABEMA recording,U-NEXT recording, andHulu download. You can also download videos from Paravi, dTV, Disney Plus, TELASA, Amazon Prime .... . You can download videos from 500+ sites, so please try it out!