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.