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capture video from moniter or alternative

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by DesertEagle, Nov 30, 2004.

  1. DesertEagle

    DesertEagle OH HELL MY HEAD CLM

    May 31, 2001
    Rome Ga
    Okay, guru's of GT. Let's see if ya'll can come through for me.

    There is a website with a funny video, I want to capture it for my funny video archive. However, it isn't a direct link, it's an embedded video, and appears to be in flash format based on the right click context menu.

    So one of two things needs to happen. I need to either A) Find a way to leech the file for storage on my HDD, and preferably be able to make it into like an mpg format. Otherwise, B) Capture an MPG (preferable) or AVI (acceptable) video of my internet browser playing the video (and the audio that goes with it). I have no video camera, so I can't just videotape my monitor, also my video card is not one of the uber-bells-und-vistles cards with all the vid-cap technology, which may be the fault in my question to begin with.

    BUT, if anyone can answer, ya'll can. So... Is it possible, and how? Also if someone else has the requisite tech to make it happen and then email me the file, that would work as well. I can PM the link. It is naughty, so I don't want to post it publicly per the rules. Bad language and all.

  2. hwyhobo


    Jun 3, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    Clean out your browser cache. Go to that site, watch the video. Exit browser. One of the files in your cache should be this video. It may have a cryptic name, so you need to experiment a bit.

  3. chevrofreak

    chevrofreak Senior Member

    Dec 27, 2001
    Billings, Montana
    PM me. There arent many things I cant steal off websites. Heck, if its naughty, I probably already have it ;f
  4. RaiderRodney

    RaiderRodney Just Win Baby

    May 22, 2003
    North Carolina
    Yes it is in your temp internet folder, may have to show hidden files to see it. Look for the biggest files...not sure what you would open flash file with though. Like hwyhobo said just play with it a bit.
  5. Sinister Angel

    Sinister Angel I'd Hit It!

    Oct 11, 2004
    Traverse City, Michigan
    browse the source, get the link, throw in address bar, shift + enter, you are ready to rock