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Capture YouTube and other flash streamed videos..

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Dandapani, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Dandapani

    Dandapani

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    This popped up in one of my offline mailing list forums... Some here have asked for this ability.


    Credit to the original author as cited in the quote...
     
  2. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I want to download a vid from Youtube.

    This sounds like it will do what I want to do, but it is in some foreign language.

    What is out there in English?
     

  3. IndyGunFreak

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    Honestly, the easiest way I've found to do it, is if you use Firefox, there's a greeasemonkey extension that does this quite nicely (and very easily)... I guess even if you use Internet Exploder, if you really want to do this, you could just download FF and Greasemonkey, and use it for this purpose.

    http://www.mozilla.com to download FF(if you don't have it already)

    Add the Grease Monkey extension
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/748

    Add this script to greasemonkey..
    http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25105

    Go to a Youtube Video, and there's a "Save As mp4 Link" under the description of the video.. Download the mp4 and then run it in your video player... It really is that simple. There's Greasemonkey scripts out there for other formats(.avi, etc..) but I just use the mp4 one, because mp4 works on most portable players...


    Need any help, post here.. but its pretty simple.

    IGF
     
  4. sdakota

    sdakota senior member

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    I use the Download Helper add-on for Firefox (http://www.downloadhelper.net/).

    It is free, very easy to use and requires no scripts.

    All you do is click on the list of downloadable items which is made available whenever you visit a page that has video that can be downloaded.

    Select the video you want from the list and it will download, easy as pie.

    It can also convert videos from Youtube's FLV format to AVI, MP4 or MPEG automatically.

    It can also detect and download the higher quality videos available on some Youtube pages (look for where it says "watch in high quality", such as on this page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40LnBsnE2DU).

    Hope this helps !
     
  5. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    I am currently using Seamonkey and IE. I will see what I can do.
     
  6. IndyGunFreak

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    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Thats weird, for some reason the installer doesn't work... Sorry, didn't double check it before I posted the link... You should click install, be prompted to restart seamonkey, then(in FF), you'll see a little monkey down in the status bar in the lower right, you then go to the script page and download the script...

    Looks like you'll have to try another solution.. or use FF.

    IGF
     
  9. mine9

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    I've been using a Firefox extension lately called "Flash Video Resources Downloader" available at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/5229, works with more than just YouTube. A lot of video sites seem to have made a hobby of outwitting the script writers, so you have to check for updates fairly often with any of the downloaders.
    Another one that works well on Windows is Realplayer. Realplayer's browser plugin allows you to download many videos directly into the Realplayer library. OK, I've never been a big fan of Real, but it's handy in this case and I've seen it work with videos that the scripts couldn't figure out.
     
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    Real Player will do it!
     
  11. MyGlockRocks19

    MyGlockRocks19 Thread Killer

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  12. IndyGunFreak

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    I've never used realplayer to do this, but the problem w/ that particular FF extension, is it saves the video file in .flv format. This doesn't work on most portable video players to my knowledge. At least I know it doesn't on my Ipods and my Zunes... Thats why, for me, the greasemonkey extensioun works, because it saves it as an mp4, which works on just about everything..

    IGF
     
  13. Nickotym

    Nickotym BillofNeeds?NO!

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    Isn't this violation of copyright laws? Copying some other content that's not your and not with written authorization.

    Alot of items on youtube is copyrighted ( tv shows clips, news casts,etc....) other don't have registered copyright laws but they still hold copyrights.
     
  15. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    Technically legally speaking you can not use a VCR to tape a program at home.

    I want to grab some supid gun stuff to show off line.
    A basic what not to do seminar.
     
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    Even taping that radio show or station would be technically a NO NO.