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Anyone know if you can download videos

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cajuncowboy, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I think you can also download a youtube player and play them on it once they are downloaded.
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  6. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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    Yes.

    I go straight from the browser's cache (about:cache in the address bar in firefox to find the directory). It'll work with all flash-based video (other than streams), as well as any other files I might want. Everything's named differently, so it's best to do it based off time, but it's easy to see videos as they're the biggest files there.

    You'll need a media player that can play .flv files (like VLC), unless you get an app that converts it for you.
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    I use firefox. Can you give me a step by step of what you are saying here? Not quite sure I follow you. Thanks.
  8. hairic

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    Well, my way isn't the easiest, but it's the best for what I need. You'll need to download VLC (http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html). Note: You also might not have Windows settings like you'll see in the images I'm making.

    Anyway... open links in order. Text should mostly be unnecessary, other than clarifications.

    Find the video. Let it finish loading. If you copy a party downloaded video, you'll have an incomplete video.
    http://img295.imageshack.us/img295/8184/step1jw7.jpg

    Open new tab. type about:config into the address bar. copy the cache directory.
    http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/1668/step2oe5.jpg

    Start menu - run
    http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/8304/step3ax6.jpg

    Paste the cache directory and hit enter/OK
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/7332/step4wk0.jpg

    It'll be the biggest file, and the most recent (if you don't do any browsing)
    http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/486/step5ry2.jpg

    Copy it to another directory/where you want it saved. I got that menu doing a right-click drag/drop rather than a left-click drag/drop.
    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/3469/step6bw2.jpg

    Rename it (need .flv extension)
    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/2672/step7br1.jpg

    Play it
    http://img47.imageshack.us/img47/7240/step8kq2.jpg
    http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/5286/step9xr5.jpg

    The reason the screen is black is because VLC creates an overlay, which you can't capture with print screen, but it's playing.
  9. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Thanks, but the first link to download the VLC isn't there. I get this...
    404 error: page not found
  10. hairic

    hairic Well-Known Member

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