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Title: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: SwitcherX on March 14, 2005, 06:59:41 AM
Here's a quick intro that will save movies from over 90% of the sites on the web.

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1) Download and install Net Transport and Url Snooper 2.  URL Snooper 2 comes with WinPcap drivers.  You probably have to install them too.
 
2) Run URL Snooper 2 and click on the Options tab and then select your network card.  Click on the Search tab and for Protocol Filter pick all.  Sometimes things slip thru if you use 1 of the multimedia options.
 
3) Open up your favorite browser and go to a webpage that has a streaming video that you want to save.
 
4) Click on Sniff Network in URL Snooper 2 to start sniffing.
 
5) On the webpage that you went to, click on play movie or whatever to start playing the movie.  If the movie starts playing automatically when you go to the webpage, you should do step 4 before step 3.
 
6) Go back to URL Snooper 2 and in the main window you'll see a bunch of URL's listed.  One of them will be the URL for the movie.  Search thru the list and clikc on the URL that it is.  At the bottom of the window you should see it highlited.  Right click on it to save to the clipboard as ascii.
 
7) Start up Net Transport and click on the new button.  When the popup box comes up, paste the URL you saved in to the url field and click ok.  Net Transport will then go out and start saving the movie.  When it's done it'll put a check mark next to the file name.

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URL Snooper 2 and Net Transport have a lot of options.  None of them were used in the above intro.  Read the documentation that comes with them to see what they are.  There are some nice ones that can make life easy.

Here are a couple of websites that will expand your streaming media capturing consciousness:

The Streaming Media Recording Forum

Net Transport Training Area
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: sheber on March 14, 2005, 07:22:39 AM
Many thanks! As it turns out, I only had half of the tools.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Angelusx on March 14, 2005, 04:46:10 PM
Also there are to other ways I know of, if the site uses quicktime or if that is your default player if you have the full version you can save movies. Or get flashget and copy the url to the movie file and start a new job that will also work, but probably not as well, as the method in the other post.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: oh1costas on March 14, 2005, 07:17:52 PM
GOD BLESS YOU!
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: ElmerFudd on March 14, 2005, 11:44:04 PM
If you're REAL lucky, and you have free Quicktime, the following works in Firefox for Windows XP:

Play the movie, then go into your C drive
Click on Documents and Settings
Click on your account name (often YOUR name)!
Click on Application Data
Click on Mozilla
Click on Firefox
Click on Profiles
Click on your Profile (usually something like dslkhfkjshf.default)
Click on Cache
Sort it by Date
Something that looks like this:
85AC017Dd01
that is meg+ sized will be near the top, just copy it , paste it somewhere, and change it to:
somename.mov

Viola, the playable Quicktime Movie!
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: SwitcherX on March 15, 2005, 10:57:11 AM
Quote:

GOD BLESS YOU!




*blush*  
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Sonic_Morph on March 24, 2005, 03:29:12 PM
............or you could try this:  SDP Streaming Video Downloader


Works a treat.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: SwitcherX on March 24, 2005, 09:17:58 PM
Quote:

............or you could try this:  SDP Streaming Video Downloader


Works a treat.




It looks like it only grabs 1 streaming protocol.  Net Transport can grab everything.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 26, 2005, 04:49:19 PM
WM Recorder is the best I have seen for capturing WMV/WMA files and the like. I don't really use NetTransport that much (although I do have it) -- looks like I should start doing so. I also recommend Streambox (if you can get it) for saving RealMedia stuff.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: BarnacleBill on October 06, 2005, 09:26:06 AM
thanks SwitcherX!

It took me awhile, but I finally figured it out.  It's weird that it brought out in me the same frustration I get when I'm working on my car....

Thanks a lot, figuring it out makes me feel just a little smarter than I was before and I need all the help I can get...
Title: A quick and painless way to save movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, and Google Video
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 23, 2006, 01:34:24 AM
Simply go to:

http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

and plug in your URL in the appropriate textbox, click the button, and there you go!
Title: Re: A quick and painless way to save movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, and Google Video
Post by: SwitcherX on January 23, 2006, 05:12:32 AM
Quote:

Simply go to:

http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php

and plug in your URL in the appropriate textbox, click the button, and there you go!




But then you have to save it from there...
Title: Re: A quick and painless way to save movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, and Google Video
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 23, 2006, 06:18:58 AM
...and your problem is...?
Title: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 31, 2006, 02:12:13 AM
It turns out that the JaviMoya site might have actually cribbed its code from another site. Up until a few days ago, JaviMoya had even cribbed this other site's look-and-feel. In any case, KeepVid does a very good job of saving Flash video from more than 30 sites like Google Video, iFilm, YouTube, Grinvi, ThatVideoSite, and more. Their short FAQ tells you how to convert the .FLV into other formats, too. Another site that purports to do the saving is FileLeecher.

If you want a standalone program to do the thing with, you can use Vdownloder, a program that can download videos from Youtube, Google video and Grinvi and then save them in AVI or MPG format.

A good site for more easily searching through YouTube for videos you want is  Qoogle. Just type in the search term in the box, and it brings up thumbnails and captions of the sought-after item. Click on the thumbnail and a pop-up vid player allows you to view it. Then pop the URL into KeepVid or whatever and it is on your hard disk.

And a good search engine for files on the RapidShare network is RapidShared.

Now, if anyone could tell me how to save those Flash videos from the AXE "Order of the Serpentine" site, or from news sites such as ABCNews.com, I would be a happy camper indeed!
Title: Re: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: Goldeneye on April 09, 2006, 10:51:23 PM
Perhaps stupid question, what do I need to play the YouTube files I download?
Title: Re: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 13, 2006, 11:59:03 AM
Most, if not all, files stored in YouTube are in the Flash video format (.FLV). There are a number of standalone players that can play .FLV files, such as VideoLAN Client (VLC), which is available here. It's not perfect (for instance, I cannot seem to make the .FLV file seekable when playing them in VLC), but it plays a wide variety of video formats as well as .FLV files.
Title: Re: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: Goldeneye on June 20, 2006, 03:14:09 AM
Is there a way to convert FLV files BACK into more standard formats?
Title: Re: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 20, 2006, 07:01:32 AM
Yes, but you should expect some degradation in picture quality. You can see here for a FAQ on how to go about it.
Title: Re: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: Inherency on June 21, 2006, 05:42:15 AM
Quote:

Is there a way to convert FLV files BACK into more standard formats?




You might find Riva useful.  I think its intention is to convert mpeg variety files into flv, but it works the same if you manually change the output.  It can be found here: http://www.rivavx.com/index.php?encoder&L=3
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: fun_bags on July 21, 2006, 05:20:30 PM
Thanks, for the info.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Goldeneye on July 25, 2006, 10:40:22 PM
This Riva stuff is by far the most confusing I've come across.  I downloaded GeoVid's Flash to Video encoder and that should work but is just giving me white screen with no sound.  Everything else has massive trial restrictions or is complex as hell.  Keepvid's not even letting me download some of the vids I want.  There's gotta be an easier way to simply obtain files and convert them.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: MasterDragonfly on July 26, 2006, 01:07:07 AM
Assuming you figure out the downloading part, I find 'ffmpeg' on Linux to be quite handy doing the conversion.

If you don't have Linux, either set up an old box with it and put it on your network, or get VMware installed on Windows, then create a VM, install Linux there, and you're golden.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Goldeneye on July 26, 2006, 02:50:17 AM
That, too, sounds complex.  Oh well.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 26, 2006, 03:27:13 AM
Recently, yeah, KeepVid and that Javimoya site have had a few small problems with saving some videos from YouTube. The video will save but when I play it back in VLC Media Player, there are five vertical purple stripes down the screen. Bummer.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Goldeneye on July 26, 2006, 03:15:45 PM
It'll show me the download link and then say there's nothing there.  I really wanna save YouTube videos because it seems like every day now I'll go back to watch an old one and it's gone or the user's entire account is gone.  I had a subscription to a user who had hundreds of concert vids, now they're all gone.  But every fucking way to go about saving/converting them seems so damn needlessly complicated.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 28, 2006, 01:21:47 PM
Makes me nostalgic for the good old days when everyone used QuickTime instead of Flash video.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: glacier on August 02, 2006, 11:27:44 PM
SwitcherX, many thanks.  However, after my first grab, Net Transport won't open for me.  Any ideas?  Thanks again.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: glacier on August 06, 2006, 08:49:10 PM
I've only caught one successful download.  I can't get the damn net transport to open!
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 07, 2006, 11:43:25 PM
URL Snooper used to work for me, but soon after I installed my wifi card, it stoppped working...I haven't used NetTransport (even though I have a copy of it) since between my copy of WM Recorder and Streambox, I usually get what I want. I may just uninstall URL Sniffer, install NetTransport and re-install URL Snooper, for the heck of it.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: SwitcherX on August 25, 2006, 03:49:27 AM
If you use Opera for your browser, there's a widget called VideoDownloader that can download videos from most video sites.
Title: Re: More ways to save Flash movies from iFilm.com, YouTube, Google Video...
Post by: Dearc on December 25, 2006, 06:24:15 PM
Quote:


If you want a standalone program to do the thing with, you can use Vdownloder, a program that can download videos from Youtube, Google video and Grinvi and then save them in AVI or MPG format.




Dude, you rock! Took me a while to figure the details, but I tried the FLV way first, didn't go as nicely. VDownloader works perfectly! Thanks.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: DimaX on January 28, 2007, 03:03:56 PM
Quote:

............or you could try this:  SDP Streaming Video Downloader

Works a treat.



Thanks great stuff!
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: origa on April 15, 2007, 08:07:34 AM
Firefox or Macromedia have completely messed up caching.  Cached FLV files are now blocked from copy / paste, and then are deleted when the video stops playing.  

Incredibly frustrating.  
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: rtpoe on April 16, 2007, 11:54:13 PM
But you can get Add-ons for Firefox that will do that for you.  UnPlug, for example.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 08, 2007, 08:02:30 PM
I just came across this site.

http://orbitdownloader.com/

Apparently, it can download practically everything: streaming video, FLV files (like from YouTube), even those difficult to get embedded video like from Yahoo! Video or from sites like imeem or Last.FM. I will install it and try it out and tell you all how it goes.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Goldeneye on June 08, 2007, 08:34:49 PM
Quote:

But you can get Add-ons for Firefox that will do that for you.  UnPlug, for example.




Quite. I just found one called DownloadHelper that seems to be able to snag from ANY streaming site, at least every one I've tried so far, including plenty that the programs I'd tried before couldn't.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on June 08, 2007, 09:21:50 PM
Just used OrbitDownloader to snag a song from imeem. It saved it in .FLV format, so I suppose if I wanted to I could convert it to a .MP3. It was as easy as pie to do it, too. If it works as easily for other stuff, then I think I've found my one-stop solution. More testing needs to be done, though,  but so far, so good!
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 25, 2007, 03:59:05 AM
For those who use Firefox, I've recently started using an extension called DownloadHelper which works a treat. Highly recommended.
Title: Have they cracked the Hulu?
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 09, 2009, 09:37:21 AM
"Hulu is a popular video service which commercially streams television shows from popular networks like NBC, Fox, Comedy Central, MGM, MTV, NGC and several other networks.

Hulu offers on demand content so that you can watch it anywhere, however they do not offer any options to download hulu videos to your computer.

The Hulu Video Downloader is a Freeware utility that will allow you to download Hulu videos to you PC, iPod, Zune, PSB or Mobile phone with one-click.

Just enter the URL of the Hulu video you want to download and click the Add button, you can also choose amongst different format in which you want to save the video, the formats you can save in include AVI, MPEG, FLV and WMV. Thanks Nirmal (http://www.**21**/?http://www.nirmaltv.com/2009/07/08/download-hulu-videos-with-hulu-video-downloader/).

Download Hulu Video Downloader v3.18 here (http://www.**21**/?http://www.downloadtoolz.com/files/hulu_d_setup.exe) (1.82 MB EXE file)."

I have just downloaded this program, will try it out and let you know if it works or not.

 
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on August 17, 2009, 07:18:15 AM
For those who use Firefox, I've recently started using an extension called <a href="http://www.**21**/?http://www.downloadhelper.net/index.php" target="_blank">DownloadHelper</a> which works a treat. Highly recommended.
I still recommend this extension; however, YouTube revised its site slightly and now this extension, while perfectly fine for downloading videos from most other sites, no longer works with YouTube. Apparently, YouTube wants to start charging users (http://www.**21**/?http://www.centreforjournalism.co.uk/blogs/youtube-starts-charge-video-downloads-world-changing) 99 cents per download. The bastards.

Fortunately, help is at hand: BienneSoft's YouTube Downloader app, which you can get here (http://www.**21**/?http://www.free-downloads.net/downloads/BienneSoft_YouTube_Downloader/), has been updated to keep up with YT's shenanigans :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Chestnuts on November 10, 2009, 03:19:51 AM
Mac users -

I use TubeTV on the Mac side but it doesn't always work.

Sometimes, just using Safari 4 does though.

Let the video load/play all the way through, then go up to the Safari menu to "window" and scroll down and click on "activity." Look for a file name that seems about the size of what you just viewed and double-click on it. It should download the video. (Doesn't always work, one time I had to try several times before it worked for a particular file).

I snatched a couple vidclips from sites that wouldn't let me get them with any mac program (at least that I know of), using that method.



Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: gonZo on November 10, 2009, 12:11:43 PM
Your body is 60% water. The other 40% is win.  :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Palomine on November 10, 2009, 04:51:43 PM
Mac users -

I use TubeTV on the Mac side but it doesn't always work.

Sometimes, just using Safari 4 does though.

Let the video load/play all the way through, then go up to the Safari menu to "window" and scroll down and click on "activity." Look for a file name that seems about the size of what you just viewed and double-click on it. It should download the video. (Doesn't always work, one time I had to try several times before it worked for a particular file).

I snatched a couple vidclips from sites that wouldn't let me get them with any mac program (at least that I know of), using that method.





Well, I am MORE than a little freaked out... this WORKS!

However (at least in my Safari 4 under OSX 10.5.8) the following is worth noting:

In Safari prefs, plugins must be enabled for the streaming vid to play in the first place (obvious, but worth mentioning, as I usually leave it off)

Double clicking on the filename.flv file doesn't cause it to download... it opens in a new window as ascii characters (megs and megs worth) but once loaded, this window can be saved and results in a normal, playable .flv file albeit with a blank file icon.

For some reason, it doesn't seem possible to right-click or control click to get a menu choice to save the .flv directly.

...Generally, I just switch over to FF and use DLhelper to grab streaming vids, but it's nice to finally have the option in Safari... and even in FF/DLhelper, there's sometimes one that can't be grabbed (a few things from Dailymotion lately for example... with two ".flv" and/or odd punctuation in their filenames) so it's always helpful to have another method.

Shame that someone doesn't make a tiny tweak to Safari to streamline this process.

THANKS CHESTNUTS!!! :D
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: SwitcherX on November 11, 2009, 02:25:36 AM
I've been using Relplayer Downloader lately and it's gotten everything so far.

Switcher"over 90% win"X  ;)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Chestnuts on November 12, 2009, 02:52:22 AM

Well, I am MORE than a little freaked out... this WORKS!

However (at least in my Safari 4 under OSX 10.5.8) the following is worth noting:

In Safari prefs, plugins must be enabled for the streaming vid to play in the first place (obvious, but worth mentioning, as I usually leave it off)

Double clicking on the filename.flv file doesn't cause it to download... it opens in a new window as ascii characters (megs and megs worth) but once loaded, this window can be saved and results in a normal, playable .flv file albeit with a blank file icon.

For some reason, it doesn't seem possible to right-click or control click to get a menu choice to save the .flv directly.

...Generally, I just switch over to FF and use DLhelper to grab streaming vids, but it's nice to finally have the option in Safari... and even in FF/DLhelper, there's sometimes one that can't be grabbed (a few things from Dailymotion lately for example... with two ".flv" and/or odd punctuation in their filenames) so it's always helpful to have another method.

Shame that someone doesn't make a tiny tweak to Safari to streamline this process.

THANKS CHESTNUTS!!! :D


No problem, although I was pretty sure all I had to do was find the single file name, double click, and it downloaded the clip, not all the ascii characters. Will have to find something someplace doesn't want me to download and try again.

Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: gonZo on November 12, 2009, 03:41:09 AM
It works as you described in OS 10.6.x with Safari 4.0.3 and 4.0.4.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: pedonbio on January 10, 2010, 10:22:53 PM
I just came across this site.

<a href="http://orbitdownloader.com/" target="_blank">http://orbitdownloader.com/</a>

Apparently, it can download practically everything: streaming video, FLV files (like from YouTube), even those difficult to get embedded video like from Yahoo! Video or from sites like imeem or Last.FM. I will install it and try it out and tell you all how it goes.

Just a comment--Given how rigid both YouTube and Yahoo Video are about the content of video, I'm surprised you were able to find anything you wanted to download.   ;)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 20, 2010, 05:25:14 AM
Just a comment--Given how rigid both YouTube and Yahoo Video are about the content of video, I'm surprised you were able to find anything you wanted to download.   ;)
You'd be surprised how much good stuff falls in the cracks :)

Update 1: ever since the Site Which Cannot Be Mentioned Here bought up imeem, life has sucked a bit for those of us who like to have MP3 versions of streaming music. However, with judicious use of Lala and the aforementioned Video DownloadHelper (http://www.downloadhelper.net/) Firefox extension, you can still have quite a bit of joy.

Update 2: I never did get around to installing Hulu Video Downloader v3.18 (http://www.downloadtoolz.com/files/hulu_d_setup.exe) (no idea why) but I did just see another program which purports to do the same thing: StreamTransport v. 1.02 (http://download.streamtransport.com/stream-transport/streamtransport_setup.exe) -- I hope I remember to install and try it :)

Update 3: Simple way to download YouTube video is to use Kiss YouTube. Just replace the "www." in front of the URL of the YouTube video you want to snag with "kiss", wait for the new page to load, and click the download button (the downward pointing arrow) or the HQ button (to download the video in high quality MP4 format). "Keep It Simple, Stupid" indeed :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 20, 2010, 05:52:28 AM
Oh, and to catch up on some cracking good British TV shows (e.g. Da Ali G Show, How To Look Good Naked, Hustle), try SeeSaw.com.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on April 25, 2010, 04:04:50 PM
For once I installed something as soon as I said I would :) It's StreamTransport. It works pretty well for downloading Hulu stuff (the Holy Grail LOL) but the stuff that's downloaded cannot play in VLC (the thumb button would move along the timeline, it would show how long the video is, but neither the video nor the audio could be seen/heard). If you use another .FLV player (such as Wimpy FLV Player) to play the file back, though, it will work. They are working on the solution.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: arflech on August 01, 2010, 04:30:05 PM
Get GreaseMonkey for Firefox, GreaseKit for Safari on the Mac, or IE7Pro for Internet Explorer...or just use Opera (after setting your userscript directory) or Chrome (userscripts are treated as extensions); then download and install this userscript to snag YouTube videos: http://userscripts.org/scripts/show/25105/
I heard this extension works for Safari 5 (Windows or Mac): http://jonathanboom.tumblr.com/post/690834005/youtube-video-downloader

For Opera, this userscript will let you download videos from a lot of other sites, although it doesn't always get all available formats: http://github.com/guinunez/getVideo
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: southy on August 25, 2010, 01:21:05 PM
Any updates on this. Its for flv streaming.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Palomine on October 02, 2010, 05:56:16 PM
I'm running Ubuntu Linux.

Generally, I've been using "Antbar" aka "Ant Video Downloader" to capture streaming videos inside Firefox. Recently with the last couple of updates to both Firefox and Ant, it seems less effective than before. Though I much prefer Chrome, I resorted to Firefox mainly to run Ant... if that's now not as persistent as it used to be, maybe it's a good time to try to find a streaming video download extension for Chrome under Linux. Oddly, a search of Chrome extensions didn't turn up much: I installed gMovieGet (Chinese) and it doesn't work for a LOT of sites, and Hidden FLV Links is similar to a lot of Firefox plugins: provides a list of links but even if one looks like the FLV file, it's rarely downloadable. Ant on the other hand (back when it worked well) simply has a single button: you press it and the FLV gets captured to a directory.

Can anyone recommend an effective video downloader (gotta be available for Chrome under Linux... a Windows-only plugin doesn't help) that's good, easy and reliable? Thanks! :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Chestnuts on July 27, 2011, 06:52:11 AM
Anyone try 'Ant' for Firefox? Works with Daily Motion, but not with all sites. I tried downloading the Tosh O segment Palomine was referring in another thread, but that didn't work. Ant is experimental.


Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Palomine on July 27, 2011, 08:05:37 PM
Anyone try 'Ant' for Firefox? Works with Daily Motion, but not with all sites. I tried downloading the Tosh O segment Palomine was referring in another thread, but that didn't work. Ant is experimental.

I've been using Ant in Firefox (under Linux) for quite a while and it usually works with about 90% of what I run across. However, it stopped working at Dailymotion just a day or so ago... to be more specific, Dailymotion won't play at all in EITHER Firefox or Chrome, so I suspect it's more of a Flash thing than a problem with Ant itself. Sometimes, when a site updates it's Flash player, what played fine (or was Ant-capturable) the day before no longer plays (or sometimes it plays but can't be Ant-captured... as with the Pinupfiles short vid samples when they changed their Flash a few weeks back).

I'm STILL looking for a usable FLV capture tool for Chrome under Linux (I go DL whatever's there every couple weeks in hopes that one will turn up but thus far NOTHING works tho a few plugins CLAIM to work). If you find anything new (and good) re: FLV capture tools that would apply to me (Linux, not Mac or PC) I'd certainly appreciate the info. :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Chestnuts on July 27, 2011, 11:12:40 PM
It's my understanding that the streaming/flash videos that won't play, are compressed, and that if someone had the correct method of decompressing the video in their flv conversion software, they would be downloadable. I had contact with a person who had made shareware flv conversion software who suggested he might run into legal trouble if he made his software capable of uncompressing such flash videos.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 19, 2012, 06:59:09 AM
CaptureWiz worked pretty well perfectly for capturing embedded streaming video from Hulu.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: arflech on July 04, 2014, 10:20:35 AM
I'll just mention Replay Media Catcher here: It's not perfect, but it does catch most types of streaming media, regardless of the application playing it or the protocol (even MMS or RTMP) used; unfortunately it does refuse to decrypt certain DRM-protected streams, but I've rarely seen a file that triggers its DRM-detection.

Pal asks: what OS are you talking about/is it available for? Just curious. :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: fattyjack on July 12, 2014, 10:16:06 AM
thanks for the tip.....
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 19, 2014, 07:43:01 AM
I'll just mention Replay Media Catcher here: It's not perfect, but it does catch most types of streaming media, regardless of the application playing it or the protocol (even MMS or RTMP) used; unfortunately it does refuse to decrypt certain DRM-protected streams, but I've rarely seen a file that triggers its DRM-detection.

Pal asks: what OS are you talking about/is it available for? Just curious. :)

IIRC it only works on Windows, but I haven't used it in years, so take that with a grain of salt.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on September 19, 2014, 07:47:24 AM
If you ever wanted to download all the videos from a YouTube video playlist, you could use FreeMake's Video Downloader (available for Windows only, here (http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline_all/)).

Instructions to use it to do it are here (http://www.freemake.com/how_to/how_to_download_youtube_playlist).
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: mgpuf on September 19, 2014, 08:41:14 AM
All you need to know:

Keepvid for youtube and the like

Flash video downloader chrome extension for everything else

Streamtransport for sites that have players designed to defeat downloaders (there is one in particular for which this is very useful)

 :-X
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on March 03, 2015, 05:21:25 PM
Lately both Dirpy and VideoDownloadHelper have been wonky, so I've been looking for a supplement/replacement. Here's one I just came across:

Deturl Bookmarklet (http://deturl.com/bookmarklet-to-directly-download-videos-from-youtube.asp)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: Palomine on May 28, 2015, 03:00:08 PM
Lately both Dirpy and VideoDownloadHelper have been wonky, so I've been looking for a supplement/replacement. Here's one I just came across:

Deturl Bookmarklet (http://deturl.com/bookmarklet-to-directly-download-videos-from-youtube.asp)

Both still intermittently wonky. And lately, to download the highest-rez version of a video from within a few different Firefox plug-ins such as Video DownloadHelper or Video Download Professional, apparently a new 'converter' is required even just for a straight download (without asking for any conversion). Of course, the sudo terminal commands they provide to install the converter in Ubuntu Linux don't seem to work correctly: you get a license agreement for some Microsoft Truetype code or something like that (that you don't even want and can't imagine why it'd be needed) but since it appears in a terminal window, there's no way to say "OK" to the license terms so it just hangs halfway through the install. Nice. >:(

In any case, in some of the plugins, there's some new verbage about a "DASH" video format or standard, in which two streams of video are sent to provide the highest-rez version (even if the resulting video is well below HD, which is odd, because previously full HD seemed to stream fine over a single stream). The 'converter' (I'm guessing) is used to merge the two streams back into one saved/playable file on your computer. I don't think I got the converter to install properly on my PC, so right now when I'm trying to DL that half-GB highest-rez (526MB version) of that new Nancy Quill video of her in the black and white dress (http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php/topic,596327.msg10315856.html#msg10315856) two separate files are being downloaded: a "media.mp4" file which is 449MB and a separate "media.tmp" file that's 77MB. I'm letting it DL to the end, but I strongly suspect that when it's done, I will NOT have a single 526MB file saved to my drive (that's the size of the highest-rez version I asked to DL) due to the converter thing.

Added later: as expected, the two files did NOT recombine into one file. What I got was the big file which says it's an 854x470 video (which is the correct, highest-rez video) that plays (only in VLC, not in my regular player, which considers it to be a broken file) without any sound and the other 77MB "temp" file, which doesn't play at all.

BTW, though it took forever to start, I'm also simultaneously DLing the NQ vid with dirpy too... we'll see which version that gets (I asked for highest of course, and dirpy made no mention of converters, etc...). I'm hoping/theorizing that dirpy will get the best 526MB version, thinking that the dirpy server knows how to deal with the dual-stream DASH thing already... hopefully not just wishful thinking on my part.

Added later: though the highest-rez (526MB) version was requested, dirpy only got a 305MB 640x352 rez version. :(

PS: also/apparently: you can upgrade from Video Downloader Professional to Video Downloader Ultimatte, which will automatically do the DASH thing and combine the two streams back into a single playable file, but (of course) V.D.Ultimate is only presently available for Windows, and not for Linux.

If you've figured this all out already and I'm wrong on some meaningful points, please let me know. Thanks. :)

ADDED LATER: thanks to Rentahero's post here http://forum.bearchive.com/index.php/topic,596327.msg10316003.html#msg10316003 I tried his suggestion of using the website clipconverter.cc to convert (the separate dual-stream file into a single 526MB file) and save this Nancy Quill clip and it seems to be working (still DLing). :)
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on July 18, 2015, 04:30:21 AM
Yeah, I'm not a fan of the "new improved" version of VDH. It makes things very confusing. But what I do is I look for the entry that has "720p MP4" next to it, or the one with "1080p MP4", and download that instead. The whole "separate streams, one of which has no audio" format is nonsense. I am thisclose to reverting to the old version of the plugin.

I also tend to prefer using SaveFrom instead of Dirpy these days. When you have a YouTube video just change the http://www. part to pwn (making http://www.youtube.com/<something> into pwnyoutube.com/<something>. That will take you to the deturl page from which you can choose one of five different streaming downloading services. Then I choose the SaveFrom link, and you can get the highest-possible format of the download video from there.

-- TheZookie "it's a lot of work to see some high-quality boobies" 007
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on October 04, 2015, 05:50:11 PM
How to Download a Video from tumblr (manual method)

1. Go to the URL in question: http://lovepeacenboobies.tumblr.com/post/126750576642/himiwako

2. Go to your browser's "View Source" function. On Google Chrome on Windows, press Ctrl-U.

3. Search for tumblr_video_container; it should show up only twice. Scan a little bit ahead in the line until you see the iframe src. Click on that URL; in this case, it's https://www.tumblr.com/video/lovepeacenboobies/126750576642/700/

4. Again, do "View Source".

5. Search for video/mp4; it should show up only once. There's a URL a little before that tag: in this case it's https://www.tumblr.com/video_file/126750576642/tumblr_nt4phrlGIs1t3yrjy/480

6. Right-click on that URL and choose "Save As...", and download the video and save it wherever you want.

That's it.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on February 20, 2016, 08:20:39 PM
Other than using something like VideoDownload Helper, there are two ways to save a video from Faceb, one easier than the other. One is to go to the page where the video is, then change the URL to the mobile version of FB by changing the www to m. Then when that page shows up, start the video playing and then right-click on it and choose "Save As..."

The other way: plug the video's URL into FBdown.net.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on December 31, 2017, 05:52:17 AM
Thanks, CC!



Use this site to download [any video from Twitter]:

http://www.downloadtwittervideo.com/

Paste the link into the link box, then press the button Download MP4 HD.
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 04, 2018, 01:45:08 AM
Just discovered this site:

http://downloadperiscopevideos.com/
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 05, 2018, 08:31:22 AM
Thanks, BiggyBoobs!



Here's a tip that requires no website other than Twitter itself, just add "mobile" and "." between "https://" and "twitter" of the URL ;D.

Using your link for example, https://mobile.twitter.com/Hitomi_official/status/895272348563021824/video/1

Play the video and you'll be able to right click to "save as" on computers or "download" on smartphones  ;).
Title: Re: How to save streaming movies from websites
Post by: TheZookie007 on January 28, 2018, 01:25:46 AM
How to Download Wistia Videos Fast and Easy in 3 Steps (Updated 2018) (https://www.youtube.com/embed/Vayp2d8_O4I)

1. Right-click on the video and choose "Copy link and thumbnail".

2. Add the Wistia video ID to the end of this url: http://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/
e.g. http://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/0987651

3. Copy the new URL into the box at https://getvideo.at/en/ and click the "Download" button. If the file downloads as a .BIN file, just change the extension to .MP4.