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Re: [vox-tech] saving Flash streaming video



On 05/06/2011 01:05 PM, Norm Matloff wrote:
> 
> My daughter participated in a robotics competition in school, and the
> event video is on the Web.  I'd like to save part of it to disk.  As far
> as I know, there are no copyright issues. and anyway it would just be a
> few minutes for personal use.

Depends, sometimes that requires special tools.  Sometimes right
clicking on page properties or similar will expose a file called
something .flv.  Sometimes it's obscured with javascript.  I'd highlight
it the video and say inspect object, or wget and grep.

> I've tried the tricks on the Web, and the Firefox add-ons, to no avail.
> Any suggestions?

If it's public the URL would help of if it's using a site like youtube,
break, or related that's likely close enough.

I've had to use a few different methods for different sites.
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