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Getting/recording/capturing/saving HTTP video stream from Flash browser plugin to hard disk.
How to record Flash .FLV Video HTTP or RTMP stream with Replay Media Catcher (recommended method)
Replay Media Catcher http://www.applian.com/.. is a flash stream ripper. It can record .MP3 audio and Flash .FLV streaming video broadcasted through HTTP or RTMP protocol (such flash stream URLs start with http:// or rtmp://).
Here's how to record from Adobe Flash Player with Replay Media Catcher:
1. Download and install Replay Media Catcher http://www.applian.com/.. .
Ask & Record Toolbar http://www.applian.com/.. can save HTTP and HTTPS .FLV videos from Adobe Flash Player plug-in:
1. Install Ask & Record Toolbar http://www.applian.com/..
How to download streaming .FLV videos protocol with freeware WebVideoCap http://www.nirsoft.net/..
WebVideoCap can capture .FLV videos from Adobe Flash Player plug-in:
1. Run WebVideoCap
How to record Flash .FLV Video HTTP stream with WM Recorder http://www.wmrecorder.com/
WM Recorder is a stream recorder that can record Flash .FLV streaming video broadcasted through HTTP protocol (as well as many other audio/video streams).
1. Download and install WM Recorder http://www.wmrecorder.com/.. .
Note that WM Recorder also supports other recording modes. The above mentioned method is the easiest one because it doesn't even require you to hit the RECORD button. Please refer to the user guide for more.
Orbit Downloader can download Flash .FLV Video from Adobe Flash browser plug-in. To download HTTP flash .FLV video with Orbit Downloader:
1. Run Orbit Downloader http://www.orbitdownloader.com/..
How to download .FLV video stream with GetFLV http://www.getflv.net/
GetFLV (Windows) is a flash downloader. It support HTTP and RTMP protocols.
1. To download RTMP videos with GetFLV:
How to download .FLV flash video HTTP stream with any download manager (recommended method)
Before downloading .FLV streaming video file with a download manager you need to find its URL. As in case of any other media stream, you may use URL finding software (URL Snooper or Packet Sniffer software) http://all-streaming-media.com/.. like free Project URL Snooper.
After getting the URL for your FLV file just use any download manager you like to download from the given URL. You may use Mass Downloader, HiDownload, Net Transport, FlashGet or any other download manager http://all-streaming-media.com/.. .
http://www.youtubecatcher.com/ , http://www.vixy.net/ , http://www.keepvid.com/ and other web-sites http://stream-recorder.com/forum/youtube-download-youtube-videos-without-downloading-and-t3294.html can be used to download Flash videos from many video sharing web-sites like YouTube, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Veoh,... (the list of supported web-sites is different and always limited).
If you have already opened a web-page with flash video stream, you may grab the .FLV file from the Cache folder of your web-browser.
* In the Internet Explorer click [Tools] - [Internet Options...] - [Temporary Internet files] - [Settings...] - [View Files...].
Alternatively Opera can store cache in the following folder:
After opening the cache folder you may copy .flv files to any folder using a regular copy-paste method. Note that the cache folder of Firefox contains files without extensions, so it is much easier to use the Internet Explorer instead. Also please note that some .FLV files are very large so it is much easier and faster to get them using the above mentioned methods.
How to download .FLV flash video HTTP stream with web-browser plug-ins
How to download HTTP flash videos with Firefox web-browser using DownloadHelper extension http://www.downloadhelper.net/ :
1. Run Firefox
The problem with this method is that the URL of a flash stream can have a filename with the extension different from .flv. So you need to know the extension being used for the stream and you need to add it to the supported extension in the "Preferences" window of DownloadHelper extension: "Right click on the icon of DownloadHelper" -> "Preferences" -> "MediaReq tab".
How to download .FLV flash video HTTP stream with Safari web-browser using its Activity Monitor
The Activity Monitor of the Safari web-browser allows to see the list of URLs that the Safari browser accesses. You can easily identify the streaming link in the Activity Monitor by the growing number showing the amount of traffic received. If you double click on such a link, you will be able to download it to your hard drive.
PIAFCTM http://www.networkactiv.com/.. is a network data capturing utility that provides both packet capturing and HTTP (Web) based file capturing. This can allow you to capture streams coming to your PC through the HTTP protocol.
Here's how to capture .FLV HTTP stream with PIAFCTM:
1. Download and install PIAFCTM.
How to capture flash .FLV HTTP video stream with freeware Unlocker
Unlocker http://ccollomb.free.fr/.. is a small freeware utility that allows you to copy and rename shared files (instead of getting one of the following error messages: "Cannot delete file: Access is denied", "There has been a sharing violation", "The source or destination file may be in use", "The file is in use by another program or user".
Here's how to capture .FLV HTTP stream with Unlocker:
1. Download and install Unlocker http://ccollomb.free.fr/.. .