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    Hi, had a look over at the tutorials section nothing really seems to work. Still haven't been able to successfully download a streaming video, installed "Downloadthemall" nice little program but won't show an the actual video file. It shows video files but when I download them they're only like a 30 KB, when I open them it begins to stream. So anybody found a sure fire solution for this?

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    It really depends which site you are trying to download from. Some sites make it really hard, while others are a cinch. More info needed.

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    If it's downloading asf/asx files, and sometimes with some wmv too and others, and they're too small to be the actual video, open it with notepad and you'll usually find a url to where it's streaming from.

    For example say you downloaded:
    http://site.com/videos/video.asx
    Open it with notepad and you may find:
    http://site.com/videos/video.wmv
    Enter that into your browser and it will download the full video file.
    Just as an example.

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    When i have to download streams from YouTube, i always use VideoDownloader (http://javimoya.com/blog/youtube_en.php)

    If you also use FireFox, they even provide a nice extension.
    https://addons.mozilla.org/fr/firefox/addon/2390


  5. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #5
    i preety much do what rexton85 does...
    except that i don't like overloading ff with extensions.. it's allready a memory hog anyway..
    So i wrote a bookmarklet for VideoDownloader. add to your bookmarks the section below.. Every time you visit a Youtube, googlevideo page etc, just click on that bookmark and a popup will come up with details on downloading your video.

    Code:
    javascript:var txt = "http://videodownloader.net/get/?url=" + escape(window.content.document.location.href) + %22&orig=ffp&ver=1%22;void(window.open(txt,'VD','fullscreen=no,toolbar=no,status=no,menubar=no,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,directories=no,location=no,width=800,height=400'));

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    gonik, thank you for your tip ;-)


  7. Internet, Programming and Graphics   -   #7
    I use this addon in Firefox:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/3006

    its frequently updated and new sites are added.
    Last edited by rogge; 08-06-2007 at 07:15 PM.

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    great pieces of info guys thanks

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    AmpeD's Avatar the o'lol factor BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    the video dowloader firefox extension is very handy because it is right there when you need it

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