Flash video downloader FF extenion that works on all sites?

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Is there such an extension? I tried many and they failed on some sites.

    I found ant video downloader working with all flash movies so far. Any one using it? It has a tollbar mode also with a search box( but that is not default). Just becoming paranoid if this might be related to ask.com in any way. :rolleyes:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/8174/

    What other extension do you people use for this purpose?

    Thanks
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Super Moderator

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    aigle, I use Video DownloadHelper and so far, I haven't found a site that I can't download but I can't say that it works on all sites. Your mileage will vary. ;)
     
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    Thanks. I used it in the past. It,s good but fails to download embedded videos( atleast the one I tried). Also on some videos it did not gave option for ownload in MP4( only flv).
     
  4. CloneRanger

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    @ aigle

    I'm with JRViejo & Video DownloadHelper :)

    It's just been updated & there is an option to install a converter too :thumb: I don't have the converter installed as i have another app that does that if needed. Just thought i'd mention it.

    I've noticed that before :( Wonder why ?

    RE - download embedded videos

    Have you seen/got VideoCacheView from - http://www.nirsoft.net - ? It might help !
     
  5. aigle

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    Thanks.

    Seems Video Download Helper i very popular here. :)
     
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    @ aigle

    Yeah i see what you mean ! It doesn't happen often for me, as most www's are fine, but i agree it can happen. Why i don't know, hopefully someone will enlighten us :thumb:

    I found a better video on there, a bit lower down :D

    -http://www.askmen.com/video/entertainment/634-melissa-sexy-model-babeology-photo-shoot-video-1.html-
     
  8. aigle

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    Hmmm.... there might be many videos.

    Infact I was just happy to find a video that was resistant to be downloaded by all extensions I tried. So I referred to it as an example. I download not so often but I am just looking for an extension that will not fail every now and then.
     
  9. CloneRanger

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    Understood :thumb:

    I know, but my link is :) :) :)

    If you find one let us know :thumb:
     
  10. Sadeghi85

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    For that particular case the videos are here:

    High: -http://video.askmen.com/entertainment/high/536-toy-story-3-exclusive-clip.flv
    HD: -http://video.askmen.com/entertainment/hd/536-toy-story-3-exclusive-clip.flv
    Low: -http://video.askmen.com/entertainment/low/536-toy-story-3-exclusive-clip.flv


    Flashgot also couldn't find it, but I bet Giorgio knows why, you can ask him.
     
  11. tobacco

    tobacco Frequent Poster

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    What tool found those sources o_O
     
  12. Sadeghi85

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    'View Page Source'
     
  13. tobacco

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    Wow - that seemed easy. Why can't download managers simply grab the url that way o_O

    Could you show (a screenshot) how you found the source on that page for the different links such as "low, high, HD"? I couldn't see those but maybe i just need another cup of coffee :D
     
  14. Sadeghi85

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    Because that isn't easy.

    Line 347:
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    <script type="text/javascript" src="http://static.askmen.com/includes/js/am/player.js"></script>
    Line 420:
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    initPlayer('vPlayer','playerContainer', 'video/entertainment/536-toy-story-3-exclusive-clip.xml')
    player.js line 115:
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    v.setAttribute( 'src', "http://video.askmen.com/" + src );
    'src' gets replaced by the sources in -http://static.askmen.com/video/entertainment/536-toy-story-3-exclusive-clip.xml
     
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    @Sadeghi85

    Again, thank you for that info :thumb:
     
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    Ok this isn't a Firefox plugin,but I've found that Stream Transport has managed to download everything I've thrown at it.It comes with a built in browser:

    http://www.streamtransport.com/
     
  17. ReverseGear

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    can any1 suggest me a good 1 for chrome ?
     
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    Nice!
     
  20. allizomeniz

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    I haven't found anything that'll work 100% of the time, not free anyway. I've had the best luck with DownloadHelper. But Orbit Downloader (not a FF extension) has a feature called Grab++ that works sometimes if DownloadHelper won't. I have Orbit 2.8.2. I can't speak for any versions after that. I think the reviews aren't very good. :)
     
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    When all else fails I just use my ashampoo snap 4 I picked up for $8 and record what I want. It's not 1:1 type but not that bad either.
     
  22. CloneRanger

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    @ Sadeghi85

    Good post :thumb: I've looked in sources before when i was unable to DL/save, and i agree it can be confusing. Often on www's with video/s the source can be quite long, and searching for .swf/flv etc doesnt always find the file/s.

    Another oddity is, sometimes the file/s don't show in the cache when using VideoCacheView ? They must be in our cache or we wouldn't be able to replay them etc without further streaming etc.

    I guess some www's purposely obsufcate the files to try and prevent detection/saving etc :D

    I would have thought there must be a simple universal solution available somewhere ?
     
  23. Sadeghi85

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    No, RTMP streams aren't cached. -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Real_Time_Messaging_Protocol

    andyman35's streamtransport suggestion is pretty good. Here I found a list of programs that can record rtmp streams. -http://stream-recorder.com/forum/record-rtmp-flash-video-flv-stream-embedded-t2324.html (cookies must be enabled to view that page)

    Actually I can now guess why these add-ons can't find everything, they don't support rtmp. -http://forums.informaction.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=5009&p=22435&hilit=rtmp#p22435
     
  24. stephenjg_2001

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    i too am looking for a chrome version, i can only find a you tube down loader.
     
  25. Ocky

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    I have found all the download helper extensions for Fierefox either useless or unreliable, so have resorted to fishing any videos I want to save from cache.

    However, Opera seems to be vastly superior in this regard. The other day I downloaded a +/- 1GB HD video from Youtube simply by watching a few minutes to see if it was what I wanted, and then opening Opera's cache from the Tools>Advanced menu, locating the video file, r/clicking and selecting 'save linked content as'. The entire mp4 video is downloaded in the background while I carry on browsing.

    Cached Items Opera.png

    Now not being a Firefox aficionado, I may have overlooked something obvious, so can someone advise whether this can be done somehow in Firefox ?
     
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