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Old Dec 21, 2007, 08:50 PM   #1
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How to record streaming video?

Hello, I was wondering if there was a free program using Leopard OSX that can record streaming web video or just like webcam video. I know that there are a few ive heard of like vlc but they are kind of hard to figure out to use. And i was just on the search for something that was cheap and easy to use. Thanks alot guys!!
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Old Dec 21, 2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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Jing captures whats on (a part of) your screen...its not a great framerate, but still...
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 11:47 PM   #3
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anything new?

I've been looking for this too, unfortunately most people just say "use a screen capture program" which is not the same as recording a video stream.

How do you record a video stream?
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Old Nov 14, 2008, 12:09 AM   #4
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A yo, I got this plugin for Mozilla Firefox called ANTbar. Its works great, I can download any streaming video. You should check it out at ant.com. Its Great
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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Download Streaming Video Free

save streaming video, save flash video, download flash video...no program needed

THIS TUTORIAL WILL COVER HOW TO SAVE FLASH VIDEOS FROM ANY SITE.

When you watch a video from youtube, google, youporn...ect the video once COMPLETELY downlaoded is ALREADY SAVED to your computer in a hidden directory. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MOVE IT.

Use the TERMINAL application from applications/utilities folder...its easy. You will only need 3 commands: cd (change directory=change folder), ls (list whats in the folder), and cp (copy)

Tiger
*you can copy and paste these commands into the terminal window*

1. Start Terminal type "cd /private/var/tmp/folders.501/TemporaryItems" enter

2. This will take you to the folder with the flash video(s) type "ls" enter this will show the contents of the folder. (The flash videos will be FlashTmp1, FlashTmp2...and so on) Choose video 2 for example.

3. type "cp FlashTmp2 ~/Desktop" enter

THATS IT! The file will be moved to your desktop; play it with an flv player, covert it, delete it...ect.


Leopard (slightly more difficult)

1. Start Terminal type "cd /private/var/folders/ee/" enter

2. Type "ls" enter. Look for the folder with a long strange name LIKE eeQUOonjE-GWvpRuzmR29+++TI (it changes).

3. Type "cd eeQUOonjE-GWvpRuzmR29+++TI/TemporaryItems" enter

4. This will take you to the folder with the flash video type "ls" enter this will show the contents of the folder. (The flash videos will be FlashTmp1, FlashTmp2...and so on) Choose video 2 for example.

5. type "cp FlashTmp2 ~/Desktop" enter

THATS IT! The file will be moved to your desktop; play it, covert it, ect.


hope this helps; email me & let me know sdterminalhelper@gmail
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 05:13 PM   #6
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Wow, so easy! And here I've just been alt-double-clicking the file in the Safari activity monitor...
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Old Sep 23, 2009, 08:05 AM   #7
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snow

hello surfings,

the next step how is it in Snow Leopard?

thanks
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 09:38 AM   #8
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In snow leopard you can use Quicktime X and it'll record whatever is on your screen. Haven't really played with it so don't know quality wise. Maybe drops a lot of frames who knows? But the feature comes right out of the box.
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Old Oct 1, 2009, 03:14 PM   #9
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hello again
ok i got the video capture thing in SnowLeopard but there is no sound to go with it
ideas pleas
for instance where is Snow Leopard saving it temp.

thanks

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Old Oct 12, 2009, 02:36 PM   #10
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Go with Jackerin's method. I've gotten it to work a couple of times, but I'm deployed in Iraq so my connection sucks. But I'm sure with a regular stateside connection, it'd work no problem. Just my two cents.
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Old Oct 12, 2009, 10:35 PM   #11
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if you're using youtube for example and safari as your browser, you could also do option+command+a and it will bring up the activity window, then just go to the tab name that you have active, and look for the file that is loading, double click on it and it will start saving to the location of your choosing

edited for clarity

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Old Oct 13, 2009, 06:23 AM   #12
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The Activity Monitor/Terminal command thing works for progressive download movies, but I don't think it works for streaming video, does it?
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Old Oct 13, 2009, 08:28 AM   #13
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The Activity Monitor/Terminal command thing works for progressive download movies, but I don't think it works for streaming video, does it?
don't know but it sounds like you're correct, I meant it for sites like youtube
I edited my post to reflect that.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 04:58 PM   #14
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Leopard (slightly more difficult)

1. Start Terminal type "cd /private/var/folders/ee/" enter

2. Type "ls" enter. Look for the folder with a long strange name LIKE eeQUOonjE-GWvpRuzmR29+++TI (it changes).

3. Type "cd eeQUOonjE-GWvpRuzmR29+++TI/TemporaryItems" enter

4. This will take you to the folder with the flash video type "ls" enter this will show the contents of the folder. (The flash videos will be FlashTmp1, FlashTmp2...and so on) Choose video 2 for example.

5. type "cp FlashTmp2 ~/Desktop" enter
Thanks but this method does not work for Leopard-step 2 (folder with long name) never shows up after typing in ls (enter)
This does work for Firefox
http://www.downloadhelper.net/

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Old Oct 15, 2009, 07:24 PM   #15
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Do any of these ways work with Hulu?
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Old Dec 2, 2009, 11:54 PM   #16
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Firefox has an add on called downloadhelper that allows capture of some video.

http://www.downloadhelper.net/tutori...id=x1U3B_IlPmM

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Old Jan 12, 2010, 06:28 PM   #17
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Question On Flashtmp Files

hOW TO PLAY / VIEW A FLASHTMP FILE FROM YOUR DESKTOP. RUNNING 10.6.2
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Old Mar 19, 2010, 08:33 AM   #18
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Thanks to surfinsd, that works beautifully.

DeeCee, the folder name may not be "ee" Check for other two-letter folders.

Try changing the FlashTmp extension to .flv
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Old Mar 24, 2010, 06:46 AM   #19
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Do any of these ways work with Hulu?
Just try StreamTransport, I found it here: http://gizmodo.com/5493921/how-to-do...ovies-for-good ,

It's totally free! you can check out it now!
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 02:40 PM   #20
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Just try StreamTransport, I found it here: http://gizmodo.com/5493921/how-to-do...ovies-for-good ,

It's totally free! you can check out it now!
That is a Windoz only program, sadly.
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Old Apr 2, 2010, 09:24 AM   #21
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Thanks to surfinsd, that works beautifully.

DeeCee, the folder name may not be "ee" Check for other two-letter folders.

Try changing the FlashTmp extension to .flv
Didn’t work for me either, even after trying every letter of the alphabet in place of the “ee.”

Has anyone actually tried Streaming Video Recorder? Looks like the only free demo is for PC—not Mac—which is disappointing. I don’t want to sink money into something without knowing it will work.
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 12:26 AM   #22
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If you just want Youtube videos try using Tooble.

http://tooble.tv/index.php?display=noFad

You can also get it on Versiontracker. I've tried it a few times and it worked fine.
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Old Apr 3, 2010, 01:28 PM   #23
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If you just want Youtube videos try using Tooble.

http://tooble.tv/index.php?display=noFad

You can also get it on Versiontracker. I've tried it a few times and it worked fine.
Actually, I’m looking for something that works beyond just the mainstream sharing sites—seems there are about a zillion out there for YouTube, etc. My need to is download and save segments from various television news sites airing stories about a grassroots movement I launched. Most of the time, there’s a download or embed link to work from, but every so often, I hit an oddball regional station that doesn’t have a share link option. That’s when I need something to download the video.

A PC friend uses a program called ”Media Replay” that’s not available for Mac. Any time I hit a video that won’t work with Safari Activity Window or Firefox’s DownloadHelper, he’s able to grab it without problems.

Suggestions, anyone?
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 06:33 AM   #24
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Double clicking activity file

I've tried this on a few occasions and have found it only saves the link, not the file. Anyone else had this problem? Any way around it? It would be a great way to save files if I could get it to work properly....
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Old Apr 11, 2010, 09:34 PM   #25
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Just try StreamTransport, I found it here: http://gizmodo.com/5493921/how-to-do...ovies-for-good ,

It's totally free! you can check out it now!
Oh, that is a good software. but it can running on win.
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