Flash Movies to HD... Activity window no longer downloads?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by whyrichard, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002

    I am trying to get a flash web movie to be stored on my hard drive. In the past, I could click on the activity window in safari, find the movie, click on it, and it would download to my computer.

    Now, perhaps because of Lion, I cannot. It just reopens the movie in another safari window.

    How can I download a flash movie and store it locally on my hard drive?

    thank you so much,
  2. iVikD macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2011
    I would like to know this as well, and if it's doable on Chrome. I assume Flash games would work the same way?
  3. iVikD macrumors regular


    Sep 11, 2011
    Well, since no one answered, I messed around a bit and found a way to do it:
    Press Alt + Command + i to access developer tools. Go into elements and use the find function to look for .swf. Once you find the URL to the flash file, click and drag it to the Address Bar to open it in a new window. This should open the flash video alone, now all you do is click options>save as (or command + S) and save the file as a .swf.
    An easier way is to open the developer tools and select the Network tab, if the flash video is still loading, it should appear right there at the top of all the network activity.
    And there you go :]
  4. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    You can use JDownloader.


    He can download many flv and swf files, if you give him the source url of the website.
  5. rorschach macrumors 68020


    Jul 27, 2003
    Option-double click it.
  6. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    New York, USA
    What he said.

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