How to record streaming video?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dreamcast, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    psychofreak

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    Jing captures whats on (a part of) your screen...its not a great framerate, but still...
     
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    Pigumon

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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?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, so easy! And here I've just been alt-double-clicking the file in the Safari activity monitor...
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    snow

    hello surfings,

    the next step how is it in Snow Leopard?:confused:

    thanks
     
  8. macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    hello again
    ok i got the video capture thing in SnowLeopard but there is no sound to go with it:confused:
    ideas pleas:eek:
    for instance where is Snow Leopard saving it temp.

    thanks

    H
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    don't know but it sounds like you're correct, I meant it for sites like youtube
    I edited my post to reflect that.
     
  14. macrumors newbie

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    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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    CartoonHeroII

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    Do any of these ways work with Hulu?
     
  16. macrumors newbie

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  17. macrumors newbie

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    Question On Flashtmp Files

    hOW TO PLAY / VIEW A FLASHTMP FILE FROM YOUR DESKTOP. RUNNING 10.6.2
     
  18. macrumors newbie

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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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    PaperQueen

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    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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    PaperQueen

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    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?
     
  24. macrumors newbie

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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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