Can I download streaming video manually using Safari?

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  1. AVR2 macrumors 6502

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    I've been Googling around for ways to grab the video from this page (it's nothing naughty, it's a science lecture aimed at kids). It's not supported by my go-to Firefox apps, YTD and Video DownloadHelper.

    I remember reading about a way to use the Activity window in Safari to find the URL of streaming video, but that's now been replaced by the Web Inspector - and I can't locate the video stream using that.

    Is it even possible to manually locate and download streaming video URLs any more? If anybody can find the relevant one for the video on the abovementioned page, and explain how it's done, I'd be very grateful.
     
  2. dyt1983, Apr 17, 2015
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  3. AVR2, Apr 17, 2015
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    The MP4 is what I'm after, so thanks for that - but can you explain exactly how you found it in Safari? There's a load more video I want to grab from this site.

    I opened the Web Inspector, clicked on the "Inspect" icon at the top of the window and then the main video window. It then highlights the HTML code for the player, not the actual source video. I can't see a path to an MP4 file referenced anywhere. I'm obviously doing something wrong...

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    Right-clicking on the video window doesn't give me the "Inspect Element" option, it just gives me a handful of options related to the JW Player and Flash. I get "Inspect Element" for anything else on the page, though.
     
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